Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17
Patient Care
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17

Description: Provides ambulatory pharmaceutical care services using approved protocols in collaboration with other health professional. Includes 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 Functions:

  • Upholds KP'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, synthesizes 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, sub-therapeutic 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 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 other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a pharmacy practice residency or ambulatory care residency, or equivalent clinical experience in direct patient care delivery.
  • Advanced residency, fellowship or board certification, preferred.
  • A doctor of pharmacy (Pharm. D.) degree, preferred.
  • American Heart Association (AHA) approved Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification must be obtained within the probationary period.
  • Current California Pharmacist license required.
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required.

    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.
  • Expertise in drug utilization review.
  • Federal/State laws/regulations regarding delivery of pharmacy services and the scope of practice of a pharmacist.
  • Working knowledge of aseptic techniques & preparation of sterile IV products & chemotherapeutic agents, as required.
  • Emergency medication & drug monitoring, as required.
  • Sources of current drug information and medical literature.

    Skill/Abilities Required:
  • Ability to extract pertinent information from patient/other sources for a medical management plan.
  • Teaching ability and evaluation.
  • Effective verbal/written communication skills at appropriate level.
  • Learn & operate pharmacy computer system (s) & other equipment and software.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others on the patient care team.

Job Number: 628163

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