Director, National Pharmacy Informatics

Director, National Pharmacy Informatics

Director, National Pharmacy Informatics

Director, National Pharmacy Informatics

Primary Location Downey, California

Job Number 1147178

Date posted 01/16/2023


The National Pharmacy Operations' clinical and commercial goals are met by the Pharmacy Informatics department's leadership, strategy, and utilization of technology. Together with KPIT, we are a vital part of numerous teams working on numerous Program and Regional initiatives that are in charge of putting new major systems or modules into place or improving ones that already exist, such as KPHC Ambulatory, KPHC InPatient Clinicals (which includes Inpatient Pharmacy), KPHC Beacon, National Outpatient Pharmacy, National Outpatient Pharmacy Point of Sale, National Home IV, automation technology, etc. We serve as Pharmacy Leadership's single point of contact for technology and as Pharmacy's representative to other participants in the program, such as PMG, KPHC Leadership, and others.

This position is directly accountable for the medication master files and the various translation tables that enable providers to prescribe medications in KPHC (Ambulatory/Inpatient/Medical Office) and have those orders/information pass smoothly throughout KPHC. These downstream applications include Outpatient Pharmacy (legacy PIMS and ePI), Inpatient Pharmacy (Willow), Inpatient Documentation (MAR), Clarity Reporting tables, Resolute (billing), Beacon (oncology), and others (Ascend). KP doctors are able to order prescriptions for every member, regardless of whether they are receiving a prescription as a consequence of an office visit or are in the hospital, by building, customizing, and mapping each pharmaceutical record, along with instructions for use and other content.

Every KPHC user is impacted by this position, from the over 17,000 physicians who prescribe medications in the ambulatory setting to the over 9 million members who receive more than 75 million prescriptions annually from pharmacists who are actively managing and reviewing the member's medication history to every hospital clinician (physicians, nurses, and pharmacists) who are working and caring for our member who has a chronic condition.


Essential Purposes

– Provides strategic direction, planning, and leadership for the business unit in charge of the National Outpatient Pharmacy System's clinical decision support & intervention functions.
– Is the National Outpatient Pharmacy System's owner and in charge of the medication and allergy master files that are kept at KPHC.
– Is in charge of creating and setting up the drug and auxiliary files that all KP Health Connect and National Outpatient Pharmacy System users need in order to carry out any medication-related function.

the clinical screening and prescription dispensing of medications to members by our outpatient pharmacies; ordering and prescribing medications by providers; recording medication administration to patients in the hospital or clinic; analyzing and reporting medication data from our reporting files for quality, research, and/or regulatory reporting; billing/revenue capture for medications to members in the hospital/outpatient clinics;
– Responsibilities include short- and long-term strategic planning, leading cross-functional teams on projects of shared interest, including Pharmacy, PMG, KFH, and KPIT leadership, analyzing complex issues and making resolution recommendations, as well as offering support to many consumers or users of these systems.

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Basic Qualifications:


– Minimum of five (5) years of progressive management experience in a healthcare environment with demonstrated ability to effectively manage large, complex initiatives.


– Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy.

Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

– Must be licensed as a Pharmacist in one of Kaiser Permanente's regions.

– If the applicant does not have PDX Outpatient Pharmacy Certification and EPIC Ambulatory certification, then must complete within 6 calendar months of hire.


Additional Requirements:

– A proven track record of success, in particular leading significant change management, and large technology projects.

– Excellent interpersonal, communication, consultative, influencing, and negotiation skills.

– Expertise in project management, data analysis, and solution problem-solving.

– Demonstrated ability to work in difficult and/or time-critical situations while maintaining a strong customer focus and delivering results.

– Epic certified in Willow and/or EpicCare Ambulatory, and experience in building the Host and Enterprise Control Center (ECC) components of the PDX Outpatient Pharmacy System.


Preferred Qualifications:

– Pharm.D. or Master's degree preferred.

Primary Location: California, Downey, Downey Boeing – Independence Park
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40
Shift: Day
Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Working Hours Start: 09:00 AM
Working Hours End: 05:00 PM
Job Schedule: Full-time
Job Type: Standard
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-SCAL-01|NUE| Non-Union Employee
Job Level: Director/Senior Director
Department: Independence Park – Pharm Admin – Informatics – 0801
Pay Range: $197200 – $255090
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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