Pharmacy Operations Manager

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Allied Health


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


Pharmacy Operations Manager

  • Manage the FHCC Pharmacy Services at the FHCC.
  • Provides oversight of the operations at the inpatient hospital and direct supervision of pharmacy services at the FHCC ambulatory clinic pharmacies.
  • Substantial responsibility for formulating institutional policy at the department level and assists in the oversight of annual drug expenditures.
  • The Pharmacy Operations Manager will also: develop, implement, and evaluate pharmacy services; resolve day-to-day practice issues at the inpatient hospital and FHCC ambulatory pharmacies; and collaborate with nursing, medical staff, and other healthcare professionals to ensure safe and efficient medication processes.



  • Oversee day-to-day operations in the FHCC Pharmacy Services
  • Assist in planning, developing, organizing and evaluating FHCC Pharmacy Services
  • Assist in maintaining appropriate computer operations and other automation systems for the pharmacy
  • Ensure compliance with all pharmacy laws and regulations including USP 797, USP 800, The Joint Commission, and National Patient Safety Goals
  • Maintain security systems for the pharmacy's physical plant and computer software
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are updated and followed in coordination with the Director of Pharmacy
  • Oversee activities related to drug use, control, storage, inventory, and billing
  • Participate in quality assurance programs
  • Maintain effective communication with other persons on the administrative staff with other SLU clinic departments
  • Provide management reports as required by the Director
  • Ensure proper control of controlled substances and maintain proper records and inventories
  • Serve as a member of committees as assigned
  • Assume other responsibilities in the management of the pharmacy department as delegated by the Director of Pharmacy


  • Assist with the annual budget preparation and maintain continuous statistical reports
  • Provide billing information for inquiries from patients and third-party payers
  • Ensure that patient charges and credits are processed on a timely basis


  • Assist in the recruitment and evaluation of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Assistants, Pharmacy Technicians, and Pharmacy Interns as applicable to the FHCC pharmacy
  • Assist with personnel performance reviews and the development and retention of competent personnel in coordination with the Director of Pharmacy
  • Ensure pharmacy staff development, new employee orientation, and training in coordination with the Director of Pharmacy
  • Ensure appropriate pharmacy staffing
  • Ensure accuracy of timesheets and leave records, in coordination with Lead Pharmacists


  • Coordinate the experience of IPPE and APPE School of Pharmacy graduate students in outpatient pharmacy practice with the Clinical Pharmacy Manager
  • Provide lectures for the School of Pharmacy in its graduate and continuing education programs
  • Coordinate externship experiences for pharmacy technician students following contract agreements



  • Participate in collaborative research with the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health
  • Ensure maintenance of records for dispensing of investigational drugs and other drug-related studies


Other Duties:

  • Participate in professional pharmacy organizations
  • Promote an image of service and goodwill to the patients, public, and hospital staff
  • Perform other related tasks as required



  • Graduation from an accredited School of Pharmacy
  • Eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Washington
  • 4-5 years of Pharmacist experience
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities



  • Graduate degree in Pharmacy and an ASHP-accredited residency are preferred; may substitute with 3-5 years of experience



Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center facilities. Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists. 

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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