Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
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Provides ambulatory pharmaceutical care services using approved protocols in collaboration with other health professional, including managing patient drug therapy, providing patient education, and preparing and/or overseeing the preparation and dispensing of medications. Promotes high quality, evidence-based, cost-effective pharmaceutical care. Performs these duties in the clinical areas assigned.
- Upholds Kaiser Permanentes Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
- Conducts patient medication history inquiries upon referral from physicians and other medical personnel.
- Given a diagnosis, synthesize a treatment plan, which may include drug therapy and lifestyle modifications, and transition within the continuum of care settings.
- Identifies, resolves, and prevents potential and actual medication-related problems including: untreated indications, improper drug selection, subtherapeutic dosage, overdose, failure to receive medication, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, and medication without indication.
- Under protocol, initiates, adjusts, monitors, and recommends changes in drug therapy based on information obtained through patient interviews, objective monitoring parameters, review of drug profiles and the patient medical record.
- Coordinates and interprets laboratory monitoring of drug therapy, including serum drug levels, electrolytes, and other approved drug-related laboratory testing.
- Provides patient monitoring for the purpose of evaluating and optimizing patient outcomes, drug utilization and patient compliance, detecting and/or minimizing ADRs, eliminating unnecessary drug use and duplication.
- Provides patient education related to the individuals disease state, including predictable actions, side effects, reasons for proper compliance, and any special instruction.
- Assure ongoing performance improvement of the pharmaceutical care services provided.
- Provides education to providers and staff via presentations, newsletters, formal utilization reviews, and one-on-one interactions.
- Performs drug utilization review, comprehensive medication review, and/or medication reconciliation.
- Operate pharmacy computer system(s) and other equipment and software.
- Documents information appropriately in the patients medical record and other computer systems according to policies and procedures and regulatory requirements
- Supports a collaborative Labor-Management Partnership environment.
- Performs other duties as required.
- Minimum 1200 hours of experience in the last three (3) years working under a collaborative drug therapy management protocol including initiating, adjusting, discontinuing, and refilling medication in patients with chronic disease states.
- Complete an ASHP accredited PGY-1 clinical pharmacy residency prior to start date in position where at least 50 percent of the experience includes the provision of direct patient care services with interdisciplinary teams.
- Degree in Pharmacy from an ACPE accredited (or ACPE candidate status) school of Pharmacy.
- Pharmacist License (California) required at hire
- Basic Life Support within 3 months of hire
- National Provider Identifier required at hire
- Knowledge Required:
- Comprehensive knowledge of current pharmacological/biopharmaceutical principles, medical terminology, pathologies, disease state management, age appropriate therapy, and other information as it pertains to medical or pharmaceutical care management plan.
- Knowledge of Federal/State laws/regulations regarding delivery of pharmacy services and the scope of practice of a pharmacist.
- Demonstrated work experience performing aseptic techniques & preparation of sterile IV products & hazardous agents, as required.
- Knowledge of sources of current drug information and medical literature. Skill/Abilities Required:
- Demonstrated ability to extract pertinent information from patient/other sources for a medical management plan.
- Demonstrated ability to teach and evaluate.
- Effective verbal/written communication skills at appropriate level.
- Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
- Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary patient care team.
- Board certification in relevant practice area
- Advanced Practice Pharmacist License
- A Doctor Doctorate of Pharmacy, Pharm.D.
- PGY-2 clinical pharmacy specialty residency or fellowship