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Providence Health & Services Advanced Practice Pharmacist, Lead in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Full-time, Day shift Advance Practice Pharmacist, Lead at our Providence Saint John's Medical Foundation location in Santa Monica, CA.

In this position you will:

  • Provide expertise and vision to Saint John's Physician Partners leadership in regards to clinical and fiscal pharmacotherapy issues.

  • Work collaboratively with primary care physicians, specialists, staff and leadership to develop programs that improve patient outcomes through appropriate medication management.

  • Develop and implements methods to measure the results of these programs to justify expansion and drive quality improvement.

  • Provide coordinated, comprehensive, high-quality care to Saint John's Physician Partners patients.

  • Be responsible for the evaluation, interpretation and management of patient's medication therapies to improve the quality and outcomes of healthcare provided to our patients and control costs.

  • Support clinicians and other health care providers through collaborative drug therapy management services, medication conversion programs and other functions to ensure that the use of pharmaceutical agents is rational and cost-effective.

  • Provide direct oversight and supervision of Advanced Practice Pharmacists and Pharmacy Refill Technicians.

  • Hire and retain qualified staff; ensures new employees are oriented to their department and well trained for their jobs. Motivates and manages staff to ensure that performance standards are met or exceeded.

  • Give timely and constructive feedback on performance; documents all corrective counseling.

  • Interact with other departments and present reports and findings to Saint John's Physician Partners leadership as needed to perform the duties of this position.

  • Establish effective working relationships with leadership, primary care physicians and staff in multiple clinic sites.

  • Develop documentation and results tracking system for the evaluation of outcomes, benefits, and cost savings due to advanced practice pharmacist activities.

  • Use time wisely and appropriately to prioritize multiple responsibilities.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • PharmD from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by ACPE.

  • ASHP-Accredited PGY-1 Residency (General Practice, Ambulatory Care or Community Pharmacy).

  • 3 years advanced practice pharmacy experience in supervision, program development, disease state management with prescriptive authority and medication use evaluations.

  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing.

  • Knowledge of all Microsoft software.

  • Ability to recruit, manage and supervise advanced practice pharmacists and support staff.

  • Knowledge and expertise in clinical pharmacology and disease state management using most up-to-date evidence-based practice.

  • Ability to educate and persuade patients and/or family members to alter behavior in accordance with program goals and objectives.

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and decision-making skills.

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple, concurrent projects for completion in a thorough and timely manner.

  • Ability to analyze data and formulate sound conclusions and recommendations.

  • General knowledge and understanding of pharmacoeconomics.

  • General knowledge and understanding of Accountable Care Organizations, MediCare Part D, HEDIS, CMS Stars, and Value-Based Purchasing.

  • Current valid California Pharmacist license.

  • Certification in Pharmacotherapy, Ambulatory Care, Diabetes or Geriatrics, preferred.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Coursework/Training PGY-2 Residency (Ambulatory Care, Pharmacoeconomics, Managed Care).

About the location you will serve:

Providence Health & Services is further developing its physician integration strategy. As part of this growth, Providence Saint John’s Medical Foundation came into flourishing. Saint John’s Medical Foundation is an integrated, not-for-profit network of medical clinics and affiliated services, servicing the greater Santa Monica and Los Angeles area. The Foundation is expected to continue to grow in the next several years, bringing with it facilities, staff and physician growth to support that objective.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Pharmacists

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 239897

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