Full-Time Evening Shift Hospital Pharmacist

With over 45 years of experience in helping hundreds of hospital and outpatient pharmacies, we provide access to best practice strategies and tactics to control costs, improve workflow and enhance safety.  Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions is one of the largest employers of acute-care pharmacist in the United States.  Cardinal Health is the employer of choice for pharmacists because we offer a variety of career opportunities in pharmacy leadership, clinical specialties, remote order entry, business management, medication therapy management and more. 

Cardinal Health manages the pharmacy at MLK Jr. Community Hospital, and we are currently recruiting for a Full-Time Hospital Pharmacist to work four, 10 hour days a week - rotating shifts. The facility is open 24/7. Shift times would begin at 6AM or 12PM. The majority of shifts will be evening shift.

Our Pharmacists provide pharmaceutical care services to the patients of the hospital including, but not limited to oversight, monitoring, preparation, dispensing and proper documentation of patient medication therapy as well as providing drug information, patient information and oversight of information and dispensing systems.  The successful candidate will work with the team to ensure compliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations as well as proper storage and documentation of pharmaceuticals. 

Responsibilities:

  • Interprets medical orders (verbal and written) and transcribes to computerized patient medication profiles accurately.  Maintains accurate, complete patient medication profiles.
  • Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals, including sterile, chemotherapy, and parenteral nutrition products accurately.
  • Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law.
  • Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies, and appropriateness of drug and dose.
  • Assists with pharmacokinetics consult service and drug dosing per organizational protocol.
  • Reviews/interprets culture and susceptibility data for antibiotic appropriateness and recommends changes, as needed.
  • Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Sustains the formulary by minimizing nonformulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols, and promoting rational drug therapy selection.
  • Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners.  Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff, as needed.
  • Documents all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely.
  • Participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department.  Collects data; conducts quality monitors and inspections; and maintains logs, records, and other documentation as assigned.
  • Participates in the development and presentation of orientation, education, and training programs to the pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other staffs.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed, “good standing” pharmacist in the state of California or willing to become licensed in the state
  • In-patient hospital pharmacy experience preferred
  • Flexibility to work various shifts
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred
  • IV experience preferred or willing to obtain
  • ACLS/BLS Certification or willing to obtain within 30 days of hire
  • Ability to hear, write, and speak clearly in order to communicate with customers and health care professionals
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Manual dexterity required for occasional reach, lifting and holding of small objects.
  • Computer savvy to learn and perform successful operation of multiple pharmacy information systems.
  • Customer/Vendor credentialing is required (this may include vaccinations). More details will be provided if you are selected for an interview

Anticipated hourly range: $54.60per hour - $77.90per hour

Bonus eligible: No

Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid time off plan
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • 401k savings plan
  • Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • Work-Life resources
  • Paid parental leave
  • Healthy lifestyle programs

Application window anticipated to close: 9/1/2024*if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

The hourly range listed is an estimate. Pay at Cardinal Health is determined by multiple factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s geographical location, relevant education, experience and skills and an evaluation of internal pay equity.

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.