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Providence Clinical Pharmacist in Torrance, California

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Providence is calling a Clinical Pharmacist, (Full-Time/Variable Shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance, CA.

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We are seeking a Clinical Pharmacist who will be responsible for ensuring the safe and appropriate use of drugs. Fulfillment of this responsibility is achieved through the provision of pharmaceutical services whose components include drug information, drug distribution and clinical pharmacy services with knowledge of age-specific needs from pediatrics through geriatrics.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Leadership:

  • The following duties must be performed with routinely and daily assigned tasks must be completed by the end of the shift:

  • Monitor safe medication systems at all times

  • Perform or oversee the dispensing of controlled and non-controlled drugs to inpatients and outpatients

  • Perform or oversee the preparation of IV's, TPN (Adults and Neonates), chemotherapy, and other preparations for IV administration

  • Check of all medications prior to dispensing.

  • Patient education and counseling regarding drug therapy as needed

  • Provision of oral and written consultations with other health care professionals regarding drug therapy selection and management

  • Drug therapy monitoring and communicating relevant findings and recommendations to other health-care professionals who are also responsible for the patient's care: Drug therapy monitoring includes an assessment of:

  • Therapeutic appropriateness of drug regimen

  • Appropriateness of the route of administration

  • Drug-drug, drug-food, or drug-disease interactions

  • Screening for allergies

  • Duplication of therapy

  • Provision of Clinical Pharmcokinetics Services

  • Monitor, detect, document, and report of adverse drug reactions as per hospital policy

  • Assist with and/or supervises the planning, coordination and delivery of drug dispensing activities in team environment

  • Assign responsibility based on daily activity and patient volume

  • Seek assistance immediately if unable to solve the problem on own

  • Assist with orientation and preceptoring as assigned

  • Provide input to development and revision of policies and procedures

  • Promote harmonious relationships and favorable attitudes amongst the Health Care team

  • Documentation/information Management:

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the Hospital Information System and Pharmacy component

  • Perform documentation in patient's chart which is timely, accurate and concise per departmental policies/procedure

  • Document Adverse Drug Reactions, Clinical Interventions, Compounding Log, and appropriate documentation on prescriptions in accordance with regulatory agencies and hospital standards

  • Comply with all regulatory agency requirements including State Board of Pharmacy, Department of Public Health, and The Joint Commission

  • Professional Growth/Development:

  • Assume responsibility and accountability for own professional growth and practice. This includes maintaining current licensor and completing all required in-service education with emphasis in primary area of work

  • Assist with staff development and acts as a resource to staff and ancillary support services

  • Attend assigned staff development activities for department as requested

  • Participate in in-services as requested

  • Serve on various committees as assigned

  • Seek validation of knowledge base, decision-making and skill level by questioning when necessary

  • Participate in drug use evaluations and other quality assurance programs

  • Review drugs for formulary consideration

  • Performance Improvement/Quality and Safety:

  • Participate in assigned performance improvement projects and works to correct deficiencies identified

  • Actively supports the facility with regards to continuous compliance with all regulatory and performance improvement standards including, but not limited to The Joint Commission (TJC), Department of Public Health, CMS Core Measures, IHI initiatives, etc.:

  • Maintain current knowledge regarding TJC standards for this position

  • Commit to and actively participates in ongoing compliance

  • Have knowledge of Tracer methodology

  • Provide the best care and service to every person, every time (PHS Quality Vision)

  • Provide care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient/family centered (PHS Quality definition)

  • Stewardship:

  • Assist in controlling drug costs by recommending the most cost effective drug therapy

  • Promote departmental programs designed to reduce drug costs such as the therapeutic interchange programs

  • Practice financial responsibility and prudence

  • Comply with budget and staffing standards

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current California Pharmacist license

  • Minimum of five (5) years recent experience in hospital pharmacy or a pharmacy residency

  • Previous experience with personal computers

  • Knowledge of sterile products techniques

  • Knowledge of personal computers.

  • Proficiency and current knowledge in pharmacy and therapeutics in 5 of the following areas at all times:

  • Antimicrobial therapy

  • Pain management

  • Pharmacokineties

  • Pediatrics

  • Cardiovascular drugs

  • Critical care medicine

  • Geriatrics

  • Neonatal

  • Diabetics

  • Oncology

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.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

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 is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Pharmacists

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 284612

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