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CLINICAL PHARMACIST (Home Infusion) - PART TIME

Company: Premier Infusion Care
Location: Torrance
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPHARMACIST Come Join the Premier Infusion Care Family! At Premier we offer employees stability and opportunities for advancement. Our commitment to our core values of Compassion, Integrity, Respect and Excellence in People applies to our employees, our customers, and the communities we serve. This is a rewarding place to work! Premier Infusion Care is a preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families in Southern CA. Our rapidly growing home health and infusion services deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Customers choose Premier Infusion Care because we are united by a single, shared purpose: We are committed to bettering the quality of life for our patients. This is not only our stated mission but is what truly drives us each and every day. We believe that our greatest competitive advantage, our greatest asset are our employees, our Premier Family in and out of the office sets Premier apart. PREMIER BENEFITS - For Part-Time Employees:

  • Competitive Pay
  • 401K Matching Plan - Up to 4%
  • California Sick Pay
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Employee DiscountsJOB DESCRIPTION: PHARMACIST Description of ResponsibilitiesThe Pharmacist is responsible for regulatory pharmacy compliance, patient safety, clinical patient management and communication with patient, caregivers, and physicians. The Pharmacist coordinates and supervises in the delivery of pharmacy services to patients at home. This includes compounding, quality improvement, dispensing, drug information and clinical monitoring activities. Reporting RelationshipVP of Pharmacy OperationsResponsibilities Include the Following:
  • The Pharmacist receives physician orders (written and verbal), and evaluates the appropriateness of these orders for dosage, drug choice, potential drug interactions, route of administration and stability.
  • Ensure that pharmaceuticals are accurately compounded and dispensed in accordance with pharmacy protocols and physician orders.
  • Available to patients for drug counseling or for drug consulting and resolves concerns and complaints.
  • Orders appropriate laboratory test(s) to monitor the effectiveness of therapy and to minimize the potential of toxic levels of drug. Also notifies the physician of all abnormal laboratory test results, and will document this communication in the patient's progress notes. The communication can be either or both by telephone or facsimile transmission (as long as the fax clearly identifies the abnormal results).
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with all laws and regulations; ensure that the pharmacy meets or exceeds accreditation standards; and implement ‘'best practices'' in all pharmacy activities.
  • The Clinical Pharmacist will ensure that the patient pharmacy record is complete and accurate with height, weight, allergies, medications profile, current progress towards goals, plan of care and any laboratory results.
  • Communicate with medical professionals with regard to patient status and response to medication, and when necessary to resolve patient issues.
  • Contacts the physician to discuss alternatives in cases where drug interactions or stability makes the orders inappropriate. Discuss alternatives in cases where the appropriateness of dosage, drug choice or route of administration will not, in the Pharmacist's judgment, be in the patient's best interest.
  • The Clinical Pharmacist works with the office staff to arrange delivery times, coordinate care, quantify delivery amounts and arrange for and set up the infusion pump (if applicable).
  • Interact with pharmaceutical manufacturers' reps as needed to maintain current knowledge of pharmaceutical products.
  • Monitor inventory levels to ensure adequate supplies.
  • Maintain a system of lot and batch numbers that will allow for recall of medication products.
  • Manage pharmaceutical recalls.
  • Assume on-call responsibilities in accordance with pharmacy guidelines.
  • Help maintain security of the Pharmacy.
  • Report product incidents as required in accordance with pharmacy policy.
  • Oversee the activities of pharmacy technicians and other department personnel. Minimum Qualifications:
  • Organizational skills sufficient to maintain consistently accurate records.
  • Ability to evaluate options and to make efficient decisions.
  • Current knowledge of all applicable state and federal pharmacy laws, rules and regulations.
  • Computer skills that include proficiency with spreadsheets, word processing, and efficient use of the internet and e-mail.
  • CPR+ experience is a plus.
  • Ability to use good judgment and work with minimal direction.
  • Must have good organizational skills and be able to work across interdisciplinary boarders.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to express technical issues in "layman" terms. Education and/or Experience:
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy. Doctor of Pharmacy degree is preferred.
  • Additional training in an accredited Pharmacy Residency program is of benefit.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a hospital or home health infusion service providing direct patient care is required.
  • Prior experience working with managed care environments is a benefit.
  • Member of a professional society is recommended (i.e., ASHP, ASPEN, APHA).

Keywords: Premier Infusion Care, Torrance , CLINICAL PHARMACIST (Home Infusion) - PART TIME, Healthcare , Torrance, California

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