Pharmacy Programs Manager
Summary:  Coordinate the technical development and supervision of Mercy Ships Health Care Systems Pharmacy. Identify products and manufacturers for Pharmacy Demand Planner to source and procure needed products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Include But Not Limited To)

  • Provide Mercy Ships Pharmacies with consistent oversight, operational problem solving, and pharmacy support.
  • Develop opportunities to improve current operational efficiencies and review requests for changes in pharmaceutical services.
  • Coordinate Pharmacy development, policy, methodologies and procedures for all operations.
  • Ensure proper Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Quality Improvement in Mercy Ships Pharmaceutical handling procedures.
  • Assist in writing proposals for gift in-kinds, pharmacy related grants and other funding options.
  • Work with Supply Operations team regarding the selection, procurement, and purchase of appropriate pharmaceuticals for Mercy Ships programs.
  • Ensure that all new requests for pharmaceuticals are processed through the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the approved Hospital Formulary.
  • Responsible for review and approval of pharmaceutical forecast based on anticipated host country Project plans and crew needs
  • Liaise with the Senior Pharmacists and Pharmacy Demand Planner to identify monthly product needs and generate regular orders.
  • Facilitate bi-weekly calls with Senior Pharmacist.  Address and document any expressed concerns. 
  • Communicate regular updates to Health Care Services Director, Medical Demand Manager, and Hospital Managers regarding status of pharmaceuticals.
  • Oversee pharmaceutical recalls and products disposal.
  • Assist with pharmaceutical related development / design for expansion and remodels of the Mercy Ships vessels.
  • Oversee the correct description of pharmacy items in PDX and Arise, Omnicell and SeaCare systems.
  • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements)

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook while willing to learn the procurement database.
  • May require occasional domestic and international travel.
  • Supportive of Mercy Ships mission and vision, and committed to its core values.
  • Understand and apply servant leadership, work collaboratively with integrity and demonstrate accountability

    Education and Experience

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the education and / or experience required.
  • Licensed as a “registered pharmacist” with a minimum of 5 years’ experience.
  • Working knowledge or Mercy ships and Hospital Programs preferred.
  • Administrative experience preferred.
  • Experience working with people and organizational systems. International experience a plus.
  • Successful completion of Mercy Ships Entry Training will be required within the first year.