Providence Health & Services Advanced Practice Pharmacist Ambulatory Care in Mission Hills, California
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Providence is calling an Advanced Practice Pharmacist Ambulatory Care (Full Time/Day Shift) to our Providence Facey Medical Foundation in Mission Hills, CA.
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We are seeking a Advanced Practice Pharmacist Ambulatory Care who will work collaboratively with medical group physicians and allied health providers, staff, operations and leadership to improve patient outcomes through appropriate medication management and disease management. Provides coordinated, comprehensive, high-quality care to Facey patients. Responsible for the evaluation, interpretation and management of patient's medication therapies to improve the quality and outcomes of healthcare provided to Facey patients and control costs. Supports clinicians and other health care providers through interdisciplinary team in-service education, collaborative drug therapy management services and medication conversion programs to ensure that the use of pharmaceutical agents are rational and cost-effective. Participates in special projects and new programs as assigned and contributes subject matter expertise for committee meetings. Guides department staff for optimal delivery of department services and precepts Pharmacy students as assigned.
In this position you will:
Direct Patient Care/Population Health:
Responsible for providing collaborative drug therapy management (CDTM) in designated Facey services in-person, telephonically, and by telehealth.
Performs pharmaceutical assessment and reassessment of patient medication regimen including reconciliation and adherence to patients in the ambulatory setting.
Acts as a consultative resource to physicians and other members of the health care team to assess patient’s medications for interactions, duplications, contraindications, potential formulary coverage issues, and cost effective alternatives, and makes recommendations to the prescribing provider.
Coordinates the pharmaceutical care of patients including the initial pharmaceutical assessment and reassessments of ambulatory patients.
Develops appropriate care plans that are tailored to the patient’s needs. Upon request, executes these care plans through comprehensive patient monitoring and documents changes in the patient’s therapy or condition in the electronic medical record.
Analyzes lab results and other clinical data and provides appropriate clinical monitoring. Orders appropriate laboratory tests necessary for monitoring outcomes of medication therapy according to established protocols or in consultation with the primary care physician.
Partners collaboratively with the care team to enhance patient care delivery
Supports advancement and growth of Pharmacy programs by applying innovative medication management models
Exercises judgment on conditions requiring consultation, referral or evaluation by patient’s PCP or other health care professional.
Assists in the teaching of health care providers, patients and their family members/caregivers about the patient’s medications, directions for use, and other information as deemed necessary. Identifies barriers to patient compliance and assists patient in overcoming barriers.
Utilizes pharmacy data, registries and other reports to develop and implement strategies to improve patient pharmacotherapy regimens.
Implements and monitors drug conversion programs and drug savings programs
Participates in the quality assurance and quality improvement of Pharmacy Programs
Delivers upon the service expectations of both our patients and fellow staff members by listening to their needs; engaging in positive interactions; and following through on promises made in a thoughtful, efficient, timely and courteous manner so that their total outcome is better than expected.
Respects the dignity, confidentiality and privacy of patients.
Works in a safe manner, adhering to general safety precautions and standards. Reports any unsafe conditions to their supervisor and/or the safety hotline.
Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate Facey’s commitment to superior customer service, including quality, care and concern with each and every internal and external customer.
Demonstrates a proactive attitude and seeks to remedy situations before an accident or mistake is made. Maintains good rapport by interacting during conflict or in difficult situations in a manner that facilitates constructive resolution
Establishes effective working relationships with Facey physicians and staff for the provision of high quality pharmaceutical care to ambulatory patients.
Participates in Facey’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (P&T); and other committees or meetings relevant to the functions of pharmacy services.
Uses, protects, and discloses Facey’s patients protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
Provides education to Facey providers, staff and patients in written and verbal formats that include formal and informal presentations.
Assists in clinical instruction and supervision of medical assistants, certified pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students and others as required.
Participates in collaborative disease state education programs to improve the quality and outcomes to our patients
Serves as a drug information resource to Facey
Participates in company-wide in-services and clinician presentations including CME supported activities.
Performs additional duties as assigned.
Standards of Performance:
Mission & Values:
Actively supports and incorporates the mission and core values into daily activities. Treats all others with respect and demonstrates excellence, justice and compassion in daily work and relationships with others.
Demonstrates competency by placing a high priority on service to everyone encountered. Consistently shows the characteristic of service excellence.
Demonstrates competency by maintaining positive, constructive interpersonal relationships, and by understanding and practicing the principles of effective teamwork.
Protects confidential/private information related to patients, members, employees, and others.
Environment of Care/Infection Control/Safety:
Consistently demonstrates and incorporates principles of safety and infection control into daily activities as outlined in Environment of Care, Infection Control, and Exposure Control manuals and department safety policies/procedures. Consistently uses personal protective equipment as required and takes appropriate precautions whenever there is potential for contact with blood, body fluids, chemicals and/or other hazardous materials. Maintains knowledge of work-appropriate aspects of environment of care programs complies with policies and reports unsafe conditions. Successfully completes Environment of Care modules in the required timeframes and participates in fire drills and emergency exercises. May label, transport and store hazardous waste as described in annual training.
Attendance and Punctuality:
Demonstrates performance by adhering to established policies and procedure and exhibiting the defined characteristics associated with attendance and punctuality.
Respect for Diversity:
Demonstrates competency by knowing and applying the principles of an inclusive work environment. Consequently, the employee must be competent in the interpretation of a patient's self-report or behavior, and this information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional/psychosocial and chronological maturation process. The treatment of patients should be individualized and should reflect an understanding of the developmental needs and range of treatment needs for each patient (Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric)
Required qualifications for this position include:
Doctorate of Pharmacy from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by ACPE
ASHP-Accredited PGY-1 Residency (General Practice, Ambulatory Care or Community Pharmacy)
Current valid California Pharmacist license
Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers
Experience with electronic medical records and electronic prescribing
Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing
Knowledge of all Microsoft software
Knowledge and expertise in clinical pharmacology and disease state management using most up-to-date evidence-based practice
Ability to recommend evidence and guideline based medicine to physicians
Ability to educate and motivate patients and/or family members to alter behavior in accordance with program goals and objectives
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and decision-making skills
Ability to work independently and manage multiple, concurrent projects for completion in a thorough and timely manner
Ability to effectively and efficiently deliver Pharmacy services in a managed care setting
General knowledge and understanding of Accountable Care Organizations, MediCare PartD, HEDIS, CMS Stars, and Value-Based Purchasing
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
PGY-2 Residency (Ambulatory Care, Pharmacoeconomics, Managed Care)
Certification in Pharmacotherapy, Ambulatory Care, Diabetes, Geriatrics or Advanced Practice Pharmacist License
3 years Ambulatory Care Pharmacy experience in disease state management with prescriptive authority and medication use evaluations in a managed care setting
About the organization you will serve:
Facey Medical Group is a multi-specialty medical group with over 160 physicians providing care to the growing population in the North & East regions of Los Angeles & Ventura Counties. Twelve medical clinics, including two urgent care centers and dedicated women's centers, are located across the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Simi Valleys. The group began as a single medical practice over 90 years ago.
Facey is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit 5-state network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, affiliated services and educational facilities spanning from California to Alaska.
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Job Category: Pharmacists
Location: California-Mission Hills
Req ID: 309198