Staff Pharmacist II - Evenings
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: October 18, 2020
The Staff Pharmacist II is an experienced pharmacist who serves in
an expanded clinical role that may include responsibility for
proactive review of patient profiles, participation in basic
clinical functions such as discharge counseling, medication
histories, completion of pharmacy consults, and participation in
special projects. Provides day-to-day comprehensive, patient
oriented pharmacy services in any or all areas of the department to
include processing orders, therapy review, and education to
patients and other members of the direct patient care team. Serves
as a role model and preceptor for staff pharmacists, pharmacy
students, and residents in the integration of clinical and
distributive services in the Department. Contributes to fulfilling
the department s mission by collaborating to provide innovative,
personalized, cost effective pharmaceutical care in a culture
dedicated to quality and safety.
PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
Neonate (Birth to 28 days)
Infants/Toddlers (29 days to 18 months)
Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
Preschooler (3-6 years)
School Age (6-12 years)
Adolescence (12-18 years)
Young Adult (19-40 Years)
Middle Adult (40-65 Years)
Mature Adult (65 years and older)
HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS
I.Provide personalized care and service by consistently
demonstrating our I CARE values:
INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional,
ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity,
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for
others to emulate.
II.Focuses on patient/customer safety
III.Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
IV.Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by
following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive
Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
V.Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their
needs are being met
VI.Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by
enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to
the given job
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a
dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one other 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. Role models to team members effective communication skills,
assisting in their development of such skills
2.Guides and mentors pharmacy technicians, students, and new
pharmacists to help build confidence in skills, knowledge and
abilities. Serves as a coordinator for the shift overseeing and
leading activities of technicians and other support staff.
3.Develops educational materials and provides educational programs
for the pharmacy staff and other hospital personnel.
1.Serves as a unit based pharmacist and exercises good judgement in
patient care decisions by providing operational and clinical
support which may include, but is not limited to: order
verification, processing orders/requests and automatic stop orders,
providing pharmacy consults, medication histories, patient
counseling, proactive drug therapy reviews and monitoring,
collaborating with other health care staff for problem resolution
for the achievement of patient specific goals.
2.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
1.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. Documents patient care activities and
patient outcomes as impacted by pharmaceutical care and clinical
2.Participates in departmental 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.
1.Manages inventory to minimize waste and expired drugs in the work
area as well as uses one s resources effectively and
2.Identifies cost savings and/or revenue opportunities for the
hospital and shares their ideas with the pharmacy staff and
management team. Self-motivated to independently manage time
effectively and prioritize tasks for self and for pharmacy
technicians and other support staff.
1.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.
2.Participates in technology assessment, selection, development,
planning and implementation of system changes. Identifies and helps
to resolve operational and clinical service issues related to
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity. Houston Methodist is an Equal
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.
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