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 Permanente’s 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.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente Kaiser Permanente is an integrated managed care consortium, based in Oakland, California, United States, founded in 1945 by industrialist Henry J. Kaiser and physician Sidney Garfield. Kaiser Permanente is made up of three distinct but interdependent groups of entities: the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. (KFHP) and its regional operating subsidiaries; Kaiser Foundation Hospitals; and the regional Permanente Medical Groups. As of 2017, Kaiser Permanente operates in eight states (Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia) and the District of Columbia, and is the largest managed care organization in the United States.