A pharmacy manager is a pharmacist who also has to oversee the day-to-day operations of the pharmacy. Usually this position is achieved by promoting from within the pharmacy or the parent company. However, an outside pharmacist who has more experience may also fill the position.
While it may seem as though a pharmacy runs effortlessly with the pharmacists dispensing medications as the orders come in, there is quite a bit more to the process than that. As we have discussed before, there are pharmacy technicians as well as the various pharmacists, and there are also pharmacy managers. The pharmacy manager will often also take shifts in the pharmacy, dispensing medications in addition to his or her other duties. So what are those duties?