Job Description

Payroll Title:
9 East CRC Unit
Hiring Salary Range
Per Union Contract
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 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.

#116590 Investigational Drug Service Pharmacist II

Filing Deadline: Tue 7/19/2022

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

This posting shall remain open until filled.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/06/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/16/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UC San Diego Health is seeking an outstanding clinical pharmacist to support the Investigational Drug Service (IDS). The IDS pharmacist will provide assistance in the coordination and maintenance in the Pharmacy efforts of delivering investigational medications to the research subjects at UCSD. Key Functions: - Serves as the liaison between the study team, protocol sponsor, and nursing to coordinates the drug therapy from a pharmacy standpoint. Provides lT support to IDS at an expert level that include treatment plan build in EPIC.

Leads and actively participates in investigational Pharmacy Service initiatives involving: education for pharmacy residents and fellows, clinical research, professional development, and performance improvement. Provides guidance and mentorship to the IDS pharmacy technicians and the designated teams. Upon the request of the manager, attends various meetings at IRB (Institutional Review Board) and/or Protocol Scientific Review Board, to provide pharmacy input at an expert level on investigational drug protocols.

Under general supervision, responsible for provision and documentation of medications and medication-related services to patients, according to standards established by the Department of Pharmacy. Serve as preceptor to pharmacy residents and students as assigned. Participate in Medical Center and Departmental committees and promote institution-wide medication use policy.


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

  • Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree; or equivalent clinical experience.

  • Pharmacy residency or equivalent clinical experience.

  • Two (2) years of clinical practice experience in acute care setting (EG: infusion center etc.).


  • Completion of a PGY1 postgraduate residency training or equivalent training.
  • Four (4) years of hospital pharmacy practice experience with experience with investigation pharmacy services.
  • Experience on IRB (Institutional Review Board) or Protocol Scientific Review Board.
  • Experience with EPIC/Beacon and Pyxis.


  • Must be able to work variable shifts to include weekends, holidays and overtime as required.
  • 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).

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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