Per Diem Clinical Pharmacist - Acute Care at County of Riverside

Posted in General Business 19 days ago.

Type: Part-Time
Location: Moreno Valley, California

Job Description:

Riverside University Health System is currently seeking two dedicated Per Diem Clinical Pharmacists to join its esteemed team at the main Medical Center campus in Moreno Valley, CA. Operating 24/7, the Medical Center provides comprehensive care to patients, making a meaningful impact within the community. Both positions offer a day-shift schedule, consisting of 10 hours with rotating weekends and holidays. One position offers full-time hours, the other may provide more flexible scheduling options, up to 40 hours per week.

Clinical Pharmacists play a vital role in actively managing patients in the Medical/Surgical units and various acute care settings, including transitions from the Emergency Department. Collaborating closely with patient care teams, the incumbents will optimize medication therapy and serve as trusted pharmacotherapy experts.

What we are looking for in candidates:

  • Pharm D degree preferred

  • CA registered pharmacist license required

  • Completion of PGY-1/PG-2 residency strongly preferred, or a minimum of 3 years of Clinical Pharmacist experience in an acute care setting providing active clinical care.

Per Diem classifications are distinguished from regular classes in that they receive a flat rate, and higher compensation instead of County fringe benefits. The candidate pool generated from this posting may be used to fill other per diem Clinical Pharmacist positions throughout the health system.

Examples of daily responsibilities:

Provide comprehensive and individualized pharmacotherapy management, provide direct patient-centered care working alongside physicians, nurses and other hospital personnel.

Identify high-risk patients and implement interventions to improve quality and safety.

Make appropriate evidence-based, patient-centered medication recommendations.

Complete critical patient monitoring and review patient profile/chart to identify, prevent, or mitigate drug-related problems, improper drug or dose selection, sub therapeutic dosage, over dosage, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, failure to receive drugs, untreated indications, medication use without an indication, and treatment failures.

Communicate effectively and appropriately with healthcare providers and caregivers (physicians, nurses, etc.) and assure continuity of pharmaceutical care between shifts and among staff.

Actively participate in antimicrobial stewardship activities.

Manage pharmacokinetics, anticoagulants, erythropoiesis stimulating agents, and parenteral nutrition therapy; IV to PO conversion, and renal dose adjustments.

Review and facilitate non-formulary medication requests.

Ensure survey readiness and perform medication area inspections.

Participate in the management of medical emergencies.

Provide discharge medication review, reconciliation, and counseling as appropriate.

Supervise pharmacy technicians and interns, precepting pharmacy students and residents, providing in-service training to nursing and physician staff.

Education: Graduation from a School of Pharmacy accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD).

Experience: One year of pharmacy residency preferred.


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 working in a clinical capacity.

Knowledge 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.

License/Certificate: Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Licentiate in Pharmacy issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy and fulfillment of the continuing education requirements.

Preferred: Specialty board certification by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) in any specialty and/or Advanced Practice Pharmacist licensure issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy.

Possession of a current and maintained Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate issued by the American Heart Association must be obtained within 30 days of hire.

Reasonable Accommodations
The 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' Preference
The 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).

All 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 Period
As 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?
This recruitment is open to all applicants. Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of The Riverside University Health System may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received. The candidate pool generated from this posting may be used to fill other NP positions not specifically listed on this posting, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Application Period
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. Applications will be reviewed in the order of when they were received.

Include relevant work experience details on your 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 : / 951-955-5562


Please read and follow any special application instructions on this posting. Click the 'Apply' link located on this page to submit your application. For instructions on the application process, examinations, Veteran's preference, pre-employment accommodation or other employment questions, please refer to our web site, . A pre-employment physical examination and background check may be required.

Per Diem employees participate in the 401(a) Temporary and Part-Time Employees' Retirement Plan and are required to contribute 3.75% of salary to the pension plan. The County contributes a matching amount.

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