Pharmacy Manager

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A pharmacy manager is a licensed pharmacist who oversees the operations of a pharmacy. They are responsible for ensuring that the pharmacy is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations, providing high-quality patient care, and managing the pharmacy's budget and staff. 

The Pharmacy Manager's Responsibilities May Include:

The responsibilities of a pharmacy manager can change depending on the size of the pharmacy and the type of pharmacy. Below are the typical responsibilities of a pharmacy manager:

  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the pharmacy
  • Managing the pharmacy's budget and payroll
  • Hiring, training, and supervising pharmacy staff
  • Working with physicians and other healthcare professionals to provide optimal patient care
  • Staying up-to-date on the latest pharmacy regulations and practices

How to Become a Pharmacy Manager

To become a pharmacy manager, you must first become a pharmacist. That means you need to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Once you become a pharmacist, you typically work your way up to pharmacy manager from within a pharmacy. Some additional qualifications that can help you achieve this goal are strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills.

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