Kaiser Permanente Pharmacist in Wailuku, Hawaii

Performs dispensing pharmaceutical care including patient consultation (OBRA 90), and supervisory duties pertaining to filling of prescriptions. Approves orders during filling process and oversees assigned subordinates. Works as interdisciplinary team member in support of patients, providers, and ancillary staff to ensure appropriate, cost-effective drug utilization while maintaining and enhancing patient care. Provides pharmaceutical care by performing various clinical, educational, informative, and distributive functions.

Essential Responsibilities:

Oversees or performs receiving and review of prescriptions and orders assuring recorded information meets all legal requirements, preparation of medications using appropriate techniques and following applicable departmental policy and procedures. Prepares and dispenses medications using appropriate techniques and following appropriate policies and procedures. Authorizes dispensing of completed prescriptions and provides patient consultation (OBRA '90). Obtains clarification on all questionable prescriptions or directions. Provides oversight for functions and activities of support personnel to assure responsibilities are performed in accordance with scope of practice and applicable procedures. Participates in monitoring and improving relevant outcome measures and/or quality improvement indicators.

Designs, recommends, monitors, and evaluates patient specific pharmacotherapy. Collects and organizes patient-specific information needed by pharmacist to prevent, detect, and resolve medication-related problems and make appropriate medication therapy recommendations.

Provides responses to requests for drug information from healthcare providers and patients. Identifies requester's drug information need. Formulates procedures for retrieving drug information or referring/utilizing appropriate resource services. Provides medication-use education to patients and caregivers.

Participates in regional medication management programs and formulary education programs to promote appropriate, cost-effective, prescribing through effective communication and education with prescribers and members. Provides information concerning availability of new, alternate or similar drugs and information on incompatibilities, interactions, contraindications of prescribed drugs to physician, RN, or others.

Basic Qualifications:




Graduate from an accredited pharmacy college recognized by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).

License, Certification, Registration

Valid Hawaii Pharmacist license (must meet education requirement(s) for Hawaii State licensure) upon date of hire.

Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification upon date of hire.

Additional Requirements:

Demonstrated ability to safely handle and/or prepare various pharmaceutical compounds (e.g., chemotherapeutic agents, biologicals).

Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in word processing, spreadsheet and database PC applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a school recognized by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education.

Completion of a general residency program.


TITLE: Pharmacist

LOCATION: Wailuku, Hawaii


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.