Job Description

Payroll Title:
Outpatient Pharmacy
Hiring Pay Scale
$124,400.00 - $215,700.00 / Yr
Lightwave Avenue
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour days, Monday - Friday

#130769 Pharmacy Supervisor II

Filing Deadline: Tue 7/23/2024

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.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 7/17/24. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor position will provide direct supervision to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in various clinical specialty areas, including but not limited to gastrointestinal, rheumatologic, neurologic, allergic, dermatologic and pulmonary disorders. Responsibilities will include: supervising staff to assure accountability and stewardship of department resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental goals and objectives; oversight and management of assigned staff scheduling, timekeeping, training, goal setting and performance evaluations; participation in all aspects of new employee recruitment, orientation, training; oversight of the operations of pharmacy services within the context of the Specialty Medication Management (SMM) program; ensuring adherence to productivity and quality standards, internal policy requirements and external regulations; and participating in development and implementation of quality and patient service improvement initiatives. The individual in this position functions as the expert advisor to their supervisor and the Pharmacy Executive Team in all matters related to the SMM unit and administration.

Additional roles may include but are not limited to:

* advises and coaches staff to identify resolutions for patient issues* analyzes and resolves problems, interprets policies (e.g., fiscal management, HR, contracts and grants, resource management in defined areas) and demonstrates high-level subject matter knowledge* directly and indirectly supervises the medication use process* monitors and suggests ways to improve professional and technical staff utilization and efficiency* identifies ways to improve operations by increasing efficiency of workflow systems* guides personnel to apply industry trends and best practices in optimizing the use of medication to treat patients* seen as a reliable resource for any questions or concerns related to medication procurement * develops and coordinates educational in-services to educate pharmacy and medical center staff on safe, effective and economic delivery of drug treatment, providing specific information on drugs, dose rates, side effects and related problems* serves as a role model for assigned staff

The Pharmacy Supervisor will spend 25-50% of their time in operational activities (eg, staffing SMM areas, which excludes weekends and holidays).

Cover letter is required when applying to this position.


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

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

  • Five (5) or more years of relevant experience.

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

  • Stays updated on pharmacy regulations and developments in research and design. Ability to apply principles to an acute care setting

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build positive, trusting relationships with direct reports, providers, health care staff, and learners.

  • Strong knowledge and experience in medication use processes, including medication access strategies.

  • Highly detail oriented, motivated, and independent.


  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Post graduate year 2 [PGY2] in area of specialty practice or equivalent experience in specialty areas.
  • Board Certification in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (BCACP) or Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and/or Board Certification in Specialty Practice (if available).
  • Familiarity with specialty pharmacy best practices and workstreams.
  • Ability to organize policies and procedures, as related to accreditation and regulatory compliance, include the 340b program.
  • Excellent communicator, with the ability to present in large groups.


  • 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: $124,400 - $279,200 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $59.58 - $133.72

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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