Since our founding in 1905 as the Glendale Sanitarium, countless patients have entrusted our physicians, nurses and associates with their healthcare needs. Today, we are the largest medical center serving the San Fernando Valley. As we continue to grow and evolve to better meet the needs of the communities we serve, we know that exceptional healthcare is more than medicine. It's about how we choose to care for our patients and each other - taking time to listen, to understand, to answer questions, to hold a hand, even to pray. This is who we are, who we have always been - it is what we do best. In the 2019-20 Regional Rankings List by U.S. News & World Report, Adventist Health Glendale (AHGL) ranked #17 in California and #10 in the LA Metro Area. Adventist Health Glendale also received its 11th consecutive A grade from patient safety organization The Leapfrog Group, the only hospital in Glendale or Burbank to receive the top grade.
Compounds, prepares, mixes, manufactures and dispenses medicines and preparations. Monitors drug therapies, identifies and troubleshoots potential medication safety hazards and documents all interactions for medical review. Manages lower level technicians.
Education and Work Experience:
- Graduate of school of pharmacy: Required
- Bachelor's Degree: Preferred
- One year's technical experience: Preferred
- Pharmacist license in the state of practice: Required
- All licensures and certifications needed to fulfill the duties required of a Pharmacist at the state level: Required
- Registered Pharmacist (RPH): Required
- Processes, enters, verifies, and sends medication orders within the institution in a timely manner that is in compliance with department and hospital policies, Joint Commission and other regulatory guidelines, while actively ensuring that medication therapy is efficacious, safe, convenient, and cost effective and establishing the best therapeutic outcomes. Assures that medication prescribing is optimal with respect to indication, dose, route, frequency, history of allergy, and does not duplicate or interact with the effects of other drugs.
- Conducts and manages reports on medication utilization to identify, catalogue, and subsequently analyze areas in which medication improvement is needed. Consistently performs quality assurance procedures in related work areas.
- Participates in all pharmacy-related tasks and programs. Expedites changes needed to meet regulatory, accrediting, licensing, and government agency standards and laws.
- Participates in department cost savings. Complies with drug formulary and appropriate documentation. Collaborates with appropriate leadership and buyer to purchase, contract, and procure medications and related supplies in order to ensure that product and vendor selection is based upon the highest medication safety standards.
- Assists in making recommendations on process improvement or development of new pharmacy services. Individuals experiencing exposed rashes, sunburn, weeping sores, conjunctivitis, active respiratory infections or other communicable disease, or those wearing cosmetics, nail polish, or artificial nails shall be excluded from the ISO Class 5 and ISO Class 7 compounding areas until their conditions are remedied.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA, HI and OR) etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.