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Intern Pharmacist/ Sharp Memorial Hospital/ Variable Shift/ Per Diem

Job ID JR126125 Date Posted 02/09/2023
San Diego, California
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Variable
  • Per Diem
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Shift Start Time:


Shift End Time:


Additional Shift Information:

Per Diem - 8 hour shift

Weekend Requirements:

As Needed

On-Call Required:


Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum):

$26.500 - $33.125 - $39.750

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.

What You Will Do
To assist the pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical services that supports the mission, values and philosophy of Pharmacy Services and Sharp HealthCare. Performs technical tasks involved in the preparation, documentation and distribution of patient medications.

Required Qualifications
  • California Intern Pharmacist - CA State Board of Pharmacy -REQUIRED

Preferred Qualifications
  • Some experience in a hospital pharmacy environment.

Essential Functions
  • Achieves patient and pharmacoeconomic outcomes
    Identifies, resolves and documents prescribing, formulary and therapeutic issues through integration of patient variables, clinical status, drug knowledge, and professional judgment.
    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
    Communicates with nurses and physicians in a timely manner about therapeutic issues or problems.
    Actively contacts physicians to follow up on formulary compliance issues
    Responds to and documents drug information requests promptly and professionally
    Participates in cost savings measures such as IV to PO conversions and formulary adherence
    Participates in ongoing data collection for MUE
    Demonstrates knowledge of and active participation in concurrent ADE monitoring program. Qualitative work demonstrates thoughtful and thorough identification, evaluation and analysis. Quantitative work reflects the desire to contribute to the ADE monitoring aspect of Safe Medication Practice, and includes the completion and submission of forms consistent with the average established for each pharmacy department / shift.
    Demonstrates knowledge of and active participation in clinical intervention program through consistent issue identification, provision of reliable best practice / literature based recommendations, follow-through with prescribers and other clinicians, and thorough documentation of actions / events. Quantitative work reflects the desire to contribute to the clinical intervention program, and includes the completion and submission of electronic forms consistent with the average established for each pharmacy department / shift.
    Assists licensed pharmacist 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.
  • Clinical IV practice
    Displays consistently high accuracy in the preparation of IV admixtures by using strict aseptic technique, picking the correct medication and calculating admixture contents. Is familiar with available technologies: Automix, micromix, etc.
    Prepares all IV admixtures in strict accordance with established guidelines.
    Properly handles and prepares chemotherapeutic agents using the appropriate precautions in the Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC).
    Runs fill lists (IV labels) and organizes workload to accomplish all admixture tasks in time to meet established batch delivery times.
    Performs primary check of labeling to ascertain completeness of label according to established procedures.
    Always obtains pharmacist check prior to dispensing IV admixtures.
    Willingly responds to special admixture requests: i.e. STAT, ASAP and now medication orders.
    Recycles IVs where possible and removes expired products from circulation.
    Maintains IV area in a clean/orderly manner and restocks prior to the end of shift.
    Cleans and documents cleaning of horizontal laminar flow hood and Biological Safety Cabinet, and performs all tubing and IV solution changes, equipment setup, testing and calibrations according to department procedures 100% of the time.
    Monitors and documents refrigerator/freezer temperatures daily.
    Maintains integrity of Pharmacy Waste streams.
  • Medication delivery
    Delivers medications to and accurately places medications in Pyxis MedStations.
    Exchanges medication cassettes within designated time frame, appropriately transfers bulk medications/ removes discontinued medications from non-exchange medication cassettes.
    Routinely checks nursing station refrigerators for discontinued medications.
    Willingly responds to special delivery requests: i.e. STAT, ASAP and now medication orders.
  • Processes medication orders
    Adheres to all legal and pharmacy procedures, including pharmacist check of all work prior to dispensing.
    Assures that incoming phone calls are answered promptly and with courtesy.
    Assures that all tasks are accomplished during shift.
    Prioritizes new orders/requests and enters them into the computer (where applicable) for verification by the pharmacist.
    Accurately prepares and labels first and subsequent doses for pharmacist check prior to dispensing.
    Packages pharmacist checked medications for delivery.
    Prepares laboratory reports, target renal lists and other targeted report data required for pharmacist consult or advisory service review.
    Helps to resolve discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Supply maintenance
    Demonstrates consistent commitment to efficient pharmacy operations by printing, accurately filling and verifying completion of all fill lists associated with Pyxis MedStation operations, unit dose patient cassettes, and floor stock.
    Consistently prioritizes and accomplished fill list related workload in a manner that promotes smooth pharmacy operations and the medication preparation delivery process.
    Sustains a high level of accuracy by consistently selecting the correct medication, dosage, and strength.
    Obtains pharmacist check prior to dispensing 100% of the time.
    Accurately documents doses dispensed/credited on fill lists.
    Prepares, labels and documents the pre-packing / re-packaging of unit dose, bulk and compounded medications according to policy, procedure and regulatory standards.

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

California Intern Pharmacist - CA State Board of Pharmacy
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