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PHARMACIST

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Los Angeles, CA

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
FIRST FILING DATE:
2/21/17 at 8:00 A.M., PST
Until the needs of the services are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
EXAM NUMBER Y5512Q
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT - OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB
OPPORTUNITY
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 ongoingmanagement 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 theprepackingof 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 maintenanceof 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 ofPharmacy.
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 lightlifting toa 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*Applicants expecting to qualify under Option II must
attach a legible photocopy of your certificate confirming successful completion of a one-year
pharmacy residency program with your application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from filing online.
**Applicant must attach a legible photocopy of their license to practice as a Registered Pharmacist issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy with your application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from filing online.
The required license MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary, or restricted licenses and/or certificates will NOT be accepted.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an interview covering Training, Experience, Knowledgeand Skills and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on thisexamination 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 gradein 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 evening, nights, weekends, and holidays.
AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Any
VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register for this examination wil 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.
Apply online by clicking on the green button at the right of 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 rescission of appointment.
Utilizing VERBIAGE
from Class Specification and Selection 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 may 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, description of work performed, and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., P.S.T., on the last date of filing will not be accepted.
NOTE:
If you are unable to attach required documents, you must **** or e-mail the documents to the exam analyst, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.
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 OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
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About Los Angeles County
With a population of over ten million people, the County of Los Angeles has more residents than any county in the nation, and within its boundaries are 88 cities. It is rich in cultural diversity and home to world renowned museums, theaters, the nation’s motion picture industry, major universities, and numerous five-star restaurants. The mountains, deserts, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, along with some of the world’s finest urban recreational attractions, are freeway close.
The County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors (Board) who are elected on a non-partisan basis and serve four-year staggered terms. As the governing body, the Board serves as both the executive and legislative authority of the largest and most complex county government in the United States. There are 34 appointed department heads that report to the Board.  There are also three elected officials (Assessor, District Attorney, and Sheriff) for a total of 37 major administrative units or departments that currently serve the needs of the County’s residents.
Selected by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers of 2016, the County’s annual budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 is $29 billion, with funding for approximately 108,000 positions to serve its diverse population.
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