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CLINICAL PHARMACIST II in San Diego, CA at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Date Posted: 5/10/2019

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Job Description

At Scripps Health, you will experience the pride, support, respect that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Places to work.

You’ll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference in the lives of their patients and their teammates.  So if you’re open to change, go ahead and unlock your potential.

As part of the Scripps Health pharmacy team, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians provide a broad range of clinical services at our sites and work collaboratively with physicians, nurses and other health care team members to deliver high-quality, efficient services to patients and staff. They enjoy a practice environment that offers state-of-the-art technology and innovative tools in a collaborative and supportive workplace. The Clinical Pharmacist II will have the opportunity to work in various areas of the hospital, providing a broad experience.

The Clinical Pharmacist II works with our physicians and nurses, participating in multi-disciplinary rounds and patient counseling. To be successful, the Clinical Pharmacist II will have experience in an acute care setting and interacting with patients. As a teaching hospital for both pharmacy residents and students, this is a great opportunity for a pharmacist with a passion for teaching.

The Clinical Pharmacist II provides pharmaceutical care according to standards established by Scripps Health Pharmacy, to assigned group of patients. Reviews and evaluates individual drug orders for appropriateness, safety, and cost. Documents the care provided to patients. Supervises the drug distribution operation: responsible for assuring safe and effective alternatives as appropriate. Routinely communicates with physicians, nurses and patients regarding drug therapy. Contributes to the accomplishment of initiatives to improve the cost-effectiveness of drug therapy. Demonstrates ability to provide age-specific patient care as established for area and job title. Works variable shifts, including evenings and weekends as staffing needs require. Primarily decentralized based practice; demonstrates ability to perform competencies and perform activities as outlined in Pharmacist Authorities policy. Participates in direct patient care with patient care teams. Performs all clinical pharmacy activities and oversees clinical activities of clinical pharmacists in training. Precepts students.

This is a full time position with morning or swing shifts, including two weekends a month. Shifts are generally 10.25 hours.

Job Requirements

  • BS Pharmacy or Pharm.D. Degree
  • 1-2 years' experience hospital pharmacy practice and Clinical pharmacy practice (inpatient or ambulatory)
  • PGY1 residency or equivalent hospital patient care/Retail experience required.
  • California Pharmacist License
  • AHA BLS for the health care provider
  • ACLS certifications required prior to being trained to respond to codes (may be obtained after hire)
  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) or other nationally recognized certification must be obtained within 2 years of hire

  • Preceptor experience
Scripps Health is repeatedly named on the Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to work for, only San Diego-based company and Becker’s Healthcare Top Hospitals. Scripps Health offers a robust Total Rewards Program designed to compensate and motivate you throughout your career. Scripps Health Total Rewards Program includes a broad range of plans and programs including market competitive pay and performance incentives, health and wellness benefits, financial wellness benefits, work-life resources, learning and development opportunities, and rewards and recognition. Unlock your potential with Scripps Health today.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.