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Pharmacist - Transplant - Sharp Memorial - Variable - Full Time

San Diego, California
Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum): $71.822 - $92.673 - $113.525
Closing date
Sep 16, 2023

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Solid Organ Transplantation
Work Setting
Health System

Full Time position - 10 hour shifts

Every other weekend shift

What You Will Do
To provide the professional, clinical and technical knowledge, and skills and expertise required for the provision of comprehensive pharmaceutical care that supports the mission, values and philosophy of Pharmacy Services and Sharp HealthCare.

Required Qualifications

  • Other : Education pursuant to licensure requirement.
  • California Pharmacist License - CA State Board of Pharmacy -REQUIRED
  • AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association -REQUIRED
  • ACLS Certification (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) - American Heart Association -REQUIRED

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 Year experience in a hospital pharmacy environment.
  • Transplant experience

Other Qualification Requirements

  • AHA BLS and ACLS are required within 90 days of hire.

Essential Functions

  • Advisory service activities and outcomes

    Qualitative participation in clinical intervention program through consistent issue identification, provision of reliable best practice/literature based recommendations, follow-through with prescribers and other clinicians.
    Quantitative work, measured by the completion and submission of electronic forms consistent with the average established for each pharmacy department/shift.
    Consistently responds to and documents drug information requests promptly and professionally.
    Participates in ongoing data collection for MUE.
    Demonstrates knowledge and competency of chemotherapy dosing, monitoring, and established guidelines.
    Reviews patient medication profiles for appropriateness of drug therapy, therapeutic duplications, allergies, weight, height, minimum and maximum dosing guidelines, age specific requirements, renal and hepatic function, drug interactions and other pertinent factors to individualize patients' medication dosing requirements within boundaries approved by P&T /T&S committees.
    Identifies, resolves and documents prescribing, formulary and therapeutic issues through integration of patient variables, clinical status, drug knowledge, and professional judgment.
    Communicates with nurses and physicians in a timely manner about therapeutic issues or problems.
    Follows up on formulary compliance issues and/or communicates issues to management.
    Participates in Code-Blue emergencies as required, mixes and labels medications as needed, and provides information; Assures that pharmacy code-blue billing is completed where appropriate and restocks medications.
    Consistently participating in financial pillar/cost savings measures (e.g. IV to PO conversions, formulary adherence, etc).
  • Clinical consults and monitoring
    Certification/Recertification, Participation, Knowledge: Demonstrates competency in performing formal clinical consults, and patient monitoring practices as approved by the P&T (T&S) Committee(s):
    Has met minimum certification/recertification requirements as outlined in the Pharmacy Certification Process For Formal pharmacotherapy Consult and Advisory Services policy and procedure for consult services offered at entity.
    Participates in Clinical Consult Services for example, Pharmacokinetics, Nutrition Support, Ortho Coumadin, Pain Management, and other services specific to the entity.
    Demonstrates knowledge of consult services as evidenced by attainment of consult service goals and proper documentation of actions, recommendations, and patient outcomes on the pharmacy monitoring forms.
    Performs by leaving concise, objective, legible, and professional notes in the patient's clinical chart.
    Consistently demonstrates ability to complete formal clinical workload assigned during shift as evidenced by completing all consults and advisory services in a timely manner.
  • Collaboration and teamwork
    Operational Services (dealing with internal customers): Clearly communicates goals and instructions to other staff members, including handoffs between shifts (written/oral); Participates in staff orientation and resident/student training programs. Effectively intercepts and troubleshoots problems, as demonstrated by effective problem solving, prioritization of issues with respect to level of significance and impact to patient care, safety, workflow, and communication.; When faced with complex situations, has knowledge of and applies the appropriate policies and procedures; Effectively evaluates ongoing workflow issues as and directs daily workload to achieve efficiency and maximize resource utilization as business needs require; Attends and participates in staff meetings or reviews staff meeting communications; Reads work related email at a minimum on assigned workdays.
    Customer Service/Interdepartmental Relations (Dealing with external Customers): Answers phone in timely, friendly manner, stating department, name, and title; Fosters positive relationships through consistent, respectful, professional interactions with customers; Responds to requests in timely, caring manner that is consistent with Sharp behavior standards, (i.e. attitude).
  • Daily operations
    Medications are prepared and dispensed accurately and in a timely manner in accordance with recognized standards of practice, legal and regulatory requirements, and hospital pharmacy policies and procedures.
    Counsels patients on medication use consistent with professional standards and OBRA-90 regulations when applicable.
    Assures controlled substances are dispensed with accuracy. Maintains integrity of all record keeping. Assists with narcotic inventories as required.
    Dispenses investigational medication according to policies and procedures.
    Enters data correctly into computerized patient medication profile and verifies that all technician orders are correctly entered into computer.
    Demonstrates proficiency with and utilization of automation and advances in technology (Carecast, Clinicomp, Pyxis Profile, Rx Check, Automix, repackaging robotics, physician order entry, etc.).
    Demonstrates knowledge of age specific medication delivery systems (e.g. NICU admixtures, NICU and pediatric oral syringes, adult TPN / TNA solutions, final admixture concentration etc.)
    Demonstrates knowledge and competency of IV Admixture / Aseptic Technique including the standards of USP .
    Demonstrates knowledge and competency of chemotherapy preparation.
    Participates in cost management initiatives including: Managing appropriate Inventory levels to decrease staleness & wastage and keep Inventories low; reduce waste attempts to reduce expired meds and use short dated items before they expire, etc. Borrow loan paperwork complete.
  • Quality assurance
    Knowledge of and active participation in concurrent medication safety event (MSE) monitoring programs, as demonstrated by interventions and eQVR submissions.
    Qualitative work demonstrates thoughtful and thorough identification, evaluation and analysis of medication safety events. Performs initial analysis of MSE's and assists in the research and identification causative factors of events.
    Performs non-voluntary monitoring (i.e. trigger reports, harm monitors, alerting orders).
  • Regulatory compliance
    Completes monthly assigned nursing unit / drug storage area inspections on time. Completes paperwork including inspection log, documents discrepancies, and makes recommendations for improvement. Brings critical issues to the attention of management.
    Participates in attaining compliance with the National Patient Safety Goals as demonstrated by saving and forwarding orders/examples to management or designee (i.e. of no VO/TO completed, no prohibited abbreviations, use of "resume all meds", etc).
    Participates & assists in the collection of med tracer audits or collection of individual elements from the tracer tool.
    Ensures security of medication storage and compliance with Medication Management (MM) standards (i.e. all meds are labeled, patient own meds are checked, bedside medications have associated physician orders, no expired meds, and the physical security of medications is maintained).

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class.


ACLS Certification (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) - American Heart Association; AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association; California Pharmacist License - CA State Board of Pharmacy; Other

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