Job Description

Payroll Title:
Inpatient Pharmacy
Hiring Salary Range
$30.55 / Hour
Hillcrest Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:

#121064 Inpatient Pharmacy Intern

Filing Deadline: Thu 2/2/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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

This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 2/2/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This posting shall remain open until filled.


UC San Diego Health is seeking an outstanding Intern Pharmacist to join a highly successful Inpatient Pharmacy team to work as a Per Diem Pharmacy Intern at our Hillcrest Medical Center and La Jolla Campus.

The job will integrate into the clinical, teaching, research and distribution system for UC San Diego Health and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. This will be a 3 or 4 year structured program with skill sets and competencies building with each successive year. The job requires a commitment to remain at UCSD for the full 3-4 years while being a student at the school of pharmacy.

Interns are expected to work full time (40 hours per week during the summer (at least 8 weeks) and at least every other weekend during the other parts of the year. In addition, Interns will be expected to work at least one major holiday (including the weekend prior or subsequent) each year as well as at least one minor holiday each year.

The internship will include but not be limited to the following competencies and job skills: Inpatient pharmacy systems operations, automated dispensing cabinet functions and refill process, inventory management, floor stock replenishment, phone triage, problem solving, IV Room (use and maintain equipment for parenteral products, ability to perform calculations, demonstrate required technical and compounding skills to produce a sterile product, pulling functions, compounding functions, aseptic technique certification, chemotherapy preparation, & handling of pre-mixed solutions), delivery of medications to patient care areas, familiarity with the controlled substances room/distribution, functions of a pharmacist and technician, medication packaging, store room functions, and purchasing.


  • Intern Pharmacist License with the California State Boardof Pharmacy.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service and counseling skills.

  • Proficient ability to operate computer systems.

  • Proven teaching skills and writing skills, which can be applied to article publication in hospital newsletter and professional journal.


  • Less than 6 months experience.
  • Pharmacy Technician License issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy.
  • Part-time or full-time work experiences in pharmacy or other related fields.


  • 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.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $57,211 - $93,751 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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