Vacancy of Staff Pharmacist (Evening) Part-Time at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital

Vacancy of Staff Pharmacist (Evening) Part-Time at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital
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Location:ย Houston Methodist Baytown Hospitalย 4401 Garth Rdย Baytown, TX 77521

JOB REF: 52537
TALENT AREA: Pharmacy
JOB SHIFT: 2nd – Evening
JOB TYPE: Part-Time
At Houston Methodist, the Staff Pharmacist position is responsible for providing day-to-day comprehensive, patient-oriented, pharmacy services in any or all areas of the department which includes processing orders, therapy review, and education to patients and other members of the direct patient care team. This position collaborates with other health care professionals to manage patients’ drug therapies for effectiveness and overall safety. The Staff Pharmacist position contributes to the fulfillment of the department’s mission by collaborating to provide innovative, personalized, cost-effective pharmaceutical care in a culture dedicated to quality and safety. This position is also responsible for the oversight of pharmacy technicians and students and may serve as a preceptor, ensuring the accurate and timely delivery of pharmaceuticals. ย 
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Requirements:
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PEOPLE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • 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.
  • Guides and mentors pharmacy technicians and students to help build confidence in skills, knowledge and abilities. In the absence of Senior Staff Pharmacists or other higher level, serves as a coordinator for the shift overseeing and leading activities of technicians and other support staff.
SERVICE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Processes all orders/requests accurately and efficiently, verifying appropriateness of all drugs in reference to the patient’s diagnosis, allergies, height and weight.
  • 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.
  • 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.
QUALITY/SAFETY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • 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 in the achievement of patient specific goals. Documents patient care activities and patient outcomes as impacted by pharmaceutical care and clinical interventions.
  • Participates in department 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 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Manages inventory to minimize waste and expired drugs in the work area as well as uses one’s resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks.
GROWTH/INNOVATION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • 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.
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Qualifications:
EDUCATION
  • Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below in the Certifications, Licenses and Registrations section
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • No experience needed; some experience applicable to the specific work setting (e.g., hospital, specialty pharmacy) highly preferred
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS – REQUIRED
  • PHRM – Pharmacist – State Licensure within 90 days and
  • BLS – Basic Life Support (AHA) within 90 days and
  • NRP – Neonatal Resuscitation within 90 days and
  • PPC- Pharmacist Preceptor Cert – State Licensure — within 15 months of entry into this role and
  • SCAT – Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique — and horizontal and/or vertical use. If verifying and/or preparing any sterile product- See manager for details and tracking certification information within 90 days
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
  • 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
  • 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
  • Knowledge and skills in comprehensive pharmacy services including unit-dose drug distribution, intravenous admixture preparation, nutrition support services, and target drug monitoring
  • 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
  • Computer skills to include proficiency in MS Office and EMR software
SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS WORK ATTIRE
  • Uniform No
  • Scrubs Yes
  • Business professional Yes
  • Other (department approved) No
ON-CALL* *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. DIsaster, Severe Weather Events, etc) regardless of selection below.
  • On Call* No
TRAVEL** **Travel specifications may vary by department**
  • May require travel within the Houston Metropolitan area Yes
  • May require travel outside Houston Metropolitan area No
Company Profile: Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital, located 35 miles southeast of Houston, is the areaโ€™s only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. Houston Methodist Baytown houses 226 operating beds, with 15 operating rooms and more than 1,700 employees. The hospital brings Texas Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.
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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 โ€“ priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

 

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