The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for
maintaining the standard of pharmaceutical services established by
Doctors Hospital of Laredo which includes formulary management,
policy and procedure development and education development for the
hospital professional staff. He/she serves on one or more Medical
Staff, Hospital or Department Committees or Subcommittees. The
Clinical Coordinator serves as a role model for the staff
pharmacists, pharmacy techs and pharmacy students in the integration
of clinical and dispsensing services in the department. He/she plans
and participates in staff development conferences for the
professional and technical pharmacy staff. He/she participates in the
departmental and medical staff quality management programs. He/she
directly supervises Clinical Pharmacy Students on their Clinical
1) Provides pharmaceutical care to patients, ages
neonate to geriatric. Activities include, but are not limited to:
drug therapy,monitoring, providing drug information, patient
counseling, and rounding with medical services.
2) Works with
medical staff in developing protocols and dosing guidelines in
3) Serves on one or more Medical Staff
Committees or Subcommittees and/or serves on one or more departmenet
committees. Actively contributes to accomplishing the goals of the
committee or subcommittee.
4) Developes educational materials
and provides educational programs for the pharmacy staff and other
hospital personnel. Prepares educational materials for the house
staff on new policies.
5) Works with individual staff members
to apply clinical skills, including formulary management and drug
therapy monitoring skills, and adverse drug reaction reporting.
6) Serves as a preceptor for clinical students from affiliated
colleges of pharmay.
7) Participates in the Quality Management
programs for the Department. Develops and implements quality
assurance/improvement drug usage evaluations, and productivity
monitors for integrated clinical services.
8) Directs the
hospital's adverse drug reaction documentation and reporting process.
9) Assists in the development and monitoring of clinical
10) Participates in developing the
department's annual budget as it relates to the specialty practice
areas and promotes good clinical utilization of scarce resources.
Helps to maintain costs by achieving department objectives. Assists
the medical staff in selecting therapy regimens that cost-effectively
meet individual patient needs.
11) Communicates effectively
with patients, physicians, visitors and other employees in a
courteous, friendly and helpful manner.
12) Exhibits the
behaviors delineated by our Service Excellence standards (maintains
or enhances self-esteem, listens and responds with empathy, asks for
ideas and offers suggestions). Performs all skills and functions
related to working relationships. Maintains an environment that
assures all customers and all individuals are treated with dignity
and respect. Participates in making recommendations for improving
working relationships in the work area.
13) Follows all
hospital and department safety rules while on the job, including OSHA
guidelines for safe handling of cytotoxic agens, universal blood and
body fluid precautions and Hazard Communications Act.
Monitor patient progress and establish guidelines for
14) Reports all accidents promptly
and corrects minor safety hazards.
15) Assists staff members
when dealing with clnically problematic patient.
all duties of a licensed registered Pharmacist as required by the
Director and as identified by the ability of established department
procedures, policies and laws in performing the duties.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from an accredited
college or university.
TX State Pharmacist License in good
standing or ability to obtain.
Pharm D desirable or equivalent
progressive responsible experience required.
employment is contingent on successfully maintaining current required
certification(s) and/or license(s).
Five (5) years
progressively responsible experience performing pharmacy functions
Knowledge of laws and regulations governing the
practice of pharmacy.
Knowledge of pharmacy standards, ethics,
organizational policies, and procedures.
Knowledge of medical
terms and pharmaceutical terms.
Ability to serve as a lead
worker to subordinate personnel and the ability to assume supervisory
responsibilities in the absence of the Director.
effectively communicate both orally and in writing in English
required, Spanish language skills helpful.
Ability to use
computer hardware, various software programs and technology,
including word processing and spreadsheet programs.
Participation in Local, State and National Pharmacy Organizations
to acquire/improve Competency.
Some travel, to follow-up with
Corporate, Financial, GPO, Competency, Compliance and Pyxis issues.