Houston Methodist Houston , TX 77020
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M - F Job Summary 11/2016 JOB SUMMARY The Staff Pharmacist I is responsible for providing day-to-day comprehensive, patient oriented, pharmacy services in any or all areas of the department. This includes processing orders, therapy review, and education to patients and other members of the direct patient care team. Collaborates with other health care professionals to manage patients drug therapies for effectiveness and overall safety.
Responsible for oversight of pharmacy technicians and students and may serve as a preceptor, ensuring the accurate and timely delivery of pharmaceuticals. Contributes to fulfilling the departments mission by collaborating to provide innovative, personalized, cost effective pharmaceutical care in a culture dedicated to quality and safety. PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED Not applicable Neonate (Birth to 28 days) Infants/Toddlers (29 days to 18 months) Toddler (18 months to 3 years) Preschooler (3-6 years) School Age (6-12 years) Adolescence (12-18 years) Young Adult (19-40 Years) Middle Adult (40-65 Years) Mature Adult (65 years and older) HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS I.Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:
INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. II.Focuses on patient/customer safety III.Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards IV.Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) V.Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met VI.Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES PEOPLE 20% 1.Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one other 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. (EF) 2.Guides and mentors pharmacy technicians and students to help build confidence in skills, knowledge and abilities. In the absence of Staff Pharmacist IIs or other higher level, serves as a coordinator for the shift overseeing and leading activities of technicians and other support staff. SERVICE 35% 1.Processes all orders/requests accurately and efficiently, verifying appropriateness of all drugs in reference to the patients diagnosis, allergies, height and weight.(EF) 2.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) 3.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 35% 1.Collaborates with other health care professionals to manage patients drug therapy for effectiveness, side effects, adverse drug reactions, toxicities, drug interactions, and incompatibilities following guidelines for formulary management and clinical intervention tools in the achievement of patient specific goals.
Documents patient care activities and patient outcomes as impacted by pharmaceutical care and clinical interventions. (EF) 2.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. FINANCE 5% 1.Manages inventory to minimize waste and expired drugs in the work area as well as uses ones resources effectively and efficiently. (EF) 2.Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks. (EF) GROWTH/INNOVATION 5% 1.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.
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 REQUIREMENTS Bachelor of Science or Doctor of Pharmacy degree EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS 0 experience; some experience in a hospital setting highly preferred CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED Texas Pharmacist License or eligible for Texas Pharmacist License- must obtain licensure within 90 days of employment American Heart Association BLS within 90 days of employment Texas Pharmacist Preceptor Certification within 15 months of hire 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 REQUIRED Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills and competency assessments 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 area Demonstrates the knowledge of basic 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 geriatric Experience with comprehensive pharmacy services including unit-dose drug distribution, intravenous admixture preparation, nutrition support services, and target drug monitoring 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 security 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 principles Equal Employment Opportunity 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. VEVRAA Federal Contractor priority referral Protected Veterans requested.
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.