Kaiser Permanente Intern Pharmacist (JL-242) in Downey, California
Under direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist dispenses, compounds, procures, stores & distributes pharmacy products. Consults w/ patients & medical personnel regarding medication therapy. Provides pharmaceutical care for hospitalized or ambulatory patients as assigned. Provides medical personnel & patients w/ medication information & product identification.
Considers the cognitive, physical, emotional & chronological maturation process in the delivery of services to patients of all age groups served
Assesses data reflective of the patient's status & interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs & provides pharmaceutical care needed in accordance w/ department policy.
Dispenses, compounds, procures, stores, packages & distributes pharmacy products according to laws, regulations, standards, established policies & procedures & acceptable professional practices; documents responsibility by signing or initialing prescriptions, batch sheets or other forms according to established policies & procedures.
Interviews patients to obtain information regarding medication use, medication allergies & sensitivities; documents the information in the patient's medical record or pharmacy information system when appropriate; advises patients of directions for use, medication storage requirements, importance of compliance, precautions & warnings for medication therapy; advises the patients on the use of related devices & the coordination of medication therapy w/ diet, according to established policies & procedures
Substitutes for pharmacy personnel as necessary
Evaluates & resolves, according to established policies & procedures, potential medication therapy problems identifies through any & all available sources, including the patient & pharmacy information system
Confers w/ medical personnel concerning pharmaceutical care & treatment of patients, related clinical diagnosis, drug combinations & dosage forms, & other factors that might influence the course of treatment & the activity of medications; suggests changes in medication therapy &/or use as appropriate to assure optimum therapeutic results & cost effective prescribing
Participates in assigned education & training programs; conducts educational programs for pharmacy, other medical personnel & patients
Participates in quality management programs
Evaluates an manages the medication therapy of hospitalized or ambulatory patients as assigned to assure optimum therapeutic results & cost effective prescribing.
Makes recommendations to management regarding systems or operational improvements to enhance services provided by the department.
Checks equipment used to prepare & dispense medications for proper functioning; reports deficiencies to appropriate personnel.
Maintains work area & equipment in an organized & clean condition; maintains a safe, secure & efficient work environment.
Answers & makes telephone calls, consistent w/ assigned duties in accordance w/ telephone access standards
Exemplifies pharmacy's mission & the organizations vision by contributing to the health & satisfaction of members by providing appropriate medications, information & professional services in a helpful, caring, courteous, & efficient manner
Performs other duties as required.
Note: Specific duties may vary depending on pharmacy location.
Must be licensed as an Intern Pharmacist by the State of California
Excellent verbal & written English-speaking 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
Ability to either type medication labels or type/possess keyboard skill 30 WPM
Requires standing for long periods of time, read fine print, communicate w/ co-workers & patients, lift/transport 1-50lbs, light to moderate carrying, pulling, pushing, walking, frequent bending, stooping &
TITLE: Intern Pharmacist (JL-242)
LOCATION: Downey, California
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.