Kern Medical is an academic teaching hospital with strong clinical pharmacy program who are seeking a Advanced Practice Ambulatory Care Pharmacist. Our Clinical Pharmacist enjoy practicing at the top of their license with prescriptive authority to initiate, adjust, or discontinue medications in the management of chronic disease states. Our clinical pharmacists have strong working relations with our team of physicians and ancillary personnel. We strive to recruit the highest quality candidates, resulting in a high performance workforce that consistently delivers quality patient care.
Career Opportunities within Kern Medical include many benefits such as:
New Hire Bonus: $6,000 sign on (paid over 1 year of service)
New Hire Premium: +6% of base rate of pay, matched up to 6% if contributed to Deferred Compensation Plan.
A Comprehensive Benefits Package: includes Holidays, Vacation, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and very generous retirement plan (6% match on 457b retirement plan plus 1.62% per year of service pension plan)
We are seeking an Advanced Practice Ambulatory Care Pharmacist for one of our Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) who has expertise in chronic disease state management. Our clinical pharmacists work collaboratively with a team of a physician, physician assistant, nurses, and medical social workers to provide complete and comprehensive care of our patients. Our pharmacists will typically see new patients along with their physician colleague, and will often assume care of the patient on follow up for chronic disease state management.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This classification is distinguished from those of Pharmacist and Supervising Pharmacist in that an incumbent in the position of Clinical Pharmacist by virtue of specialized training is concerned with complex problems of pharmacologic actions, drug monitoring and the educational implications of health professional training programs.
Coordinates the clinical pharmacy applications to patient care; reviews medication utilization in outpatient and inpatient settings.
Initiates, adjusts, discontinues medications per prescriptive protocols in the chronic disease state management of patients (typical disease states include diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, asthma, COPD, etc)
Orders appropriate labs to monitor disease states and the medication therapy thereof
Makes rounds with physicians and provides consultation to medical staff on drug therapy and drug dosages.
Takes medication histories.
Assists nursing personnel with drug related problems.
Prepares and conducts formal presentations to medical and nursing staff, particularly in basic science fields of physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry.
Participates in training programs for pharmacists and other ancillary hospital personnel.
Provides consultant services to various medical staff committees; dependent upon area of practice or department assignments, demonstrates clinical knowledge and skill in the care of the newborn, infant, toddler, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient ranging up to 100+ years of age.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Graduation from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy with a Doctoral Degree in pharmacy AND completion of PGY-1 residency. Preference given to candidates who have completed PGY-2 Ambulatory Care residency or have BCPS or BCACP certification.
LICENSE: Possession of a current valid license to practice pharmacy in the State of California is required at the time of appointment to this position. Possession and maintenance of a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) card and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Appointees not possessing the BLS and ACLS cards must successfully complete appropriate training and qualify for the BLS and ACLS cards within 60 days of employment. ***Applicants must attach a copy of their degree/transcripts verifying conferral of a Doctoral degree in pharmacy to this application.
Employees must maintain all health requirements designated by Kern Medical;
Depending on assignment incumbents may be required to possess and maintain specific certificates of competency as a condition of employment;
A background check may be required for this classification.
All Kern Medical employees are designated “Disaster Service Workers”. In the event of a disaster or civil disorder, all Kern Medical employees are to remain at work or to report to work in a safe and practicable manner.
About Kern Medical
Kern Medical is a leading Central Valley health care organization, with a modern 222-bed hospital, a comprehensive offering of primary care and specialty clinics, and a large body of highly skilled physicians, pharmacists, nurses, technicians and other health-care providers.
With the area’s only trauma center and teaching hospital, many of our services are unequaled in the region. Our volunteers, our charitable foundation, and our own employees eagerly support our mission of health and safety.
As a public hospital, we are committed to serving the people of our community. Our care, while sophisticated, comes with compassion, respect and kindness in a community of diverse needs.
We invite you to review the services, capabilities and information we offer. Thank you for your interest in Kern Medical.