Pharmacist III - Diabetes Care & Education Specialist

Cardinal Health manages the pharmacy at MLK Jr. Community Hospital, and we are currently recruiting for a Pharmacist III - Diabetes Care & Education Specialist to work a rotating schedule at 40 hours a week, 8 hour shifts.


Responsible for assistance in the development of the pharmacy driven inpatient diabetes stewardship and management program. Pharmacist III – Diabetes Care & Education Specialist will provide support to the department director, department managers, and staff by providing data derived from evidence based clinical best practice guidelines and latest published literature on the diabetes care. This position reports to the Pharmacy Clinical Manager. Perform the essential functions of a clinical pharmacist on a as needed basis

  • Collaborate with Pharmacy management, nursing, medical and ancillary health care team members to develop and maintain protocols and medication initiatives to:
    • Reduce patient harm related to insulin administration 
    • Optimize institutional glucometric outcomes 
    • Ensure healthcare providers within the institution are up-to-date in their knowledge and approach to treating glycemic excursions in the hospital 
    • Enhance education efforts across all interprofessional service-lines within the organization 
    • Improve delivery of evidence-based pharmacotherapeutic recommendations 
  • Assist in evaluation of new diabetes medications for consideration for pharmacy formulary. Maintenance and implementation of pharmacy policies, protocols, and initiatives.
  • Assist with pharmacy deliverables to hospital P&T, Medication Safety, Opioid Stewardship, Infection Control/Antimicrobial Stewardship, Heart Failure, COPD, and Diabetes Care Committee.
  • Assist with the development and coordination of pharmacy medication use evaluations and report results to appropriate subsequent committee.
  • Other functions as defined/delegated by manager.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy,  Advanced degree (PharmD or MS) preferred
  • Active pharmacist license in the state of California
  • Inpatient pharmacy experience preferred
  • Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) or equivalent or obtain certification within 6 months of employment
  • Pharmacy residency background preferred
  • Bilingual/Spanish speaking highly preferred

Preferred Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of pharmacy and the medication use process as related to clinical outcome and patient safety
  • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills
  • Perform as Staff Pharmacist as needed. 
  • Perform special projects as requested. 
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and perform in in high-pressure situations

Anticipated hourly range: $58.30 per hour - $83.30 per 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: 9/7/2024 *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.