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Sharp HealthCare | La Mesa, CA
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This is a new program for Sharp Grossmont Hospital's Pharmacy Department and we are excited to be able to contribute to the growth of future pharmacists. Students will be expected to commit to 2-3 years of employment. The Intern will perform obtain medication histories for admitted patients. Additional responsibilities may include medication counseling for patients discharging from the hospital and possible projects. They will work under direct supervision of the Pharmacist. The Intern Pharmacist will assist the Pharmacy Department in providing pharmaceutical services that supports the mission, values and philosophy of Pharmacy Services and Sharp HealthCare.

The Pharmacy Department at Sharp Grossmont Hospital provides innovative pharmaceutical care through progressive clinical services. We are a decentralized pharmacy services include critical care, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, and transitions of care. The Pharmacy Department is rapidly expanding their services and will be getting a new pharmacy in 2016.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in the region with 542 beds. The hospital has outstanding programs in heart care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery, mental health, stroke care and women's health. In addition, the hospital's Emergency and Critical Care Center is one of the most technologically advanced emergency and intensive care facilities in the nation. SGR is a certified for Stroke and STEMI. The Emergency Departments serves >100,000 patients annually.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is nationally recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for patient care and nursing practices. This designation is the "gold standard" for patient care and nursing excellence and is the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Keywords: Intern Pharmacist


This position is located in La Mesa, San Diego County.



Variable shifts, weekends as needed (roughly 8 - 12 hours/week).

Required Skills and Qualifications

* Current unencumbered CA Intern Pharmacist license
* Currently enrolled in an accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program
* Strong customer service skills
* Proficiency with basic computer skills

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

* Some experience in a hospital pharmacy environment
* Knowledge of pharmacy terminology, trade, generic drug names, and metric system

Essential physical requirements may be discussed during interview.

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Keywords: Intern pharmacist jobs in San Diego.

About Sharp HealthCare

Sharp HealthCare is an integrated regional health care delivery system based in San Diego, California. Sharp includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals and three medical groups plus a full spectrum of other facilities and services. Serving a population of approximately 3 million in San Diego County, Sharp operates 1,867 beds, has approximately 2,600 physicians on medical staffs, 1,587 physicians in medical groups, more than 14,000 employees, and represents $1 billion in assets and $1.4 billion in revenue.

At Sharp HealthCare, we are on an exciting journey to improve our organization's culture. We call this culture "The Sharp Experience" because it encompasses all we do at Sharp HealthCare. It involves enhancing the way we interact with and serve our patients and their families, our physicians and our colleagues.


We are transforming healthcare in San Diego by being

•  The best place to work — attracting highly skilled and passionate staff members who are focused on providing quality health care and building a culture of teamwork, recognition, celebration and professional and personal growth.

•  The best place to practice medicine — creating an environment in which physicians enjoy positive, collaborative relationships with nurses and other caregivers.

•  The best place to receive care — providing a new standard of service in the health care industry by employing service-oriented individuals who see it as their privilege to exceed the expectations of every patient by treating them with the utmost care, compassion and respect.


Recognized as a Leader in the Community and the Nation

Sharp HealthCare takes pride in the many rankings and recognitions we have achieved:

•  Ranked the No. 1 integrated health care provider in California by Modern Healthcare Magazine for the sixth consecutive year

•  Selected the best company to work for in the large employer category by the San Diego Business Journal for the second year in a row

•  Named one of the "100 Most Wired" health systems by Hospital and Health Networks

•  Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women named one of the top 10 places in the US to have a baby by Fit Pregnancy


Sharp HealthCare's facilities include

Acute Care Hospitals
  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center- 330 licensed beds, including 100 skilled nursing beds
  • Sharp Coronado Hospital and Healthcare Center- 204 licensed beds, including 46 skilled nursing beds
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital - 481 licensed beds, including 30 skilled nursing beds
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital - 341 licensed beds

Specialty Hospitals
  • Sharp Cabrillo Skilled Nursing Center - 76 skilled nursing beds
  • Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women - 166 licensed beds, including 61 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) beds
  • Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion - Opened 2003
  • Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital - 149 licensed beds (psychiatric facility)
  • Sharp Vista Pacifica - 16 licensed beds (chemical dependency recovery hospital)

Medical Groups
  • Sharp Community Medical Group
  • Sharp Mission Park Medical Group
  • Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group

Skilled Nursing Facilities

Sharp HealthCare's three skilled nursing facilities are the Birch-Patrick Convalescent Center, the Sharp Cabrillo Skilled Nursing Facility and Villa Coronado. 

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