The pharmacist in this position is responsible for all pharmaceutical services in assigned areas. As a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team the clinical pharmacist promotes an environment of safe, rational, effective and efficient medication use while providing services to meet the needs of the patient. Performs other pharmacy services as appropriate. This is a day shift position, working 10 hour shifts (7:30 am - 6:00 pm) and every other weekend.
- Review orders for appropirateness and complete final verification.
- Assess the effectiveness, safety and affordability of patient medications. Work collaboratively with the healthcare team to develop and optimize patient medication therapy and provide pharmacotheraphy consultations as requested in practice area.
- Provide drug information on medication use, dosage, side effects and composition to phyisicians, nurses, and patients/families. Monitor inpatient and outpatient profiles for drug interactions, food-drug interactions, and duplication of therapy.
- Participate in trasitions of care and assist with issues involving patient access to medications.
- Participate in quality improvement activities such as floor inspections, medication use evaluations, and documentation of interventions. Have knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; demonstrates awareness of the industry, inncluding regulatory requirements, evolving customer demands, and the factors that differentiate the organization in the market.
- Support contributions to pharmacy and medical literature. Participate in research where applicable. Maintain knowledge in area of expertise. Provide education to pharmaists, pharmacy residents, nurses and providers. Precept pharmacy students, residents, and fellows.
- Faciliate the compounding, labeling and packaging of medications and pharmaceuticals and provide supervision and verification of technicans work.
- Respond to code and/or trauma pages when received.
- Assist in maintaining the department drug inventory at acceptable levels, and ensuring security of narcotics.
- Participate in the development, implementation, and ongoing review of Epic order entry and set build.
- Attend hospital committee meetings as needed.
- Participate in continuing education programs, in-services, and workshops to maintain current knowledge and enhance professional growth.
- Perform other duties and special projects as required.
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION
- 1-2 years of previous hospital experience - PREFERRED
- A Degree (B.S. or PharmD) from an accredited school of pharmacy - REQUIRED
- Current Texas Pharmacist license - REQUIRED
- BLS Certification (within 90 days of hire) - REQUIRED
- PALS Certification (within 180 days of hire for all EM and CC clinical pharmacists) - REQUIRED
- ALS Certificiation (within 18- days of hire for all EM clinical pharmacists) - REQUIRED
- IV Certification - REQUIRED
- Board of Pharmacy Specialities Certification - PREFERRED