Pharmacy Compounding Supervisor

  • Humber River Hospital
  • May 21, 2020
Full time

Job Description


At Humber River Hospital, our Pharmacy department plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safe distribution and service of medications to patients which facilitates successful patient treatment outcomes in compliance with legal, regulatory and accreditation standards.  The management and distribution of our medications is critical in ensuring we are able to consistently deliver the high-quality, safe care that we are known for. As we continue to grow our pharmacy operations, we are seeking a Pharmacy Compounding Supervisor to join our team. 


Are you looking to join a progressive Pharmacy Services team and have accountability for supporting and supervising pharmacy compounding services  ensuring compliance with best practice, standards and regulations including matters involving the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA), sterile, non-sterile and hazardous compounding?    Are you comfortable in an automated environment?     If you answered yes, we invite you to read the requirements below and apply to this exciting career opportunity at Humber River Hospital.  


Reporting Relationship: Director, Pharmacy Services


Union Group:  Non Union


Starting Salary:  $65,440 - $69,531


Position Responsibilities:

  • Supervises new and current staff to ensure that specialized and high quality technical expertise is available for compounding services, including:
    • assigning technical tasks related to sterile and non-sterile compounding to pharmacy technicians
    • ensuring staff safety by developing evidence based measures which  are followed by staff during each compounding activity
    • meeting with staff and other stakeholders to discuss and/or resolve any issues to  meet operational needs, and responding to operational issues to facilitate procedural compliance
    • reviewing and updating daily work activities and workflow to ensure optimal and timely workload distribution
    • supervising pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students in activities involving compounding services and processes to ensure the highest standards of accuracy, efficiency and safety according to compounding requirements
    • provides constructive feedback to staff and recommends corrective action to Manager as necessary pertaining to any compounding activities


  • Works collaboratively with pharmacy director, managers, staff and other health care professionals to facilitate the integration of professional and technical standards and promote safe compounding practices, including:

developing master compounding worksheets/formulas in collaboration with a pharmacist or management for requests for new compounds

coordinating with Facilities Services or contractors for recertification and maintenance of equipment that are used to compound sterile preparations

  • Develops service levels activities for daily or weekly production and coordinate quality assurance program requirements (e.g. Media Fill test, glove fingertip testing, didactic, practical and theoretical training)


  • Conducts spot audits to ensure adherence to compounding standards to ensure compounding process yields high-quality preparations


  • Reviews, maintain, update and/or audit:
  • the pharmacy quality assurance dashboard to ensure that the QA program is adhered to for compliance for equipment used in compounding including liaising with Facilities Services and service contractors for preventative maintenance, routine maintenance and other urgent remedial maintenance
  • master compounding worksheets and compounding formulations every 3 years and as required
  • records for compounding processes, cleaning routines and staff training
  • departmental policies and procedures every 3 years and as required
  • the labeling software for new products and adherence to the NAPRA labeling requirements for all compounded products
  • record retention requirements pertaining to NAPRA and other regulatory standards
  • Monitors and maintains technologies for efficient operation in a good state of repair, addressing technical issues in collaboration with IS&T and/or escalate complex issues to Manager for escalation.
  • Assists manager with departmental changes, new services for fiscal and human resources planning
  • Ensures that available, recognized scientific literature is used to determine stability and establish the beyond use date (BUD) for each sterile and no sterile preparation
  • Researches and creates new compounding formulas as required.


  • Plan and deliver orientation and training to staff on compounding, including:
    • compliance with best practice, standards, regulations and policies/procedures, including safety standards for preparing hazardous preparations
    • training on associated technologies
  • Coach and mentor Pharmacy Staff on compounding related matters.
  • Assist managers in managing staff in consultation wiith Human Resources/Occuptational Health and Safety Department (e.g. attendance managemnt, performance and conduct maangement.


  • College Pharmacy Technician Diploma required
  • Registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the Ontario College of Pharmacists required
  • 3 years recent experience as a Pharmacy Technician required.
  • 3 years supervisory experience in hospital pharmacy and/or experience with compounding standards preferred.
  • Experience with Aseptic Technique and safe handling of hazardous drugs
  • Strong Communication, interpersonal, conflict management, coaching, & leadership skills
  • MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Meditech preferred
  • Communication, interpersonal, conflict management, coaching, management & leadership

Why Humber? Why Now?


Humber River Hospital is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering highly reliable safe, quality care. We continue to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. People who care and live our values of CompassionProfessionalism and Respect. People who are committed to making a positive difference.

We are a Studer Group hospital, focused on evidence-based leadership practices and hardwiring a culture that WOWs.

Why? Because at Humber River Hospital, we know it’s our people and our ability to innovate that allows us to consistently deliver a positive patient experience.  At Humber River Hospital we believe in exceptional care...healthier community.


 To express your interest in this exciting opportunity, complete the online application in confidence at

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. However, the actual responsibilities, duties, qualifications and experience may vary. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Information contained in this job posting/description is subject to change.

Humber River Hospital is committed to inclusion and diversity. We believe that diversity drives our culture of innovation. By bringing together a variety of different perspectives, it fuels our creative thinking, generates new ideas and creates solutions designed to address tomorrow's healthcare challenges today. We take pride in providing professional development and career advancement opportunities for our employees including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. We also provide accommodation to applicants and all of our employees - from hire to retire.

Let us know what we can do to help you be successful during your recruitment experience at Humber River Hospital.