Kaiser Permanente Pharmacist (PEM-7606) in Carlsbad, California

Under indirect supervision, consults w/ patients & medical personnel regarding medication therapy. Provide direction to Pharmacist Residents, Pharmacist Interns, Pharmacy Technicians, & non-licensed personnel. Dispenses compounds, procures, stores, & distributes pharmacy products. Provide medical personnel & patients w/ medication & information & product identification. Perform other duties as required.

Essential Functions: - Upholds KP's Policies & Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities & applicable state, federal & local laws - Interviews patient to obtain information regarding drug use, drug allergies & sensitivities & documents the information to appropriate records of the pharmacy information system; advises patients verbally & w/ written materials on significant precautions, proper drug therapy & administration, the use of related devices & the coordination of drug therapy w/ diet, according to established policies & procedures - Reviews & interprets prescription orders & verifies accuracy & completeness of patient labeling & input into pharmacy information system - Dispenses, compounds, procures, stores & distributes pharmaceuticals & pharmacy products, including antineoplastics and/or other sterile products as required, according to legal requirements, established policies & procedures, & accepted professional standards of practice - Evaluates & resolves real or potential drug therapy problems related to interpretation of prescriptions, drug furnishing irregularities, service complaints & issues such as drug procurement or equipment problems, according to established polices & procedures - Confers w/ medical personnel concerning care & treatment of patients, related critical diagnoses, drug dosage, interactions, dosage forms, & other factors which might influence the course of treatment & the activity medications; suggests changes in drug therapy and/or use, as appropriate to assure optimum therapeutic results & cost effective prescribing - Maintains work area & equipment in an organized & clean condition; maintains a safe & efficient work environment

Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: - Current registration with the California State Board of Pharmacy - Must have excellent verbal & written communication skills - Knowledge of federal & state laws, regulations, & standards regarding the provision of pharmaceutical services - Ability to extract pertinent information from the patient or other sources & relate it to the patient's medical management plan - Ability to learn & operate pharmacy computer systems & other equipment - Must be able to type prescription labels

COMPANY Kaiser Permanente

TITLE Pharmacist (PEM-7606)