Pharmacist, Pharmacy Unit #
Company: Valley Presbyterian
Location: Van Nuys
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Part Time (48-71 Hours Per Pay Period)
The pharmacist provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care through
integrated drug distribution, clinical intervention, staff
education, training, clinical services and continuing education.
The pharmacist is responsible for the supervision of pharmacy
ASHP accredited residency, preferred or significant clinical
Pharmacy Doctorate degree, preferred
Current California Pharmacist License
Must successfully complete and maintain LA City Fire Card
certification at the time of hire or within the first 30 days of
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (These are the essential job functions
for this position. The essential functions of this job include, but
may not be limited to those listed in this job description.
Employees hired for this position must be able to perform the
essential function of this job without imposing significant risk of
substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or
The following activities are components of the position to assist
in meeting the major job responsibilities:
Maintains competency in unique aspects of medication therapy for
the patients, including factors related to all patient groups.
Provides Pharmaceutical care by assisting health care providers
Reviewing patient medication history
Educating patients on medication therapy
Establishing desired outcomes
Assessing patient demographics
Developing therapeutic plans
Determining alternatives for achieving outcomes
Developing drug monitoring plans
Implementing new medication regimens
Monitoring patient outcomes
Documenting medication related issues in patient chart
Interpreting laboratory data
Reviewing patient medication profiles
Monitoring pharmacokinetics of medication therapy
Monitoring potential adverse drug-drug and drug-food
Monitors medication therapy to evaluate appropriateness of use,
dose, dosage form, regimen,route, therapeutic duplication, and drug
Concurrently monitors use of biotechnology drugs for compliance
with prescribing criteria.
Conducts target drug programs and drug usage evaluations as needed
and reports results to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Detects, monitors, documents, and reports adverse drug reactions
and medication errors.
Promotes the use of the formulary by converting non-formulary
orders to formulary when possible. Coordinates procurement of
non-formulary drugs when necessary.
Responsible for supervising the pharmacy technical staff in their
Understands, implements, and complies with the National Patient
Participates in unit inspections as assigned.
Practices in a variety of areas within the pharmacy as required by
Insures compliance with controlled substance distribution and
Participates in continuing education programs, meetings, training
programs and related activities.
Responsible for supervision of filling and maintaining the
automated dispensing machines.
Reviews provider orders for possible therapeutic problems,
contraindications,, interactions, allergies, and formulary status
of the drug.
Provides medication information to health care professionals and to
Responsible for the accurate filling and dispensing of medications
in the pharmacy.
Insures the timely and accurate dispensing of drugs and solutions
from the pharmacy area.
Insures proper technique and accurate preparation of all
pharmaceutical products, including oral, IV admixtures,
chemotherapeutics, and investigational agents.
Documents clinical interventions and cost avoidance as part of the
Departmental documentation program.
Identifies and acts upon cost avoidance in drug therapy by
promoting more cost effective regimens, medications, and by
Pharmacists provide presentations, publications and other
informative activities on drug-related topics to the health care
community and general public.
Checks medication batch for accuracy.
Reconciles pharmacy and nursing medication records.
Discusses medication order clarifications with the prescriber,
documents any pharmacy records, and informs others of medication
Maintains and updates a patient profile with demographics,
diagnosis, allergies, and current medications.
The following job accountabilities are not unique to this
particular job but are common to all jobs at VPH:
Complies with VPH policies and procedures on customer satisfaction
and service excellence. Demonstrates professionalism and cultural
sensitivity in coordinating activities and communicating with all
customers, peers, and the community at large. Conducts self in a
professional, respectful and courteous manner during all
interactions. Works effectively and collaboratively with others
toward common goals
Communicates accurately, honestly, supportively and in a timely
manner with department and interdepartmental team members.
Demonstrates effective business writing and oral communication
skills, handwriting is clear and legible.
Participates in operational aspects of the department, and
maintains/participates in performance improvement activities within
Participates in all departmental specific training, Environment of
Care (injury/illness prevention, fire/life safety, hazardous
materials, emergency preparedness, utilities management, medical
equipment management, safety and security management), infection
control (standard precautions, TB Exposure Control Plan, Bloodborne
Pathogen Exposure Control Plan).
Demonstrates knowledge of and follows safety practices. Understands
the importance of safety, including patient safety in the work
place. Maintains a safe environment for self and others.
Actively participates in the Patient Safety Program, including
event reporting. Identifies sentinel events/near misses and
responds per defined organization processes. Participates in
education activities and process implementation. Demonstrates
advocacy for the patient/customer and appropriately acknowledges
patients, customers and visitors.
The above statements reflect the essential functions considered
necessary to describe the principle content of the job. They are
not intended to be a complete statement of all work requirements or
duties that may be inherent in the job.
Primarily an inside building/office environment, well lighted and
ventilated, which may consist of multiple treatment and/or work
Fast and continuous work pace with variable workload.
Frequent contact with staff and public under a variety of
circumstances.Requires ability to communicate clearly (in English)
verbally and in writing for effective communication with other
staff members, physicians, vendors, community members, patients and
patient families, employees and applicants of all socio-economic
levels from a diverse cultural and ethnic population.
Subject to many interruptions from multiple calls and inquiries and
potentially emotional situations involving accidents, injuries,
illness and/or death.
Handles emergency/crisis situations in accordance with Hospital
Answers phones or pages; may carry a beeper/pager, and/or use a
Occasional travel may be required.
Potential risk of exposure to hazards from chemicals (toxic and
non-toxic), flammable materials, gas or electrical or radiant
energy or equipment with/without moving parts.
Continuous 66 to 100% of time
Frequent 33 to 65% of time
Occasional 0 to 32% of time
Continuous standing/walking and occasional/intermittent
Continuous use of bilateral upper extremities in fine motor
activities requiring fingering, grasping, and forward reaching
between waist and shoulder level to handle/operate medical
Frequent reaching above shoulder level and overhead.
Frequent forward bending, twisting, squatting and kneeling;
Occasional repositioning and transferring patients weighing up to
200 pounds between bed, chair, and gurney.
Occasional lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 25
Occasional/intermittent pushing of gurneys, wheelchairs, bed and
other medical equipment over tiled and carpeted surfaces.
Continuous use of near vision to read medical equipment such as
monitoring devices and reading documents and computer screens;
hearing and verbal communication to interact with patients,
co-workers, and other customers.%483772%
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