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The Assistant Pharmacy Director is responsible for managing the fiscal operations and development of agency policy for the Pharmacy Board. This position is governed

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Typical Functions:

Manages and monitors the agency’s fiscal operation priorities including preparing reports and budget requests. Assists in determining and recommending staff, contract bids, and material and equipment needs and reviews state drug contracts for state purchasing. Supervises subordinates including interviewing, hiring, training, instructing, assisting, evaluating, and terminating personnel. Reviews new and revised legislation, policies, and procedures for use by drug handlers to respond to changes in the selection and utilization of drugs and other factors affecting the distribution of controlled substances. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal drug laws and regulations. Knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of pharmacology. Knowledge of pharmacy administration in the areas of health care delivery, management, and drug distribution. Ability to supervise a subordinate professional and administrative support staff. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of laws, rules, and policies to the Pharmacy Board. Ability to analyze financial information and prepare reports. Ability to develop legislation for drug handlers for the selection and utilization of controlled substance.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy; plus four years of experience in the medical field, or a related area, including one year in a supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

Licensed as a Registered Pharmacist by the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy as established by Acts 26 of 1971 and 511 of 1983. ACA 17-92-301


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