Job Description

Payroll Title:
Cancer Center Retail Pharmacy
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

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

#111837 Oncology Pharmacist Specialist

Filing Deadline: Fri 12/17/2021

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 and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/27/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/08/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Specialty Oncology Pharmacist Specialist position will be responsible for direct patient care with special emphasis in oncology, within the Department of Pharmacy. Primary duties will include Specialty Oncology Medication Therapy Management (MTM), procurement and prescribing of medications under a collaborative practice agreement. The specialist will serve as a liaison between the Specialty Oncology pharmacy and oncology teams by applying analytical skills to clinical and research information to support patient care.


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

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

  • Post graduate year 2 [PGY2] in area of specialty practice or equivalent experience in specialty area.

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

  • Board Certification in Oncology (BCOP).

  • Seven (7+) or more years of relevant experience.

  • Experience and proven expertise of pharmaceutical theory in a specialty theory.

  • Knowledge of developments in research and design in area of specialization including new or reformulated products being developed by medical and pharmaceutical researchers.


  • Knowledge of outpatient pharmacy operations.
  • Knowledge of specialty pharmacy.
  • Demonstrated experience in the area of hematology/oncology pharmacy setting.
  • Strong presentation experience.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and counseling skills.
  • Demonstrated record of committee/team participation.
  • Experience working in a large, complex, healthcare provider organization.


  • Must be able to work various hours to include weekends, holidays, and overtime based on business needs.
  • Must be willing to rotate to all pharmacy areas/sites.
  • Hours are variable (8 to 10 hours shifts) including weekends and rotating holidays (up to every other), coverage for sick calls and vacation.
  • 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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