|Organization: Santa Barbara County|
The Public Health Department is recruiting a full-time Pharmacist in Charge for our Santa Maria Pharmacy.
The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual dedicated and passionate about caring for our patients, providing superior customer service and striving for excellent patient outcomes. Knowledge of Pharmacy software systems such as ePrescribing is a plus. Experience with robotics is also desirable.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Maintains records of all transactions of the pharmacy necessary to ensure accurate control over and accountability for all drugs as required by applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations; ensures legal operation of the pharmacy, including meeting all inspection and other requirements of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing pharmacy operations.
- Fills prescriptions for pharmaceutical preparations and devices for patients at County facilities; maintains accurate and detailed records of all prescription transactions, and submits appropriate claims for third-party reimbursement; consults with physicians and nurses regarding pharmaceutical questions; advises physicians on formulary medications and cost-effective and innovative therapies; answers pharmaceutical questions from patients and staff; monitors storage, distribution, and use of pharmaceuticals.
- May provide functional supervision to professional, paraprofessional, and support staff in their respective pharmacy, including training, assigning duties, and providing input for performance evaluations.
- Documents and reports medication errors to direct supervisor.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED:
- Ability to supervise 2 to 3 Pharmacy Technicians and/or a Staff Pharmacist
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize your work and that of your staff
- Excellent communication and customer service skills
- Bilingual skills in Spanish desired but not required
This position oversees a closed, in-house pharmacy for the County of Santa Barbara Public Health Department at the Santa Maria Health Care Center. This is a professional-level class responsible for ensuring compliance with all laws and regulations governing the operation of their respective pharmacy and providing functional supervision to staff. The Public Health Department’s Mission is to improve the health of our communities by preventing disease, promoting wellness, and ensuring access to needed health care.
- Possession of a valid Pharmacist license issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy, and one year of professional experience as a Pharmacist; or,
- a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides the required knowledge, abilities, and license.
Desirable Qualifications: English-Spanish speaking. Note: If you indicated on your application that you are bilingual, Human Resources will place you on the employment list for a job that desires bilingual skills. Hiring departments may test you on your fluency.
Knowledge of: inventory control; the compounding of prescriptions and stock pharmaceutical preparations; pharmaceutical chemistry and manufacturing methods; drugs, chemicals, and pharmaceutical supplies required in the operation of a pharmacy; state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the legal operation of a pharmacy; medical record keeping requirements and procedures; the use and dispensing of narcotics and poisons.
Ability to: learn modern pharmacy management, including accounting procedures within medical payment/reimbursement programs; learn to assign, prioritize, and evaluate the work of others; learn to develop and implement operational procedures; collect and analyze data, draw conclusions, and make recommendations; maintain accurate records and document actions taken; make arithmetical calculations; maintain confidentiality of information; understand, interpret, explain, and comply with laws, regulations, and policies governing pharmacy operations; compound a wide variety of drugs and medicines and maintain appropriate related records; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with fellow medical professionals and patients; develop harmonious professional relationships with clinic staff; counsel patients on proper use of medication; learn and apply principles and practices of supervision.
Please mention you learned of this employment opportunity on the Careers In Government website.
- Application Review: Review applications to determine those candidates who meet the employment standards.
- Computerized Competency Assessment: Applicants will be notified by email with instructions on obtaining and taking the computerized competency assessment. All applicants must complete assessment to be considered and advance to the next step in the selection process.
- Application Ranking: Applications that meet the employment standards will be evaluated and scored. Candidate's final score and rank on the eligible list will be determined by the information provided on their application. This process may be eliminated if there are fewer than eleven candidates.
This recruitment will remain open until filled, or until the County has received a sufficient number of qualified applicants; however, for first consideration, please apply as soon as possible.
Selection Interviews are expected to be held the week of March 11, 2013. Applicants must receive a percentage score of at least 70 on the application ranking to be placed on an employment list. An adjustment may be made to raw scores based on factors listed in Civil Service Rule VI. Those candidates who are successful in the selection process will have their names placed on the employment list for a minimum of three months. At the time the employment list is established, all candidates will receive written notice of their score on the exam(s), rank on the employment list, and exact duration of the employment list.
Applicants are encouraged to provide their e-mail address on their application to enable the Human Resources Department to communicate more quickly with them via e-mail regarding the status of their application and the recruitment process. The County of Santa Barbara will not release any applicant’s e-mail address to a third party.
Appointee may be subject to a post-offer medical evaluation or examination. The appointee must satisfactorily complete a probationary period.
BENEFITS: The County of Santa Barbara offers generous benefits, please visit our website. http://www.sbcountyhr.org/relations/compensation/local620.html
The County of Santa Barbara respects and values a diverse workforce and strongly promotes strategies and activities to recruit, develop and retain qualified men and women of varied backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences and races. Applications and job bulletins can be obtained 24 hours a day at www.sbcountyjobs.com. In Santa Barbara, applications and job bulletins may be obtained at the Human Resources Department, 1226 Anacapa Street, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In Santa Maria, applications and job bulletins can be obtained on-line only at the Workforce Resource Center located at 1410 S. Broadway, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Elena Morelos, HR Manager, Public Health Department
City: Santa Barbara
Country: UNITED STATES
| Mid to Senior Level|
$ 9416.91 to $11,496.03 Monthly
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