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Pharmacist

Whittier, California

Job ID: 10261 Category: Health

Job Description

  • The Disease Management Clinical (DMC) Pharmacist shall be responsible for providing pharmaceutical care services in the ambulatory care setting utilizing approved protocols and following established policies.
  • Shall work under the direction of the designated physician(s) and report to the Director of Pharmacy.
  • Shall work in a collaborative manner to develop evidence based clinical pharmacy medication dosing guidelines for implementation upon approval from the appropriate medical staff committee(s).
  • Shall work in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, identify clinical interventions, and provide medication safety across the continuum.
  • Shall serve as a medication information specialist by disseminating pertinent information to physicians, patients, nursing and other clinical staff deemed appropriate.
  • Shall provide pharmaceutical care through continual monitoring of patients’ drug therapies and accepting responsibility for outcomes.
  • Shall be responsible for maintaining the security of any clinic medication supplies.
  • Shall effectively utilize pharmacy technology driven systems to improve patient safety and streamline workflow.
  • He/she shall be responsible for quality reports, medication utilization evaluations, performance improvement activities and other projects/duties as assigned adhering to deadlines set forth.
  • All efforts shall be coordinated with and have the approval of the designated physician(s) and/or Director of Pharmacy.
  • Monday - Friday , 8-5, with 1 hour lunch. No weekends.
  • Safeguards and preserves the confidentiality of patient’s protected health information in accordance with State and Federal (HIPAA) regulatory requirements, hospital and departmental policies.
  • Ensures a safe patient environment and adherence to safety practices per policy.
  • With consideration to age, employee utilizes the approved process to resolve biophysical, psychological, educational and environmental needs of patient/significant other when administering care
  • Essential to the provision of community benefits as an expression of our charitable healthcare mission and purpose, each manager/supervisor is committed to the delivery of high quality, compassionate healthcare and is further committed to supporting the strategic direction of community benefits within PIH Health and its affiliates. (Applies to management positions.)
  • Drug Therapy Management: Works collaboratively with other healthcare providers in managing clinical pharmacy protocols and be responsible for the provision of pharmaceutical care services to meet patient health needs as appropriate to the service area. Assist in the design of pharmacotherapeutic regimens that meet goals established for patients; integrate patient-specific, disease and drug information, ethical issues, and quality-of-life issues; and consider pharmacoeconomic principles.
  • Training: Possess the ability to effectively train medical staff, nursing, students, residents, and clinical pharmacists while working harmoniously with co-workers.
  • Drug Information: Effectively retrieve and communicate accurate and timely medication information to physicians, nurses, other practitioners and patients on medication therapy issues.
  • Possess the ability to recommend therapeutic alternatives as deemed appropriate.
  • Pharmacokinetic Monitoring and Consultation: Effectively apply pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics principles in the management of appropriate drug therapy.
  • The reporting of adverse drug reactions is a high priority and is expected.
  • Professionalism: Exhibits professionalism and is courteous at all times.
  • Personal Responsibilities: Abides by all clinic, personnel, safety, security, and hazardous substance policies at all times.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of clinical and clinic procedures.
  • Complies with the established dress code and is flexible to work day, evening and an occasional Saturday as deemed necessary for patient care.
  • Continuous Quality Improvement: Actively participates in quality improvement programs as designated by the designated physician(s) and/or Director of Pharmacy.
  • Special Projects and Assignments: Responsible for completing special projects on time as assigned.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

SPECIFIC SKILLS NEEDED

  • Possess advanced pharmacokinetics and clinical knowledge of the disease state(s) of the patient population being treated and have the ability to apply this knowledge in an Ambulatory Care setting.
  • Possess the ability to critically think and effectively educate. Possess knowledge of medication related polices/protocols, clinical trials, evidence of continuous professional training in related field of work, excellent computer, verbal/written communications, and ability to prioritize is required.
  • With consideration to age, utilizes the approved process to resolve biophysical, psychological, educational, and environmental needs of patient/significant other when administering care.

 

 EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING

  • Education: Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy recognized by the California State Board of Pharmacy, possess a PharmD degree, and be a California Registered Pharmacist.
  • Must have a current BCLS Healthcare Provider CPR Card from the American Heart Association.
  • Completion of an ambulatory care residency and/or advanced certification in a pharmacy specialty area.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Experience: A minimum of three (3) years working experience as a California Registered Pharmacist in a hospital or ambulatory care setting with clinical background in a specialty area.
  • Experience with design of pharmacy systems, equipment specific to medication being administered and processes preferred.
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