Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

Kaiser Permanente   •  

San Leandro, CA

Industry: Patient Care

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Not Specified years

Posted 297 days ago

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Description: Under indirect supervision, 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:

  • Under the direction of the Department manager or designee, promotes rational and cost-effective Inpatient and Outpatient drug therapy through close participation in the drug therapy decision-making process with assigned physicians and other medical personnel.
  • Provides direction to Pharmacist Residents, Pharmacist Interns, Pharmacy Technicians, and other non-licensed personnel.
  • 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 other duties as required.


Basic Qualifications:
Experience

  • Successful completion of a clinical pharmacy residency or possess the equivalent clinical experience in direct patient care delivery.
    Education
  • B.S. degree in pharmacy OR Pharm.D required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Current CA Registered Pharmacist License.
  • American Heart Association approved Basic Life Support (BLS) card required. ACLS certification may be required in some areas.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current pharmacological/biopharmaceutical principles, medical terminology, pathologies, disease states, and related information for a medical management plan.
  • Working knowledge of aseptic technique and preparation of sterile IV products and chemotherapy agents. Knowledge of emergency medications and drug monitoring.
  • Understanding of drug utilization review and drug usage evaluation
  • Knowledge of Federal and State laws & regulations regarding the provision of pharmaceutical services.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to operate the pharmacy computer system(s) and other equipment. Must be able to input prescription labels.
  • Must be able to obtain an NPI # within one month in position.
  • MUST BE ABLE TO PASS BACKGROUND CHECK.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • N/A.

Job Number: 655825