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University of Utah Health Pharmacy Supervisor - Central/Inpatient Operations in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

The Pharmacy Supervisor in this position supervises and coordinates daily operations, pharmacy programs and activities to include recruiting, hiring and scheduling staff, conducting performance evaluations, conflict resolution and program development. This position provides the essential functions of a Clinical Pharmacist.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


  • Strategic Planning, Goal Development: Coordinates the work of an area in the department in mission, vision, and values. Drives the operation in alignment of goal and strategy of the department.

  • Execution, Policy Development and Implementation: Functions as an effective team member. Assists in the implementation of performance improvement projects and assists in collecting data to measure the effectiveness of interventions. Identifies opportunities for improvement and develops a plan to address the issues. Drives operations in alignment with policies and procedures. Identifies opportunities to revise policies as appropriate.

  • Financial: Schedules labor and equipment. Accountable for the accurate reporting of time and attendance of direct reports.

  • Human Resources - Hiring, Orienting, and Developing: Manages the hiring, orienting and development of staff.

  • Conducts employee evaluations, coaching, and disciplinary processes to align employee performance and behaviors. Responsible for the training and education of staff, including annual compliance and licensing or certification. Plans for rotational experiences and schedules students and residents. May serve as residency program director or coordinator. Precepts residents and students as assigned. Serves as a role model.

  • Collaboration, Relationship Building and Networking: Networks and builds relationships within the organization. Serves on department committees and some interdisciplinary committees.

  • Performs the essential functions of a clinical pharmacist.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential function of the job as outlined in the position description.

  • Ability and willingness to train department trainees (eg students, residents, new staff).

  • Ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

  • Demonstrated authority to make personnel decisions including hiring, staffing, adapting schedules to departmental needs, and taking disciplinary actions where warranted.

  • Demonstrated the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.


Qualifications Required

  • Advanced degree (PharmD or MS) or equivalent clinical practice experience.

  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills, service orientation, and organizational skills.

Licenses Required

  • Current licensure to dispense controlled substances in the State of Utah.

  • Current Pharmacist license in the State of Utah (Obtain within 90 days of starting residency)

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Individuals in this position will staff in operational areas 40-60% of the time and have supervisor days the other 40-60% of the time. Direct reports will include both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Preferred

  • Previous supervisor experience.

  • Health System Pharmacy administrative residency, Masters Degree in related area, or at least 1 year of practice experience preferred.

  • Previous inpatient pharmacy experience.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves light work that may exert up to 20 pounds and may consistently require light work involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects. This position involves standing for extended periods of time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

We are University of Utah Health.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Heath Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 52824
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule M-Su, 24/7
Location Name University of Utah Hospital
Patient Care? Yes
State UT
Category Pharmacy