PHARMACIST

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $135,075.36 - $150,544.32 Annually USD

Job Description





FILING DATE: 07/10/2019 at 8:00 a.m., PST
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice

EXAM NUMBER:
Y5512Q

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

REBULLETIN INFORMATION:

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO RE-OPEN THE FILING PERIOD, UPDATE SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION AND APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION. PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY THE LAST DAY OF FILING. THE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME, THE CORRECT EXAMINATION TITLE AND NUMBER.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES:

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest health system in the nation, providing compassionate, quality care through its integrated system of hospitals and community-based clinics. DHS annually cares for about 600,000 unique patients, employs over 22,000 staff and has an annual operating budget of $4.3 billion. DHS leads the county's effort to provide health services to the resident of Los Angeles County, of which approximately two million are uninsured. DHS hospitals also conduct post-graduate medical education through university affiliations for interns, residents and fellows to train the physician workforce for tomorrow.

THE MISSION:
We're remaking the nation's largest county-run correctional health system with a focus on social justice medicine, compassionate whole-person care, community partnership and professional growth. Every day, we put our vision and our values into practice as we strive to improve healthcare for uniquely underserved population.

DEFINITION:
Provides professional pharmacy services in a hospital, clinic, correctional facility, or other health care setting, and provides technical supervision to support personnel performing pharmacy duties.

Essential Job Functions

Provides expert information to healthcare staff, patients, and others about drugs and other pharmaceuticals with respect to such factors as the appropriateness of drugs in relation to the patient's condition and drug history; the choice of drugs including dosage form, quantity, methods of administration, and alternative therapy for drugs having undesirable side effects; the pharmacological characteristics of drugs including their effects on the human system, the condition being treated, and, their chemical interaction with other substances in the patient's system; and, their physical characteristics such as compatibility with other drugs, forms in which they are or can be manufactured, and expected shelf life.

Screens prescriptions and medication orders for completeness, proper authorization, dosage and quantity, therapeutic compatibility, drug interactions, and allergies; and clarifies possible problems with appropriate medical staff.

Monitors the condition of patients through observation of physical or laboratory reactions to drug therapy and reports findings to attending physician, suggesting changes in drug therapy as indicated; may be assigned to the ongoing management of chronic disease patients, subject to periodic review of medical staff.

Supervises or performs the preparation of drug labels and the affixing of labels to the proper containers; ensures the inclusion of appropriate directions for the timing, methods, and precautions to be observed in taking the medication; personally instructs patients in the use of medications when indicated.

Takes drug histories and participates as drug consultant with the medical staff and patients in the selection of drug therapy for individual patients, including choice of medications, dosage, strength, frequency and method of administration.

Provides technical supervision to Pharmacy Technicians and Intern Pharmacists in the prepacking of pharmaceuticals.

Develops, maintains, and supervises the operation of drug distribution systems including the maintenance of appropriate controls; notes and reports quality deficiencies of drug products; and, ensures that pharmaceuticals are properly ordered, stored, kept up-to-date, and protected from deterioration.

Selects, compounds, and dispenses drugs and other pharmaceutical products ordered by physicians, dentists, and other licensed medical practitioners, including the calculation and preparation of solutions for oral, external, intramuscular, and intravenous administration.

Utilizes pharmacy and other medication-related computerized information systems.

Provides replenishment of drugs along with support and maintenance of pharmacy automation to ensure proper functioning and operation.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

Option I: One year of work experience as a Registered Pharmacist.

Option II: Successful completion of a residency program* in pharmacy.

LICENSE:

A current license to practice as a Registered Pharmacist** issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS II - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:

*Applicants MUST attach a legible copy of their certificate confirming successful completion of a one year pharmacy residency program with their application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing online. Applications submitted without a certificate will be rejected as incomplete.

In order to receive credit for any college course work, any type of college degree, or completion of a residency program, you must include a legible copy of the official letter or official certificate with your application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing online.

**The required license or certificate MUST be current and unrestricted; conditional provisional, probationary or restricted licenses or certificates will NOT be accepted.

Applicants must ensure the certificates and licenses section of the application is completed. Provide the type(s), license number(s) and names(s) of the issuing agency for the required license(s) or attach a legible photocopy of their license to practice as a Registered Pharmacist issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy to the application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from filing online. Original license MUST be presented during the selection process and prior to appointment.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an interview covering training, experience, knowledge and skills and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on this examination in order to be added to the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Any

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking the green "APPLY" button for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or recession of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach the required documents to your application, you must email them to the Exam Analyst, Hilary Hocking at HHocking@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and exam title.

Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add hhocking@dhs.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Hilary Hocking, Exam Analyst
323-914-8356
hhocking@dhs.lacounty.gov

ADA COORDINATOR:
(323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922


Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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