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Senior Staff Pharmacist - Evenings (PRN)

Company: Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
Location: Conroe
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARYAt Houston Methodist, the Senior Staff Pharmacist position is responsible for an expanded clinical role that may include responsibility for proactive review of patient profiles, participation in basic clinical functions such as discharge counseling, medication histories, completion of pharmacy consults, and participation in special projects. This position provides day-to-day comprehensive, patient oriented pharmacy services in any or all areas of the department to include processing orders, therapy review, and education to patients and other members of the direct patient care team. Other duties include serving as a role model and preceptor for staff pharmacists, pharmacy students, and residents in the integration of clinical and distributive services in the Department. This position also contributes to fulfilling the department's mission by collaborating to provide innovative, personalized, cost effective pharmaceutical care in a culture dedicated to quality and safety.Check you match the skill requirements for this role, as well as associated experience, then apply with your CV below.PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.PEOPLE - 25%

  • Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. Role models to team members effective communication skills, assisting in their development of such skills. (EF)
  • Guides and mentors pharmacy technicians, students, and new pharmacists to help build confidence in skills, knowledge and abilities. Serves as a coordinator for the shift overseeing and leading activities of technicians and other support staff.
  • Develops educational materials and provides educational programs for the pharmacy staff and other hospital personnel.SERVICE - 20%
  • Serves as a unit based pharmacist and exercises good judgment in patient care decisions by providing operational and clinical support which may include, but is not limited to: order verification, processing orders/requests and automatic stop orders, providing pharmacy consults, medication histories, patient counseling, proactive drug therapy reviews and monitoring, collaborating with other health care staff for problem resolution for the achievement of patient specific goals. (EF)
  • Monitors workload fluctuations and work output of pharmacy technician(s), adjusting assignments as appropriate to ensure accurate and timely delivery of medications to patient care areas. (EF)
  • Conducts proactive drug therapy reviews and monitoring, providing drug information, patient counseling, and management of pharmacist based dosing protocols, collaborating with other health care staff for problem resolution for the achievement of patient specific goals. (EF)QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%
  • Collaborates with other health care professionals to manage patient's drug therapy for effectiveness, side effects, adverse drug reactions, toxicities, drug interactions, and incompatibilities following guidelines for formulary management and clinical intervention tools. Documents patient care activities and patient outcomes as impacted by pharmaceutical care and clinical interventions. (EF)
  • Participates in departmental quality management activities, i.e. medication use evaluations, adverse drug reactions and medication error reporting, clinical interventions, medication center reviews, and inventory management documentation and reporting. (EF)
  • Works with other departments and/or committees to improve medication safety and implement best practices in line with ISMP safety guidelines. (EF)FINANCE - 15%
  • Manages inventory to minimize waste and expired drugs in the work area as well as uses one's resources effectively and efficiently. (EF)
  • Identifies cost savings and/or revenue opportunities for the hospital and shares their ideas with the pharmacy staff and management team. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize tasks for self, pharmacy technicians, and other support staff. (EF)GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%
  • Participates in inter- and intra-departmental activities including in-services, article publication/presentation, preceptorship, and additional training. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a Staff Pharmacist. (EF)
  • Participates in technology assessment, selection, development, planning and implementation of system changes. Identifies and helps to resolve operational and clinical service issues related to technology.
  • Identifies new trends in medication therapy and hospital pharmacy management and assists pharmacy management to incorporate them into the workflow. (EF)This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSo Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below in the Certifications, Licenses and Registrations sectionEXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSo Must have one of the following:o Successful completion of an ASHP-accredited post-graduate year one (PGY1) residency training programo Three years of pharmacist experience applicable to the specific work setting (e.g., hospital, specialty pharmacy)o One year of experience precepting pharmacist students and/or pharmacy residentsCERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDo Texas Pharmacist License or eligible for Texas Pharmacist License; must obtain licensure within 90 days of employmento American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification within 90 days of employmento Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification and training within 90 days of employment as determined by entity need (See manager for details and tracking certification information)o Texas Pharmacist Preceptor Certification within 90 days of employmento Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique (SCAT) and horizontal and/or vertical use Certification within 90 days of employment (*If verifying and/or preparing any sterile product- See manager for details and tracking certification information)KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDo Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluationso Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or securityo Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principleso Exhibits strong interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers; capable of assuming responsibility for coordinating the activities of a major pharmacy service areao Knowledge and skills in comprehensive pharmacy services and rational drug therapy including unit-dose drug distribution, intravenous admixture preparation, nutrition support services, and target drug monitoringo Ability to assist in the coordination and supervision of activities of a major pharmacy service areao Demonstrates the knowledge of advanced principles regarding rational drug therapy, including but not limited to, professional and technical competence in the selection, evaluation, utilization, and distribution of drugs and drug information and apply these to all patient groups, neonate to geriatrico Working knowledge of medical information systems and their design, development, and integration into clinical practiceo Proficient in all areas of pharmacy technologyo Highly organized with the ability to multi-task and work effectively with team and stakeholders to ensure efficiency, accuracy, and timelinesso Computer skills to include proficiency in MS Office and EMR software--SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS--Work Attire Yes/NoUniform NoScrubs YesBusiness professional YesOther (dept approved) No--On-Call* No--*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.--Travel**May require travel within YesHouston Metropolitan area--May require travel outside Noof Houston Metropolitan area--**Travel specifications may vary by department.--Please note any other special considerations to this job: All pharmacy staff are required to be trained on the risks and safe handling of hazardous drugs; and confirm in writing an understanding of the potential reproductive risks associated with handling hazardous drugsCompany Profile:Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital is committed to leading medicine in Montgomery County and the north Houston region by delivering the Houston Methodist standard of exceptional safety, quality, service and innovation. The growing campus offers 293 beds and access to the most innovative care. In January 2022, the hospital opened Healing Tower - a $250-million expansion project that added 106 beds, focused on medical/surgical and women's services and nine operating rooms. It also included the expansion of the endoscopy center, emergency department and diagnostic imaging department.Houston Methodist The Woodlands is recognized as a comprehensive stroke center, an orthopedic center of excellence by DNV, designated as a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, and has achieved Magnet Designation for nursing excellence from the ANCC. Houston Methodist The Woodlands is also ranked No. 1 nationally out of 148 members in the Complex Care Medical Centers cohort to be recognized for demonstrating excellence in delivering high-quality care based on the 2022 Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking.

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