Informatics Pharmacist

Ventura County


Operating under the general direction of the Pharmacist Supervisor, the Informatics Pharmacist assumes a critical position within the Ventura County healthcare system by managing medication-related data, information, and knowledge. Their responsibilities encompass ensuring seamless integration, interoperability, and exchange of information to streamline medication management processes efficiently. The incumbent will also collaborate closely with healthcare providers to refine treatment plans, mitigate drug interactions, and address individual patient needs. Through meticulous execution of these responsibilities, the individual significantly enhances the quality of patient care across the Ventura County Medical System.

Informatics Pharmacist’s primary responsibilities include planning, executing, and refining projects related to Information Systems & Applications within the pharmacy department. Contribute to workflow development, system configuration, change documentation, and provide support to staff for application functionality. Stay updated with system advancement and collaborate with internal and external analysts to maintain multitudes of applications utilized in the department. Conduct continuous maintenance, testing, and optimization of pharmacy systems.


MARKET-BASED PREMIUM PAY: Upon recommendation of the Director Health Care Agency, the Director-Human Resources may approve a market-based premium pay (MBPP) from $11.00 up to $21.00 per hour (depending on job assignment) for Regular Pharmacist incumbents.

EDUCATIONAL/BILINGUAL INCENTIVES: Incumbents may be eligible for an educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% based on completion of an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree that is not required for the classification. Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill.


Pharmacist II is represented by the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) and is eligible for overtime compensation.

The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-Term), Intermittent, Per Diem Pool, and Extra-Help vacancies within the Health Care Agency for this position only. There is currently one (1) Full-Time Regular vacancy.


OPENING DATE: 5/1/2024 

CLOSING DATE: 5/15/2024

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manages medication-related data, information, and knowledge, ensuring integration, interoperability, and exchange of information to facilitate efficient medication management processes.
  • Develops, validates, and utilizes reports to use for pharmacy operations and clinical applications.
  • Delivers medication-related information including knowledge generation, cataloging, integration into workflow, and measurement of usage and effectiveness.
  • Develops point-of-business analytic solutions aimed at enhancing decision-making processes within the practice.
  • Utilizes user experiences, research findings, and theoretical informatics principles to enhance clinical practice and usability in applied clinical informatics.
  • Participates in the procurement, development, implementation, customization, management, evaluation, and continuous improvement of clinical information systems.
  • Precepts pharmacy students.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications


Requires a pharmaceutical degree, Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy from an accredited school of pharmacy or its equivalent; AND a minimum of a combination of four (4) months of recent hospital/clinical/outpatient/inpatient and retail pharmacy experience.

The required pharmacy experience must be experience obtained after obtaining the Pharmacist license in the State of California


  • Must possess and maintain a current, valid State of California license as a Pharmacist.
  • Some previous work experience in pharmacy informatics


  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy.
  • Completion of PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program.
  • At least two (2) years of clinical inpatient pharmacy experience.
  • Pharmacy Informatics Certificate from ASHP.


Thorough knowledge of: Pharmacy data management and analysis; unit dose system; non-sterile compounding (USP 795); hazardous compounding (USP 800); IV compounding systems; dose titration; and parenteral nutrition; pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pathophysiology, and applied therapeutics; and current medical and pharmacy literature.

Skills in: Electronic Health Records (Cerner); Microsoft Office products such as Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access.

Working ability to: apply informatic principles to work environment, maintain medication delivery systems (e.g. medication dispensing cabinet and various infusion pumps) develop and conduct in-services training programs for pharmacy, nursing, and medical staff; communicate effectively; supervise technicians and pharmacy students; evaluate patient drug therapy; interview patients; operate a computer; lead a project with a multidisciplinary group; and make verbal presentations to large groups.

Recruitment Process

FINAL FILING DATE: Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date of Wednesday, May 15th 2024.

To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another “merit” or “civil service” public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a “merit” or “civil service” style examination, then appointment by “Lateral Transfer” may be possible. If interested, please click here (Download PDF reader) for additional information.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE – qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this exam at the time of filing. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the exam process to assist in determining each applicant’s qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in the application being removed from consideration.

APPLICATION EVALUATION – qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.


A Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E) is a structured evaluation of the job application materials submitted by an applicant, including the written responses to the supplemental questionnaire. The T&E is NOT a determination of whether the applicant meets the stated requirements; rather, the T&E is one method for determining who are the better qualified among those who have shown that they meet the stated requirements. In a T&E, applications are either scored or rank ordered according to criteria that most closely meet the business needs of the department. Applicants are typically scored/ranked in relation to one another; consequently, when the pool of applicants is exceptionally strong, many qualified applicants may receive a score or rank which is moderate or even low.

NOTE: In a typical T&E, your training and experience are evaluated in relation to the background, experience and factors identified for successful job performance during a job analysis. For this reason, it is recommended that your application materials clearly show your relevant background and specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is also highly recommended that the supplemental questions within the application are completed with care and diligence. Applicants must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.

ORAL EXAMINATION: A job-related Oral Examination may be conducted to evaluate and compare participating candidates’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. Applicants must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.

If there are three (3) or fewer qualified applicants, a T&E/Oral Exam will not be conducted. Instead, a score of seventy percent (70%) will be assigned to each application, and each applicant will be placed on the eligible list.

Applicants successfully completing the exam process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information and driving record may be required for this position.


The County of Ventura is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Brett Ramirez by e-mail at [email protected] or by telephone at (805) 654-2277.


Service Employees International Union (LOCAL 721)


To learn more about Benefits, Retirement, and the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), see links below.

  • Benefits website or you may call (805) 654-2570.
  • Retirement FAQ’s (Download PDF reader)
  • Memorandum of Agreement 


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