Informatics Pharmacist

Ventura County
Full Time $97,339 - $143,206 Per year CA Always Best Care Senior Services - Home Care Services in Thousand Oaks, 509 Marin St #227, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, United States
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Overview

Operating under the general direction of the Pharmacist Supervisor, the Informatics Pharmacist assumes a critical position within the Ventura County healthcare system by managing medication-related data, information, and knowledge. Their responsibilities encompass ensuring seamless integration, interoperability, and exchange of information to streamline medication management processes efficiently. The incumbent will also collaborate closely with healthcare providers to refine treatment plans, mitigate drug interactions, and address individual patient needs. Through meticulous execution of these responsibilities, the individual significantly enhances the quality of patient care across the Ventura County Medical System.

Informatics Pharmacist’s primary responsibilities include planning, executing, and refining projects related to Information Systems & Applications within the pharmacy department. Contribute to workflow development, system configuration, change documentation, and provide support to staff for application functionality. Stay updated with system advancement and collaborate with internal and external analysts to maintain multitudes of applications utilized in the department. Conduct continuous maintenance, testing, and optimization of pharmacy systems.
 
PAYROLL TITLE: Pharmacist II
 
MARKET-BASED PREMIUM PAY: Upon recommendation of the Director Health Care Agency, the Director-Human Resources may approve a market-based premium pay (MBPP) from $11.00 up to $21.00 per hour (depending on job assignment) for Regular Pharmacist incumbents.
 
EDUCATIONAL/BILINGUAL INCENTIVES: Incumbents may be eligible for an educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification. Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill.
 
DEPARTMENT/AGENCY:  Health Care Agency - VCMC
 
Pharmacist II is represented by the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) and is eligible for overtime compensation.
 
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-Term), Intermittent, Per Diem Pool, and Extra-Help vacancies within the Health Care Agency for this position only. There is currently one (1) Full-Time Regular vacancy.
 
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE 
OPENING DATE:  5/1/2024                               
CLOSING DATE: Continuous (Previously 5/15/24)

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manages medication-related data, information, and knowledge, ensuring integration, interoperability, and exchange of information to facilitate efficient medication management processes.
  • Develops, validates, and utilizes reports to use for pharmacy operations and clinical applications.
  • Delivers medication-related information including knowledge generation, cataloging, integration into workflow, and measurement of usage and effectiveness.
  • Develops point-of-business analytic solutions aimed at enhancing decision-making processes within the practice.
  • Utilizes user experiences, research findings, and theoretical informatics principles to enhance clinical practice and usability in applied clinical informatics.
  • Participates in the procurement, development, implementation, customization, management, evaluation, and continuous improvement of clinical information systems.
  • Precepts pharmacy students.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE: 
Requires a pharmaceutical degree, Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy from an accredited school of pharmacy or its equivalent; AND a minimum of a combination of four (4) months of recent hospital/clinical/outpatient/inpatient and retail pharmacy experience.

The required pharmacy experience must be experience obtained after obtaining the Pharmacist license in the State of California

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must possess and maintain a current, valid State of California license as a Pharmacist.
  • Some previous work experience in pharmacy informatics
DESIRED
  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy.
  • Completion of PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program.
  • At least two (2) years of clinical inpatient pharmacy experience.
  • Pharmacy Informatics Certificate from ASHP.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of: Pharmacy data management and analysis; unit dose system; non-sterile compounding (USP 795); hazardous compounding (USP 800); IV compounding systems; dose titration; and parenteral nutrition; pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pathophysiology, and applied therapeutics; and current medical and pharmacy literature.
 
Skills in: Electronic Health Records (Cerner); Microsoft Office products such as Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access.
 
Working ability to: apply informatic principles to work environment, maintain medication delivery systems (e.g. medication dispensing cabinet and various infusion pumps) develop and conduct in-services training programs for pharmacy, nursing, and medical staff; communicate effectively; supervise technicians and pharmacy students; evaluate patient drug therapy; interview patients; operate a computer; lead a project with a multidisciplinary group; and make verbal presentations to large groups.
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