The Department of Pharmaceutical Services is responsible for a wide range of services to patients, patient care areas, and other Hospital, Health System and Academic departments. The Clinical Staff II Pharmacist position focuses on inpatient care with an emphasis in a variety of patient care areas (e.g. Infectious Disease, Critical Care, Cardiology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pain and Palliative Care, Nutrition Support). The Staff II Clinical pharmacist will work primarily in the inpatient setting; cover select specialty services and provide distribution support to hospitalized patients.
Job Summary Final Filing Date : 1/18/21 Salary Range : $74.92-$84.39 Salary Frequency : Hourly Appointment Type : Career Number of positions : 1 Percentage of Time : 100 Shift Hour : 8 hours Location : Main Hospital City : Sacramento, Ca Union Representation : Yes Benefits Eligible : Yes
We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.
THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY
Responsibilities The staff II Clinical pharmacist is responsible for directing and maintaining drug therapy across the continuum of care, providing comprehensive service based monitoring on select services, as well as focused monitoring in the areas of supportive care/symptom management, antimicrobial management, anticoagulation, and parenteral nutrition therapy. The Staff II Clinical pharmacist continuously seeks out interventions by making rounds with the medical teams and offering suggestions on individualized medication regimens. The pharmacist is an integral member of the health care team, also contributing to drug distribution activities, providing drug information, serving as a preceptor to pharmacy students and residents, conducting clinical research, and participating in department and hospital committees, task forces and work groups. They foster excellent interdepartmental relationships and provide quality and cost-effective pharmaceutical care to all patients, employees and medical staff of UCDMC.
Current California Board of Pharmacy license or License eligible at time of hire
Completion of PGY1 Acute Care Residency
Completion of PGY2 Residency in area of position emphasis (e.g. Critical Care, Infectious Disease, Nutrition Support, Oncology, Pain Management, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology); or equivalent experience consisting of PGY1 plus a minimum of 3 years of similar clinical practice (>/= 70%) in an academic medical center setting
Complete working knowledge of, and skill and experience to apply practices, principles and techniques of patient care related to area of expertise. Working knowledge of regulations and safety requirements for safe handling, preparation and administration of hazardous drugs. Thorough understanding and competency with aseptic technique and safe handling of hazardous medications.
Computer skills in utilizing software programs /facilitate medication entry
Written and oral communication skills to clearly and concisely provide information, explanations and instructions to, and to elicit information from others with varying levels of ability to understand, including individuals who are ill or distressed, or who may not speak English. Ability to review and assess appropriateness/safety of physicians orders for complex regimens Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain a friendly, welcoming environment for clinic's/department's customers; to demonstrate an interested, understanding, compassionate manner; to maintain a courteous and calm demeanor; and to use a proactive approach to negotiate with and persuade others to take required action.
Ability to maintain composure, efficiency and a positive, customer-service oriented manner during periods of peak workload, with frequent interruptions, under tight deadlines, and when interacting with challenging customers who may be ill, angry, or emotionally distressed. Problem-solving skills to independently recognize and define a problem; identify the resources available to help solve the problem; create and implement viable solutions; and follow through to ensure the problem is resolved to the satisfaction of all parties.
Decision-making skills to independently exercise delegated authority to act, and to recognize when it is appropriate to seek assistance from others when limits of delegated authority have been reached.
Ability to exercise discretion to ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained, and a professional, respectful clinic/department environment always exists.
Demonstrated mathematical skills sufficient to accurately perform pharmacy calculations.
Hospital pharmacy operations experience, comprehensive knowledge of hospital practice
Knowledge of or ability to learn health system regulatory and accreditation standards.
Previous experience with data collection and analysis and application to performance improvement. Experience with EPIC or other CPOE systems
Special Requirements This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
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