Inpatient Pharmacy Specialist - Pediatrics Infectious Disease - FontanaFontana, California
As part of the pharmacy team with Kaiser Permanente, you’ll learn and grow as you help make a difference in the lives of everyone in our communities. Whether you’re working with patients, partnering with physicians, or collaborating with colleagues, you’ll play a key role in an information-rich environment. One where your development will be supported and your skills will be challenged as you work at the top of your license. If you want to explore opportunities beyond your role, we provide a wide array of professional growth opportunities to help our pharmacy team advance their skills and careers. If you believe in the continued pursuit of excellence, there’s no better place to put your beliefs into practice.
- Job Type: Full-time
- Job Level: Individual Contributor
- Travel: No
- Pay Range: $91.76 - $94.51 / hour
We’re looking for Pharmacy team members who possess the following traits.
- Team Player
- Results Driven
We offer several benefits to our pharmacy team.
Health Care Benefits
Vacation, Holiday & Sick Leave
Labor Management Partnership
As part of the Kaiser Permanente pharmacy team, you’ll collaborate with other team members and physicians to continually evolve and enhance patient care. You can also take advantage of our electronic medical record systems and our integrated technology platforms. It’s a unique opportunity to drive the future of care for all while leveraging your expertise to improve the total health of our members.
What Our People Are Saying
Outpatient Pharmacy Operations Manager
“I’ve felt real support every step of the way throughout my pharmacy career. I would not be the pharmacist I am today if I was not empowered to practice kindness and compassion, and be allowed to be me. I feel blessed to have been a part of this organization for the past 16 years.”
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Supervisor
“I have had multiple growth opportunities at Kaiser Permanente. I started as a Summer Youth intern, then I worked as an Apothecary Circle intern. After that, I received two years of pharmacy residency training here. I’ve always been supported with substantial resources like tuition reimbursement, business resource groups, as well as coaching and mentorship programs.”
Director, Inpatient Pharmacy Services
“I chose Kaiser Permanente because of its presence in our communities. We acknowledge, support, cultivate, and nourish the body, soul, and spirit of each patient, employee, and community member. I wanted to be a part of such a phenomenal organization.”
Manager, Mail Order Call Center
“They encouraged me to work outside of my comfort zone. Now, I’m on a career path I would have never expected. I enjoyed my pathway to get here and it’s been a challenge. It really helped me grow as a person and as an employee. Kaiser Permanente supported me to be the manager I am today.”
“I joined Kaiser Permanente as a young mother with a family. I knew this was a stable company with great pay and benefits, and many opportunities to grow. I’ve always experienced flexibility and growth and we’re encouraged to serve our communities and to have a work-life balance.”
“When you join Kaiser Permanente, you have access to a wealth of experience in the health care industry. You’ll learn about more than medications. You’ll gain experience in customer service, data entry, and other valuable areas. I enjoy supporting our pharmacists and ensuring my patients receive the medications they need.”
Inpatient Pharmacy Specialist - Pediatrics Infectious Disease - Fontana
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Under indirect, or direct supervision and based on the understanding of patient variables such as age, sex, and other physical characteristics: monitors or manages the medication therapy of hospitalized or ambulatory patients as assigned; confers with and assists medical personnel in the care and treatment of these patients; provides medication information and pharmacokinetic dosing advice; adjust doses, orders laboratory tests, and administers medications according to established policies & procedures; monitors medication distribution; dispenses, compounds, and distributes pharmacy products. Provides direction to ancillary pharmacy staff. Performs other duties as required.
- Upholds Kaiser Permanentes Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
- Performs sterile and non-sterile compounding.
- In collaboration with the health care team, develops and implements patient-specific plans to optimize medication therapy.
- Monitors the medication therapy to assure optimum therapeutic results.
- Manage and optimize medication therapy based on interpretation of data, assessments, and evaluations of patient outcomes.
- Follows hospital approved collaborative, pharmacokinetic drug therapy management protocols (e.g., adjust drug doses, order laboratory tests, assess therapeutic effectiveness etc.).
- Interviews patients and family members or other designated care givers to obtain information regarding medication use, medication allergies and sensitivities. Utilizes that information, as well as pertinent information from other data sources, into the patients medication management plan.
- Documents the information appropriately in the patients medical record or other computer systems.
- Advises patients and designated family members or other designated care givers regarding medication, directions for use, storage requirements, medication coordination with diet, importance of compliance, precautions and warnings for medication therapy.
