CLINICAL PHARMACIST

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $159,337.20 - $182,492.88 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 182492 USD Annually

Job Description

Position/Program Information


EXAM NUMBER

b5513A
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE


FILING START DATE


June 1, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. (Pacific Time).



This examination will
remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filling may be suspend at any time with or without advance notice.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS BEING REPOSTED TO REOPEN THE FILING PERIOD, UPDATE SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION, AND REMOVE THE COVID-19 LANGUAGE.

OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS EXAMINATION. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE MUST BE FULLY MET AND INDICATED ON THE APPLICATION BY THE LAST DAY OF FILING.

DEFINITION:
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.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class receive administrative and technical direction from a Pharmacy Supervisor or Pharmacy Services Chief. These positions are characterized by their full-time clinical responsibility in the delivery of patient-specific pharmacotherapeutic or pharmacokinetic services in specialized medical care areas. Clinical Pharmacists work closely with healthcare providers and other medical personnel in monitoring, developing, recommending, and establishing drug therapy treatment plans which is an integral part of the medical treatment and medical needs of the patients. Incumbents serve as key resource specialists to professional and non-professional staff and provide drug consultation and advice on drug interactions, contra-interactions, incompatible drug combinations, adverse reactions, andchanges in drug therapy or appropriate usage.

Positions in this class may perform other specialized clinical pharmacy services on a full-time basis, such as medication usage evaluation and cost containment analysis, development of quality control indicators and monitoring of adverse drug reaction programs, development and dissemination of drug information services, clinical laboratory evaluations and patient physical assessment as a mid-level provider, and development and implementation of educational services for patients/families and/or healthcare providers. Incumbents must independently exercise an advanced, expert level of knowledge and skill in pharmaceutical care to provide the most specialized clinical pharmacy services, characteristically gained through advanced education and training in a complex area of specialization.

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, performance of point-of-care tests and other relevant clinical diagnostic techniques.

Attends rounds and medical case conferences with physicians to evaluate patient drug therapy regimens.

Interviews patients to obtain information regarding drug use, drug allergies and sensitivities, andmedication 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 and derive treatment protocols or treatment guidelines.

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 quality improvement, quality assurance and performance improvement activities to ensureoptimal pharmaceutical care.

Perform root-cause-analysis for medication errors and derive prevention plan through the use of function in EHR system, technologies and medication of behaviors and workflows.

Review, analyze, synthesize, present and publish pharmacy formulary decisions and information.

Generates and analyze clinical dashboard and screen appropriate patients for clinical pharmacist referrals.

Derives and manage medication treatment therapy for patients through prescribing, modifying and discontinuing medications.

Provides pharmacy informatics and technology input and assist with various pharmacy or medication process system testing.

Dispense medication as necessary.

Perform inspections of medication storage rooms or areas.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Option I: One year ofspecialized 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, Psychiatry, Treatment of Co-occuring Disorders 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 7 calendar days of filing online. Applications submitted without a certificate will be rejected as incomplete.

***All required licenses and certifications must be active and unrestricted or your application will not be accepted.

In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as a Bachelor's degree or higher, 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 7 calendar days of filing online.
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for equivalency to United States accredited institutions standards by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). See Employment Information under Accreditation Information.

Official Transcript is defined as a transcript that bears the college seal and states "official and/or copy" issued by the school's Registrar Office. A printout of the transcript from the school's website is NOT considered official and; therefore, will NOT be accepted and may result in your application being incomplete or rejected.
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 7 calendar days from filing online. Original license MUST be presented during the selection process and prior to appointment.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in Pharmacy.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT
An evaluation of training and experience based upon application, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire information weighted 100%. Additional credit will be given for desirable qualifications.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Notice of non-acceptance and final results will be sent via email.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade 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.

Applications will be processed on as as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

Retake: No person may compete for this examination more than once in a twelve (12) month period.

SPECIAL INFORMATION
Past and present mental health clients, parents, and family members are encouraged to apply.

FAIR CHANCE EMPLOYER
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.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Mental Health, Pharmacy Services.

AVAILABLE SHIFT
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends or holidays.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
Applicants are required to complete and submit an online Los Angeles County Employment Application AND Supplemental Questionnaire in order to be considered for this examination. Paper applications, resumes, or any unsolicited documents will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application and Supplemental Questionnaire. We must receive your application before 5:00 pm, PT, on the last day of filing. Application filing may be suspended at any time without advance notice.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE
Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Applicants must complete and submit their online applications and upload required documents (e.g. license, transcripts, resume, etc.,) as attachment(s) during application submission or send by email to exams@dmh.lacounty.gov within 7 calendar days from date of application submission. Please be sure to reference your full name and examination title on the subject line of your email.

The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. Your online application must show complete license, education and work experience information necessary to evaluate your qualifications. License information section must show title of license, license number, original date of issue, and expiration date. Education information section must include name and address of school attended, complete dates attended, name of course/s taken, number of units earned, and degree/s earned. Work experience section must include job title, employer name and address, name of work area/facility, actual payroll title held and not the working and/or functional titles, from/to dates of employment including month, day and year, total number of months, total number of hours worked per week - not a range of hours (full or part-time), and complete and detailed description of related job duties. If range of hours is provided, experience will be prorated based on the lowest number of hours worked per week. LIST separately each job experience to be evaluated. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination or selection process.

IMPORTANT NOTES
• Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT .
• Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .

For the time being, all notifications, including results letters and notices of non-acceptance, will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add hsacks@dmh.lacounty.gov as well as noreply@governmentjobs.com and info@governmentjob.com to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notification from being filtered as span/junk/clutter mail.

Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from LA County. If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any email notification for any examination for which you apply with Los Angeles County. Regardless of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into governmentjobs.com and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER LANGUAGE
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 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.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT
Department Contact Name: Heleodora "Lola" Sacks, Exam Analyst
Department Contact Phone: (323) 705-4072 or (213) 972-7034
Department Contact Email: exams@dmh.lacounty.gov

ADA Coordinator Phone (323) 705-4072
Teletype Phone 800-735-2922
California Relay Services Phone 800-735-2922

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Base Pay

159,337

Job Address

Los Angeles, California United States View Map