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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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