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Intern Pharmacist

Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted September 14, 2021.

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.
Essential Functions:

– 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
Basic Qualifications:

– 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 & reaching