This position provides practical work experience for pharmacy students in an environment that emphasizes patient-centered care. Facilitates the recruitment of pharmacists by enhancing ties with the colleges of pharmacy. Provides a mechanism for exposing KFHPW pharmacists to innovative/emerging concepts in pharmacy practice discussed in the academic setting. Provides mentoring opportunities for staff pharmacists, which will facilitate: Development of teaching & preceptor skills of the pharmacist-requires current clinical competency; Creating challenging/stimulating work environment for staff.
The timely and appropriate distribution of drug therapy in compliance with state and federal laws and in accordance with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington policies and procedures.
Effectively communicate with patients concerning their medications on issues including, but not limited to: mechanism of action, adverse effects, dosing, and storage requirements.
Assure 100% appropriateness of drug therapy under the supervision of a pharmacist.
Ensures patient safety by identifying opportunities to prevent unusual occurrences; consistently performing safety checks when dispensing medications; and taking appropriate steps to resolve and report unusual occurrences.