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Pharmacist in Charge (PIC) - Oncology - Full Time with Benefits - Palm Desert

Company: Kaiser
Location: Indian Wells
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Pharmacist In Charge (Name on Pharmacy License) is responsible for the daily operation of the pharmacy and to assure compliance with the laws governing the operation of a pharmacy per the State Board of Pharmacy. Under indirect supervision consults with patients and medical personnel regarding medication therapy. Provides direction to Pharmacist Residents, Pharmacist Interns, Pharmacy Technicians, and non-licensed personnel. Dispenses, compounds, procures, stores, and distributes pharmacy products. Provides medical personnel and patients with medication information and product identification. Performs other duties as required.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assures compliance with all regulation and laws as required by the State Board of Pharmacy and other regulatory agencies as it applies to the daily operation of the pharmacy where prescriptions and compounds are dispensed.
  • Provides direction to staff members
  • Interviews patients 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 and distributes pharmaceuticals and pharmacy products, including antineoplastics and/or other sterile products as required, according to legal requirements, established policies and procedures, 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.
  • Maintains work area and equipment in an organized and clean condition; maintains a safe and efficient work environment.
    Basic Qualifications:

    • N/A
      • Pharmacy Degree Required.
        License, Certification, Registration
        • Pharmacist License (California)
          Additional Requirements:
          • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
          • Knowledgeable of Federal and State laws, regulations, and standards regarding the provision of pharmaceutical services.
          • Ability to extract pertinent information from the patient or other sources and relate it to the patients medical management plan.
          • Ability to learn and operate pharmacy computer systems and other equipment.
          • Must be able to type prescription labels.
          • Following language applies to PIC (name on license) in Ambulatory Care Licensed Sterile Compounding Pharmacy only:
          • Successful completion of a clinical pharmacy residency or Ambulatory Care residency, or equivalent clinical experience in direct patient care delivery.
          • Comprehensive knowledge of current pharmacological/biopharmaceutical principles, medical terminology, pathologies, disease state management, age appropriate therapy, and other information as it pertains to medical or pharmaceutical care management plan.
          • Expertise in drug utilization review.
          • Federal/State laws/regulations regarding delivery of pharmacy services and the scope of practice of a pharmacist.
          • Working knowledge of aseptic techniques & preparation of sterile IV products & chemotherapeutic agents, as required.
          • Emergency medication & drug monitoring, as required.
          • Sources of current drug information and medical literature.
          • Ability to extract pertinent information from patient/other sources for a medical management plan.
          • Teaching ability and evaluation.
          • Effective verbal/written communication skills at appropriate level.
          • Learn & operate pharmacy computer system (s) & other equipment and software.
          • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
          • Demonstrated ability to work with others on the patient care team.
            Preferred Qualifications:

            • Oncology Pharmacist Qualifications Preferred
              Job Schedule:
              Job Category: Pharmacy

Keywords: Kaiser, Palm Springs , Pharmacist in Charge (PIC) - Oncology - Full Time with Benefits - Palm Desert, Healthcare , Indian Wells, California

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