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Clinical Pharmacist II - Lufkin (PRN)

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   10/18/2017
Job Title: 
Clinical Pharmacist II - Lufkin (PRN)
Job Category:   Clinical:Pharmacist
Location:   Lufkin
Texas
 
Job Description:   **Clinical Pharmacist II - Lufkin (PRN)** **Description** Position Summary: This position reports to the Market Manager of Pharmacy Services and 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. Position Responsibilities: 1. Follow departmental procedures for checking the accuracy of the pharmacy technical personnel in assigned areas. 2. May act as the liaison between pharmacy services and other departments and/or participate on committee meetings as a department representative. 3. Identify performance improvement opportunities and make recommendations of ways to improve clinical and distributive services. 4. Proactively work to improve the medication process. 5. Ensure the accuracy of records pertaining to controlled substances, medication compounding, prepackaging, and sterile product preparation. 6. 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. 7. Develops, Implements, and evaluates quality improvement and clinical pathways/programs related to medication use to ensure optimal patient care. 8. Contributes to formulary management and works with health care providers to ensure formulary compliance. 9. Actively Participates in medical staff and service line meetings as requested, including Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, to meet patient care needs and Service Line objectives. 10. Assumes a leadership role in Service Line initiatives as related to medications and the medication use process. 11. Develops, Implements and Leads projected cost savings/cost avoidance related to medication utilization and Provides routine reports on status. 12. Participates in Strategic and Operational Planning activities and the development of the Pharmacy Department’s annual budget. 13. Educates, mentors, and evaluates pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and/or pharmacy students to develop and improve skills necessary for providing pharmaceutical care. 14. Develops and Provides educational programs, learning modules, and knowledge assessment tools. 15. Educates other health care professionals regarding medications to promote optimal patient care via in-services, educational programs, face-to-face interactions, etc. 16. Reviews, interprets, and evaluates all medication orders for patients in all age groups. 17. Maintains patient medication profiles in an automated pharmacy information system. 18. Consults with and advises medical, nursing, and other healthcare providers regarding the prescribing, dispensing, or administration of medications. 19. Routinely monitors the patient’s total drug therapy for effectiveness, side effects, adverse reactions, toxicities, drug interactions, and incompatibilities. 20. Serves as a pharmacy resource in cardiopulmonary emergencies. 21. Conducts assigned target drug 22. Performs and documents Pharmacist Intervention activities such as recommendations on drug product selection, dosage adjustments, and appropriate drug therapy 23. Obtains medication histories on selected patients and communicates pertinent information to the appropriate healthcare provider. 24. Communicates with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers as necessary. 25. Prepares and/or Verifies the appropriate preparation of medications to be dispensed using the correct technique, as required. 26. Provides staffing coverage 27. Provides on-call pharmacy clinical support as required. **Qualifications** Minimum Qualifications: Education Level BS Pharm or Pharm D Licensure/Certification Texas pharmacist license Complete an ACPE approved 20 hour sterile products course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Experience with patient education Relevant knowledge and skills with managing pharmaceutical kinetics and drug therapy monitoring Experience Minimum Two (2) Years of experience as a clinical pharmacist in an acute care setting; or Preferred Master’s degree in business administration or similar field of study Completion of pharmacy administration residency Completion of pharmacy (PGY-1)residency _Catholic Health Initiatives and its_ organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers **Job** Pharmacy **Primary Location** TEXAS-LUFKIN-MEMORIAL HLTH SYS LUFKIN **Daily Schedule** Days **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 0 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 1700000574
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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