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Oupatient Lead Pharmacist - Retail OP Pharmacy - FT/Days - 69333-1A

Updated: May 22, 2024
Location: Orange
Job Type:
Department: Retail OP Pharmacy


Position Number: 41090509

Reports to: Outpatient Spec Pharm Mgr.

Working Title: Oupatient Lead Pharmacist

Cost Center: Retail OP Pharmacy (427173) 

Bargaining Unit: UPTE

FLSA: Exempt

Date Created: 5/17/2024

Job Code: 004855

Hours: 40

Shift: Full-Time/Days

FTE: 1


Position Summary: 

The Lead Pharmacist in the Outpatient Pharmacy Setting is responsible for leading and directing the Outpatient Specialty Pharmacy (OSP) operations to support the safe and effective management of outpatient pharmacy medication therapies. The Lead Pharmacist coordinates labor to support area service lines, including the Meds to Beds Program, Patient Immunizations and Travel Clinic, HIV/PEP/PreP clinic, and retail pharmacy services. This role is responsible for drug inventory management, tracking, and coordination to ensure compliance with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), State, and Federal Laws. 

The Outpatient Lead Pharmacist shall provide training and oversight for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, interns, and administrative personnel who are engaged in retail pharmacy services and provide feedback for employee evaluations and actions.   The position is required to rotate through the pharmacy on-call schedule in area of responsibility.  Incumbent will make presentations to pharmacy staff and other medical professionals, within, and outside of the organization and publish in medical journals. Incumbent will lecture two times per year to other medical professionals and be published at least one time every three years in a medical journal.  Also, will be assigned to precept pharmacy residents, students, technicians, and interns as required by supervisor. This position is a Direct Care Provider as defined in Pharmacy Policy. In this role, knowledge of pharmacy laws and regulations is required.

Total Compensation

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our: 

Compensation practices (https://www.hr.uci.edu/partnership/totalrewards/compensation.php) and 

Benefits (https://careersucirvine.ttcportals.com/pages/benefits). 

Salary Range: 


Annual Rate  Minimum  $123,500.00                         Midpoint       $182,700.00                         Maximum              $241,900.00


Required Qualifications:


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the Health System

Current BLS or ACLS certification

Must demonstrate customer service and teamwork skills appropriate to the job

Demonstrate clear, concise verbal and written communication skills

Minimum four years of experience as a licensed pharmacist in a retail or community pharmacy setting, or two years’ experience & completion of a PGY-1 Residency

Demonstrated experience developing efficient workflows, programs, policies and standard operating procedures

Demonstrated experience monitoring quality and efficiency utilizing metrics

Demonstrated experience providing oversite, training, and development for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

Knowledge and experience with the 340B drug pricing program

Excellent planning, organization and time management skills

Graduation from an accredited School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree

CA Board of Pharmacy Registered Pharmacist licensure in good standing


Preferred Qualifications: 

An advanced administrative degree (M.S., M.H.A., M.P.H., M.B.A.)

Experience in a retail Specialty Pharmacy and/or experience with a “Meds to Beds” discharge prescription program

Knowledge and experience with URAC and/or ACHC requirements

Knowledge and use of EPIC WAM retail software


Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to Work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page: https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php 

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. 

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact UCI’s Employee Experience Center (EEC) at [email protected] or at (949) 824-0500, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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