Senior Pharmacist - Transition of Care

Sutter Health

Sacramento, CA

Sacramento, CA, US
Sacramento, CA
30+ days ago
Position Overview:

The Senior Transitions of Care Pharmacist will lead the service line of Transitions of Care as related to pharmaceutical services and acts as a liaison between Pharmacy services and the Medical and Nursing services. The Transitions of Care Pharmacist provides pharmaceutical services related to the use of related medications to patients of all ages and ensures compliance with the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goal, California State Board of Pharmacy laws, and California's Medication Error Reduction Plan (MERP) as it relates to Transitions of Care therapy management. The Transitions of Care Pharmacist actively participates in clinical activities, education to patients and health care professionals. This position reports to the Clinical Manager or his or her appointee.


Education / Licensure / Registration / Certification:

Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy or a Bachelor's degree with advanced clinical training experience required.

Satisfactory completion of a Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY) or equivalent experience with an emphasis in Transitions of Care is preferred.


One year of professional experience as a Pharmacist, preferably in an acute care setting.

Proficient in project planning and management in the field of Transitions of Care.

Skills and Knowledge:

+ Must possess knowledge of Pharmacy Department Operations. Knowledge of all medications used within the scope of Transitional Care therapy.

+ Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications, preferably Word and Excel.

+ Demonstrates ability to resolve drug distribution system issues.

+ Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

+ Strong analytical and organizational skills.

+ Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

+ Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees and patients.

+ Excellent Time Management Skills to meet schedule and report deadlines.

+ Recertification of competency relating to systems administration.

+ Knowledge of current Pharmacy Order Entry application Coordinate accurate, timely and safe drug distribution of Transitional Care medications.

+ Promote optimal patient care by monitoring patients prescribed Transitional Care therapy.

+ Serve as a key drug information resource for medical, nursing and pharmacy staffs, as related to Transitional Care therapy. Assist with cost containment by participation in optimal drug selection and utilization of Transitional Care medications.

+ Assist with implementation and revision of hospital protocols related to Transitional Care medication use.

+ Oversee adverse drug event (ADE) reporting and Medication Error / Unexpected Occurrence evaluations as it relates to Transitional Care medication therapy.

+ Maintain an up-to-date knowledge base on current practices and controversies in the use of Transitional Care medications.

+ Maintain a good working relationship with the medical staff, nurses, patients, patient families, and Pharmacy. Coordinate and standardize pharmaceutical care as it relates to the use of Transitional Care medications.

Organization: Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

Applications Accepted: All Applications Accepted

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

About the Company

Sutter Health

Sutter Health has a long history in California. Some of our facilities have been providing care in the communities we serve for more than 100 years. Today, we’re proud to partner with more than 12,000 doctors to care for more than 3 million people.

We’re inspired by our Northern California community and work tirelessly to deliver top-rated, affordable healthcare. Doctors, hospitals, care teams and employees in the Sutter Health network are always looking for new, meaningful ways to care for you and your loved ones. We believe that every moment matters when it comes to helping you live a longer, healthier and happier life.

Our not-for-profit network delivers top-rated, personalized care in more than 100 Northern California communities. Recently ranked among the Top 15 Health Systems in the nation by Truven Health Analytics™, our team of more than 50,000 doctors, employees and volunteers partner to spread innovation, improve access to healthcare services and put our patients’ needs first—all to achieve the highest levels of quality, access and affordability.

10,000 employees or more
Healthcare Services
Professional Development, Life Insurance, Vacation/paid time off, Flexible Spending Accounts, Medical, Dental and Vision, 401K, Retirement / Pension Plans, Long Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement