Ambulatory Care Pharmacist - Psychiatry (SPMI)Livermore, 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: $91.12 - $93.86 / 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.”
Ambulatory Care Pharmacist - Psychiatry (SPMI)
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- Under the direction of the Department manager or designee, promotes rational and cost-effective Inpatient and Outpatient drug therapy through close participation in the drug therapy decision-making process with assigned physicians and other medical personnel.
- Provides direction to Pharmacist Residents, Pharmacist Interns, Pharmacy Technicians, and other non-licensed personnel.
- 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 other duties as required.
- Successful completion of a clinical pharmacy residency or possess the equivalent clinical experience in direct patient care delivery.
- B.S. degree in Pharmacy OR Pharm.D required.
- Pharmacist License (California) required at hire
- Basic Life Support from American Heart Association
- ACLS certification may be required in some areas.
- Comprehensive knowledge of current pharmacological/biopharmaceutical principles, medical terminology, pathologies, disease states, and related information for a medical management plan.
- Working knowledge of aseptic technique and preparation of sterile IV products and chemotherapy agents. Knowledge of emergency medications and drug monitoring.
- Understanding of drug utilization review and drug usage evaluation
- Knowledge of Federal and State laws & regulations regarding the provision of pharmaceutical services.
- Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Must be able to operate the pharmacy computer system(s) and other equipment. Must be able to input prescription labels.
- Must obtain an NPI # within one month in position.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
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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