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Pharmacist II - Days

Job Ref: 26205

Talent Area: Pharmacy

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Area/Department: Pharmacy

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F; with variable coverage for weekends and holidays.

Company Profile

Since 1998, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has been serving Fort Bend and the surrounding counties. Residents have come to rely on a level of compassionate care and leading-edge technology that was once available only in the Texas Medical Center. With 243 licensed beds, 20 operating rooms and over 1,900 employees, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital was designed to provide comprehensive, personalized care for the community.

Job Summary

SUMMARY:  The Staff Pharmacist II routinely provides, comprehensive, patient oriented pharmacy services in any or all areas of the department and may participate in clinical rounds and unit based pharmacy services. The Staff Pharmacist II responds to pharmacy consult request and provides direct pharmacy services to nursing, physicians, other allied health professionals and licensed independent practitioners. The Staff Pharmacist II perform effectively and maintain competency in clinical, professional, managerial and operational disciplines and is responsible for fulfilling the departments mission to provide high quality, cost effective, innovative pharmaceutical care to the people we serve in a spiritual and safe environment of caring, compassion, teamwork and personal commitment. The Staff Pharmacist II must be willing and able to provide education to others in and outside the department. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Collaborates with other health care professionals to manage patient`s total drug therapy for effectiveness, side effects, adverse drug reactions, toxicities, drug interactions, and incompatibilities following guidelines for formulary management and clinical intervention tools. Documents an average of 45 interventions per month including outcomes.  2. Identifies and follows up to resolve drug related problems to maximize patient outcomes for all patients. Communicates unresolved issues to the appropriate person(s). Collaborates with other health care professionals as needed for problem resolution and/or achievement of identified patient specific goals. Provides drug information to health care professionals and patients.   3. Exhibits competency and ability to independently manage drug therapy regimens (i.e. antibiotic stewardship, anticoagulation, renal dosing, pharmacokinetics). May rotate in the unit base pharmacy program providing operational support for order verification and problem resolution as well as clinical pharmacy support including, but not limited to, responding to pharmacy consult requests (i.e. falls, polypharmacy, protocol management), automatic stop orders, , and patient counseling.    4. Exhibits competency in the preparation of sterile products by completing ACPE sterile products/IV certification and completing annual process validation and media fill testing. May provide oversight of staff process validations during annual competency assessments. May rotates on the I.V. Admixture Service; performs interim and final check(s) for accuracy, completeness and quality while ensuring compliance with all USP 797 regulations for compounded sterile products preparation.   5. Documents and assists in investigation of medication occurrences in Patient Safety Net.   6. Manages daily workload fluctuations with respect to staffing assignments and work output. Oversees activities of technical staff assigned in the area. Coordinates activities with technical staff to ensure accurate and timely delivery of medications to patient care areas and quality management duties.    7. Processes all orders/requests accurately and efficiently, verifying appropriateness of all drugs in reference to the patient`s diagnosis, allergies, height, weight, and other relevant lab data. Verifies/Confirms technician order entry and order filling/preparation prior to dispensing,  8. Participates in on-going process improvement within the department and through committee participation outside the department. Participates in quality management activities (i.e. quality checks, record keeping, etc). Maintains working knowledge of policies and procedures. Provides recommendations to improve workflow and initiates changes and improvements to workflow. Communicates and participates in departmental and organizational goals.   9. Attends and documents attendance for staff meetings, hospital meetings and educational in-services.   10. Participates in the selection, training and evaluation of the healthcare team including serving as a preceptor for students.   11. Demonstrates the components of the I CARE values statement (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence).  12. Demonstrates customer service standards (smiles and makes eye contact; greets each patient and visitor; seeks out patient and visitor contact; displays appropriate body language at all times; takes 5 minutes each day to go above and beyond for one patient or visitor; honors diversity; thanks every customer.)   13. Follows all hospital and department safety rules while on the job.   14. Performs other job related duties a

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  Graduation from an Accredited School of Pharmacy.  Must have Bachelor of Science degree or Doctor of Pharmacy degree 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: 3 years of hospital or demonstrated relevant experience required. Demonstrated ability to provide pharmaceutical care in an independent manner. 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:  Valid Texas licensure as a Registered Pharmacist in good standing.  Must maintain continuing education credits as required by law to maintain professional licensure.  ACPE Sterile Products/IV Certification required.  Must maintain CPR certification.

WORKING :  Clinical practice setting.  Universal precautions required.  Lifting, pushing, and pulling may be required (minimum 50 lbs.).  Significant potential for exposure to latex.  Extended periods of walking and standing may be required.

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