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Req. No

179840

Job Title

Clinical Pharmacist I - Pharmacy

Market

CHRISTUS Spohn

Category

Pharmacy

Facility

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi Shoreline

Address

600 Elizabeth Street
Corpus Christi, TX  78404
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Type

FULL TIME

Clinical Pharmacist I - Pharmacy Job in Corpus Christi

Job Description

Summary:

All pharmacists fill orders for drugs, monitor patient drug therapies and provide drug information. Pharmacists provide pharmacy services with compassion, excellence, and efficiency.

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Shoreline overlooking Corpus Christi Bay is the largest and foremost acute care medical facility in the region, with a full range of diagnostic and surgical specialty services in cardiac, cancer and stroke care. It is the leading emergency facility in the area and the only Level II Trauma Center in the Coastal Bend, staffed with physicians and nurses specially trained in emergency services.

  • The Pavilion and the Critical Care Center house a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, ICU, Cardiac Cath Lab and surgical suites.
  • A teaching facility, in affiliation with the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Accredited Joint Commission Stroke Team

The Shoreline campus is a premiere facility housing many of the region’s most vital and renowned programs such as a Primary Stroke Center, nationally accredited Cancer Center and a nationally recognized Chest Pain Center. The Pavilion at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Shoreline houses the CHRISTUS Spohn Heart Network, which was recently recognized as one of the top 100 cardiovascular hospitals in the United States. The Heart Institute offers the most advanced diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitative cardiac services in one convenient location.

Responsibilities:

• Meets expectations of the applicable OneCHRISTUS Competencies: Leader of Self, Leader of Others, or Leader of Leaders.

Operational Duties and Responsibilities
• Prepares and dispenses drug orders per physician request according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
• Interprets drug orders (verbal and written) and transcribes/verifies into computerized patient medication record accurately. Maintains, accurate, complete patient drug record.
• Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals including non-sterile and sterile products, chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition products accurately.
• Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law and institutional policies.
• Provides services efficiently and in a timely fashion.
• Maintains current pharmacist license. Ensures applicable CE records and licensure are maintained in department files. Attends staff meetings.
• Completes all competency/skills assessment requirements.
• Supervises and directs pharmacy support personnel. Verifies the daily activities of pharmacy technicians
• Ambulatory care Pharmacist: Provides ambulatory pharmaceutical care services utilizing approved protocols and/or collaborative agreement with other providers, including managing patient drug therapy, anticoagulation management, providing patient education, and preparing and/or overseeing the preparation and dispensing of medications. Performs duties in the clinical areas assigned such as but not limited to anticoagulation clinics, intensive medical home, transition of care, Discharge Medication reconciliation, etc.

Clinical Duties and Responsibilities
• Ensures safe, appropriate, cost-effective drug therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
• Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose.
• Assists with pharmacokinetics consult service and renal drug dosing per hospital protocol.
• Reads, extracts, and interprets information in patient medical records accurately.
• Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions accurately and in a timely manner.
• Sustains the hospital drug formulary, minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols, and promoting rational drug therapy selection.
• Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners as appropriate.
• Provides accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the hospital’s professional staff.
• Provides drug education to patients and their families per institutional protocol.
• Participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data, conducts monitors and inspections, and maintains logs, records and other documentation as assigned.
• Conducts designated interventions as defined in department Clinical Intervention activities (IV to PO, Renal Dosing, Pharmacokinetic dosing support, Anticoagulation). Baseline departmental standards for reporting interventions for clinical productivity as defined by departmental goals.
• Participates in antibiotic stewardship, opioid stewardship, and shortage management activities as assigned.
• Attends interdisciplinary rounds when assigned.
• Provides services efficiently and in a timely fashion.

Occupational Hazards
• Potential for exposure to hazardous and toxic substances (including chemotherapeutic, cytotoxic drugs and cleaning solutions), sticks or cuts by needles and other sharp items.
• Risk 0 exposure category.
• Potential for musculoskeletal injuries if proper lifting and carrying techniques are not used.
• Potential exposure to biologic material when participating in direct patient care activities (e.g., patient education, code attendance).

Requirements:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy or BS Pharmacy degree required
  • Hospital experience preferred
  • Pharmacy registration in the State of practice.
  • Must have pharmacy State licensure within 60 days of start date.
  • BLS or ACLS and PALS (pediatric practice) within 180 days of start date.

Work Schedule:

Varies

Work Type:

Full Time


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Clinical Pharmacist I - Pharmacy