Job Ref: 24196
Talent Area: Pharmacy
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030
Employment Type: Regular
Job Type: Full-Time
Organization: Houston Methodist
Work Shift: NIGHT
Work Week: Varies
Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006. Houston Methodist directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 73 operating rooms and over 5,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.
The Clinical Pharmacist performs fundamental clinical pharmacist duties that facilitate the delivery of optimal pharmacotherapy to patients that facilitate safe, efficacious, and pharmacoeconomically rational use of medications in the population(s) served. This involves daily reactive and targeted pro-active medication therapy reviews of targeted medication therapies and patients within one`s designated area(s) of responsibility, supporting the delivery of pharmacy managed protocols, formulary processes and medication reconciliation activities that promote safe, effective medication use while providing education to fellow pharmacists, nursing and medical staffs. The Clinical Pharmacist is active with precepting institutional pharmacy students.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provides pharmaceutical care in his/her designated practice area(s) to patients at a fundamental but advancing level. Activities include, but are not limited to: a. Home Medication Reconciliation (ED, Pre-op areas) b. Patient Home Medication interviews and medication identification as part of TMH PTOM program c. Basic non-formulary order reviews and resolution d. Basic medication order clarifications e. Coordination of operational pharmacy issues with patient care unit staff (RNs, unit secretaries, etc) f. Reconciling prior to dispensing high-cost drugs (IVIG, Flolan, gancyclovir, chemotherapy, growth factors, erythropoetics, etc) g. Medication Order Verification for primary areas of responsibility h. Retrospective drug therapy monitoring i. Discharge counseling services support (SNF, rehab) j. Supports TMH TPN reconciliation and procurement processes.
2. Implements with accuracy and appropriate critical, clinical thinking TMH`s pharmacy-managed protocols or responses to pharmacy consults as appropriate.
3. Contributes to the TMH Formulary process through support of Formulary compliance initiatives. Assumes accountability for non-formulary product authorizations and non-formulary medication resource utilization.
4. Manages inventory to minimize waste and expired drugs within one`s areas of responsibility.
5. Serves as a mentor for the order verification operations staff pharmacists helping to advance their professional practice at TMH.
6. Serves as a rotation preceptor for institutional hospital pharmacy students from the affiliated colleges of pharmacy.
7. Prepares and presents inservices for pharmacy, nursing and other staff members within 1`s area(s) of responsibility.
8. Exhibits the behaviors delineated by Service Plus key principles (maintains or enhances self-esteem, listens and responds with empathy, asks for ideas and offers suggestions).
9. Participates in making recommendations for improving working relationships in the work area.
10. Reports all accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards.
11. Exhibits I CARE values.
12. Performs other duties as assigned by manager.
Must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree or equivalent and have successfully completed an ASHP-accredited post-graduate year 1 (PGY1) residency training program or have demonstrated equivalent professional experience.
In addition to demonstrated excellence in operational pharmacy practice successful candidates will have a demonstrated record of experience providing fundamental clinical pharmacy services and demonstrate experience with direct patient care activities and interactions with nursing and medical staff members. Candidates having not completed a PGY1 residency program will be required to demonstrate experience commiserate to that achieved within an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency training program (i.e. completion of TMH`s departmental clinical staff development program and minimum of 2-3 years of practice experience).
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
Must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the State of Texas. Must maintain continuing education credits to maintain professional licensure. Must maintain a current Texas pharmacist preceptor license.
May be exposed to blood and body fluids, contaminated open wounds, various flammable chemicals, adhesives, and electrical equipment in providing patient care.
Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.
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