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Pharmacist (LR-3761)

Location: Woodland Hills, CA Job Number: 725541 Date posted: 08/10/2018
Description: Under indirect supervision, provides patient care, clinical activities, and patient consultations within the scope of pharmacy practice that optimizes medication therapy and promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention. Provides direction to Pharmacist Residents, Pharmacist Interns, Pharmacy Technicians, and non-licensed personnel. Dispenses compounds, procures, stores, furnishes, orders, administers and distributes pharmacy products and drug tests. Performs drug conversions, and participate in the evaluation and management of diseases and health conditions in collaboration with other health care providers. Is accountable for knowledge of updated clinical skills, knowledge of regulatory changes, and assurance of workplace safety, and a safe and healthy working environment. Provides medical personnel and patients with medication and information and product identification. Performs other duties as required.


Essential Responsibilities:
  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
  • Completes knowledge and skills-based training assessments and competencies
  • Interviews patient to obtain information regarding drug use, drug allergies and sensitivities and documents the information to appropriate records of the pharmacy information system; advises patients verbally and with written materials on significant precautions, proper drug therapy and administration, the use of related devices and the coordination of drug therapy with diet, according to established policies and procedures.
  • Reviews and interprets prescription orders and verifies accuracy and completeness of patient labeling and input into pharmacy information system.
  • Dispenses, compounds, procures, stores, furnishes, orders, administers and distributes pharmaceuticals and pharmacy products and drug related tests, including antineoplastics and/or other sterile products as required, according to legal requirements, established policies and procedures, under protocol and accepted professional standards of practice.
  • Evaluates and resolves real or potential drug therapy problems related to interpretation of prescriptions, drug furnishing irregularities, service complaints and issues such as drug procurement or equipment problems, according to established policies and procedures.
  • Confers with medical personnel concerning care and treatment of patients, related critical diagnoses, drug dosage, interactions, dosage forms, and other factors which might influence the course of treatment and the activity medications; suggests changes in drug therapy and/or use, as appropriate to assure optimum therapeutic results and cost effective prescribing.
  • Participates in cost-effective prescribing programs and assists in promoting adherence to formulary by providing immediate feedback to prescriber, educational or in-service presentations, publication of newsletter and compilation of prescribing and drug usage data as coordinated by the Drug Education Coordinator (DEC) and/or pharmacy management.
  • Makes recommendations to management regarding systems or operational improvements.
  • Ability to interact effectively with co-workers and contributes as a team player,
  • Maintains work area and equipment in an organized and clean condition; maintains a safe and efficient work environment.
  • Supports a collaborative Labor-Management Partnership environment.


  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Must have 1 year of recent (within 3 years) experience as a pharmacist, pharmacy intern, or completion of residency
    Education
  • Degree in Pharmacy from an ACPE (or ACPE candidate status) accredited School of Pharmacy
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Pharmacist license required. Must be licensed as a pharmacist in California prior to first day of employment.
  • CURES (Controlled Substance utilization review and evaluation system) registration prior to first day of employment
  • NPI (National Provider Identifier) number prior to first day of employment


    Additional Requirements:
  • Must be able to meet physical demands of the job including frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, pushing,pulling, lifting of material up to 30 pounds.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State laws, regulations, and standards regarding the provision of pharmaceutical services.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current pharmacological/biopharmaceutical principles, medical terminology, pathologies, disease state, age appropriate therapy, and other information as it pertains to medical or pharmaceutical care.
  • Demonstrated ability to extract pertinent information from the patient or other sources and relate it to the patient's medical management plan.
  • Experience operating pharmacy computer systems and other equipment.


    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a high volume pharmacy preferred.
  • Doctorate of Pharmacy, Pharm.D.


    Notes:
  • LR-3761

    Primary Location: California,Woodland Hills,Woodland Hills Medical Center 5601 De Soto Ave. 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: Outpatient Pharmacist Department: Outpatient Pharmacy 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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