Pharmacy Specialist - Safe Med Prac
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns - San Diego, CA

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  • Full Time


    This position is located in Serra Mesa.

    Variable shift: including weekends.

    • Graduate of an accredited college of Pharmacy. Pharm.D preferred
    • Current CA Pharmacist license without restriction or probation
    • Current CPR certification required
    • Minimum of one-year current experience in a hospital pharmacy environment required
    • Computer skills are highly desirable, especially in the application of word processing, spreadsheet, and database creation and management

    This position performs activities related to Adverse Drug vent (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. 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.

    Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women is San Diego's only hospital for women, providing a full range of women's health care services that cover every stage of a woman's life. One of 12 invited members of the Council of Women's and Infants' Specialty Hospitals (CWISH). This prestigious organization is dedicated to improving the level of care for women and infants. Babies born prematurely or with other complications also need a special place to grow, heal and receive high-quality medical care. In our 84-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) — the largest of its kind in Southern California — technology and innovation are combined with the human touch to give at-risk babies the best start in life.

    Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns maintains a progressive and innovative edge in providing Pharmacy services. We have implemented a Computerized Physician Order Entry system. The pharmacy is fully automated with Pyxis MedStations, Baxa EM2400 compunder, Abacus software, Cardinal Assist, PARx, and will be implementing DoseEdge and Anesthesia Pyxis MedStations before the end of the year.

    Essential Physical Requirements may include:
    • Sitting
    • Keyboarding
    • Mousing
    • Occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds
    • Push/Pull up to 50 pounds
    • Carry up to 25 pounds

    Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.

    Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/D/V).
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