2450 Pharmacist

Recruitment #TEX-2450-902707


2450 Pharmacist (Informatics)

San Francisco Department of Public Health

Applicants are encouraged to file immediately as this recruitment may close at anytime but no earlier than May 25, 2018.

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is accepting applications for three (3) temporary exempt 2450 Informatics Pharmacist positions.

APPOINTMENT TYPE: These three (3) positions are Temporary Exempt appointments. One of them is a temporary exempt Category 16 which will not exceed 6 months. The other two are Category 17 positions in which the duration of the job appointment is up to two (2) years. Exempt employees are considered "at will". These positions are excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center’s (ZSFG) Pharmacy Department is accepting applications for three (3) full-time positions in class 2450 Pharmacist to function as Information Technology (IT) specialists. The positions are responsible for the Department of Pharmacy’s IT system infrastructure and appropriate hospital wide interfaces, systems, and equipment as well as the development and use of appropriate technology and pharmaceutical automation to ensure the delivery of quality patient care.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Under general direction of the Pharmacy (IS/IT) Supervisor, the Pharmacist, class 2450 functioning as IT specialist performs the following essential job functions:

• Provides support to CPOE and eMAR end-users and vendors to help resolve problems.

• Participates in training-related performance improvement initiatives.

• Maintains system documentation and develops application specific standard work and procedures.

• Applies project planning and project management methodologies to large and small scale projects.

• Develops test plans, prepares test data and performs system testing as needed.

• Applies systems development methodology to solve problems.

• Prepares and maintains training materials for pharmacy staff related to systems and applications.

• Creates and maintains electronic drug formularies.

• Perform and support pharmacy information system upgrades.

• Maintain drug cost data via appropriate financial modules in various pharmacy systems.

• Upload required data to regulatory agencies.

• Assist with creating and maintaining medication order string and order sets.

• Respond to hardware (e.g. computer, scanners, printers, omnicell) problems, performs initial troubleshooting and/or replacements.

• Manage and analyze large amounts of data using Excel, Access, SQL and various vendor specific tools.

• Process and analyze interface rejections.

• Develop and perform user training for staff in all areas of the hospital as appropriate.

• Other duties as assigned by Pharmacy Management.

Minimum Qualifications

License and Certification:

Requires possession of a valid Registered Pharmacist license issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Possible Special Conditions (some positions may require the following):

  • 12 months of Pharmacy Informatics Experience

Verification of Experience: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification  

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

Verification of Education: If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Linda Muir, by email at Linda.muir@sfdph.org.


Selection Procedures

Departmental Review:

The selection process will include an evaluation of applicants in relations to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.

Conviction History

If you receive a conditional offer of employment, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you were given a conditional offer of employment. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing. Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a FaceFitting Respirator.

Licensure/Certification/Registration: Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.

Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR): The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.

Medical Examination/Drug Testing: Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

Information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation:


Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:


Copies of Application Documents: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#copies

Right to Work: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#identification

Issued:  May 11, 2018

Micki  Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: TEX-2450-902707

DPH/ LM / (415) 554-2589    (#01130386/01131804/01113353)


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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