Job Description

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Inpatient Pharmacy
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Commensurate with Experience
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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#110883 Pharmacy Supervisor (Inpatient)

Filing Deadline: Fri 10/1/2021

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Provides direct supervision to professionals and skilled technical employees. Supervises staff to assure accountability and stewardship of department resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental goals and objectives. Responsible for assigned staff scheduling, timekeeping, training, goal setting and performance evaluations. Participates in recruiting and conducts new employee orientation Oversees operations of pharmacy services, ensuring adherence to productivity and quality standards, internal policy requirements and external regulations. Participates in the implementation of quality and patient service improvement initiatives. Evaluates results from quality control tests, and unusual occurrence investigations. Functions as advisor to unit and administration.

Advises and coaches staff to identify resolutions for patient issues. Analyzes and resolves problems, interprets policies (e.g., fiscal management, HR, contracts and grants, resource management in defined areas) and demonstrates solid subject matter knowledge. Supervises the medication use process. Monitors and suggests ways to improve professional and technical staff utilization and efficiency. Identifies ways to improve operations by increasing efficiency of workflow systems. Guides personnel to apply industry trends and best practices in optimizing the use of medication to treat patients. Seen as a reliable resource for any questions or concerns related to medication procurement and dispensing. Develops and coordinates educational in-services to educate pharmacy and medical center staff on safe, effective and economic delivery of drug treatment, providing specific information on drugs, dose rates, side effects and related problems. Serves as a role model for assigned staff.

The Pharmacy Supervisor will spend 25-50% of their time in operational activities (eg, staffing, which may include weekends and holidays).


  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm D); or equivalent training.

  • Post graduate year 1 [PGY1] In Pharmacy Practice; or equivalent experience.

  • Five (5) or more years of relevant experience.

  • Experience and proven success in pharmaceutical theory and industry best practices in optimizing the use of medication to treat patients.

  • Stays updated on pharmacy regulations and developments in research and design. Ability to apply principles to an acute care setting


  • Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy and/or Board Certification in Specialty Practice (if available).
  • Post graduate year 2 [PGY2] in area of specialty practice or equivalent experience in specialty area.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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