HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Pharmacist PRN in West Hills, California

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service acute care facility located in West Hills, CA, in the Western San Fernando Valley. The 225-bed facility recently completed an $80-million expansion that includes a new Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Outpatient Services Unit, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and The Grossman Burn Center. Healthgrades (a leading independent health care rating company) announced that West Hills Hospital has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for 2011 & 2012, the Clinical Excellence Award for Critical Care for 2012. West Hills Hospital is also among the Top 100 Hospitals nationwide for Gastrointestinal and General Surgery. West Hills Hospital was the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Los Angeles County, and also recently received a Certificate of Distinction as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission.

Following physicians' orders, the Pharmacist compounds and dispenses medications and other pharmaceuticals. Position tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Maintains strong knowledge of hospital policies and government regulations and dispenses accordingly.

  • Consults with physicians and nursing staff regarding patient reactions, errors and complaints.

  • Determines and consults on possible drug interactions.

  • Assists in the supervision and training of pharmacy technician personnel.

  • Participates in Drug Utilization Review.

  • Assists with quality improvement initiatives, inventory and ordering of pharmaceuticals.

  • Monitors, records and communicates as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.

  • Utilizes knowledge of age specific needs of patient in performance of duties and responsibilities.

  • Orients and mentors new staff members.

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Required Job Qualifications include:

  • Graduate of a college of Pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmacy Education.

  • BS or Pharm.D degree.

  • State licensure as a Pharmacist.

  • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.

  • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 lbs.

Title: Pharmacist PRN

Location: California-West Hills-West Hills Hospital and Medical Center

Requisition ID: 01554-3583