Pharmacy Manager

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
20 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The CSU Health Network at Colorado State University provides a full range of cost effective, on-campus, mental health and primary care medical services, referral for community specialty care and comprehensive health education and prevention services’ programming. Services such as physical therapy, dentistry and optometry, are available. The CSU Health Network is active in creating a healthy campus environment to support learning and success. For more information about the CSU Health Network at Colorado State University, see

The Medical Clinic at the CSU Health Network provides acute and chronic care to CSU students by appointments and on a walk-in basis for urgent concerns. Primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners care for students, with emphasis on preventive care, education, and continuity. The medical staff are supported by a full range of laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, physical therapy, psychiatry, optometry, and nutrition services on site, and integrated care with counseling staff enhances the treatment of students with behavioral health concerns. Minor procedures are performed in the clinic. The Pharmacy is open between the hours of 7:30 am-5:30 pm Monday—Friday with reduced hours over summer and breaks, providing attractive work schedules for staff.

Position Summary

The Manager of Pharmacy Services reports to the Director of Medical Services or designee. The Manager of Pharmacy Services works as a registered pharmacist and directs the operations of the pharmacy at the CSU Health Network. The CSU Health Network Pharmacy is located on the first floor of the CSU Health and Medical Center and fills 200-250 prescriptions daily during the academic year.

CSU offers full benefits which include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement programs and more. The University’s Commitment to Campus benefits program offers a wide range of programs, discounts and special benefits available to eligible faculty and staff. For more detailed information about CSU benefits, visit and

Required Job Qualifications

Education, Licensure and Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy.
  • Licensed to practice Pharmacy in Colorado, or eligible for a Colorado Pharmacy license.
  • Three years of supervisory experience in a pharmacy setting.
  • Five years experience as a pharmacist.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Characteristics:

  • Prior experience working in a college health center pharmacy.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary healthcare delivery setting.
  • Ability to adhere to and advise pharmacy staff of changes on regulatory compliance including DEA, Colorado State Board of Pharmacy, OSHA, etc.
  • Experience with 3rd party reimbursement and insurance contract negotiation.
  • Knowledge and experience working with diverse populations.
  • Strong knowledge of positive medication related outcomes and practices.
  • Demonstrated clinical and leadership abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and enforce medication policies to help ensure safe patient care.
  • Ability to effectively support pharmacy staff in identifying inappropriately prescribed medications based on diagnosis, duration, dose frequency, and/or patient characteristics.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information in accordance with policies of the CSU Health Network, Colorado State University, State, Federal and HIPAA requirements.
  • Interest in the wellness of students and their family members and respect for the role of patients in the decision making process.
  • Membership in professional pharmacy organizations.

Diversity Statement

Knowledge and experience working with diverse populations, including students with diverse religious/spiritual beliefs; racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Pharmacy Supervision Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide leadership to the CSU Health Network in the areas of safe and effective medication management as well as emerging issues in pharmacy including healthcare reform, electronic prescribing and third party billing and contracting.
  • Coordinate and supervise pharmacy operations of the CSU Health Network Pharmacy including prescription processing, customer service and order entry.
  • Supervise the staff pharmacists and pharmacy technicians including conducting performance reviews, authorizing leave requests and approving work hours.
  • Manage the pharmacy budget in conjunction with the CSU Health Network Director of Business Services and the Director of Medical Specialty Services.
  • Establish pharmacy procedures to adhere to CSU Health Network protocols and policy in compliance with state and federal pharmacy regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for gathering and documenting pharmacy occurrences for QI/QA purposes.

Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duty Category Consultant Duty/Responsibility

  • Advise prescribers on medication therapy. Advise nursing staff on the use of prescription and over-the-counter medications.
  • Work closely with our insurance and billing departments to follow our reimbursements, pricing, posting and aging of accounts.
  • Work with our building partners regarding our services and implement adjustments that might be feasible to assist them.
  • Participate on appropriate CSU Health Network and University committees (i.e. QI committee) and attend monthly department head meetings.

Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty Category Pharmacy Inventory Duty/Responsibility

  • Maintain pharmacy inventory by adding and deleting medications according to usage, need, medication efficacy and cost effectiveness.
  • Work with appropriate CSU departments such as contracting to implement and maintain pharmacy supplies.
  • Monitor our OTC products and decide if changes may be needed in inventory depending on demands from consumers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty Category Prescription Dispensing Duty/Responsibility

  • Dispense prescription medications by interpreting oral and written prescription orders, determine appropriateness of directions, strength, and dosage, monitor for medication interactions and allergies.
  • Advise patients about medications including side effects
  • Advise prescribing providers and other staff about medication interactions and dosages and give advice about other medication related issues and information as needed.
  • Advise patients regarding over-the-counter medications and other products that may be available depending on their symptoms and other health concerns.

Percentage Of Time 50

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete applications must include:

  1. A cover letter addressing Required Job Qualifications, Preferred Job Qualifications and Essential Job Duties
  2. Resume

Applicants needing assistance to submit materials may contact Sara Graffis,

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

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EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.