Pharmacist – Premier Infusion Care – Torrance, CA

Description of Responsibilities

The Pharmacist is responsible for regulatory pharmacy compliance, patient safety, clinical patient management and communication with patient, caregivers, and physicians. The Pharmacist coordinates and supervises in the delivery of pharmacy services to patients at home. This includes compounding, quality improvement, dispensing, drug information and clinical monitoring activities.

Reporting Relationship

VP of Pharmacy Operations

Scope of Supervision


Responsibilities Include the Following:

  • The Pharmacist receives physician orders (written and verbal), and evaluates the appropriateness of these orders for dosage, drug choice, potential drug interactions, route of administration and stability.
  • Ensure that pharmaceuticals are accurately compounded and dispensed in accordance with pharmacy protocols and physician orders.
  • Available to patients for drug counseling or for drug consulting and resolves concerns and complaints.
  • Orders appropriate laboratory test(s) to monitor the effectiveness of therapy and to minimize the potential of toxic levels of drug. Also notifies the physician of all abnormal laboratory test results, and will document this communication in the patient’s progress notes. The communication can be either or both by telephone or facsimile transmission (as long as the fax clearly identifies the abnormal results).
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with all laws and regulations; ensure that the pharmacy meets or exceeds accreditation standards; and implement ‘’best practices’’ in all pharmacy activities.
  • Communicate with medical professionals with regard to patient status and response to medication, and when necessary to resolve patient issues.
  • Contacts the physician to discuss alternatives in cases where drug interactions or stability makes the orders inappropriate. Discuss alternatives in cases where the appropriateness of dosage, drug choice or route of administration will not, in the Pharmacist’s judgment, be in the patient’s best interest.
  • Interact with pharmaceutical manufacturers’ reps as needed to maintain current knowledge of pharmaceutical products.
  • Monitor inventory levels to ensure adequate supplies.
  • Manage pharmaceutical recalls.
  • Assume on-call responsibilities in accordance with pharmacy guidelines.
  • Report product incidents as required in accordance with pharmacy policy.
  • Supervise the activities of pharmacy technicians and other department personnel.
  • Participate in the pharmacy’s Performance Improvement program as requested by the Performance Improvement Coordinator.
  • Participate in in-service education programs provided by the pharmacy.
  • Report any misconduct, suspicious or unethical activities to the Compliance Officer.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Organizational skills sufficient to maintain consistently accurate records.
  • Ability to evaluate options and to make efficient decisions.
  • Current knowledge of all applicable state and federal pharmacy laws, rules and regulations.
  • Computer skills that include proficiency with spreadsheets, word processing, and efficient use of the internet and e-mail.
  • CPR+ experience is a plus.
  • Ability to use good judgment and work with minimal direction.
  • Must have good organizational skills and be able to work across interdisciplinary boarders.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to express technical issues in “layman” terms.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy. Doctor of Pharmacy degree is preferred.
  • Additional training in an accredited Pharmacy Residency program is of benefit.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a hospital or home health infusion service providing direct patient care is required.
  • Prior experience working with managed care environments is a benefit.
  • Member of a professional society is recommended (i.e., ASHP, ASPEN, APHA)

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
It is the policy of Premier Infusion Care to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Premier Infusion Care will

provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Job Type: Full-time


  • hospital or home health infusion: 3 years (Required)


  • Doctorate (Required)

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