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Clinical Improvement Advisor, Pharmacist in Glendale, CA at HSAG

Date Posted: 12/4/2018

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Job Description

Serve as a clinical improvement advisor focusing on pharmacy and drug-related projects and coordinate internal and external resources to achieve contract goals and objectives. This position will work closely with providers, federal, state and community-based organizations to reduce harm caused by High Risk Medications (HRM) and improve overall medication management for Medicare beneficiaries.

Under general supervision, this position will assist in performing the day-to-day operations of the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) contract, which is designed to make care safer for Medicare beneficiaries on HRMs, reduce Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) in the hospital setting, promote antibiotic stewardship, promote opioid stewardship and collaborate with recruited providers to improve processes and integrate best practices.


  • Provides pharmacy expertise to an interdisciplinary team for pharmacy and drug-related contract activities.
  • Assists in the development, promotion, and implementation of quality improvement activities and the provision of technical assistance to providers, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Serves as an advisor, coach and facilitator with recruited providers to improve quality of care.
  • Communicates and works well with internal team members, recruited providers, and stakeholders to plan, facilitate, and execute activities.
  • Remains current and knowledgeable about new initiatives, activities, opportunities, tools, and techniques through research, training, and continuous education.
  • Willing to travel to work with providers and occasionally in other HIIN states (if needed) in order to achieve contract goals. Approximately 25% to 30% travel with primary travel in state.
  • Manages all efforts of working with multiple federal, state and local stakeholders, other Clinical Improvement Advisors, and recruited providers on designing and implementing quality improvement activities.
  • Routinely documents and reports on project status, on-site visit activities, provider activities, and barriers/solutions using appropriate HSAG and/or CMS reporting tools and databases.

Job Requirements


  • PharmD degree required. (New graduate accepted!)
  • Knowledge and experience working directly with physicians, pharmacists, hospitals, and other health care professionals. 


  • Must be licensed (or have a plan to be licensed) to dispense pharmaceuticals in the State of California.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, management reserves the right to revise the position or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs requiring non-regular work hours, or technological developments). 

HSAG is an EEO Employer of Veterans protected under Section 4212.

If you have special needs and require assistance completing our employment application process, please feel free to contact us.

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran.


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