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CommonSpirit Health Centralized Pharmacy Services Supervisor in DES MOINES, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


  1. Works closely with the decentralized pharmacist supervisor and clinical pharmacy manager to ensure adequate staffing to maintain inpatient pharmacy services by completing the schedule, hiring, training and supervising the pharmacy staff within the main, IV room and satellite pharmacy.

  2. Oversees and/or participates in assuring appropriate medications are prepared and delivered to care areas in a timely manner, and are stored both securely and in a manner appropriate for both stability and effective workflow.

  3. Maintains quality and safety in the department through completion of quality control checks, identifying and reporting out medication errors and near misses, identifying process improvements and ensures appropriate documentation.

  4. Acts as the medication safety officer, by reviewing all pharmacy department error documentations, improves processes to decrease risk of error, communicates to staff error prevention changes and leads medication safety interdisciplinary meeting.

  5. Assist Clinical Pharmacy Manager with developing policies and procedures as necessary.

  6. Maintain accurate records for all of the provisions of pharmaceutical care as required by regulatory bodies to include USP 795, 797 and 800 regulations.

  7. Provide patient focused, outcome oriented pharmaceutical care to patients of all ages, including neonatal, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.

  8. Serve as preceptor for pharmacy students and residents and assists with projects for students and residents as needed.

  9. Performs other job functions as directed by Clinical Pharmacy Manager.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 1 year experience in the discipline OR 3 years’ experience in the discipline OR Master’s Degree and no experience

  • Licensed, or eligible for licensure, pharmacist in Iowa.

  • BLS certification within 6 months of hire.

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Requisition ID 2021-166467

Employment Type Full Time

Department Pharmacy

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours day

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.