Health Maintenance Organization, Hospital/Institutional
I believe in the work we do
I believe in teamwork. And that information in the right hands saves lives. As a pharmacist at Kaiser Permanente, I have the freedom to put these beliefs into practice. Here, I work side-by-side with physicians and patients to determine the best possible treatment programs. As part of a health care team, I contribute my knowledge and skills and learn from others around me. When you work together as family in an environment where the patient comes first, great things happen. The whole becomes stronger. And so do the individuals. If you believe collaboration inspires greater success, this is the place to put your beliefs into practice. Join us in Renton, Washington.
Clinical Pharmacy Programs Coordinator
In this role, you will oversee clinical services in several specialty services, including Cardiology and other disease states as necessary, for Kaiser Permanente Washington. Although this position is primarily clinical, it epitomizes the integrated nature that sets Kaiser Permanente Washington apart. It will involve clinical, operational, and health plan components as necessary to be a trusted partner of our patients, our purchasers, and our community. As the Coordinator, you will have a leadership role in all aspects of the Kaiser Permanente system statewide, including responsibility and accountability for:
Partnering with the relevant specialties at leadership levels on all aspects pertaining to relevant drugs
Managing Clinical Safety and medication issues relevant to specialties
Providing leadership for accountable clinical programs through development of tactics/approach, standard work/work flows and tools for clinical programs and strategies that have high operational complexity that are driven by patient/provider clinical interventions through clinical staff
Monitoring and providing oversight of process metrics and quality outcomes for clinical programs
Providing support in writing evidence based drug monographs for individual drugs and drug classes in support of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee and its subcommittees as necessary
Overseeing Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services for relevant specialties in conjunction with Pharmacy Administration
Coordinating programs to manage defined patient populations or disease states with complex medication-related issues, developing and maintaining Collaborative Drug Therapy Agreements, and training other pharmacists in teaching classes, educational sessions, or group visits where deemed appropriate
Providing drug information as a specialty expert to clinicians statewide, including partnership with Drug Information Services and Pharmacy Solution Center
Overseeing comprehensive clinical education plans for pharmacists and providers for relevant specialties, including partnership with (or consultation to) medical leaders providing Continuing Medical Education and Clinical Guideline Review
Precepting students and residents as appropriate
A doctorate degree – PharmD or equivalent and completion of a PGY1 and PGY2 residency; a residency in a specialty is preferred
A current Washington State Pharmacist License and a current board certification (or equivalent)
At least four years of clinical managed care experience (or equivalent) related to utilization management and/or clinical/operational program development
Previous experience in medication management for specialty disease states/medications and high risk populations
Six years of experience in one or more relevant specialty or completion of a specialty residency preferred
Experience in interacting with an interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, social workers, care management, etc. as well as developing and providing education on relevant topics and using evidence based medicine preferred
Experience in managing patient populations and clinical operations preferred
Advanced skills in literature evaluation, program development for quality/affordability clinical programs and utilization management
Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft standard suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio
Excellent verbal (including presentations) and written communication skills, project management skills, working with teams, problem solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to innovate and apply forward thinking
The ability to understand and work with pharmacy claims data (and medical claims data preferred) to demonstrate clinical value of programs
The ability to multi-task, organize multiple projects, collaborate effectively, lead teams, and work with key thought leaders to accomplish desired results
Previous leadership experience preferred
Project management skills, academic detailing skills, and excellent customer service skills preferred
Knowledge of managed care health systems and familiarity with business intelligence and analytics preferred
Knowledge of clinical and quality metrics (Medicare 5-star, HEDIS, PQA) preferred
An understanding of evidence-based medicine and current knowledge of medication therapy preferred
The ability to prioritize workload effectively
The ability to travel to other Kaiser Permanente locations as needed
INTERESTED CANDIDATES ARE INVITED TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW VIA PPS OR VISIT US AT PPS IN BOOTH #7611.
For immediate consideration, please send your resume to Josh Akers at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://kp.org/careers for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 172804.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.
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Kaiser Permanente Washington, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, provides and coordinates complete health care services for more than 650,000 members through 26 medical centers. Founded in 1947, Kaiser Permanente Washington existed for nearly 70 years as Group Health Cooperative, a regional nonprofit which gained national recognition for medical quality, disease prevention, and evidence-based t...reatments. Kaiser Permanente welcomed Group Health, its medical centers and members, into the Kaiser Permanente family in 2017 creating Kaiser Permanente's eighth region. Kaiser Permanente of Washington is a total health organization comprising Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington, and the Washington Permanente Medical Group, P.C., formerly Group Health Physicians, an independent medical group that features more than 1,000 physicians.