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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
6/6/2019
Job Category:
Pharmacy
Outpatient Pharmacist (LA-10986)
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Kaiser Permanente | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Description:

Under indirect supervision, provides patient care, clinical activities, and patient consultations within the scope of pharmacy practice that optimizes medication therapy and promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention. Provides direction to Pharmacist Residents, Pharmacist Interns, Pharmacy Technicians, and non-licensed personnel. Dispenses compounds, procures, stores, furnishes, orders, administers and distributes pharmacy products and drug tests. Performs drug conversions, and participate in the evaluation and management of diseases and health conditions in collaboration with other health care providers. Is accountable for knowledge of updated clinical skills, knowledge of regulatory changes, and assurance of workplace safety, and a safe and healthy working environment. Provides medical personnel and patients with medication and information and product identification. Performs other duties as required.

Essential Responsibilities:

Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

Completes knowledge and skills-based training assessments and competencies

Interviews patient to obtain information regarding drug use, drug allergies and sensitivities and documents the information to appropriate records of the pharmacy information system; advises patients verbally and with written materials on significant precautions, proper drug therapy and administration, the use of related devices and the coordination of drug therapy with diet, according to established policies and procedures.

Reviews and interprets prescription orders and verifies accuracy and completeness of patient labeling and input into pharmacy information system.

Dispenses, compounds, procures, stores, furnishes, orders, administers and distributes pharmaceuticals and pharmacy products and drug related tests, including antineoplastics and/or other sterile products as required, according to legal requirements, established policies and procedures, under protocol and accepted professional standards of practice.

Evaluates and resolves real or potential drug therapy problems related to interpretation of prescriptions, drug furnishing irregularities, service complaints and issues such as drug procurement or equipment problems, according to established policies and procedures.

Confers with medical personnel concerning care and treatment of patients, related critical diagnoses, drug dosage, interactions, dosage forms, and other factors which might influence the course of treatment and the activity medications; suggests changes in drug therapy and/or use, as appropriate to assure optimum therapeutic results and cost effective prescribing.

Participates in cost-effective prescribing programs and assists in promoting adherence to formulary by providing immediate feedback to prescriber, educational or in-service presentations, publication of newsletter and compilation of prescribing and drug usage data as coordinated by the Drug Education Coordinator (DEC) and/or pharmacy management.

Makes recommendations to management regarding systems or operational improvements.

Ability to interact effectively with co-workers and contributes as a team player,

Maintains work area and equipment in an organized and clean condition; maintains a safe and efficient work environment.

Supports a collaborative Labor-Management Partnership environment.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

Must have 1 year of recent (within 3 years) experience as a pharmacist, pharmacy intern, or completion of residency

Education

Degree in Pharmacy from an ACPE (or ACPE candidate status) accredited School of Pharmacy

License, Certification, Registration

Pharmacist license required. Must be licensed as a pharmacist in California prior to first day of employment.

CURES (Controlled Substance utilization review and evaluation system) registration prior to first day of employment

NPI (National Provider Identifier) number prior to first day of employment

Additional Requirements:

Must be able to meet physical demands of the job including frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, pushing,pulling, lifting of material up to 30 pounds.

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Knowledge of Federal and State laws, regulations, and standards regarding the provision of pharmaceutical services.

Comprehensive knowledge of current pharmacological/biopharmaceutical principles, medical terminology, pathologies, disease state, age appropriate therapy, and other information as it pertains to medical or pharmaceutical care.

Demonstrated ability to extract pertinent information from the patient or other sources and relate it to the patient's medical management plan.

Experience operating pharmacy computer systems and other equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in a high volume pharmacy preferred

Doctorate of Pharmacy, Pharm.D.

Notes:

PR#LA-10986.

Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,1515 N. Vermont Medical Offices 1515 N. Vermont Av Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UPSC - United Pharmacists of Southern California Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Pharmacy Specialty: Outpatient Pharmacist Department: Outpatient Pharmacy Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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About Kaiser Permanente

Company Description

Serving approximately 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia, Kaiser Permanente is America's leading nonprofit integrated health plan.

Kaiser Permanente's mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

Our Northern California Region provides integrated health care services to approximately 3.2 million members. Approximately 4,400 physicians of The Permanente Medical Group provide services at 20 medical centers and numerous medical offices.

Company History

Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plan, serving more than 8.6 million members, with headquarters in Oakland, Calif. It comprises:

  1.   • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries

  • The Permanente Medical Groups.

At Kaiser Permanente, physicians are responsible for medical decisions. The Permanente Medical Groups, which provide care for Kaiser Permanente members, continuously develop and refine medical practices to help ensure that care is delivered in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

Kaiser Permanente’s creation resulted from the challenge of providing Americans medical care during the Great Depression and World War II, when most people could not afford to go to a doctor. Among the innovations it has brought to U.S. health care are:

  • prepaid health plans, which spread the cost to make it more affordable

  • physician group practice to maximize their abilities to care for patients

  • a focus on preventing illness as much as on caring for the sick

  • an organized delivery system, putting as many services as possible under one roof

Mission & Values

As a health care organization in the 21st century, we have a mission--to provide quality care for our members and their families, and to contribute to the well-being of our communities.

Working Here

When you bring your career to Kaiser Permanente, the work you do directly affects the health of millions. From the business people who shape our policies, to the IT professionals enabling life-saving data, to the nurses and physicians on the front line of patient care, everyone here has a role to play in the care continuum. Knowing you have a place in that process and witnessing the outcome of the work you do is empowering. It gives you a cause to stand behind. And it makes you feel proud of the work you do every day. When people witness the impact of their contributions, they excel. Together we have the power to make a difference.

Hiring Information

The first step in beginning your career search is to look for open jobs that match your skills, qualifications, and interests. Each posting includes a description of the position and the minimum required qualifications. Once you find a position you are interested in, register for an account and provide your information for consideration online.

Benefits

As an employee, you are eligible for benefits according to your full-time/part-time status and the number of hours scheduled to work per week. Benefits may vary based on your Kaiser Permanente region, position, scheduled hours, and representation by collective bargaining or employee groups, but generally include:

  • generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave

  • medical care (including prescriptions), vision, mental health, and dental care

  • disability and life insurance coverage

  • educational opportunities and tuition reimbursement

  • employee assistance programs

  • health care, dependent care, and transit spending account options

  • retirement plans

In addition, we believe in recognizing stellar performance and sponsor a variety of programs designed to reward our skilled, innovative, caring, and committed staff.

In short, at Kaiser Permanente, we understand that there is a direct correlation between happy employees and happy members. We take pride in the compassion and dedication of our employees and find many ways to reward their hard work. In return, our employees take pride in being a part of a collaborative, professional team focused on quality, service, and care.

Honors & Awards

Kaiser Permanente of Northern California has earned an "Excellent" rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-the nation's leading reviewer of health plan quality for consumers and employers. Excellent is the top rating granted by NCQA, which reviews satisfaction surveys, preventive measures, physician credentialing, member services and improvement initiatives.*

Both our Northern and Southern California regions were the only health plans in California identified by the NCQA in its list of the best health care programs in the Pacific States. (NCQA's The State of Health Care Quality 2003)

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations accredits all Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in California.

For the seventh straight year, no other health plan has earned higher ratings from the California Cooperative Health Reporting Initiative on more measures than Kaiser Permanente. The annual ratings measure clinical quality and member satisfaction. (CCHRI Report on Quality 2003)

Our Northern California region received more three-star "Excellent" ratings than any other health plan surveyed by California's Office of the Patient Advocate on California's Quality of Care Report Card 2003-04.

* Commercial HMO and Medicare-contracted product lines: April 2003.