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Providence Health & Services Advanced Practice Pharmacist in Torrance, California


Providence is calling an Advanced Practice Pharmacist, Per Diem, Day Shift to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center - Torrance, CA.

In this position you will:

  • Assess the patient, adjust medications, screen for drug interactions and adverse effects, provide disease/medication education and explore opportunities to improve the effectiveness, appropriateness, safety and economic impact.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Pharm.D and Pharmacy Residency

  • Licensed as a registered Pharmacist in good standing in California State

  • Pharmacy practice experience in a clinic/clinical setting

  • Minimum of two (2) years as a clinical pharmacist in an ambulatory/in-patient setting

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and willing to travel to practice site locations

  • Basic Life Support ( BLS ) certification

  • Computer competency with Microsoft® operating systems and Windows® based applications

  • Must have strong technical writing abilities and understand medical terminology

  • Knowledge of clinical automated systems

  • Must be able to demonstrate competence in team working capabilities of complex projects involving both medical and informatics along with a variety of professional and administrative individuals

  • Must possess the ability to translate end-user needs and regulatory requirements into technical requirements and specifications

  • Ability to work well on an independent basis and as a team member needing little day-to-day direction

  • Emotional demands: Able to work well under stressful situations

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Board certified pharmacotherapy specialist or licensed by the State Board of Pharmacy as an Advanced Practice Pharmacist

  • Fluent electronic health record skills; knowledge of EPIC

  • PGY2 (post graduate year) residency – year 2 training in specialty area such as Ambulatory Care, Transitions of Care, Pharmacotherapy, Internal Medicine, etc.

  • Advance Practice Pharmacist License

  • Experience in Ambulatory Care Clinics such as Anticoagulation Clinic, Congestive Heart Failure Clinic, Transplant Clinic, Immunization Clinic, Travel Medicine Clinic, Transitions of Care Clinics, etc.

  • Specialty Certifications in Ambulatory Care, Pharmacotherapy, Certified Diabetes Educator, etc.

  • Additional basic certifications in Smoking Cessation, Oral Contraceptives, Travel Medicine, Immunization

  • Experience or interest in niches such as Medication Safety, Reducing Hospital Readmissions

  • Involvement in any MTM (Medication Therapy Management) services whether in a health fair or in line of work.

  • Fluency in Spanish a huge plus

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Pharmacists

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 232655