Pharmacist I

County of Contra Costa, California Martinez, CA

The Position

Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit

The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting individuals interested in the field of pharmacy services for the position of Pharmacist I.

Under supervision, Pharmacists I perform professional pharmaceutical work in the compounding and dispensing of prescriptions and drugs at pharmacies located County-wide throughout the Health Services Department and keeps records of drugs, poisons, and narcotics as required by Federal and State law.

Typical Tasks

  • Screens drug orders for drug interactions and Incompatibilities
  • Screens outpatient prescriptions for billing information and whether or not the prescription can be filled depending upon the patient's financial category
  • Consults with physicians as necessary to clarify medication orders
  • Instructs patients on proper use of their medications
  • Prepares and dispenses drugs and pharmaceutical preparations
  • Fills prescriptions
  • Assists in ward inspections
  • Checks the work of Pharmacy Technician as required
  • Updates reference books, treatment authorization requests and non-formulary drug lists
  • Bills medication administration records
  • Assists with chart reviews and audits
  • Coordinates medication borrowing procedures from other hospitals on weekends and holidays
  • Notifies appropriate persons when stock levels become low
  • Completes daily rounds, checks patient profiles, keeps/updates admixture patient profile records and compounds, chemotherapy
  • Keeps records of drugs, poisons and narcotics as required by federal and state law
  • Accompanies physicians on medical and surgical rounds as time permits
  • Maintains and keeps in clean and orderly condition the drug and chemical supplies of the Pharmacy
  • Coordinates the activities of the pharmacy in the absence of a Pharmacist II

Minimum Qualifications

License Required: Possession of a Valid License to practice Pharmacy in California.

Special Requirement: Completion of training or experience either concurrent with or subsequent to formal education leading to licensure which would have provided knowledge of unit dose and IV additive concepts.

Other Requirements: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment.

A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required

Selection Process

  • Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at Contra Costa County Department of Human Resources, and submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date listed above. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed, or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description.
  • Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
  • Examination: The examination will consist of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70% from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%)

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

CONVICTION HISTORY

After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

DISASTER SERVICE WORKER

All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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