Kaiser Permanente Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Oncology I in Honolulu, Hawaii

Ensures appropriate, cost effective drug utilization and pharmaceutical care while maintaining and enhancing patient care as an interdisciplinary team member in support of patients, providers, and ancillary staff. Provides members with continuous medication treatment where appropriate per authorization or utilizing authorized protocols supplied by software vendors built in the electronic medical record.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assists with providing pharmaceutical care services for defined high risk patient populations. Ensures continuity of pharmaceutical care and optimal utilization of resources to and from acute and ambulatory patient-care settings. Recommends and/or reviews laboratory tests to assess patient response to drug therapy. Identifies medication therapy problems as appropriate. Assists with analyzing requestor's drug information need. Employs systematic, efficient, and thorough procedure for retrieving drug information. Follows up consistently on drug information recommendations and assesses effectiveness. Performs drug regimen reviews for members as warranted. Assesses patients where necessary and communicates information to physician. Performs drug regimen reviews for members as warranted. Assesses patients where necessary and communicates information to physician. Provides direct oversight for functions and activities of support personnel to assure responsibilities are performed in accordance with scope of practice and applicable procedures. Adapts effective strategies for communicating with non-English speaking patients or those who are otherwise impaired (e.g., blind, deaf, cognitively impaired, illiterate).

  • Assists with the design and recommendation of pharmacotherapeutic regimens and corresponding monitoring plans to prescribers in way that is systematic, logical, and secures consensus from prescriber and patient. Monitors data and modifies pharmacotherapeutic plans as necessary. Documents pharmaceutical care activities in patients' medical records or clinical information system.

  • Participates, as appropriate, in development and/or implementation of regional drug initiatives or other formulary management activities. Participates in establishing disease state management protocols in coordination with HPMG physicians, Clinic Nursing, and the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee. Collaborates with inpatient/outpatient pharmacist or established Regional disease management program(s) for follow-up with high-risk discharges.

  • Designs effective medication-use education for patients and caregivers. Provides one-on-one counseling to patients and caregivers, including information on drug therapy, adverse effects, compliance, appropriate use, and handling. Provides patient-specific verbal or written consultations, including pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetic, to healthcare practitioners. May perform limited physical examinations, such as blood pressure and glucose measurement, for the purpose of providing medication management services.

  • Participates in monitoring and improving relevant outcome measures and/or quality improvement (QI) indicators. Defines QI processes. Develops measures to monitor, assures safety and appropriateness. Participates in Regional medication management and formulary education programs to promote appropriate, cost-effective prescribing. Participates in task forces, lecture programs and skills certification for patients, providers, pharmacy staff, and support staff at departmental, Regional, national, and international levels as warranted. Establishes relationships with physicians and facility leaders to successfully partner on drug therapy issues. Balances cost and quality issues.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum one (1) year as a registered Pharmacist.


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

  • Completion of an emergency contraception training course approved by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE), curriculum-based programs from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy, applicable state or local health department programs, or programs recognized by the board of pharmacy upon date of hire.

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:

  • Licensed pharmacists who have completed a PGY1 residency, PGY2 residency or Pharmacy Fellowship or can demonstrate mastery of the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities expected of one who has completed a PGY1 residency.

  • Demonstrated ability to safely handle and/or prepare various pharmaceutical compounds such as chemotherapeutic agents, biologicals or other medications.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of related federal, state and local regulations and accreditation requirements including TJC standards and NCQA Utilization Management standards.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clinical pharmacy practice experience.

  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from a school recognized by the ACPE.


TITLE: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Oncology I

LOCATION: Honolulu, 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.