2454 Clinical Pharmacist

Recruitment #CCT-2454-901331

Introduction

 

  2454 CLINICAL PHARMACIST
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH


**At this time we are not accepting applications for Class 2454 Clinical Pharmacist. The information below is being provided for informational purposes only. This recruitment will open for filing as more applications are needed.**

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
Under general direction, the Clinical Pharmacist performs professional pharmaceutical duties in drug education and utilization, counsels patients on drug usage, educates health care personnel on drug utilization, and may compound drugs and dispense medicines in a clinical pharmacy. The essential functions include:

  • Interviews and examines patients for drug evaluation; checks on drug compliance and side-effects; discusses symptoms and effects of prescribed drugs with patients; and maintains a drug history on patients interviewed.
  • Consults with physicians on drug usage and the drug regime of specific patients particularly hypertensive, diabetic and psychiatric patients; recommends changes in the drug or the dosage prescribed for these patients.
  • Conducts both formal and informal training for nursing staff, medical and pharmacy students and residents and other health care staff on drug utilization, dosage, incompatibilities, preferred dosage forms, evidence-based medication therapy, and toxicity, etc.
  • Participates in the development and revision of medication use policies and guidelines.
  • Compounds drugs, prepares and dispenses medications, checks pharmacy stock, and keeps records.

The 2454 Clinical Pharmacist also performs other related duties as assigned.

Nature of positions: Positions are located throughout the Department of Public Health, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG), Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center (LHH), Community Primary Care and Mental Health Clinics, as well as San Francisco County Jails. Some positions may require employees to work directly with individuals within locked jails and psychiatric facilities, the homeless population and/or individuals who have or are carriers of infectious/communicable diseases. Additionally, part-time, evenings, nights, weekends, rotating and/or holiday shifts may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of a valid Registered Pharmacist License issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy; AND
  2. One (1) of the following:
    1. Completion of six (6) months of a pharmacy residency program; OR
    2. Completion of six (6) months of a post-graduate pharmacy fellowship program; OR
    3. Two (2) years of professional level experience as a Clinical Pharmacist (equivalent to class 2454 Clinical Pharmacist within the City and County of San Francisco); OR
    4. Possession of a Board Certification in a pharmacy specialty area.

Possible Special Conditions (some positions may require the following):

  1. Completion of a PGY2 Pharmacy Residency program in emergency medicine, critical care or toxicology; OR two years of full-time professional level experience as a clinical pharmacist in an Emergency Department (ED) setting.
  2. Bilingual fluency in a variety of languages depending on the department’s needs. Only those eligibles that pass the bilingual proficiency exam will be considered for bilingual positions.
  3. The ability to obtain and maintain security clearance with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

Acute Care practice:

  • Demonstrated experience with the acute care medicine patient population.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Ambulatory Care practice:

  • Completion of an ambulatory/primary care pharmacy residency, specialty residency, or fellowship.
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Cantonese is highly desired.

Behavioral Health practice:

  • Completion of a psychiatric pharmacy residency. 
  • Clinical experience working in substance abuse or mental health settings.
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Cantonese is highly desired.
  • Board Certification as a Psychiatric Pharmacist.

Long Term Care practice:

  • Completion of a geriatric pharmacy residency.
  • Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Verification of Experience: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

Verification of Education: http://sfdhr.org/how-to-verify-education-requirements

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Katelynn Luong, at (415) 554-2920 or email: Katelynn.Luong@sfdph.org.  

Selection Procedures

Training and Experience Evaluation (Weight: 100%):
Candidates will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas that have been identified as critical for satisfactory performance in this position.

All relevant experience, education and/or training must be on the application in order to be reviewed in the scoring process. Candidate responses on the Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be changed once submitted. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score on the Supplemental Questionnaire. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

Certification Rule: The certification rule used for the eligible list resulting from this selection procedure will be Rule of Ten Scores. Additional position-specific selection mechanisms may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Eligible List: The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or Civil Service Commission. Information can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#eligiblelists

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, 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 (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. 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, such as:

  • Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City 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.

Conclusion

Licensure:
Valid licensure as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.
http://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/  

Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR): The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.

Note on ICARE:  DPH employees are expected to demonstrate world class care in alignment with ZSFG’s caring framework, ICARE (I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit)

Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing.
Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a FaceFitting Respirator.

Medical Examination/Drug Testing:
Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test.

Terms of Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at
http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.  

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20  

Information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities  

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference  

Copies of Application Documents:
http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#copies  

Right to Work:
http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#identification  

Exam Type: Entrance
Reissued: August 19, 2016
Issued: February 5, 2016
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: CCT-2454-901331
Department of Public Health
DPH / KL / (415) 554-2920

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, typically 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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