September 17, 2016
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Pharmacist, Per Diem - Pediatrics (PHARMACIST PD)

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers - San Francisco, CA

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Job Description

Job Title

Pharmacist, Per Diem - Pediatrics (PHARMACIST PD)

Job ID


Job Code


Job Family

Clinical Professional



Weekly Hours

8 ; 20%

Appointment Type

Per Diem




8-hour Variable

Full/Part Time


Union Information

This classification is represented by a union

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Our legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center's employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Job Summary

The Department of Pharmaceutical Services provide a full range of services for patients cared for by the Medical Center at UCSF as well as its providers and payors. These services include, but are not limited to: drug procurement, storage, and security; safe, accurate and timely preparation and distribution of drugs; clinical pharmacy services for patients; development of drug use policies within the Medical Center; drug information services for clinicians and patients; and participation in technology assessment and quality assurance programs. The Department encompasses with the UCSF Department of Clinical Pharmacy, an academic unit within the School of Pharmacy, which has primary responsibility for teaching professional courses in the Pharm.D. curriculum, research, and public service, as well as the Drug Product Services Laboratory (DPSL), another unit within the School of Pharmacy which provides Home Therapy Services. The Department of Clinical Pharmacy, DPSL, and Department of Pharmaceutical Services share its philosophy of pharmaceutical care.

Under the Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Inpatient Pharmacy provides pharmaceutical care to patients at Moffitt and Long Hospitals, Parnassus Ambulatory Care Clinics, Mount Zion Urgent Care, MZ Comprehensive Cancer Center, and specialized services to researchers on campus.

The Per Diem Pharmacist perform a wide range of pharmaceutical care functions to assure that drugs prescribed for and used by patients are safe and effective. These include, for example, obtaining therapeutic histories, reviewing and assessing medication profiles, providing drug information to patients and health care providers, consulting with prescribers and recommending drugs of choice, counseling patients in the proper use of medications and ensuring that patients understand cautions, adverse reactions, and interactions related to their therapy.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

Required Qualifications

* Must have appropriate experience to perform the duties of a position as a licensed pharmacist; Consideration may be given to new graduates with hospital internship and/or graduate work experience as a pharmacist

* Must possess a current license to practice pharmacy in the State of California

* Must be in good standing with the California State Board of Pharmacy

* The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required

Preferred Qualifications

* Pharm.D. degree

* Experience in a Pediatric hospital setting

* Experience in a medical center/hospital setting


* Must possess a current license to practice pharmacy in the State of California

* Must be in good standing with the California State Board of Pharmacy

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

* Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

* Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

* Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

* Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

* Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

* Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

* Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

* Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

* Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.


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