This position manages the day to day operations of the pharmacy. They are responsible for ensuring all distributive functions are completed in a safe and efficient manner while helping to ensure regulatory compliance. Also, it is an advanced clinical pharmacist role who 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. Displays professional, safe conduct in all interactions. Maintains positive working relationships with staff, other departments, physicians and peers. Displays conduct in support of CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial Mission & Vision.
- Quality – completes work with accuracy and thoroughness.
- Productivity – efficiently utilizes time in accomplishing work.
- Customer Focus – lives organizational and departmental service standards.
- Reliability – completes tasks assigned; follows up as needed.
- Availability – meets attendance standards; is punctual; works when needed.
- Decision Making – displays sound judgment; works with minimal supervision.
- Initiative – seeks out productive duties in absence of guidance; is a self-starter.
- Adheres to Policy – follows CHI St. Luke's Memorial rules, policies, procedures and guidelines.
- Interpersonal Relationships – cooperates, communicates and works well with others.
- Professionalism – represents CHI St. Luke's Memorial positively in actions and appearance.
- Actively participates in employee performance and competency assessment. Coaches and counsels staff and documents as required.
- Prioritize the workload and organize the workflow of pharmacy technical personnel in assigned areas, taking into account available resources.
- Follow departmental procedures for checking the accuracy of the pharmacy technical personnel in assigned areas.
- May act as the liaison between pharmacy services and other departments and/or participate on committee meetings as a department representative.
- Identify performance improvement opportunities and make recommendations of ways to improve clinical and distributive services.
- Proactively work to improve the medication process.
- Ensure the accuracy of records pertaining to controlled substances, medication compounding, prepackaging, and sterile product preparation.
- Collaborate with health care providers to individualize medication therapies to promote safe, efficacious, and cost-effective patient care following best practices and evidence-based guidelines.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate quality improvement and clinical pathways/programs related to medication use to ensure optimal patient care.
- Evaluate clinical programs/services provided and Implements improvements using formal systematic methods of problem solving and streamlining to maximize value.
- Contribute to formulary management and Works with health care providers to ensure formulary compliance.
- Actively participate in medical staff and service line meetings as requested, including Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, to meet patient care needs and Service Line objectives.
- Assume leadership role in Service Line initiatives as related to medications and the medication use process.
- Develop, implement and lead projected cost savings/cost avoidance related to medication utilization and Provides routine reports on status.
- Participate in Strategic and Operational Planning activities and the development of the Pharmacy Department's annual budget.
- Educate, mentors, and evaluates pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and/or pharmacy students to develop and improve skills necessary for providing pharmaceutical care.
- Develop and Provides educational programs, learning modules, and knowledge assessment tools.
- Educate other health care professionals regarding medications to promote optimal patient care via in-services, educational programs, face-to-face interactions, etc.
- Review, interprets, and evaluates all medication orders for patients in all age groups.
- Maintain patient medication profiles in an automated pharmacy information system.
- Consult with and advises medical, nursing, and other healthcare providers regarding the prescribing, dispensing, or administration of medications.
- Routinely monitor the patient's total drug therapy for effectiveness, side effects, adverse reactions, toxicities, drug interactions, and incompatibilities.
- Participate actively in cardiopulmonary emergencies.
- Conduct assigned target drug
- Perform and documents Pharmacist Intervention activities such as recommendations on drug product selection, dosage adjustments, and appropriate drug therapy
- Obtain medication histories on selected patients and communicates pertinent information to the appropriate healthcare provider.
- Communicate with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers as necessary.
- Prepare and/or Verifies the appropriate preparation of medications to be dispensed using the correct technique, as required.
- Provide staffing coverage & assists with work schedules. Maintains time and attendance as required.
- Establish/maintain effective and respectful communication in all collaborative relationships.
- Assist in orienting and training staff and assists in assessing and/or documenting competency of staff within section.
- Represent CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial in physician, community relations and vendors in a professional/accountable manner.
- Perform duties in accordance with that of hospital policies and procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines.
- Accountable for maintaining required certifications and ensuring same of staff.
- Rotate weekend/call responsibilities in a professional and accountable fashion as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Obtained a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (B.S.) or
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degree
from a Board approved, ACPE Accredited College (pdf) of pharmacy program, OR
Graduated from a college of pharmacy program outside the U.S. and have obtained full certification from the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC)
Licensed Pharmacist in the State of Texas through Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) &
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification (through an approved AHA program) &
*Completion of an ACPE approved 20 hour sterile products course (must be completed within 60 days of date of hire &/or transfer into position)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
* Detail Oriented
* Strong organizational skills
* Ability to communicate effectively with others
* Critical thinking skills
* Experience with patient education
* Relevant knowledge and skills with managing pharmaceutical kinetics and drug therapy monitoring
Two (2) Years of experience as a Clinical Pharmacist in an acute care setting.
Master's degree in business administration or similar field of study
Completion of pharmacy administration residency
Completion of pharmacy (PGY-1) residency