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General Info

Job Title

Clinical Pharmacist II

Role

Clinical Pharmacist

Location

Houston , TX

Description

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and CHI St. Luke’s Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award five consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.


CHI St. Luke’s Health
, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, has been serving our community since 1954. Operating 137 hospitals and more than 1,000 care sites across 21 states, making our services accessible to nearly 1 in 4 U.S. residents. We proudly provide a vast array of services that help us keep our community safe and healthy.


We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Free Premium Membership to Care.com with preloaded credits for children and dependent adults
  • Care for Caregivers: Resilience Through Adversity is a series of sessions designed to help caregivers build their resilience and advance their mental well-being during these difficult times
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Programs

Responsibilities

We are looking to add a passionate Clinical Pharmacist II for Hematology/Oncology. Our hospital system is a well-recognized system with some of the top programs in the nation! We are looking for our Pharmacists to provide exemplary patient care to meet our patients' needs. If you are passionate about being an integral part of the patient care experience, you belong with us!

Position Summary
Advanced clinical pharmacist who is responsible for providing clinical pharmacy services to meet the needs of patients and support the mission of the Department of Pharmacy, Hospital, and Health System. Provides comprehensive pharmacy care through protocol/guideline management as well as individualizes drug therapies to promote safe, efficacious and cost-effective patient care. Serves as a role model for Clinical Pharmacists I, pharmacy residents and fellows, as well as pharmacy students. He/she creates and contributes to the ongoing education and development of pharmacy personnel and the education of other health care practitioners.


Position Responsibilities
  • Collaborates with health care providers to individualize medication therapies to promote safe, efficacious, and cost-effective patient care following best practices and evidence-based guidelines.
  • Develops, Implements, and evaluates quality improvement and clinical pathways/programs related to medication use to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Evaluates clinical programs/services provided and Implements improvements using formal systematic methods of problem solving and streamlining to maximize value.
  • Contributes to formulary management and Works with health care providers to ensure formulary compliance.
  • Actively Participates in medical staff and service line meetings as requested, including Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, to meet patient care needs and Service Line objectives.
  • Assumes a leadership role in Service Line initiatives as related to medications and the medication use process.
  • Develops, Implements and Leads projected cost savings/cost avoidance related to medication utilization and Provides routine reports on status.
  • Participates in Strategic and Operational Planning activities and the development of the Pharmacy Department’s annual budget.
  • Educates, mentors, and evaluates pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and/or pharmacy students to develop and improve skills necessary for providing pharmaceutical care.
  • Develops and Provides educational programs, learning modules, and knowledge assessment tools.
  • Educates other health care professionals regarding medications to promote optimal patient care via in-services, educational programs, face-to-face interactions, etc.
  • Reviews, interprets, and evaluates all medication orders for patients in all age groups.
  • Maintains patient medication profiles in an automated pharmacy information system.
  • Consults with and advises medical, nursing, and other healthcare providers regarding the prescribing, dispensing, or administration of medications.
  • Routinely monitors the patient’s total drug therapy for effectiveness, side effects, adverse reactions, toxicities, drug interactions, and incompatibilities.
  • Participates actively in cardiopulmonary emergencies.
  • Conducts assigned target drug monitoring programs and concurrent drug use evaluation activities as required.
  • Performs and documents Pharmacist Intervention activities such as recommendations on drug product selection, dosage adjustments, and appropriate drug therapy.
  • Obtains medication histories on selected patients and communicates pertinent information to the appropriate healthcare provider.
  • Communicates with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers as necessary.
  • Prepares and/or Verifies the appropriate preparation of medications to be dispensed using the correct technique, as required.
  • Provides staffing coverage.
  • Provides 24 hours per day, 7 days per week on call pharmacy clinical application support as required.

Requirements:
  • Registered Pharmacist with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy in good standing-(RPH)
  • Aseptic Technique – Complete an ACPE approved 20 hour sterile products course
  • Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy or BCOP preferred
  • Three (3) years of hospital pharmacist experience or Post Graduate Residency (PGY1 or PGY2)
  • Specialty in Hematology/Oncology strongly preferred

Pay Range
$49.20 - $71.34 /hour

General Requirements

Required Skills

Pharmacotherapy Formulary Management Drug Utilization Review Sterile Compounding

Nice to Have Skills

Patient Care Quality Assurance Regulatory Compliance Communication Skills

Licenses & Certifications

RPh BCPS PGY1 PGY2

Type of Job & Compensation

What type of job is it?

Full-time

Pay for this job

$49.00 to $71.00 per hour

Benefits offered

Dental Employee assistance program Medical Paid time off Tuition reimbursement Vision Retirement plan

Availability needed for this job

On call

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