Job Description

Payroll Title:
Inpatient Pharmacy
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla Medical Center
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Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, 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.

#116150 Inpatient Pharmacy Manager

Filing Deadline: Wed 5/25/2022

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


Spends the majority of time (50% or more) achieving organizational objectives through the coordinated achievements of subordinate staff. Establishes departmental goals and objectives, functions with autonomy. Manages the accountability and stewardship of human, financial, and often physical resources in compliance with departmental and organizational goals and objectives. Ensures subordinate supervisors and professionals adhere to defined internal controls. Manages systems and procedures to protect departmental assets.

Manages pharmacy operations to achieve quality, service, and productivity objectives. Ensures staff adheres to internal policy and external regulations for the medication use process, including prescribing, drug preparation, storage, dispensing, administration and monitoring. Manages to achieve department objectives through defining individual goals and ensuring work meets quality, timeline, and customer service standards.

Advises employees on handling sensitive patient situations and resolving issues. Develops, implements and monitors policies and procedures for daily operations to ensure regulatory compliance. Partners with managers across clinical and administrative disciplines to improve workflow. Implements quality and service improvement initiatives to support strategic plans.

Provides input for short and long range pharmacy goals. Participates in developing drug use protocols and workflow systems for drug manufacturing, storing, and dispensing. Evaluates department productivity, operations and quality of care performance against standards. Recommends changes and improvements to close gaps. Participates in fiscal planning and accountable for adhering to budget.

Assists with cost analysis and identifies ways to increase efficiency and reduce waste. Represents the department / unit on interdisciplinary committees on a range of patient care topics, such as patient satisfaction levels, workforce quality improvement initiatives, workflow efficiencies and clinical information systems.

Serves as a member on Pharmacy related local, state, and/or national professional committees. Recommends changes in staffing, executes recruiting and onboarding, verifying new hires meet standards. Updates job descriptions and career series to maintain accuracy. Conducts performance evaluations and defines development goals. Serves as an educational resource for pharmacy staff, promotes professional growth and advancement, encourages participation in trainings and educational programs. The pharmacy manager may serve as preceptor to pharmacy students and residents as assigned. They may also participate in Medical Center and Departmental committees and promote institution-wide medication use policy. Other activities may be assigned at the discretion of managers and supervisors.


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

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

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

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

  • Stays updated on pharmacy regulations, drug products, and developments in research and design.


  • PGY1 in Pharmacy Practice and / or PGY2 in Hospital Administration, or equivalent experience.
  • Previous Hospital or health system experience.


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

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