Jet Setter Pharmacist: 70 Miles Of Pristine Coastline and Year-round Sunshine

Posted on March 5, 2013


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As a pharmacist, you have options when it comes to where you work, and at PharmacyWeek we see several pharmacy job opportunities cross desks every day that even make us want to get up and go work at these dream destinations. Jet Setter Pharmacist highlights great job openings in even better locations, and what makes these locations and employers so unique!

san diego3LOCATION: San Diego, California

EMPLOYER: Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS)

POSITIONS: Quality Control Coordinator

WHY YOU’LL LOVE ITWelcome to San Diego, California’s second largest city, where blue skies keep watch over 70 miles of majestic coastline and a gentle Mediterranean climate and friendly locals create a welcoming vibe all its own.

Bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains to the east, and Mexico to the south, the diverse neighborhoods of San Diego are spread out over 4,200 square miles, offering endless opportunities for exploration and activities. Spend a day relaxing in one of the many beach communities, then hiking in the east San Diego County mountains the next. Explore the urban neighborhoods of San Diego’s downtown, from the iconic Gaslamp District to the eclectic community of Hillcrest.  Visit the quaint and charming island town of Coronado or the picturesque village of La Jolla. San Diego’s regions are so unique and diverse; there are plenty of options to discover something new each time you visit.

san diego2If San Diego is known for one thing, it would be for our gorgeous beaches. With 70 miles of pristine coastline, year-round sunshine and mild temperatures, you can enjoy the surf and sand almost any day of the year. For visitors and locals alike, the beach is a veritable wonderland and the place to spend entire days with family and friends.

From expansive sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, reefs, tide pools and everything in between, the beaches in San Diego are as varied as the California beach towns that were built around them. Discover beaches perfect for families and dogs, beaches coveted by the world’s top surfers, or to enjoy a fire, play volleyball, spot sea creatures or simply relax and people watch. One thing’s for sure, on any given day at any beach in San Diego, you’ll find a front row seat to a magnificent display of the western sky as the sun descents into the Pacific.

Sometimes the best way to discover the region is to let one of the local’s show you the hidden gems or provide the details you might otherwise miss.  Some of the many guided tours and sightseeing adventures are enjoyed by boat, trolley, bus or even Segway.  From historic Old Town to Coronado, to whale watching, bird watching or brewery hopping, San Diego tours are a great way to dig in to the diversity of the region.

ABOUT THE JOB: Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.(CAPS), a company of B.Braun Medical Inc., is a state licensed pharmacy also operating as a manufacturer registered with the FDA. CAPS services originate from a free-standing facility with a focus to provide daily admixing and delivery of parenteral drugs, solutions, and nutrition.

Pioneered in 1991, CAPS delivers high quality parenteral admixture services and solutions to dynamic and challenging pharmacy environments. CAPS has grown into a national network of state-licensed, FDA-registered pharmacies providing service to over 1000 hospitals and home care customers. From 25 nationwide locations, CAPS pharmacies operate 365 days a year to admix, dispense and deliver labeled patient specific and anticipatory IV prescriptions to our growing family of outsourcing partners. CAPS services allow client based pharmacists to focus less time on compounding IV solutions and more time on clinical work, while saving time and money.

We are currently seeking a Quality Control Coordinator for our San Diego, CA Pharmacy. The QCC is responsible for monitoring and documenting compliance with the CAPS Continuous Quality Assessment and Improvement Program within each CAPS pharmacy.

1. Perform the Daily Compliance Verification Checklist, document the results and report to the immediate supervisor.
2. Perform laboratory testing and document results as required.
3. Perform Document review of anticipatory and as appropriate non-sterile to sterile compounding batch records:
4. Submit samples to the appropriate labs for chemical assay and microbial tests.
5. Track vendor equipment calibration and maintenance records and assess for deviations.
6. Provide investigation support and documentation for deviation and complaint reports.
7. Support in Internal & External audits
8. Maintain quality records
9. Assure facility compliance to standard operating procedures, cGMP, USP.

To qualify for this position, candidates must possess a B.S. or B.A. degree in Science (Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Pharmacy). Minimum of 2 years experience in a QA/QC department of a pharmaceutical or Allied Health Science.

B.Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.

CAPS is a growing company and offers a large selection of opportunities across the nation. We want you to be a part of our growth and continued success.

For more information about this job, click here.