Pyxis Systems Specialist
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns - San Diego, CA

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                        • Full Time


                          This position is located in Serra Mesa.

                          8 hour shift: Weekends as needed.

                          • Graduation from a Pharmacy Technician program required
                          • Current license to practice pharmacy in the state of California without restriction or probation
                          • Requires a minimum of 2 years or equivalent experience implementing and managing Pyxis Medication and Anesthesia machines and related technologies in a medium to large acute care facility
                          • Experience with Pyxis Consultant or Knowledge Portal preferred
                          • Basic computer skills including Word and Excel required

                          The Pyxis Systems Specialist assure the provision of safe and accurate medication distribution services through actively monitoring Pyxis system functionality and inventory levels. Coordinates and facilitates the installation, expansion, and upgrading of Pyxis technologies. Monitors and maintains operational integrity of system and data base. Proactively monitor all Pyxis activity to ensure regulatory compliance. Responsible for developing staff educational plans for Pyxis related technologies. Medication Safety / Medication Use: Demonstrates proactive participation in medication safety initiatives.

                          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 MedStation, Baxa EM2400 compunder, Abacus software, Cardinal Assist, PARx, and will be implementing DoseEdge and Anesthesia Pyxis MedStation before the end of the year.

                          Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns delivers more babies than any other private hospital in California. The hospital has become a leader in the state. But there is much more to the hospital than obstetrics. One of the few free-standing women's hospitals in the nation, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns provides a full-range of women's health care services that cover every stage of a woman's life. Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns has treated more than 400,000 patients since its opening in 1992.

                          Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns is a nationally recognized, full-service Women's Hospital with approximately 8,500 deliveries per year and is part of the Sharp HealthCare system, which won the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

                          Located in San Diego, it is nationally recognized for its care of expectant mothers and delivering babies, as well as its Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – the largest in Southern California. Other services include Operating Room suites and PACU, Mother/Infant Services, Women’s Acute Care, and the Perinatal Special Care Unit with centralized monitoring specializing in high-risk antepartum care.

                          Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns provides a full range of medical and surgical services for women of all ages, including robotic gynecologic surgery and oncology and is San Diego's only hospital dedicated to women's care. In 2009 and 2010, the hospital received the Press Ganey Summit Award for physician satisfaction scores above the 95th percentile or above for their two most recent physician partnership reports.

                          Essential Physical Requirements may include:
                          • Sitting
                          • Walking
                          • Standing
                          • Twisting (trunk)
                          • Twisting (neck)
                          • Bending (waist)
                          • Flexing/Extending (neck)
                          • Gripping/Grasping
                          • Fine Manipulation/Pinching
                          • Reaching below shoulder level
                          • Reaching above shoulder level
                          • Squatting
                          • Lift up to 50 pounds with some lifting and moving of Pyxis equipment
                          • Push/pull up to 50 pounds
                          • Carry up to 10 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).

                          Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.