Outpatient Pharmacist - #9835285

Kaiser Permanente

Date: 3 days ago
City: Downey, CA
Contract type: Full time

Job Summary:

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 Permanentes 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:

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


  • Degree in Pharmacy meeting minimum education requirements for licensure.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Pharmacist License (California) required at hire
  • Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System Registration required at hire
  • National Provider Identifier required at hire

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 patients 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.


  • Start / End times should be Variable.Expected to work in Whittier, Cerritos, Cudahy, Bellflower, and Watts

Primary Location: California,Downey,Downey Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 12:01 AM Working Hours End: 11:59 PM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B10-UPSC|GFPP|United Pharmacists of So Cal Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Downey Medical Center - O/P Pharmacy 1st Floor-A/Main - 0808 Pay Range: $102.95 - $106.04 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

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. Submit Interest

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