Job Description

Payroll Title:
Inpatient Pharmacy
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, Variable, Variable

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

#111469 Cell Therapy Pharmacist Specialist

Filing Deadline: Tue 11/2/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:,-faculty-and-staff-issued-for-2021-2022.html

This posting shall remain open until filled.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/15/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Clinical Specialist position is responsible for direct patient care, clinical training, and quality initiatives, with special emphasis in oncology, within the Department of Pharmacy. Primary duties will include the coordination and application of anti-neoplastic and immunomodulating medications, with management of organization-wide collaboration on quality projects. The Specialist will also apply analytical skills to clinical and research information to support patient care. The specialist will be expected to attend and present at regularly scheduled meetings to both internal and external audiences.


  • Doctorate of Pharmacy degree (Pharm D) or equivalent clinical experience.

  • One of the following: Successful completion of a PGY2 specialty residency in the area of specialization + three (3) years of relevant practice; Successful completion of a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency + four (4) years of relevant practice; or seven (7) years of dedicated practice if there is no advanced pharmacy training.

  • Registered Pharmacist - issued by the state of California (RPh).

  • Board Certification in relevant specialty practice.

  • Must have broad hospital therapeutics and clinical pharmacy expertise.

  • Proven presentation experience.

  • Demonstrated record of committee/team participation.

  • Strong analytical experience working with clinical data.

  • Experience working in a large, complex, healthcare provider organization.

  • Possess the personal characteristics of professionalism, credibility, commitment to high standards, innovation, discriminating judgment, and accountability.


  • Documented record of improvement in and contributions to the respective area of specialty practice through CQI projects, participation in nursing in-services, protocol development, etc.
  • Ongoing appointments to appropriate drug policy and other committees of the organization.
  • A sustained record of contributing to the total body of knowledge in the specialty area of pharmacy practice annually through (1) research, (2) publications in professional journals, and/or (3) presentations at professional meetings.
  • Serving regularly as a reviewer of contributed papers or manuscripts submitted for publication on topics related to the specialty practice.
  • Proven leadership in advancing the profession of pharmacy through active service in professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels
  • Commitment to teaching (e.g. through preceptorship, education of medical center staff through clinical forums, grand rounds, etc.)
  • Postgraduate residency training highly desired (PGY1 experience or equivalent clinical experience), PGY2 highly preferred.
  • Clinical pharmacist experience in the inpatient setting highly desired.
  • Leadership experience in either a committee or work team.
  • Medication-use evaluation experience.


  • Must be able to work various hours to include weekends, holidays, and overtime based on business needs.
  • Must be able to work at variable locations.

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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