Job Description

Payroll Title:
Inpatient Pharmacy
Hiring Pay Scale
$92,600.00 - $197,400.00 / Yr
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day

#129938 Pharmacist Specialist (Operations)

Extended Deadline: Fri 6/28/2024

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.

This posting shall remain open until filled.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 5/31/24. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Clinical Specialist position is responsible for patient care, clinical training, and quality initiatives, with special emphasis in operations and clean room compliance, within the Department of Pharmacy. Primary duties will include oversight of USP 797/800/795 within area of practice, review of master formula records, cleaning documentation and reporting to infection prevention for biannual clean room certification. The clinical specialist will additionally be the point of contact for day to day operations, lead for PATT testing compliance, review of multiple UCSD health policies related to medication management, and provide feedback to staff to follow Board of Pharmacy regulations. The individual will be responsible for fielding questions related to compounding and collaborate with the multi-disciplinary care team. The specialist will also continue to maintain a clinical practice within the inpatient area.

This position has recently been accreted by the HX union, and will be a part of that union moving forward.


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

  • One of the following: Successful completion of a PGY2 specialty residency in the area of specialization + one (1) year 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.

  • Strong presentation experience.

  • Demonstrated record of committee/team participation.

  • Excellent analytical experience working with clinical data.

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


  • 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
  • Demonstrated a 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 and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: Unclassified - No data available (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: Unclassified - No data available

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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