Kaiser Permanente Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (MH-10279) in Los Angeles, California

Provides ambulatory pharmaceutical care services using approved protocols in collaboration with other health professional, including managing patient drug therapy, providing patient education, and preparing and/or overseeing the preparation and dispensing of medications. Promotes high quality, evidence-based, cost-effective pharmaceutical care. Performs these duties in the clinical areas assigned.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

  • Conducts patient medication history inquiries upon referral from physicians and other medical personnel.

  • Given a diagnosis, synthesize a treatment plan, which may include drug therapy and lifestyle modifications, and transition within the continuum of care settings.

  • Identifies, resolves, and prevents potential and actual medication-related problems including: untreated indications, improper drug selection, subtherapeutic dosage, overdose, failure to receive medication, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, and medication without indication.

  • Under protocol, initiates, adjusts, monitors, and recommends changes in drug therapy based on information obtained through patient interviews, objective monitoring parameters, review of drug profiles and the patient medical record.

  • Coordinates and interprets laboratory monitoring of drug therapy, including serum drug levels, electrolytes, and other approved drug-related laboratory testing.

  • Provides patient monitoring for the purpose of evaluating and optimizing patient outcomes, drug utilization and patient compliance, detecting and/or minimizing ADR's, eliminating unnecessary drug use and duplication.

  • Provides patient education related to the individual's disease state, including predictable actions, side effects, reasons for proper compliance, and any special instruction.

  • Assure ongoing performance improvement of the pharmaceutical care services provided.

  • Provides education to providers and staff via presentations, newsletters, formal utilization reviews, and one-on-one interactions.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Knowledge Required:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of current pharmacological/biopharmaceutical principles, medical terminology, pathologies, disease state management, age appropriate therapy, and other information as it pertains to medical or pharmaceutical care management plan.

  • Expertise in drug utilization review.

  • Federal/State laws/regulations regarding delivery of pharmacy services and the scope of practice of a pharmacist.

  • Working knowledge of aseptic techniques & preparation of sterile IV products & chemotherapeutic agents, as required.

  • Emergency medication & drug monitoring, as required.

  • Sources of current drug information and medical literature.

  • Skill/Abilities Required:

  • Ability to extract pertinent information from patient/other sources for a medical management plan.

  • Teaching ability and evaluation.

  • Effective verbal/written communication skills at appropriate level.

  • Learn & operate pharmacy computer system (s) & other equipment and software.

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with others on the patient care team.


  • Successful completion of a Pharmacy Practice residency or Ambulatory Care residency, or equivalent clinical experience in direct patient care delivery.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Approved Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) card must be obtained within the probationary period.

  • A current California Pharmacist license.

  • Successful completion of a Pharmacy Practice residency or Ambulatory Care residency, or equivalent clinical experience in direct patient care delivery.

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) Required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced residency, fellowship, or board certification is preferred.

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.


  • PR# MH-10279


TITLE: Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (MH-10279)

LOCATION: Los Angeles, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.