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Intern Pharmacist

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Garden Grove
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

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
                  Notes:

                  • Working days & Start/End Times are variable
                    PrimaryLocation : California,Garden Grove,Garden Grove Medical Offices
                    HoursPerWeek : 24
                    Shift : Variable
                    Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                    WorkingHoursStart : 12:01 AM
                    WorkingHoursEnd : 11:59 PM
                    Job Schedule : Part-time
                    Job Type : Standard
                    Employee Status : Regular
                    Employee Group/Union Affiliation : B04-L324-UFCW-Local 324
                    Job Level : Entry Level
                    Job Category : Pharmacy
                    Department : Garden Grove MOB - O/P Pharmacy 1st Floor-A/Main - 0808
                    Travel : Yes, 75 % of the Time
                    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Garden Grove , Intern Pharmacist, Healthcare , Garden Grove, California

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