The County of Los Angeles CLINICAL PHARMACIST in Los Angeles, California
$146,154.72 - $167,399.04 Annually
Los Angeles County, CA
FILING DATE: 05/01/2019 at 8:00 a.m., PST
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO RE-OPEN THE FILING PERIOD, UPDATE SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION AND APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION. PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY THE LAST DAY OF FILING. THE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME, THE CORRECT EXAMINATION TITLE AND NUMBER.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES:
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest health system in the nation, providing compassionate, quality care through its integrated system of hospitals and community-based clinics. DHS annually cares for about 600,000 unique patients, employs over 22,000 staff and has an annual operating budget of $4.3 billion. DHS leads the county's effort to provide health services to the resident of Los Angeles County, of which approximately two million are uninsured. DHS hospitals also conduct post-graduate medical education through university affiliations for interns, residents and fellows to train
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Provides specialized clinical pharmacy services in the delivery of pharmacotherapeutics or pharmacokinetics in specialized medical care areas; designs, implements and conducts medication usage evaluations; delivers drug information and drug education services.
Essential Job Functions
Participates in the development and continual monitoring of patient drug therapy treatment plans and patient outcomes in clinical specialty programs.
Performs patient assessments and monitors the effects of drug therapy using clinical symptoms, evaluating laboratory data, and other relevant clinical diagnostic techniques.
Attends daily rounds and medical conferences with physicians in specialty medical areas to evaluate patient drug therapy regimens.
Interviews patients to obtain information regarding drug use, drug allergies and sensitivities, and medication histories; assesses compliance and counsels patients on appropriate drug use.
Participates in ongoing medication usage evaluation programs by assisting in the establishment of criteria for cost effectiveness/control utilization use, process indicators, and monitoring parameters; conducts evaluations to determine compliance to the established medication use evaluation criteria; summarizes results and submits recommendations to the Pharmacy Chief or the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and assists in establishing drug monographs.
Participates in the establishment of critical pathways to ensure optimal medication usage.
Provides comprehensive drug information services for healthcare providers and patients, including developing pharmaceutical newsletters, patient education materials, and assessment and evaluation of formulary requests to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Designs and conducts in-service and educational programs regarding drug therapy for healthcare providers, pharmacists, and students on a variety of health related services.
Critically analyzes, evaluates, and prepares recommendations of medical literature in relation to medication therapy.
Interprets and applies pharmacokinetic drug data in recommendations for patient-specific drug dosage regimen; formulates individualized drug regimens based on patient specific parameters, patient diagnosis, concurrent disease states, pharmacokinetics, pharmacoeconomics, and the patient's condition.
Advises and assists in implementing cost containment strategies for the usage of pharmaceutical products.
Reviews journals and periodicals and meets with pharmaceutical product specialists to discuss current market conditions, managed care implications, disease state management, and obtain information to implement cost containment strategies and develop therapeutic outcome studies.
Participates in performance improvement activities to ensure optimal pharmaceutical care.
Dispenses medication as necessary.
OPTION I: One year of specialized clinical pharmacy experience*.
OPTION II: Successful completion of a pharmacy residency program** in clinical pharmacy.
LICENSE: A current license to practice as a Registered Pharmacist* issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
PHYSICAL CLASS III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*Specialized clinical pharmacy experience in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: an in-depth knowledge of a particular field of work or discipline in such areas as Critical Care Units (MICU, SICU, NICU, Burn ICU), Oncology, Parenteral Nutrition, Ambulatory Care, Drug Utilization Review, Anti-Coagulation, Purchasing Consultant, Drug Information, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacoeconomics or other specialized pharmacy areas. Applicants MUST describe in detail their specialized clinical pharmacy experience.
**Applicants MUST attach a legible copy of their certificate confirming successful completion of a one-year pharmacy residency program with their application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing online. Applications submitted without a certificate will be rejected as incomplete.
In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as a Bachelor's, or Master's degree, or for completion of a residency program, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization; or official certificates with your application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing online.
*The required license or certificate MUST be current and unrestricted; conditional provisional, probationary or restricted licenses or certificates will NOT be accepted.
Applicants must ensure the certificates and licenses section of the application is completed. Provide the type(s), license number(s) and names(s) of the issuing agency for the required license(s) or attach a legible photocopy of their license to practice as a Registered Pharmacist issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy to the application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from filing online. Original license MUST be presented during the selection process and prior to appointment.
- Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in Pharmacy.
This examination will consist of an interview covering training, experience, personal fitness and general ability to perform the duties of the position, weighted 100%.
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.
No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST on the last day of filing will not be accepted.
Apply online by clicking the green "APPLY" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or recession of appointment.
Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
NOTE: If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you must email the Exam Analyst, Hilary Hocking at HHocking@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and exam title.
Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
Hilary Hocking, Exam Analyst
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Do you have one year of specialized clinical pharmacy experience?
If so, please describe your experience in detail.
Do you possess a current license to practice as a Registered Pharmacist issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy?
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