Job Description

Payroll Title:
Outpatient Pharmacy
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Variable

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#115911 Staff Pharmacist II - Transitions of Care

Filing Deadline: Tue 5/31/2022

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 4/29/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 5/11/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


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

The Pharmacist II will be responsible for providing direct patient care to patients in various populations at UCSD Health through the transitions of care model. The pharmacist will work in collaboration with providers, perform medication reconciliation, counsel patients upon discharge, conduct post discharge follow ups, and other duties as assigned. The pharmacist may work under Collaborative Practice Agreements to provide optimized patient care, patient education/counseling, optimize therapeutic outcomes, and address adherence barriers. The target patient population may include (but is not limited) internal medicine patients, cardiology patients, patients with HIV.

Be a self-starter who is accountable and requires minimal direction and supervision; a person who is open to new ideas; and a creative and flexible individual who is comfortable working in a large, complex organization. Possess the personal characteristics of professionalism, credibility, commitment to high standards, innovation, discriminating judgment and accountability. Must be able to work variable shifts to include weekends, holidays and overtime as required.

Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacy state and federal regulations; interpersonal and customer service skills; supervisory skills to include workload management; ability to operate computer systems; demonstrate teaching skills and writing skills. Have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing and be able to articulate complex ideas for all levels of audiences. Work with the physicians and the pharmacy staff to provide justification for obtaining authorization for medications.


  • Doctorate of Pharmacy degree or equivalent clinical experience.

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

  • Pharmacy residency or equivalent clinical experience.


  • Completed residency in transitions of care or internal medicine.
  • Four (4+) or more years of experience.
  • Experience in transitions of care/discharge models.
  • Experience with working a variety of patient populations (including but not limited to internal medicine patients, cardiology patients, patients with HIV).


*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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