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Pharmacist - Correctional Health Services

Per Diem

Recruitment #1219-RH4355-TM


This recruitment is being conducted to fill one per diem position at Correctional Health Services.

Employees hired into these non-benefitted positions will receive a 15% supplemental in lieu of benefits. Work hours vary between 8-5pm M-F. 

The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills and be able to work independently with limited supervision. This position does not require the pharmacist to prepare sterile parental admixtures, hyperalimentation solutions, chemotherapy solutions, injections and miscellaneous sterile solution.

Correctional Health Services provides health care to adult inmates at the San Joaquin County jail facility, located at 7000 Michael N. Canlis Blvd, French Camp, CA 95231. The care is mandated by Title 15, Division 1, Sub-Chapter IV of the California Regulatory Code. To work in the County jail facility, applicants must pass a rigorous security clearance which is a condition of employment. More information about the San Joaquin County jail facility and the mandatory security clearance is contained in the supplemental application which must be completed and submitted with the standard County employment application.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.


  • Interprets and fills medication orders for inpatients and outpatients written by authorized medical practitioners; reviews orders to determine appropriate quantity, strength and frequency of medication and assures clinical, chemical and therapeutic compatibility; may compound pharmaceuticals.
  •  Prepares sterile parental admixtures, hyperalimentation solutions, chemotherapy solutions, injections and miscellaneous sterile solution; performs related quality control procedures.
  •  Counsels outpatients regarding use of drugs, their effect and precautions to observe in their use; reviews laboratory results and assesses patients in clinics; initiates or adjusts medication regimen according to established protocols.
  •  Consults with medical staff, nursing staff and ancillary professional staff regarding patient drug therapy regimens.
  •  Supervises and checks unit dose distribution, filling, inventory and storage, and pre-packaging activities of Pharmacy Technicians.
  •  Conducts inspections, maintains records and ensures compliance with pharmacy law and JCAHO requirements.
  •  Develops and presents seminars, lectures and presentations on pharmacy topics to medical providers, pharmacy staff, residents, interns, and students.
  •  Acts as lead worker over less experience pharmacists; participates in training of student pharmacists.


    Education:  Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college or university.


    License:  Possession of a certificate of a valid license as a Registered Pharmacist issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy.


    Note:  Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.


    Pharmacology; pharmacokinetics; drug interactions; patient monitoring techniques; drug information retrieval; drug distribution systems; methods of sterile compounding; quality control techniques; legal limitations on procurement, storage distribution, and sale of drugs; federal and state laws applicable to the practice or pharmacy.


    Read and interpret physician prescriptions and orders; evaluate appropriateness of prescription; accurately fill and check unit dose cassettes and prescriptions; consult with patients; establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, nurses and others; understand and be sensitive to patient needs; supervise the work of others; communicate effectively; establish and maintain effective guest relations.


    Mobility-Operation of data entry device; constant standing for long periods; Lifting-Frequent lifting of 5 pounds or less; Visual Requirements-Ability to read case files and computer screens; constant good overall vision and reading/close-up work; frequent color perception and use of eye/hand coordination; occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision; Dexterity-Frequent holding; reaching; grasping; manipulate syringes, needles and vials while wearing gloves; handle individual papers; count individual pills; write and take notes; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing normal speech and talking in person, frequent hearing and talking on the telephone; Emotional/ Psychological Factors-Constant decision-making and concentration, frequent public contact; frequent exposure to hazardous materials; Special Requirements-May require working nights, weekends, and overtime; Environmental Factors-Occasional exposure to varied weather conditions.

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.


    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


    Apply Online:   

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, CA 95202                                  


    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

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    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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