Drug Education Coordinator

Kaiser Permanente   •  

Vallejo, CA

Industry: Patient Care


Not Specified years

Posted 298 days ago

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Description: In conjunction with the COM and the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Chief, coordinates and manages pharmaceutical education for identified locations for clinic, hospital, and contracted providers. In conjunction with the Pharmacy Services Manager, coordinates ongoing pharmaceutical education and training for pharmacy personnel. Provides performance feedback to providers and personnel regarding clinical outcomes, cost effectiveness, and member service in the delivery of pharmaceutical care.

Essential Functions:

  • Works collaboratively with the P&T Chief and the medical staff to coordinate pharmaceutical education for providers and staff.
  • Attends inpatient and outpatient P&T committee meetings.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of identified CSA initiatives.
  • Provides training, analytical support, and on-going performance feedback to providers and staff regarding those initiative outcomes.
  • Analyzes prescribing practices for identified locations and/or the CSA to identify, develop, implement, and evaluate effective techniques to favorably influence such prescribing practices.
  • Provides on-going communication to providers and staff regarding recent innovations in pharmaceutical practice, drug cost issues, clinical outcomes issues, etc., via presentations, newsletter information, formal utilization review and one-on-one conversations.
  • May supervise staff pharmacists with responsibility for managing cost containment/conversion programs, to include annual evaluation of performance.
  • Ensures that region-wide drug conversion and cost containment programs are implemented.
  • Serves as a staff resource person/trainer for the pharmacist clinical role expansion.
  • Assists CSA pharmacy management in on-going improvement of the delivery of pharmaceutical care to members.
  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years of clinical experience in a pharmaceutical setting.
  • Bachelor's degree in pharmacy OR Pharm. D required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Current Licensure as a pharmacist in California.
  • Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Pharmaceutical and medical knowledge necessary to effectively discuss drug therapy issues with physicians and pharmacists required.
  • Working knowledge of applicable state and federal pharmacy regulations.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others.
  • Demonstrated self-initiative and innovation.
  • Outstanding analytical skills required.
  • Travel within the Service Area, region and state.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Job Number: 662012