SPOTLIGHT JOB: Pharmacist Specialists with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in anta Barbara, CA

September 27, 2013

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LOCATION: Santa Barbara, California

EMPLOYER: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

POSITION: Pharmacist Specialists

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is a 408 bed, not for profit teaching hospital located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. It is the flagship hospital of the Cottage Health System with affiliated hospitals in the cities of Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley.   Due to our continued growth, we are excited to announce two newly created positions:


This position requires either 3 years of Oncology experience or the completion of an Oncology Residency.  Experience with Ortho patients is a plus.


This position requires either 3 years of ED experience or the completion of a related Residency.  The primary aim of the Emergency Medicine Pharmacist will be to diminish the risks of adverse events and to reduce costs in the Emergency Department. The pharmacist will work with the varied staff in the ED to improve medication safety and provide pharmacologic information to staff. They will be assigned primary responsibly to an inpatient care unit.

Currently we are in the middle of a multi-year technology plan which includes pharmacy robotics and physician order entry as well as bar code verification for the administration of medications.

We are a training site for medical, surgical and radiology residents as well as doctor of pharmacy students. Scheduling is geared to provide a comfortable work/life balance. We have a decentralized clinical program and our health system is committed to maintaining state-of-the-art pharmaceutical services. New hires receive a four to six-week intensive clinical pharmacy orientation and training program.

We offer competitive salaries and a very comprehensive benefits package which includes relocation assistance, rental assistance and a sign-on bonus. We enjoy outstanding relationships with our nursing and physician colleagues. Our upbeat atmosphere fosters learning, improvements in patient safety and outstanding pharmaceutical care.

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