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Pharmacist - Emergency Department

Job ID: 109283 Date posted: April 15, 2021

  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Jobs
  • Night Job
  • Full-Time


The Pharmacist ED will provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care to the Emergency Department.  They will 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.

Some demographics about our institution:

  • Sharp Grossmont is a community based non-teaching hospital.
  • We have Pharmacy, Nursing, and Respiratory students, but no medical. We have 4 pharmacy residents for our system and are expanding to 6.  We would like to get a PGY2 ED/Critical Care Pharmacy residency established here at SGH.
  • Our Emergency room is extremely busy with almost 110,000 visits/year.   We are NOT considered a trauma center.  We have 75 ED beds.  Seeing about 300 patients/day and of those about 1/3 of those are admitted.
  • We currently have 4 ED RPhs on staff who work 7 on- 7 off: ( AM:  0600, PM:  1430).
Sharp Grossmont hospital prides itself in providing a unique and innovative pharmaceutical care program. We offer all staff the opportunity to participate in a progressive clinical setting. Clinical programs include formal protocols with certification in pharmacokinetic dosing of aminoglycosides and vancomycin, anticoagulation, insulin management, renal target, and antibiotic surveillance (including IV to PO). The pharmacists are decentralized utilizing wireless telephones and dedicated computer workstations on the Nursing units. Staff are encouraged to provide pharmacotherapy management utilizing a network-based medication intervention monitoring program, respond to medical emergencies (e.g. Code Blue), and participate in medication utilization evaluations (MUE’s). The Pharmacists work with the full-time Safe Medication Practice Pharmacist in evaluating adverse drug events (ADE’s) and medication safety initiatives. Furthermore, Sharp Grossmont has a pharmacy student program, including rotations in general Hospital Practice, Pharmacokinetics, and Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial, providing an opportunity for pharmacy school affiliation. Pharmacy staff handles and distribute investigation medications. The Pharmacy has implemented Pyxis Profile Medstations that are specifically designed to support patient care in each Nursing area. This automation enhances the ability of Clinical Pharmacists to work closely with physicians and nurses in assessing the impact of medication use and helping to meet therapeutic goals.     
Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in the region with 542 beds. The hospital has outstanding programs in heart care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery, mental health, stroke care and women’s health. In addition, the hospital’s Emergency and Critical Care Center is one of the most technologically advanced emergency and intensive care facilities in the nation.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital is nationally recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for patient care and nursing practices. This designation is the “gold standard” for patient care and nursing excellence and is the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

This position is located in La Mesa, San Diego County.

10 or 11 hours overnights shift, 7 shifts on and 7 shifts off

Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • Current unencumbered CA Pharmacist license
  • Current AHA BLS for Healthcare Professional certification
  • Current AHA ACLS certification
  • Completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency with experience in Emergency Department practice or a specialized clinical residency in critical care/emergency care is preferred
  • DEA licensure where required (SHC pain consultation protocol)
  • Ability to work in a complex and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to organize work and follow through on responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in computer skills
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • PGY 2 Critical Care / Emergency Care
  • PALS certification


Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity 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.

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