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Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (LR-3757)

Location: Woodland Hills, CA Job Number: 724970 Date posted: 08/13/2018
Description:

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.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's 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 ADR's, eliminating unnecessary drug use and duplication.

  • Provides patient education related to the individual's 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 patient's 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.



  • Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • 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.

  • Oncology Specific Qualifications:

  • Worked in sterile compounding oncology pharmacy with direct clinical protocol management for minimum of 2000 hours within the last three (3) years - OR - current advanced certification in BCOP (Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist) - OR - successful completion upon start date of position of an ASHP accredited post graduate year 2 (PGY-2) pharmacy residency in Oncology within the last five (5) years.

  • Education

  • Degree in pharmacy from an ACPE accredited (or ACPE candidate status) school of Pharmacy.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Approved Basic Life Support (BLS) training must be successfully completed within the first 90 days.

  • Pharmacist license required. Must be licensed as a pharmacist in California prior to first day of employment.

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) prior to first day of employment.


  • Additional Requirements:

  • 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.


  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • A doctor doctorate of pharmacy, Pharm.D.

  • PGY-2 clinical pharmacy specialty residency or fellowship

  • Board certification in relevant practice area

  • Advanced Practice Pharmacist License


  • Notes:


  • LR-3757
  • Primary Location: California,Woodland Hills,21255 Burbank Administration 21255 Burbank Blvd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UPSC - United Pharmacists of Southern California Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Pharmacy Specialty: Ambulatory Care/Clinical Pharmacist Department: Anticoagulation Clinic 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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