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Clinical Pharmacist l - Inpatient

Primary Location Wailuku, Hawaii Job Number 1190000 Date posted 05/30/2023
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Job Summary:

Provides pharmaceutical care by performing various patient focused clinical, educational, informative, and distributive functions in inpatient and/or home infusion as interdisciplinary team member in support of patients, providers, and ancillary staff. Ensures appropriate, cost-effective drug utilization while maintaining and enhancing patient care.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and dispenses medications using appropriate techniques and applicable policies and procedures.  Researches and organizes patient-specific information. Documents patient medication histories. Recommends or reviews laboratory tests. Identifies medication therapy problems as appropriate. Analyzes requestors drug information need. Formulates response. Follows up consistently on drug information recommendations and assesses effectiveness. Participates in monitoring and improving relevant outcome measures and/or quality improvement indicators.

  • Designs and recommends pharmacotherapeutic regimens and corresponding monitoring plans. Utilizes patient interview/assessment skills, current literature-supported evidence and practices, drug initiative information, established protocols and 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.  Provides patient-specific verbal or written consultations, including pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetic, to healthcare practitioners.  May perform limited physical examinations (ie. blood pressure and glucose measurement).

  • Balances cost and quality issues. Participates in Regional medication management and formulary education programs to promote appropriate, cost-effective prescribing.  Participates in task forces, lecture programs and skills certification. Participates in didactic or clerkship education of pharmacy students.

  • Participates, as appropriate, in development and/or implementation of regional drug initiatives or other formulary management activities.  Participates in establishing disease state management protocols. Collaborates with inpatient/outpatient pharmacist or established Regional disease management programs for follow-up with high-risk discharges.  Participates in designing, reviewing, monitoring, or researching clinical drug trials as needed.
Basic Qualifications:

  • N/A


  • Graduate from an accredited pharmacy college recognized by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).
  • Completion of an emergency contraception training course approved by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE), curriculum-based programs from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy, applicable state or local health department programs, or programs recognized by the board of pharmacy upon hire.
License, Certification, Registration
  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers OR Basic Life Support
  • Pharmacist License (Hawaii)
Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to safely handle and/or prepare various pharmaceutical compounds (e.g., chemotherapeutic agents, biologicals).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in word processing, spreadsheet and database PC applications.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS).
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from a school recognized by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).
  • Completion of a general residency program.
Primary Location: Hawaii,Wailuku,Maui Memorial - Wailuku Tower Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM Working Hours End: 03:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: S03|AFSCME|UNAC-HGEA Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: MAUI MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER - Inpatient Pharmacy-1 - 3601 Pay Range: $59.32 - $66.73 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

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