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Clinical Pharmacist I - Operating Room

Company: County of Riverside
Location: Moreno Valley
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT THE POSITION The County of Riverside's University Health System (RUHS) has an exciting opportunity for an Operating RoomClinical Pharmacist I for the Medical Center located in Moreno Valley, CA.The incumbent will be responsible for providing quality pharmacy patient care supporting the medical center's surgical teams. Pharmacists with hospital/OR experience strongly preferred. The Clinical Pharmacists I is the first professional level in the Clinical Pharmacist series and reports to a Supervising Clinical Pharmacist. The Clinical Pharmacist I is distinguished from the Clinical Pharmacist II in that the latter has advanced clinical training and in addition to extensive involvement and oversight of the therapeutic management of patients. Advancement to the next level is obtained by competitive selection through an open recruitment. About RUHS: Riverside University Health System consistently receives national recognition for its progressive and innovative care, as well as being known as one of the top employers in the region. The 439-bed Medical Center is a designated Stroke Center and a Level I Trauma Center. The Pharmacy teams actively participate and partner with medical clinical teams and other health system service providers to ensure the provision of comprehensive healthcare .For more information about RUHS-Medical Center, please visit ruhealth.o rg For questions, contact the recruiter: Angela Levinson/951-955-5562 alevinson@rivco.orgEXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Ensure safe and effective use of medications in OR areaReview patient's perioperative medications for appropriate use, dose, frequency and durationCollaborate with anesthesiologist and surgeons for various projects and drug shortage managementPerform medication reconciliation for high risk medications Ensure compliance with NPSG in OR areaEnsure compliance with Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) guidelineWork with nurses, physicians and other healthcare providers to ensure optimal patient care; provide medication consultation to other healthcare providers and patientsAssist in the development and implementation of new policies and procedures; prepare and conduct formal and informal presentations to healthcare providers; participate in training programs for other healthcare providers and performance improvement activities as requiredParticipate and maintain quality assurance records and assist in the maintenance of inventoryWork with members of the medical center to ensure a cooperative work environment and work on supervisory projects pertinent to the pharmacy area MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OPTION I Education: Graduation from a School of Pharmacy accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm. D.).Experience: One year of pharmacy residency preferred. OPTION II Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy.Experience: Three years of professional level experience as a pharmacist in a hospital or healthcare facility. ALL OPTIONS License: a valid certificate of registration as a Licentiate in Pharmacy issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy and fulfillment of the continuing education requirementsKnowledge of: Federal, Board of Pharmacy, Joint Commission and DHS laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to patient care and dispensing of legend and non-legend pharmaceuticals and poisons; good customer (physicians, nurses and patient) service; professional standards and practices.Ability to: Provide quality pharmaceutical care; communicate clearly and effectively; work cooperatively with other staff and healthcare providers; organize, and manage routine and new responsibilities; retrieve and process patient and medication information; properly supervise and direct the work of supportive pharmacy personnel.SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Condition of EmploymentIn accordance with the California Department of Public Health Order dated August 5, 2021, and amended December 22, 2021, health care facility workers who work in indoor settings where care is provided to patients or where patients have access for any purpose must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as follows: first dose of a one-dose regimen or second dose of a two-dose regimen, by September 30, 2021. Effective March 1, 2022, all healthcare facility workers must have their booster, obtain the booster within 15 days of becoming eligible for one, or a declination form on file for the booster. Consideration may be given to candidates who are in the process of completing their vaccination regimen.The Order allows for workers to be exempt from the vaccination requirements by providing the facility with a declination form signed by the individual stating either of the following: (1) the worker is declining vaccination based on Religious Beliefs; or (2) the worker is excused from receiving any COVID-19 vaccine due to Qualifying Medical Reasons. Workers who are exempted from the vaccination requirements must observe all other infection control requirements, including face coverings and regular COVID testing at the frequency required by their work site.A requirement of employment is to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a completed COVID-19 Vaccination Declination form (filled out by the candidate and their medical provider as appropriate), during the pre-employment process. Failure to submit the required documentation may render a candidate ineligible to move forward in the process.Reasonable AccommodationsThe County of Riverside is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). If you are a qualified individual and need a reasonable accommodation to take this exam, contact the recruiter before taking the exam. For additional information and the accommodation form, visit the Disability Access Office web page at: Veterans' PreferenceThe County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. See the policy here ( Download PDF reader ).Pre-EmploymentAll employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of both a pre-employment physical exam, including a drug/alcohol test, and a criminal background investigation, which involves fingerprinting. (A felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify the applicant from County employment).Probationary PeriodAs an Approved Local Merit System, all County of Riverside employees, except those serving "At Will," are subject to the probationary period provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, County Resolution, or Salary Ordinance. Temporary and Per Diem employees serve at the pleasure of the agency/department head.What's Next?Open to All ApplicantsThis recruitment is open to all applicants.Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of TheRiverside University Health Systemmay be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.Application PeriodBASED ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE.Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. All applicants must submit a complete application by the closing date of this recruitment. No late applications will be permitted.Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application.Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.Upload a copy of any license(s), official/unofficial transcript(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your NeoGov account. If your education was completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( NACES ) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. ( AICE ).For questions regarding this recruitment contact the recruiter,Angela Levinson: / 951-955-5562MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: A choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect. The County provides a Flexible Benefit Credit contribution as governed by the applicable SEIU Memorandum of Understanding to contribute towards the cost of these plans.Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list here .MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Tier I (Classic Member - Formula 3% @ 60): Applicable to current and former County of Riverside local miscellaneous employees hired prior to 08/24/2012 and did not withdraw CalPERS contributions. The employee contribution is eight (8%) percent. Tier II (Classic Member - Formula 2% @ 60): Applicable to local miscellaneous employees 1) hired after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012; 2) Previously employed with another CalPERS contracting public agency or a reciprocal retirement system, with a break in service of less than six months between the separation date with the previous employer and the appointment date with the County of Riverside. The employee contribution is seven (7%) percent. Tier III (PEPRA New Member - Formula 2% @ 62): Applicable to CalPERS local miscellaneous new members hired on or after the implementation of the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which took effect January 1, 2013. As of July 1, 2020, the employee contribution is 7.25% and subject to change annually. A new member is defined as any of the following: A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any California Public Retirement System. A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was a member with another California Public Retirement System prior to that date, but who is not subject to reciprocity upon joining CalPERS. A member who first established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is rehired by a different CalPERS agency after a break in service of greater than six (6) months. CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as "classic members".Contribution rates are subject to change based on the County of Riverside annual actuarial valuation.Note:This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to or by calling the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981,Option 2.If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees' Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there's any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.VACATION ACCRUAL (Bi-Weekly Accrual):0

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