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Clinical Pharmacist Specialist-Transplant - Sharp Memorial Hospital - Variable Shift - Full Time - Eligible for up to $20K in New Hire Incentives

Job ID JR147451 Date Posted 02/21/2024
San Diego, California
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Variable
  • Regular
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Shift Start Time:

Shift End Time:

Additional Shift Information:

Weekend Requirements:

On-Call Required:


Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum):

$71.822 - $92.673 - $113.525

The stated pay scale reflects the range that Sharp reasonably expects to pay for this position.  The actual pay rate and pay grade for this position will be dependent on a variety of factors, including an applicant’s years of experience, unique skills and abilities, education, alignment with similar internal candidates, marketplace factors, other requirements for the position, and employer business practices.

Full Time - Variable Shift

Weekend shifts as needed

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • 1 Year Postdoctoral experience in a hospital pharmacy environment.

Other Qualification Requirements

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

Essential Functions

  • Clinical advisory services
    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.
    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 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.
    Provide therapeutic drug monitoring for targeted agents or agents with narrow therapeutic index.
    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 and educational services
    Has met minimum certification/recertification requirements required for hospital consult services offered at entity as outlined in policies and procedures.
    Participates in Clinical Services for example, anticoagulation service, treatment team participation, 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 or via clinical intervention notes.
    Consistently demonstrates ability to complete formal clinical workload assigned during shift as evidenced by completing all consults and advisory services in a timely manner.
    Participates in the selection, development, implementation, outcomes analysis, reporting, and maintenance of selected pharmacotherapy improvement programs, including disease state management programs, or other cross-continuum pharmacotherapy programs. Reviews and reports on progress of integration plan and identifies additional areas and plans for improvement.
    Provides and / or coordinates formal needs-based education. Educates, promotes and assists the coordination of staff involvement in clinical responsibilities with formal certification in key activities and skill sets.
    Coordinates and provides educational inservices and information presentation to hospital and medical staff committees and the medical, nursing or pharmacy staffs, students, residents, and/or patients. Provides staff development through newsletter articles, drug monographs, and mentoring.
    Participates in meeting preparation for the P&T and SMP Committees. Participates in medical staff advisory groups, multidisciplinary teams, focus groups, task forces, or other designated activities that will further the practice of pharmacy.
    Provide patient education on medication use and disease states.
    Collaborate with other members of the health care team and the pharmacy staff to recommend/review current and new agents/protocols (i.e. formulary status, usage guidelines, care maps).
  • 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).
  • Pharmacy operations
    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. oral syringes, geriatric and pediatric dosing, etc.)Works flexibly on-line up to 20% of the time, fulfilling all staff RPh duties, to provide staff pharmacists off-line time to complete assignments and collaborative projects.
    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
  • 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).
  • Safe medication practice
    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).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Computer skills are highly desirable, especially in the application of word processing, spreadsheet, and database creation and management.

Sign on Bonus - This position is eligible for a $15,000 sign on bonus for qualified External Candidates.

Relocation - This position is eligible for a $5000 relocation bonus for qualified External Candidates.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All hires

The following are not eligible for hiring incentives:

  • Current Sharp employees
  • Rehires/Reinstates that are rejoining the organization less than 12 months from last date of employment with Sharp Healthcare

To remain eligible for your sign on incentive the following criteria must be met:

  • Must remain in original hired FTE status and shift (if specified in offer letter)
  • Must remain in original department/specialty.
  • Must remain in original Job Title
  • Transfers to a non-bonus eligible department or position may result in forfeiting remaining incentive bonus.

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.




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