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Providence Health & Services Per Diem Clinical Pharmacist in San Pedro, California


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Providence is calling a Clinical Pharmacist (Per Diem/Variable Shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro in San Pedro, CA.

Please upload a current resume reflecting all professional nursing experience.

We are seeking a Clinical Pharmacist who will be responsible for ensuring the safe and appropriate use of drugs. Fulfillment of this responsibility is achieved through the provision of pharmaceutical services whose components include drug information, drug distribution and clinical pharmacy services with knowledge of age-specific needs from pediatrics through geriatrics.

In this position you will:

  • Monitor safe medication systems at all times.

  • Perform or oversees the dispensing of controlled and non-controlled drugs to inpatients and outpatients.

  • Perform or oversees the preparation of IV's, TPN (Adults and Neonates), chemotherapy, and other preparations for IV administration.

  • Check all medications prior to dispensing.

  • Patient education and counseling regarding drug therapy as needed.

  • Provision of oral and written consultations with other health care professionals regarding drug therapy selection and management.

  • Drug therapy monitoring and communicating relevant findings and recommendations to other health-care professionals who are also responsible for the patient's care. Drug therapy monitoring includes an assessment of:

  • Therapeutic appropriateness of drug regimen.

  • Appropriateness of the route of administration.

  • Drug-drug, drug-food, or drug-disease interactions.

  • Screening for allergies.

  • Duplication of therapy.

  • Provision of Clinical Pharmacokinetics Services.

  • Monitor, detect, document, and report adverse drug reactions as per hospital policy.

  • Assist with and/or supervises the planning, coordination and delivery of drug dispensing activities in team environment.

  • Assign responsibility based on daily activity and patient volume.

  • Seek assistance immediately if unable to solve the problem on own.

  • Assist with orientation and preceptoring as assigned.

  • Provide input to development and revision of policies and procedures.

  • Promote harmonious relationships and favorable attitudes amongst the Health Care team.

  • Documentation/information Management:

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the Hospital Information System and Pharmacy component.

  • Perform documentation in patient's chart which is timely, accurate and concise per departmental policies/procedures.

  • Document Adverse Drug Reactions, Clinical Interventions, Compounding Log, and appropriate documentation on prescriptions in accordance with regulatory agencies and hospital standards.

  • Comply with all regulatory agency requirements including State Board of Pharmacy, Department of Public Health, and The Joint Commission.

  • Performance Improvement/Quality and Safety:

  • Participate in assigned performance improvement projects and works to correct deficiencies identified.

  • Actively support the facility with regards to continuous compliance with all regulatory and performance improvement standards including, but not limited to The Joint Commission (TJC), Department of Public Health, CMS Core Measures, IHI initiatives, etc.

  • Maintain current knowledge regarding TJC standards for this position.

  • Commit to and actively participates in ongoing compliance.

  • Have knowledge of Tracer methodology.

  • Provide the best care and service to every person, every time (PHS Quality Vision).

  • Provide care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient/family centered (PHS Quality definition).


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Education sufficient for license

  • Current California Pharmacist license

  • 5 years experience in Hospital pharmacy or a pharmacy residency

  • Experience with personal computers

  • Knowledge of sterile products techniques.

  • Knowledge of personal computers.

  • Proficiency and current knowledge in pharmacy and therapeutics in 5 of the following areas at all times:

  • antimicrobial therapy

  • pain management

  • pharmacokinetics

  • pediatrics

  • cardiovascular drugs

  • critical care medicine

  • geriatrics

  • neonatal

  • diabetic

  • oncology

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro is a 259-bed nonprofit hospital that has served the Harbor and greater South Bay communities since 1925. Our Medical Center offers a comprehensive array of medical and surgical services each distinguished by innovation, quality and excellence in its respective area. We received the CHART “Certificate of Excellence” for receiving superior or above average results across the majority of outcomes and process measures publicly reported by CHART. We ranked in the top 21 among more than 240 hospitals throughout the state compared by California Healthcare Foundation, and were the first location in the South Bay to carry the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. As a member of Providence, we are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core values – to embrace compassion, dignity, justice, excellence and integrity. Providence today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Pharmacists

Location: California-San Pedro

Req ID: 330723