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Pharmacist III - Diabetes Care & Education Specialist

Opportunity Criteria

Employment TypeFull Time
Salary Range $58.30 to $83.30 / Hour
What Health System Pharmacy contributes to Cardinal Health

Pharmacy Operations is responsible for the safe, efficient and effective coordination of Cardinal Health's pharmacy operations that service acute care hospitals, hospital retail customers, ambulatory care and alternate site facilities, oncology and cardiology practices as well as retail customers.

Health System Pharmacy is responsible for providing customized pharmacy program solutions that reduce costs and improve patient care quality for hospitals, health systems and other integrated healthcare providers may also consult with and advise healthcare team on prescribed medications, supplies and related processes.

Cardinal Health manages the pharmacy at MLK Jr. Community Hospital, and we are currently recruiting for a Pharmacist III - Diabetes Care & Education Specialist to work a rotating schedule at 40 hours a week, 8 hour shifts.


Responsible for assistance in the development of the pharmacy driven inpatient diabetes stewardship and management program. Pharmacist III - Diabetes Care & Education Specialist will provide support to the department director, department managers, and staff by providing data derived from evidence based clinical best practice guidelines and latest published literature on the diabetes care. This position reports to the Pharmacy Clinical Manager. Perform the essential functions of a clinical pharmacist on a as needed basis
Collaborate with Pharmacy management, nursing, medical and ancillary health care team members to develop and maintain protocols and medication initiatives to:
Reduce patient harm related to insulin administration
Optimize institutional glucometric outcomes
Ensure healthcare providers within the institution are up-to-date in their knowledge and approach to treating glycemic excursions in the hospital
Enhance education efforts across all interprofessional service-lines within the organization
Improve delivery of evidence-based pharmacotherapeutic recommendations
Assist in evaluation of new diabetes medications for consideration for pharmacy formulary. Maintenance and implementation of pharmacy policies, protocols, and initiatives.
Assist with pharmacy deliverables to hospital P&T, Medication Safety, Opioid Stewardship, Infection Control/Antimicrobial Stewardship, Heart Failure, COPD, and Diabetes Care Committee.
Assist with the development and coordination of pharmacy medication use evaluations and report results to appropriate subsequent committee.
Other functions as defined/delegated by manager.


Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy, Advanced degree (PharmD or MS) preferred
Active pharmacist license in the state of California required
Inpatient pharmacy experience preferred
Prior pharmacy residency experience preferred
Bilingual/Spanish speaking preferred
Experience using CERNER preferred
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) or obtain certification within 6 months of employment
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of pharmacy and the medication use process as related to clinical outcome and patient safety
Must possess strong oral and written communication skills
Perform as Staff Pharmacist as needed .
Perform special projects as requested .
Ability to prioritize responsibilities and perform in in high-pressure situations

What is expected of you and others at this level
Applies comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks and projects
May contribute to the development of policies and procedures
Works on complex projects of large scope
Develops technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems
Solutions are innovative and consistent with organization objectives
Completes work; independently receives general guidance on new projects
Work reviewed for purpose of meeting objectives
May act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues

Anticipated hourly range: $58.30 per hour - $83.30 per hour
Bonus eligible: No
Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.
Medical, dental and vision coverage
Paid time off plan
Health savings account (HSA)
401k savings plan
Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay
Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
Short- and long-term disability coverage
Work-Life resources
Paid parental leave
Healthy lifestyle programs
Application window anticipated to close: 04/09/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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