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Clinical Staff Pharmacist (FT)

Universal Health Services


Location:
LAREDO, TX
Date:
09/19/2017
2017-09-192017-10-18
Job Code:
234365
Universal Health Services
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Clinical Staff Pharmacist (FT)

Job Code:  234365
Facility: Doctors Hospital of Laredo
Location: LAREDO, TX US
Region:
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree 
Skills:  
Category: Allied Health
FTE: 1
Position Summary:

Process orders for parenteral and enteral medications, and other pharmaceuticals as needed for optimal patient care according to standards and practices for patients in all age groups including neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric. Promote safe, cost-effective, rational drug use and provides expert pharmaceutical information to other health colleagues. Supports the mission and core values of the company through responsible and effective work performance.

1. Directs the control of medication administration and drug distribution for inpatient and outpatient services for patients in all age groups including neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.
2. Collects and interprets relevant patient information to determine if patient has a drug-related problem. Makes appropriate recommendations to modify therapy as required to meet the needs of the patient.
3. Promotes cost-effective and individualized drug therapy and implements decision for drug use and monitors plan to achieve desired therapeutic goal. Provides drug information (written or oral) which relates to the audience.
4. Follows written protocols for the majority of situations. Determines when to deviate to provide appropriate therapy. Minimizes or prevents the incidences and severity of adverse drug effects.
5. Performs in patient and family education and counseling regarding pharmaceutical therapy. Conducts service audits to assure quality patient care and benefit of pharmaceutical services provided. Maintains confidentiality of records, patient, employee or medical center information at all times. Ensures all information and conversations regarding patients are secured from general public access.

 
Requirements

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Pharmacy. Pharm D preferred.
Five (5) years progressively responsible experience performing pharmacy functions in an acute care setting.
Ability to serve as a lead worker to subordinate personnel.
ACLS certification must be obtained within one year of hire.
Continued employment is contingent on successfully maintaining current required certification(s) and/or license(s).
Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of Clinical Pharmacy including drug therapy monitoring, drug information, drug utilization review, pharmacokinetics, nutritional support, adverse drug reaction monitoring and cardiopulmonary arrest.
Skill in prescribing trends, new drugs and developments.
Ability to give directions to and gain compliance from assigned staff.
Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills.
Ability to set priorities, make critical decisions and respond quickly to emergency requests.
Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
Participation in Local, State and National Pharmacy Organizations to acquire/improve Competency
Some travel, to follow-up with Corporate, Financial, GPO, Compliance and Pyxis issues.

Pyxis experience with knowledge of Pyxis Reports (i.e., optimization, load/unload, nursing narcotic access, etc.)

 


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