CLINICAL PHARMACIST II in San Diego, CA at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

Date Posted: 10/17/2018

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    4077 Fifth Avenue
    San Diego, CA
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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 is a self-motivated healthcare professional passionate about patient care and setting up the next generation of pharmacists for success in the field.

This clinical pharmacist position is on the Step Down Unit / Cardiology Satellite.  The Clinical Pharmacist on this floor has both clinical, rounding, operational and teaching responsibilities. The clinical pharmacist provides pharmaceutical care according to standards established by the Scripps Pharmacies, to assigned group of patients. Reviews and evaluates individual drug orders for appropriateness, safety, and cost. Documents the care provided to patients through the intervention program. Supervises the drug distribution operation: responsible for assuring safe and effective alternatives as appropriate. Routinely communicates with physicians, nurses and patients regarding drug therapy. Provides nursing in-services.  Rounds with the medicine team.  Preceptors Pharmacy Residents and Pharmacy Students. Contributes to the accomplishment of initiatives to improve the cost-effectiveness of drug therapy. Demonstrates ability to perform competencies as outlined in Pharmacy Competency Assessment tools. Demonstrates ability to provide age-specific patient care as established for area and job title.

Works variable shifts, including evenings, nights and weekends as staffing needs require. 

Job Requirements


  • Minimum of two years’ experience in operations and clinical practice in a hospital setting
  • PGY1 Residency from an Accredited organization
  • Experience precepting students as a primary preceptor
  • Pharm D and Board certification (BCPS)
  • California Pharmacist License
  • AHA BLS for the health care provider and ACLS certifications required prior to being trained to respond to codes
  • Must be able to speak, read and follow instructions in English

  • Experience precepting pharmacy residents as a primary preceptor
  • Experience rounding with medical teams  
  • Membership in professional organizations

In 2018, Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego was ranked as 'high performing' by U.S. News & World Report in nephrology. 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.