Akron Children's Hospital Careers

Pharmacy Supervisor

Akron, Ohio

Job Description


Akron Children’s Hospital is one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the U.S., and ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Our dedicated staff handles nearly 800,000 patient visits per year through our 2 hospital campuses and a large network of locations offering primary and specialty care.


We are leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs. As a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and other universities, we train new generations of pediatricians, specialists, nurses and pharmacists every year. 




Akron Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health of children through outstanding quality patient care, education, advocacy, community service and research.




Akron Children’s Hospital is committed to remaining an independent, community-governed organization because we believe this enables us to best achieve our mission and vision and preserve our unique culture. Akron Children’s Hospital will be an innovative leader in improving child health and providing high quality care.




1.     To treat every child as we would our own

2.     To treat others as we would like to be treated

3.     To turn no child away for any reason


We are hiring an Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor to join our leadership team!


Position Responsibilities


·         Supervises all operational activities of the Department of Pharmacy Services, including pharmacists, technicians and support staff.

·         Coordinates daily workflow of the pharmacy department.

·         Assists with compliance with all Board of Pharmacy, Joint Commission, CMS and FDA regulations.

·         Primary responsibility for ensuring compliance with USP 800 standards and the hazardous pharmaceutical program.

·         Takes call including weekends and assists in all emergencies

·         Prepares schedules for the staff pharmacists

·         Serves as an administrative team member in conjunction with the Manager and Director


Department Specific Criteria


·         Assists with the interviewing of pharmacy employees

·         Assists in the orientation and training of employees

·         Assists with the creation of all department policies and procedures

·         Time and Attendance Approver

·         Collaborates with the director and program manager on inventory management


·         Oversees daily activities that support continuous quality improvement of patient care

·         Assists in controlled substance monitoring and surveillance

·         Ensures all packaging equipment and automation functions properly

·         Ensures pharmacy operations meets meet all department mandated timeframes and deadlines

·         Tracks, trends and reports all medication related events/incidents

·         Evaluates pharmacy staff competencies

·         Maintains effective communication with all pharmacy staff (clinical coordinators, staff pharmacists and technicians).

·         Participates in hospital department meetings

·         Provides administrative leadership in the absence of the Manager or Director

·         Fulfills all the duties of a staff/clinical pharmacist if needed (staffing duties are estimated at 30-40%). Processes medication orders and dispenses medication in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and department policies.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager or Director of Pharmacy Services














·         BS or PharmD in Pharmacy required;

·         3 years of hospital pharmacy experience required

·         2 years of experience with supervision in a hospital pharmacy preferred

·         Ohio Pharmacy License required.



Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

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Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

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