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Alongside physicians, clinicians, and patients, you'll work as a respected and vital member of our care delivery team. Providing information and recommending treatment programs that support our proactive philosophy, you'll approach health from a holistic perspective that includes alternative therapies and lifestyle changes in addition to the latest medications.

Part-Time Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Location: Honolulu, HI Additional Locations:

Dole Service Center 680 Iwilei Rd. Ste. 101 201, 680 Iwilei Rd. Ste. 101 201 255 & 300, Honolulu,Hawaii, 96817
Hilo Medical Offices 1292 Waianuenue Ave., 1292 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo,Hawaii, 96720
Honolulu Medical Offices 1010 Pensacola St., 1010 Pensacola St., Honolulu,Hawaii, 96814
Hospital/Medical Offices 3288 Moanalua Rd., 3288 Moanalua Rd., Honolulu,Hawaii, 96819
Kailua Medical Offices 201 Hamakua Dr., 201 Hamakua Dr., Kailua,Hawaii, 96734
Kapolei Medical Offices 599 Farrington Hwy., 599 Farrington Hwy., Kapolei,Hawaii, 96707
Koolau Medical Offices 45-602 Kamehameha Hwy., 45-602 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe,Hawaii, 96744
Nanaikeola Medical Offices 87-2116 Farrington Hwy., 87-2116 Farrington Hwy., Waianae,Hawaii, 96792
Waipio Medical Offices 94-1480 Moaniani St., 94-1480 Moaniani St., Waipahu,Hawaii, 96797
Kihei Medical Offices 1279 S. Kihei Rd. #120, 1279 S. Kihei Rd. #120, Kihei Maui,Hawaii, 96753
Lahaina Medical Offices 910 Wainee St., 910 Wainee St., Lahaina,Hawaii, 96761
Lani Medical Offices 55 Lani Pkwy., 55 Maui Lani Pkwy., Wailuku,Hawaii, 96793
Wailuku Medical Offices 80 Mahalani St., 80 Mahalani St., Wailuku,Hawaii, 96793
Kona Medical Offices I 74-517 Honokohau St., 74-517 Honokohau St., Kailua Kona,Hawaii, 96740
Job Number: 786355 Date posted: 05/20/2019
Consults with pharmacy leadership, physicians and interdisciplinary team members on the development, implementation and utilization of approved protocols to provide pharmaceutical care.  Manages the development and/or implementation of regional drug initiatives or other formulary management activities. Serves as a primary preceptor for the pharmacy student and residency program. Provides pharmaceutical care by performing various patient-focused clinical, educational, informative, and distributive functions in ambulatory care as an interdisciplinary team member in support of patients, practitioners, and ancillary staff. Ensures appropriate, cost-effective drug utilization while maintaining and enhancing patient care.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provides pharmaceutical care services for defined high risk patient populations. Ensures continuity of pharmaceutical care and optimal utilization of resources to and from acute and ambulatory patient-care settings. Collaborates with inpatient/outpatient pharmacist or established Regional disease management program(s) for follow-up with high-risk discharges.  Analyzes requestor's drug information need; employs systematic, efficient, and thorough procedure for retrieving drug information or enlists available resources; formulates response; follows up consistently on drug information recommendations and assesses effectiveness.  Performs drug regimen reviews for members as warranted; assesses patients where necessary and communicates information to physician.  Researches and organizes patient-specific information; documents patient medication histories; recommends or reviews laboratory tests to assess patient response to drug therapy; identifies medication therapy problems as appropriate. Provides oversight for functions and activities of support personnel to assure responsibilities are performed in accordance with scope of practice and applicable procedures.  Adapts effective strategies for communicating with non-English speaking patients or those who are otherwise impaired (e.g., blind, deaf, cognitively impaired, illiterate).
  • Recommends pharmacotherapeutic regimens and corresponding monitoring plans to prescribers in way that is systematic, logical, and secures consensus from prescriber and patient; utilizes patient interview/assessment skills, current literature-supported evidence and practices, drug initiative information, and established protocols.  Designs appropriate pharmacotherapeutic regimens; integrates patient-specific disease and drug information, current practice standards, ethical issues, and quality-of-life issues, and pharmacoeconomic principles.  Monitors data and modifies pharmacotherapeutic plans as necessary. Documents pharmaceutical care activities in patients' medical records or clinical information system.
  • Designs effective medication-use education for patients and caregivers; provides one-on-one counseling to patients and caregivers, including information on drug therapy, adverse effects, compliance, appropriate use, and handling.  Provides patient-specific verbal or written consultations, including pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetic, to healthcare practitioners.  May perform limited physical examinations, such as blood pressure and glucose measurement, for the purpose of providing medication management services. Participates in designing, reviewing, monitoring, or researching clinical drug trials as needed.
  • Takes leadership role in development, implementation, and coordination of regional, hospital, or hospital-based drug initiatives or other formulary management activities.  Participates, as appropriate, in development and/or implementation of regional drug initiatives or other formulary management activities.  Participates in establishing disease state management protocols in coordination with HPMG physicians, Clinic Nursing, Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee.
  • Participates in monitoring and improving relevant outcome measures and/or quality improvement indicators; defines quality improvement processes; develops measures to monitor, assures safety and appropriateness. Leads regional medication management and formulary education programs to promote appropriate, cost-effective prescribing. Participates in task forces, lecture programs and skills certification for patients, providers, pharmacy staff, and support staff at departmental, Regional, national, and international levels as warranted. Establishes relationships with physicians and facility leaders to successfully partner on drug therapy issues; balances cost and quality issues. Participates in didactic or clerkship education of pharmacy students, and/or serves as preceptor of residents as warranted.
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of related federal, state and local regulations and accreditation requirements including The Joint Commission standards and ability to safely handle and/or prepare various pharmaceutical compounds (e.g., chemotherapeutic agents, biologicals).
  • Education
  • Graduate from an accredited pharmacy college recognized by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).
  • Upon date of hire, licensed pharmacists who have completed a PGY1 residency, PGY2 residency, Pharmacy Fellowship, or demonstrates mastery of the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities expected of one who has completed a PGY1 residency given a minimum of three (3) years clinical pharmacy practice experience.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Valid Hawaii Pharmacist license (must meet education requirement(s) for Hawaii State licensure) upon date of hire.
  • Successful attainment of Board Certification by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS) within three (3) years after date of hire.
  • Oncology Clinical Pharmacist = Board Certified in Oncology.
  • Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist = Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy or Ambulatory Care Pharmacy. Inpatient = Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy.
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification upon date of hire.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • N/A

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from a school recognized by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education.
    Primary Location: Hawaii,Honolulu,Mapunapuna Medical Offices 2828 Pa'a St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Pharmacy Specialty: Ambulatory Care/Clinical Pharmacist Department: AmCare-Clinical Rx Specialties Travel: No 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.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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    Whether you're a resident, technician, or specialist, you'll find a wide array of clinical services in our progressive practice environment. In addition to outpatient, inpatient/hospital, and ambulatory care/clinical opportunities, we maintain specialized pharmacy services, automated refill pharmacies, regional call centers, drug information services, and pharmacy analytical services. In fact, our mail-order pharmacy was ranked highest in customer satisfaction by a J.D. Power U.S. Pharmacy Study.

    Our pharmacists also have access to a wealth of information and integrated technologies, meaning you have the information you need at your fingertips, enabling you to make the right decisions, expedite patient care, and actively participate in your patients' health.

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