CLINICAL PHARMACIST SPECIALIST in San Diego, CA at Scripps Clinic - Torrey Pines

Date Posted: 10/19/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    10666 North Torrey Pines Road
    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.
Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center is a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer care program. With our new partnership with MD Anderson, this Oncology Pharmacist Specialist will be able to work with an expanded, prestigious oncology healthcare team. With access to a knowledgeable network, the Oncology Pharmacist Specialist will have access to a number of clinical resources to progress and grow as a clinician. This position will collaborate with expert providers and interact with medical oncology fellows. The Oncology Pharmacist Specialist will also have the unique opportunity to develop a robust pharmacy training program specifically for PGY2 oncology pharmacy students as well as leverage our current partnership with local schools for potential opportunities to become volunteer faculty. This position is ideal for a pharmacist experienced in oncology, looking to grow and work with the best in healthcare.

The Oncology Pharmacist Specialist is experienced in chemotherapy preparation, assessment of treatment plans and supportive care plans.  This position oversees technicians and preparation of chemotherapy and other IV products as well as the day to day operational work within the oncology infusion centers.  As a leading expert, the Oncology Pharmacist Specialist is familiar with review of chemotherapy regimen and confident in interaction with physicians to discuss treatment plan. This position plays a huge part in patient care and can be asked to provide patient care information and patient interactions.

The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist assumes clinical leadership responsibilities for pharmacy and pharmacy practice in their area of specialization. Collaborates with physicians and other health professionals to develop intervention strategies to maximize medication utilization related to area of specialization, including but not limited to medication guidelines, clinical pathways, core measures, education and policy development. Provides collaborative pharmaceutical care with the respective specialized teams in identified patient care areas. Reviews and evaluates individual drug orders for appropriateness, safety, and cost. Documents the care provided to patients. Establishes methods to improve pharmaceutical care, meet identified department and system goals, develop and coordinate utilization reviews and prospective drug use audits and identify and assure collection of pertinent metrics for area of specialization. Assures regulatory compliance in area of specialization. Precepts students and residents. Participates in quality assurance efforts for area of specialization. Provides education, training and competency sign off in area of specialization. Participates in research, publication and presentations at state and national organizations. Actively participates in multidisciplinary committees providing clinical expertise and evidence based data to assist in guiding value based practices, developing and deploying standardized treatment regimens protocols and developing and monitoring Quality Assurance / Performance Improvement initiatives.

This is a casual/per diem position with day shifts, 7:15am-6pm and no weekends. Potential to travel among infusion sites at Scripps as needed.

Job Requirements


  • BS Pharmacy or Pharm.D. Degree
  • 3-5 years experience in Hospital pharmacy practice and Clinical pharmacy practice (inpatient or ambulatory) in area of specialization
  • PGY1 residency and PGY2 residency or equivalent hospital patient care experience
  • California Pharmacist License
  • AHA BLS for the health care provider and ACLS certifications required prior to being trained to respond to codes
  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) or other nationally accredited certification

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.