Kaiser Permanente Clinical Pharmacist - Springfield Medical Center in Springfield, Virginia

Provides customer focused clinical pharmaceutical care which includes but is not restricted to primary care and anticoagulation services. Communicates with providers to influence optimal drug information to patients and health care providers.Participates in patient and provider educational programs to positively impact patient compliance and provider prescribing practices. Oversees and directs pharmacy technician staff in the execution of technical functions.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides comprehensive medication reviews via an interactive consultation with eligible Medicare Part D beneficiaries.

  • Supports the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Five Star Quality measures to ensure the continued delivery of high-quality care and service.

  • Contributes to improving patient outcomes by providing education and counseling on disease state management to promote adherence to medication regimens.

  • Facilitates coordination of care by performing medication review for new members transitioning into Kaiser Permanente.

  • Conducts thorough, evidence-based reviews for all compounded medications for safety and efficacy.

  • Supports utilization management initiatives as assigned.

  • Assesses clinical outcomes.

  • Provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care to members enrolled in all clinical pharmacy services.

  • Demonstrates the ability to problem solve.

  • Critically analyzes drug literature and lay press to provide drug information to health professionals and members.

  • Commits to cost-effective prescribing and quality initiatives.

  • Demonstrates clinical pharmacy knowledge and high motivation to seek continuing education to keep abreast of current drug therapies.

  • Assesses the drug therapy needs of patients and monitors progress of therapy through interviews, physical assessment, patient education and clinical laboratory monitoring.

  • Makes timely decisions about patient drug treatment modalities within guidelines and protocols and communicates regularly with heath care providers.

  • Documents all clinical interventions using appropriate methods.

  • Develops and participates in scholarly activities.

  • Is responsible for maintaining knowledge of policies and procedures and performs in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements and accreditation standards as they relate to the assigned department.

  • Assures compliance to all regulatory rules and regulations specific to:

  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

  • State Board of Pharmacy

  • HIPAA

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum one (1) year of clinical practical experience required.

Education

  • Graduation from an accredited college or school of pharmacy required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Pharmacy licensure in Virginia required upon hire, with licenses in the District of Columbia and Maryland required within 120 days of hire.

Additional Requirements:

  • N/A

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Medication Therapy Management experience.

  • Pharmacy Degree with clinical pharmacy residency training preferred.

  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, presentation and written communication skills.

  • Computer literate with common word processing, spreadsheet and database computer software and applications.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Clinical Pharmacist - Springfield Medical Center

LOCATION: Springfield, Virginia

REQNUMBER: 700688

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.