Kaiser Permanente Inpt Pharm Spec (TG7210) in Ontario, California
Under indirect, or direct supervision & based on the understanding of patient variables such as age, sex, & other physical characteristics: monitors the medication therapy of hospitalized or ambulatory patients as assigned; confers w/ & assists medical personnel in the care & treatment of these patients; provides medication information & pharmacokinetic dosing advice; adjust doses, orders laboratory tests, & administers medications according to established policies & procedures; monitors medication distribution; dispenses, compounds, & distributes pharmacy products. Perform other duties as required.
Essential Functions: - Upholds KP's Policies & Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities & applicable state, federal & local laws - Monitors the medication therapy of specific hospitalized or ambulatory patients as assigned to assure optimum therapeutic results & cost-effective prescribing - Reviews laboratory test results & the patient's progress to detect adverse drug reactions, & confers w/ & assists medical personnel in laboratory test interpretation & treatment of patients - Interviews patients to obtain information regarding medication use, medication allergies & sensitivities - Documents the information in the patient's medical record or Pharmacy Information Management System (PIMS) when appropriate - Advises patients of directions for use, medication storage requirements, importance of compliance, precautions & warnings for medication therapy - Advises the patient on the use of related devices & the coordination of drug therapy w/ diet, according to established polices & procedures - Provides medical personnel w/ medication information & pharmacokinetic dosing advice - Orders & adjust dosages, orders laboratory tests, & administers medication under protocol according to established policies & procedures - Monitors the effectiveness & accuracy of institutional medication distribution - Reviews physician orders & verifies accuracy of transcription data entry into medication administration record or Pharmacy Information Management System (PIMS) - Verifies accuracy of medication preparation & dispensing by pharmaceutical personnel - Reviews patient's medical record to verify proper delivery & correct administration of medication - Reports discrepancies to appropriate medical and/or administrative personnel - Develops & tests requirements & specifications for protocols, computer programs, pharmacokinetic dosing & other pharmaceutical care applications - Participates in assigned education & training programs - Develops & maintains teaching curriculum & conducts educational programs for pharmacy, other medical personnel, & patients - Participates in rounds, hospital committees, utilization review & quality management programs - Responds to medical emergencies according to established procedures - Assume other activities & responsibilities from time to time as directed
Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: - Doctor of pharmacy (Pharm. D), preferred - Licensed by the California state board of pharmacy - American Heart Association (AHA) approved Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification must be obtained within the probationary period - National Provider Identifier (NPI) required - Possess comprehensive knowledge of current pharmacological/ biopharmaceutical principles, medical terminology, pathologies & disease states, & the ability to relate this information to the patient's medical management plan - Comprehensive knowledge of emergency medications, & the ability to become CPR-certified - Working knowledge of aseptic technique & the ability to prepare sterile IV products & chemotherapeutic agents - Excellent verbal & written communication skills - Knowledge of federal & state laws & regulations 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 system(s) & other equipment - Ability to type medication labels - Ability to teach & evaluate the effectiveness of teaching
COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Inpt Pharm Spec (TG7210)LOCATION Ontario, CAREQNUMBER 581434
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, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.