Nephrology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist II
Kaiser Permanente - Baltimore, MD

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Provides customer focused comprehensive pharmaceutical care services for patients w/ complex medication problems.

Essential Functions:
  • Provides pharmacotherapy consultation & follow up of patients w/ complex medical problems.
  • Assesses the drug therapy needs of patients & monitors progress of therapy through interviews, physical assessment, patient education & clinical laboratory monitoring.
  • Makes timely decisions about patient drug treatment modalities w/in guidelines & protocols & communicates regularly w/ health care providers.
  • Documents all clinical interventions & drug information requests using appropriate methods.
  • Communicates new medication therapies to pharmacists, physicians & other health care providers.
  • Develops drug education plans & strategies to promote cost-effective prescribing in area of expertise including communication of initiatives to providers & staff.
  • Supports initiatives to achieve HEDIS targeted disease state goals related to drug therapy.
  • Acts as preceptor & mentor of the managed care pharmacy practice resident(s) & pharmacy students where applicable. Evaluates & critiques students & residents abilities in established practice rotations through use of learning goals & objectives.
  • Develops & delivers pharmaceutical education lectures to staff & patients.
  • Demonstrates continued competency in specialty areas of pharmacy practice.
  • Assures compliance to all regulatory rules & regulations & Kaiser Permanente's policies & procedures to include but not limited to:
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • State Boards of Pharmacy
  • Principles of Responsibility
  • Proper use of Kaiser Permanente personal computers & applications
  • Oversees pharmacy technician staff in execution of technical functions where applicable
  • Takes lead role in implementation of new drug-related initiatives, establishment of new clinical pharmacy services as requested, & Part D MTM activities w/ clinical pharmacists.
  • Participates in research activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:Basic Qualifications:
  • Completion of 1 year residency related to practice area or 3 years of equivalent clinical practice experience required.
  • Pharmacy doctorate degree required.
  • Licensed Pharmacist to practice in assigned jurisdiction(s) required.
  • Board certification (US-BCPS preferred) must be current or achieved within three years of starting this position.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills required.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Specialty residency preferred.
Preferred Skills:
  • Experience in Anemia Management and Procrit Monitoring preferred.

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