B. Braun

  • Assistant Director of Pharmacy

    Job Locations US-PA-Allentown
    Requisition ID
    Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®) is the nation's largest network of outsourcing admixture pharmacies. CAPS, a pioneer in the outsourcing of compounded sterile preparations was founded in 1991.


    State-licensed and FDA-registered, CAPS pharmacies deliver solutions from more locations than any other national compounder. CAPS provides both custom and standard solutions to hospital and outpatient providers from our 25 locations across the United States. Making over 300,000 local deliveries annually, CAPS pharmacies operate 365 days a year to dispense labeled, patient-specific and anticipatory IV prescriptions to our health system pharmacy customers.


    CAPS believes safety is job one. Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive and continuous quality assurance program in the industry. We perform environmental monitoring, regular process validations, and daily process sterility testing as part of our routine Continuous Quality Assessment and Improvement Program.


    The CAPS service is focused on the daily admixing, dispensing, and delivery of a variety of CSPs. CAPS uniquely trained and licensed pharmacy personnel compound a broad range of patient and non-patient specific CSPs embracing the latest compounding technology, including proprietary software for ordering prescriptions and barcode safety checks for automated and manual compounding processes.


    Each CAPS pharmacy is managed by a pharmacist with well-established compounding expertise. These directors manage a team of licensed pharmacists and certified technicians trained on CAPS Standard Operating Procedures. CAPS employs a QA team of chemists, microbiologists, and on-site quality assurance personnel who are accountable independently from the admixture staff. Quality Assurance reports are provided to our clients on a quarterly basis.


    Orders are sent via CAPSLink, a web-based proprietary ordering software that can manage both complex and patient-specific prescriptions like Parenteral Nutrition (PN) and anticipatory compounded (AC) non-patient-specific order requests. CAPS ordering system can also interface with your pharmacy management software for convenience and broader custom service options. Pharmacists review orders upon receipt and prepare your order using an automated compounding process and a bar coded manual-add-system (MAS) to verify ingredient accuracy.


    CAPS mixes to order so you can be assured your order is freshly compounded and has maximum beyond use dating (BUD) when delivered. CAPS has a variety of delivery options including same day and next day services.


    Position Summary:


    Supports CAPS Director in implementation of CAPS Standard Operating Procedures and applicable pharmacy and state laws. Takes leadership role in implementation of Continuous Quality Assessment and Improvement Program (CQAIP), process controls, and operations. Supports DOP in the management of day-to-day operations of CAPS pharmacy.


    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Takes a leadership role in pharmacy compounding, parenteral admixing and dispensing activities consistent with CAPS Standard Operating Procedures, maintains a current knowledge and the principles of USP <797>, GMP, state and federal regulations.
    • Performs compounding functions, as needed, to assure daily production is completed.
    • Liaison to Quality Assurance Regional Manager and Operational Regional Manager.
    • Assist in CAPS day-to-day pharmacy operations including planning, equipment, licensure, and inventory, and new customer/pharmacy startup.
    • Recruit, hire, train, evaluate pharmacists, technicians, and other support personnel in conjunction with the Director of Pharmacy.
    • Synchronize day-to-day operations with financial performance expectations at the direction of the Director of Pharmacy. Work with the Director of Pharmacy to evaluate financial performance each month. Complete financial analysis template for review by Director.
    • Key contact for customers in regards to service and product issues.

    Responsibilities: Supervisory

    • Responsible for assisting with direction and coordination of operations.
    • Responsible for assisting with all employee related activities, including hiring, coaching and evaluating job performance, etc.

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Extensive knowledge of IV products In hospital or home care environment, and knowledge of USP <797> and GMPs.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and manage Pharmacy Operations
    • Ability to select, train, supervise, motivate and evaluate staff
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
    • Ability to prepare administrative reports and make management presentations
    • Ability to operate computer and applied software programs
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff and senior management.

    Technical, Managerial, and human relations skills are required.


    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc



    • BS/Pharm.D. Degree from accredited school of pharmacy.
    • Licensed by State Board of Pharmacy in which the CAPS facility is located.
    • Recommended 2 years professional experience.
    • As determined by supervisor.
    • Business travel required.


    • Minimum one year CAPS experience
    • Previous supervisory experience

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.



    Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled


    Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.


    Responsibilities: Other Duties:

    • Apply regulatory requirements and standard operating procedures to projects and assignments.
    • As assigned participates in projects (local and national).

    The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


    Physical Demands:

    • Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time.
    • Ability to reach, grasp, stoop, pull and perform repetitive motion procedures.
    • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Work Environment:

    • Indoors, cleanroom, working environment limited to a small area, wearing protective clean room attire, tolerating controlled room temperatures and loud noise.

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




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