Ambulatory Care Pharmacist - Komoto Healthcare

Job Title: 
Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
Jobs for Pharmacists
Business Name: 
Komoto Healthcare
Application deadline: 
Monday, October 31, 2016
Contact Person: 
Kevin Komoto, PharmD, MBA
2110 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301

The Ambulatory Care Pharmacist provides pharmaceutical care services using approved protocols in collaboration with other health professionals. This includes managing drug therapy, providing patient education, and preparing and/or overseeing the preparation and dispensing of medications.

The Ambulatory Care Pharmacist promotes high quality, evidence based, cost-effective pharmaceutical care. He/she performs these duties in the clinical areas assigned. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

• Works as part of an interdisciplinary team consisting of other healthcare providers (i.e. physicians, nurses, etc) and healthcare staff.

• Upholds Synergy Pharmacy Solution’s policies and procedures, principles of responsibilities, and applicable state, federal and local laws.

• Conducts patient medication history inquiries upon referral from physicians and other medical personnel.

• Synthesizes a treatment plan based on a given diagnosis, which may include drug therapy and lifestyle modifications, and transitions within the continuum of care settings.

• Identifies, resolves, and prevents potential and actual medication-related problems including: untreated indications, improper drug selection, sub-therapeutic dosage, overdose, failure to receive medication, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, and medication without indication.

• Under protocol, initiates, adjusts, monitors, and recommends changes in drug therapy based on information obtained through patient interviews, objective monitoring parameters, review of drug profiles and the patient medical record.

• Coordinates and interprets laboratory monitoring of drug therapy, including serum drug levels, electrolytes, and other approved drug-related laboratory testing.

• Provides patient monitoring for the purpose of evaluating and optimizing patient outcomes, drug utilization and patient compliance, detecting and/or minimizing ADRs, eliminating unnecessary drug use and duplication.

• Provides patient education related to the individual's disease state, including predictable actions, side effects, reasons for proper compliance, and any special instruction.

• Ensures ongoing performance improvement of the pharmaceutical care services provided.

• Provides education to providers and staff via presentations, newsletters, formal utilization reviews, and one-on-one interactions.

• Performs other duties as required.


• Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm.D.), issued by an accredited school of pharmacy

• ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency, or 3 years experience, or board certification (preferred).

• Currently licensed and in good standing with the California State Board of Pharmacy.

• Comprehensive knowledge of current pharmacological/biopharmaceutical principles, medical terminology, pathologies, disease state management, age appropriate therapy, and other information as pertains to medical or pharmaceutical care management plan.

• Expertise in drug utilization review.

• Knowledge of all applicable Federal/State laws/regulations regarding delivery of pharmacy services and scope of practice of a pharmacist.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to multitask and work under pressure.

• Self-directed and motivated.

• Maintains a professional image.