- Advises the patient and designated family members or other designated care givers on the use of medication related devices.
- Provides pharmacokinetic dosing advice to medical personnel.
- Orders and adjusts medication dosages, orders laboratory tests, and administers medication under protocol according to established policies and procedures.
- Monitors the effectiveness and accuracy of the hospital medication distribution system.
- Reviews all medication orders for appropriateness and adherence to the drug formulary.
- Clarifies orders and intervenes when necessary.
- Verifies accuracy of medication preparation and dispensing by pharmacy personnel.
- Provides medical personnel with medication information.
- Identifies potential medication safety issues and works actively to prevent medication errors.
- Reviews patient medical records to detect adverse drug events, and assists medical personnel to form treatment plans in response to adverse drug events.
- Evaluates adverse drug events to determine their severity, probability, and preventability for further analysis and review.
- Reviews patients medical record to verify proper delivery and correct administration of medication.
- Ensures appropriate medication storage and security.
- Participates in investigational drug studies as required.
- Participates in problem identification and resolution. Consults with supervisors when appropriate.
- Supports a collaborative Labor-Management Partnership environment.
- Reports discrepancies to appropriate medical and/or administrative personnel.
- Develops and tests requirements and specifications for protocols, computer programs, pharmacokinetic dosing and other pharmaceutical care applications.
- Participates in assigned education and training programs.
- Develops and maintains teaching curriculum and conducts educational programs for pharmacy, other medical personnel, and patients.
- Actively participates in rounds, hospital committees, utilization review, quality management programs and other programs as needed.
- Participates actively as a member of the interdisciplinary team during medical emergencies (e.g. Code Blue).
- Performs other duties as required.
- Possesses a minimum of 1500 hours of inpatient pharmacy experience within the last 3 years (e.g., intern pharmacist, pharmacist) or successful completion of an ASHP accredited clinical pharmacy practice residency within the last 5 years prior to start date.
- If Antimicrobial Stewardship Specialty, must have at least one of the following credentials: Be a Board-Certified Pharmacist in Infection Disease (BCIDP) OR, have completed a PGY2 residency program in either HIV or Infectious Disease OR, the candidate has worked 500 hours of time in antimicrobial stewardship, infectious disease, or HIV pharmacy activities in the past three (3) years and condition of achieving BCIDP within three (3) years of employment OR, the candidate has successfully completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Residency (within the past three (3) years), with at least six (6) weeks of antimicrobial stewardship, infectious disease, or HIV learning experience activities during the residency year and condition of achieving BCIDP within three (3) years of employment OR, has obtained the following certification(s): Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists (SIDP)
- If NICU/Peds/PICU Specialty, must have at least one of the following credentials: Be a Board-Certified Pharmacist in Certified Critical Care (BCCCP) OR, have completed a PGY2 residency program in either Critical Care or Emergency Medicine OR, the candidate has worked 500 hours of time in critical care or emergency department pharmacy activities in the past three (3) years and condition of achieving BCCCP within three (3) years of employment OR, the candidate has successfully completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Residency (within the past three (3) years), with at least six (6) weeks of critical care or emergency department learning experience activities during the residency year and condition of achieving BCCCP within three (3) years of employment OR, has obtained the following certification(s): ASHP Emergency Medicine Professional Certificate. Additionally, PALS must be obtained within the probationary period.
- Degree in Pharmacy from an ACPE accredited (or ACPE candidate status) School of Pharmacy
- Pharmacist License (California) required at hire
- Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System Registration required at hire
- Basic Life Support within 3 months of hire
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support within 3 months of hire
- National Provider Identifier required at hire
- Demonstrates knowledge of patient variables such as age, sex, and other physical characteristics/presentation and disease states as they relate to medication therapy.
- Comprehensive knowledge of acute care medications.
- Possess comprehensive knowledge of current pharmacological/biopharmaceutical principles, medical terminology, pathologies and disease states, and the ability to relate this information to the patients medical management plan.
- Demonstrated work experience performing aseptic technique and the ability to prepare sterile IV products and chemotherapeutic agents.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulations regarding the provision of pharmaceutical services.
- Demonstrated ability to extract pertinent information from the patient, or other sources, and relate it to the patients medical management plan.
- Experience operating pharmacy computer system(s) and other equipment.
- Comprehensive knowledge of emergency medications.
- Doctorate of Pharmacy, Pharm.D.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest
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