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Pharmacy Specialist - Safe Medication Practice

Job ID: 101752 Date posted: March 20, 2020

  • Sharp Mesa Vista
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Jobs
  • Variable
  • Full-Time



The Safety Medication Practice Pharmacist performs activities related to Adverse Drug Event (ADE) surveillance and develops, implements, and monitors control programs designed to minimize the incidence of patient ADEs and enhance patient safety.  
The SMP Pharmacist will lead the institution’s medication safety surveillance and improvement efforts, promoting our “culture of safety”.   This key hospital pharmacy representative co-chairs the Safe Medication Practice Committee with a physician, working with pharmacy, nursing, quality, medical, and information systems staff to improve the medication process and outcomes for Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital.   This individual will analyze the site’s medication safety events, leading the identification of prevention opportunities.  This site SMP Pharmacist will regularly participate in the System Safety Committee and collaborate with his or her SMP Pharmacist counterparts from all Sharp facilities, sharing best practices and performing formal event classification inter-rate reliability testing. The SMP Pharmacist will succeed through enthusiastic collaboration, communication, training, and ongoing process improvement initiatives.   
As the largest behavioral health care provider in San Diego with 149 beds, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital provides a full range of programs to people of all ages including children, adolescents, adults and seniors challenged by depression, substance abuse or serious mental illness. The hospital’s robust Clinical Research Program has conducted more than 250 clinical trials of investigational medications since its inception in 1963, providing new options and hope for people with mental illness.  Sharp Mesa Vista provides inpatient care and offer outpatient programs throughout the community.
Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital is the largest privately operated psychiatric hospital and premier provider of psychiatric and chemical dependency services in San Diego County. Part of the Sharp Memorial Metropolitan Campus, Sharp Mesa Vista provides comprehensive behavioral health services designed to care for children, adolescents, adults and older adults.  Sharp Mesa Vista is a 149-bed acute psychiatric hospital, with 7 separate units and treatment of patients of all ages.
Sharp Mesa Vista has evolved and expanded over the years — having served more than 100,000 individuals. But, the core treatment philosophy still remains the same: to restore the patient to optimal functioning in the shortest amount of time and the most comfortable environment possible.  The staff is committed to providing dignified care and treatment to individuals and their families who struggle with serious and persistent mental illness and substance abuse disorders.

This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County.
 8 hours variable shift, weekends as needed.
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) preferred
  • Current unencumbered CA Pharmacist license
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers

  • Minimum of three (3) years current Pharmacist experience or completion of PGY1 or PGY2 residency in a hospital pharmacy environment required.  
  • Computer skills are highly desirable, especially in the application of word processing, spreadsheet, and database creation and management
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • Knowledge of psychotropic medications and experience working in a psychiatric facility/unit
  • Completion of a Pharmacy Residency program (PGY1/PGY2)
  • Completion of Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY2)
  • Board Certification as a Specialist (i.e. BCPS, BCCP, BCNSP, BCOP)


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.


Keywords: Pharmacist jobs in San Diego, BCPS, BCCP, PGY1, PGY2


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