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The Director of the Pharmacy Board is responsible for directing, overseeing, and monitoring the administration of the Pharmacy Board. This position is governed by

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Directs, oversees, and monitors the agency’s overall operations including program priorities, changes in laws or regulation, and any other factors affecting the distribution of controlled substances. Serves as the agency’s fiscal officer by preparing annual operations plans, annual budgets, and fiscal year end reporting. Monitor and ensures agency fiscal accountability. Assists with legislative audits of the agency. Serves as the Board’s liaison for determining and recommending staff, contract bids, and material and equipment needs and reviews state drug contracts for the Office of State Procurement. Supervision of subordinates including interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating performance, and terminating personnel. Develops and recommends new and revised legislation, policies, and procedures for use by drug handlers to respond to changes in the selection and utilization of drugs. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal drug laws and regulations. Knowledge of state budgetary, human resources, and purchasing procedures. 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 substances.

Minimum Qualifications:

Licensed as a Registered Pharmacist by the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy as established by ACA 17-92-301; plus five 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.

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