How to Write Pharmacy Job Descriptions Policy

Pharmacy goals and objectives policy

Pharmacy Job Descriptions Policy should list all kind of different responsibilities for any staff involved or working with the pharmacy department. To have a job description policy you, you need first a pharmacy staffing policy.

As usual with most of the policies sample posted here, there is some default data that should be listed in the policy header and footer. Below are some of the info that you need to include in your pharmacy job descriptions policy header:

  • Hospital name, obviously.
  • Pharmacy department operational policy and procedure, this header just to notify the reader that the following policy belongs to which department.
  • Policy code or Number, for filing/indexing purposes.
  • Edition Number, same purpose as above.
  • Title of the policy, in our case; it would be Pharmacy Job Descriptions.
  • Important dates [date reviewed, approved date, effective date and due for review date].
  • Applies to [department] in this case it should be pharmacy department
  • And last but not least, you’ll mention the nature of the policy, whether it’s going to be multidisciplinary or department specific. (Department specific policy)
Pharmacy Job Descriptions Policy

Pharmacy Job Descriptions Policy


This policy describes the assigned responsibilities for all positions in the pharmacy department at the hospital.


To identify and assign responsibilities.


Job descriptions are available for all positions in pharmacy department and are understood by all respective Pharmacy staff.

Procedures and responsibilities

The following are different positions available in the pharmacy department with their corresponding functions and responsibilities.

  • Pharmacy Director.
  • Pharmacy Supervisor.
  • Staff pharmacist Level 1.
  • Staff Pharmacist Level 2.
  • Narcotic and Control Pharmacist/Technicians.
  • Pharmacy Technician.
  • Pharmacy Clerk.
  • Pharmacy General Aid.

You’re almost done and pharmacy job descriptions policy is almost ready, what’s remaining is just few basic policy layout filling.

  • References.
  • Revisions: Revised as per timescale.
  • Distribution: Here you should mentioned where this policy will be sent, and which departments will get a notification for it; for our current pharmacy Job Descriptions policy we are going to sent it to:
    • Hospital & Medical Director.
    • Pharmacy Department.
    • Signed originals is maintained in Manual & Indexing Office (if available).

The policy is now finished, and it’s time to get proper signatures, whether your hospital is implementing an electronic signatures, or manual sign and stamp.

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