Pharmacist III - Diabetes Care & Education Specialist

Cardinal Health

Cardinal Health

Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

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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