Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.
Adventist Health Bakersfield Medical Center is a 254-bed acute-care hospital serving Kern County communities with key service areas including brain and spine, heart, cancer care, orthopedics, emergency services, three Quest Imaging locations and the Adventist Health Physicians Network. The hospital is staffed by more than 645 affiliated physicians, 1,832 associates and more than 250 volunteers.
Adventist Health Bakersfield Medical Center has deep roots in Kern County – serving the community for more than 100 years!
Adventist Health Bakersfield has also been recognized as the only Top Hospital in Kern County, by the Leapfrog group. While this is a great recognition, what it really shows is our unwavering commitment to give our very best for our community as we carry out our mission of “Living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope.” As one of six hospitals in California and one of 35 in the nation with this “Top General Hospital” status for patient safety and quality care, we appreciate being our community’s hospital of choice."
We're looking for someone to join our team as a Pharmacist who:
Verify and fills orders for medications, monitors patient medication therapies, provide drug information, identifies and troubleshoots potential medication safety hazards, documents all interactions for medical review, and supervises and directs support personnel.
Processes, enters, verifies, and distributes medication orders within the institution in a timely manner and in compliance with department and hospital policies, as well as Joint Commission and other regulatory guidelines. Actively ensures that medication therapy is efficacious, safe, cost effective, and achieves 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 negatively interact with other drugs.
Conducts and manages daily reports on medication utilization based upon daily rounds 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 such as clinical rounds, unit based and/or population based medication management activities, remote order verification, and all other areas as directed/necessitated. 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 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.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
You'll be successful with the following qualifications:
Graduate of school of pharmacy: Required
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree: Preferred
One year technical experience: Preferred
Inpatient clinical pharmacy experience: Preferred
All licensures and certifications needed to fulfill the duties required of a Pharmacist at the state level: Required
Registered Pharmacist licensure in state of practice: Required
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.