Inpatient Pharmacy Specialist – Per Diem

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Inpatient Pharmacy Specialist – Per Diem

Inpatient Pharmacy Specialist – Per Diem

Primary Location Moreno Valley, California
Job Number 1131111
Date posted 12/14/2022



Job Summary:
Monitoring or managing the medication therapy of hospitalized or ambulatory patients as assigned, under indirect or direct supervision and based on knowledge of patient variables like age, sex, and other physical characteristics; consulting with and assisting medical staff in the care and treatment of these patients; providing medication information and pharmacokinetic dosing advice; adjusting doses, ordering laboratory tests, and administering medications in accordance with e gives guidance to the auxiliary pharmacy workers. carries out additional tasks as needed.
Essential Responsibilities:

Performs compounding in sterile and non-sterile conditions.

Prepares and carries out patient-specific programs to optimize drug therapy in conjunction with the medical team.

to provide the best possible treatment outcomes, drug therapy is monitored.

Based on the interpretation of data, evaluations of assessments, and assessments of patient outcomes, manage and optimize drug therapy.

adheres to hospital-approved collaborative, medication therapy management procedures for pharmacokinetics (e.g., adjust drug doses, order laboratory tests, assess therapeutic effectiveness, etc.).

Obtaining information on drug use, medication allergies, and medication sensitivities may involve interviewing patients, family members, or other designated caregivers. incorporates the data, along with appropriate data from other data sources, into the patient's drug management plan.

the information is accurately recorded in the patient's medical file or other electronic systems.

Informs patients and other designated caretakers about medication, dosage instructions, storage needs, diet and medication interactions, importance of compliance, and precautions and warnings for medication therapy.

explains how to utilize medication-related gadgets to the patient and any designated family members or other caretakers.

gives medical staff pharmacokinetic dosage recommendations.

administers medication under protocol in accordance with established policies and procedures, ordering and adjusting medication dosages, ordering laboratory testing.

monitors the hospital's drug delivery system for efficiency and accuracy.

Examines each prescription for appropriateness and compliance with the drug formulary.

Clarifies instructions and steps in when necessary.

the pharmacy staff's preparation and administration of medications with accuracy.

gives medication information to medical staff.

identifies potential problems with the safety of medications and actively attempts to prevent medication errors.

Examines patient medical records to look for adverse medication reactions, and helps medical staff come up with treatment strategies in response to such reactions.

determines the severity, likelihood, and preventability of adverse medication events for further study and analysis.

Examines the patient's medical file to confirm that the drug was administered correctly and delivered as prescribed.

makes ensuring that medications are securely stored.

when necessary, takes part in drug research investigations.

takes part in the analysis and solution of problems. consults with superiors as necessary.

encourages a cooperative labor-management partnership.

reports discrepancies to the proper administrative and/or medical staff.

creates and evaluates criteria and specifications for protocols, software, pharmacokinetic dosage, and other uses in pharmaceutical care.

takes part in the training and education programs that are assigned.

creates and updates instructional materials and leads patient, pharmacy, and other medical personnel education programs.

actively takes part in committee meetings, rounds, utilization reviews, quality management initiatives, and other programs as required.

actively participates in medical situations as a member of the multidisciplinary team (e.g. Code Blue).

performs additional tasks as needed


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Basic Qualifications:
  • Possesses a minimum of 1500 hours of inpatient pharmacy experience within the last 3 years (e.g., intern pharmacist, pharmacist) or successful completion of an ASHP-accredited clinical pharmacy practice residency within the last 5 years prior to start date.
  • Degree in Pharmacy from an ACPE accredited (or ACPE candidate status) School of Pharmacy
License, Certification, Registration
  • Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System Registration required at hire
  • A pharmacist License (California) required at hire
  • National Provider Identifier required at hire
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support within 3 months of hire
  • Basic Life Support within 3 months of hire


Additional Conditions:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of patient variables such as age, sex, and other physical characteristics/presentation and disease states as they relate to medication therapy.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of acute care medications.
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of current pharmacological/biopharmaceutical principles, medical terminology, pathologies and disease states, and the ability to relate this information to the patient's medical management plan.
  • Demonstrated work experience performing aseptic techniques and the ability to prepare sterile IV products and chemotherapeutic agents.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulations regarding the provision of pharmaceutical services.
  • Demonstrated ability to extract pertinent information from the patient, or other sources, and relate it to the patients medical management plan.
  • Experience operating pharmacy computer system(s) and other equipment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of emergency medications.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctorate of Pharmacy, Pharm.D.
Primary Location: California, Moreno Valley, Moreno Valley Medical Center
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1
Shift: Variable
Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Working Hours Start: 12:01 AM
Working Hours End: 11:59 PM
Job Schedule: Per Diem
Job Type: Standard
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B10-UPSC|GFPP|United Pharmacists of So Cal
ob Level: Individual Contributor
Department: Moreno Valley Hospital – Inpatient Pharmacy-1 – 0801
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

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