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Req. No

182905

Job Title

Clinical Pharmacist II - Emergency Medicine

Market

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances

Category

Pharmacy

Travel

No Travel Applicable

Facility

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Tyler

Address

800 East Dawson Street
Tyler, TX  75701
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Type

FULL TIME

Clinical Pharmacist II - Emergency Medicine Job in Tyler

Job Description

Summary:

This pharmacist will be part of a dedicated team within the Emergency Department as part of a fast-paced, collaborative, multidisciplinary environment.

Responsibilities include medical and surgical trauma response, provision of pharmacotherapy to adult and pediatric ED patients, preparation of select IV products for immediate use, medication reconciliation, and participation in departmental quality improvement projects. Expectation to participate in training of PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents.

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

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).

Experience:

  • Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency or Commensurate Board Certification or Commensurate experience
  • Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Specialized Residency in area of specialty - preferred

Requirements:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy or BS Pharmacy degree required. 
  • Hospital experience required.
  • Current Pharmacist license with Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP)

  • Sterile Products (IV) Certification through the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) within 60 days of hire.

  • BLS or ACLS and PALS (pediatric practice) within 180 days of start date.

Work Schedule:

8 on/6 off

Work Type:

Full Time


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Clinical Pharmacist II - Emergency Medicine