Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist II - Outpatient/Specialty Pharmacy (1.0 FTE, Days)
Stanford Children's Health - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Location: Palo Alto, California
Internal Number: 11248369
1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift
At Stanford Children's Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
As a member of a multidisciplinary health care team, the Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist II provides the full range of distributive, clinical, consultative, research, and/or administrative pharmaceutical services. The Clinical Pharmacist II selects and dispenses drugs, medicines, and other therapeutic agents; performs patient clinical assessment calls and specialty medication refill calls; prepares claims for billing including obtaining all supportive documentation such as prescriptions, progress notes, lab reports, prior authorizations and other information which may be required by third party payers.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).
Identifies fine differences between drugs as they relate to therapeutic efficacy of the products.
Applies knowledge of the physical and chemical properties and characteristics of computing dosages, weighing and measuring drugs, and mixing and compounding drugs and chemicals.
Applies knowledge of solubility behavior of substances, stability of drugs, usages of drugs, and limitations on modes of administering drugs, and similarly applies knowledge of incompatibilities in evaluating dosages and permissible concentrations of drugs, and in anticipating, preventing, and treating undesirable chemical reactions.
Has legal responsibility for proper interpretation of prescriptions and the dispensing of prescribed products, and call to physician's attention any synergistic, antagonistic, and cumulative effects, as well as questionable overdoses or incompatibilities.
Specifies proper storage, protection, of therapeutic agents, in accordance with the standards of the United States Pharmacopoeia (U.S.P.) and the manufacturer package insert.
Keeps continually abreast of new developments in the fast-moving drug field and be aware of emerging patterns, systems, and techniques in pharmacy practice.
Performs patient clinical assessment calls and specialty medication refill calls
Coordinates complicated discharges and performs discharge teaching
Performs review of new medications and presents to Quality Management Committee (QMC)
Assesses and escalates medication concerns to providers as needed
Maintains records, documents patient data, prepares written reports, and provides oral reports concerning patient care
Prepares claims for billing including obtaining all supportive documentation such as prescriptions, progress notes, lab reports, prior authorizations and other information which may be required by third party payers
Negotiates payer letters of agreement for provision of pharmacy services
Requests complicated prior authorizations and if denied, work through appeal process with providers
Investigates patient assistant programs and assists patients with enrollment
Provides patient/caregiver counseling or discharge education regarding medications
Provides clinical supervision of pharmacy technicians
Non-sterile hazardous and non-hazardous product preparation oversight
Management and control of controlled substances
Oversees packaging of medication per storage requirements for delivery
Writes standard operating procedures, master formulas or staff communications
Participates in committees and projects as assigned
May disseminate drug information to members of the hospital and clinic staff and interested community groups.
May participate in hospital research projects or pharmaceutical research.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a School of Pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.
Experience: Completion of a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency pediatric program OR PGY-1 and 1 year of related experience OR Four (4) years of related experience
Licensure/ Certification: PRM- CA - Licensed as a Pharmacist by the California Board of Pharmacy
Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
Knowledge of prescription and non-prescription drugs and drug products and their indications, efficacy, dosage, mechanisms of action; fate and disposition (if known), major contraindications and potential side effects.
Knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations; pharmacology and pharmacological nomenclature; medical therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, and disease states.
Knowledge of methods and procedures involved in proper handling and storing of pharmaceutical supplies;
Knowledge of influence of patient's age, sex, concomitant disease states, concurrent drug therapy, foods and diagnostic procedures on drug activity and disposition.
Knowledge of physiology, anatomy, pathology, chemistry and mathematics as they relate to pharmacy practice;
Advanced clinical knowledge of pediatric medical specialties
Knowledge of insurance benefits and payor requirements
Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to the functional area.
Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions.
Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.
Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus with other departments and external vendors.
Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with others verbally and in writing in coordinating with and advising other members of hospital staff, patients, and various other professional contacts.
Maintain familiarity and operational knowledge of the departmental information and technical systems.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.