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Pharmacist - Clinical Pharmacy Services - Sharp Rees-Stealy - Days - Full Time

Job ID JR137986 Date Posted 05/26/2023
San Diego, California
  • Copley Drive
  • Day
  • Regular
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Shift Start Time:

8:30 AM

Shift End Time:

5 PM

Additional Shift Information:

Remote Work Opportunity - Full Time - Day Shift.

Weekend Requirements:

No Weekends

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.

What You Will Do
Oversee all department clinical programs, projects and daily activities that will focus on pharmaceutical care and related issues within the managed care population.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • 5 Years clinical experience in a managed care environment.
  • California Pharmacist License - CA State Board of Pharmacy -REQUIRED

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of a Pharmacy Residency related to ambulatory care services
  • BPS Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) - Board of Pharmacy Specialties -PREFERRED
  • 5 years ambulatory/acute experience

Essential Functions

  • Community
    Actively participate in developing collaborative Sharp pharmacy education programs throughout San Diego.
    CAPG membership - Pharmaceutical Care Committee interaction.
    DMHC performance improvement initiatives.
    AMCP membership - Managed Care Pharmacy Society.
  • Finance
    Individualized financial goals for department meets or exceeds currents year's budget.
    Health Plan pharmaceutical care incentives to be captured and dollars allocated for pharmacy services to be maximized.
    Pharmacoeconomic outcomes of department projects are measured and reported through financial or related outcomes research.
  • Leadership and operations

    Provide analysis and recommendations to relevant specialties (e.g. physicians, interdisciplinary departments within SHC) to support most efficient utilization of pharmacy products.
    Create and maintain criteria for drug prior authorizations.
    Educate managed care team on the clinical aspects of PAR criteria.
    Participation in Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group's Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee meeting and preparation and presentation of drug information on all agents considered for drug formulary review and inclusion, relative to safety, efficacy and cost and health plan coverage.
    Represent pharmacy at SRSMG Quality meetings, including those related to health plan development or performance improvement.
    Be a lead consultant on appropriate or alternative methods of pharmaceutical care wherever appropriate.
    Perform clinical review and patient evaluation in chronic disease in collaboration with existing case management.
    Provides the professional, clinical and technical knowledge (pharmacy and information systems) to ensure all state and federal regulations are satisfied, and the integrity and analysis of pharmacy data is sound.
    Follows up with patient, physician and/or insurance company regarding prescription issues including, but not limited to, refills, refill too soon, and Prior Authorization Requests (PAR).
    Participates in the coordination and expansion of the Sharp pharmacy resident and student clinical teaching program
    Serve as liaison, advisor and educator to effected population: physicians, office staff or other SHC departments (to include System Pharmacy).
    Assures that all tasks are accomplished during allotted timeframe.
    Interfaces with others (Medical Groups, Health Plans, Vendors, SHC leadership) to achieve goals and objectives of SRSMG.
    Implementation of clinical pharmacy practice in diverse settings, maximizing resources of the pharmacy teaching program.
  • Quality assurance
    Participation in pharmaceutical care collaboration within medical staff, including pharmacy clinics.
    Partner with pharmaceutical industry on CME funding and outcomes research.
    Maintain turn around time for prior authorization determination to meet or exceed all compliance standards.
    Clinical evidence to support decisions is current, properly annotated and readily retrievable.
    Accurate processing of all Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and injectables including but not limited to diagnosis code, modifiers, and referral numbers.
  • System integration
    Recommendations regarding pharmaceutical usage will benefit entire SHC system. Dialogue with all parties will maintain focus on safety, efficacy, and cost.
    Advises and educates internal and external populations relative to pharmaceutical care. Advises and educates on pharmacy components of managed care in the context of existing teaching program.
    Develop potential for expanded research opportunities in collaboration with Sharp Outcomes Research Institute.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Computer skills required.
  • Has full knowledge and understanding of SHC policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of medical groups and contracts.
  • Able to communicate effectively and direct personnel.
  • Works effectively and constructively with all members of the health care team.
  • Has knowledge of fiscal and budgetary issues concerning pharmacy services.
  • Possesses the legal and technical knowledge to effectively perform duties of position.
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of state and federal regulations regarding pharmacies, medical practices, and managed care.
  • Demonstrates expertise in all aspects of clinical pharmacy services.
  • Ability to utilize resources in an organized manner.
  • Strong professional level of written and oral communication skills.
  • Interaction with other groups, including those within CAPG.
  • High level of computer and analytical skills required.
  • Ability to diffuse volatile situations, and use good judgment and tact.

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.


Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD); BPS Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) - Board of Pharmacy Specialties; California Pharmacist License - CA State Board of Pharmacy
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