Advanced Clinical Pharmacist Medication Recon in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Methodist Hospital

Advanced Clinical Pharmacist Medication Recon

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  Mixed (Rotating Weekends) 
Category: Pharmacy and Pharmacy Technician • Job ID: 729117
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Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application for our Advanced Clinical Pharmacist Medication Recon opening with Methodist Hospital today and find out what it truly means to be a part of the Methodist Healthcare team.


Methodist Hospital, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

We are seeking a(an) Advanced Clinical Pharmacist Medication Recon for our team to ensure that we continue to provide all patients with high quality, efficient care. Did you get into our industry for these reasons? We are an amazing team that works hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We want you to apply!

Job Summary and Qualifications

As an Advanced Clinical Pharmacist, you will practice the profession of pharmacy with the utmost code of ethics demonstrating the organization’s mission and values. The clinical pharmacist is responsible for the safe, effective, evidence-based, and cost-effective selection and utilization of medications for the patients in which they serve. The clinical pharmacist uses advanced knowledge, skills, and professional judgment in all aspects of his or her work. The clinical pharmacist serves as a patient advocate when planning and implementing medication therapy within an interdisciplinary rounding team, collaborating with other healthcare professionals in a knowledgeable and professional manner. Adherence to all regulatory and medication safety guidelines are at the forefront of all actions and decisions made within the care process. The clinical pharmacist will work directly with the certified pharmacy technician to review home medication lists to provide a streamlined medication reconciliation transition into the hospital. Cost-effective utilization of medications will be reviewed and drafted as part of the inpatient admission medication list and discharge medication list by the pharmacist. As needed, the pharmacist will provide recommendations and/or literature to prescribers supporting the use of formulary agent, as well as, education to clinicians and patients regarding medication management.

What you will do in this role:

Home Medication List Review and Medication Reconciliation provides leadership in managing patient-centered medication reconciliation on admission and discharge.

  • You will ensure medication history and reconciliation is completed according to established policies, procedures and protocols.
  • You will work with the pharmacy services team and interdisciplinary care team to improve medication history and reconciliation processes.
  • You will provide training for and assures the continued competency of those involved in completing medication history and reconciliation.
  • You will meet with the certified pharmacy technicians regularly to provide leadership and to share best practices to improve patient medication history safety, and provides coaching as needed to enhance individual performance.

Identify and resolve drug related problems

  • You will verify each medication documented by the Certified Pharmacy Technician/Medication History Technician in the electronic healthcare record and clarifies questions with the technician and patient as needed.
  • You will prepare and dispense medication orders per physician request according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • You will communicate with providers to reconcile the admission medication history taking into consideration equivalent formulary alternatives, and draft the admission medication list for the provider.
  • You will document interventions in the electronic health record and in CPW/VigiLanz, and cosigns technician notes in the electronic health record.
  • You will reconcile discharge medications, provide recommendations to the provider as necessary, and draft the discharge medication list for the provider.
  • You will perform discharge counseling for patients at risk of readmission for patients and their caregivers managing medications in the home or equivalent setting.
  • You will provide verbal and written medication education to enhance patient understanding as well as identify and work resolve drug-related problems that may affect patient adherence.
  • You will analyze data to demonstrate the success of the pharmacy led medication reconciliation safety program.
  • You will monitor key metrics to ensure program performance, including but not limited to, number of medication histories completed by each technician, technician time documented to complete the medication history, and undocumented time between patients to ensure that productivity is met. You will document good catches and medication events.
  • You will self-evaluate time spent outside of direct patient care activities, maximizing worked hours to those spent on direct patient care.
  • You will assess provider and nursing satisfaction for continuous performance improvement.
  • You will precept pharmacy students and PGY1/2 residents.
  • You will provide education and training to pharmacy technician, pharmacist staff and the interdisciplinary healthcare team and perform additional assigned duties

What qualifications you will need:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) or Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
  • Graduate of an accredited residency program, 3-5 years hospital pharmacy experience with supervisory experience preferred
  • Pharmacist License, National Provider Identifier (NPI)
  • PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency, PGY2) Specialized Residency in area of specialty preferred

    This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

    Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. With over 900 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, oncology, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. We are proud to be the largest provider of the lifesaving ECMO Program in San Antonio, are home to the largest robotics program in the world, and our Adult Blood Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant unit has become the first program to receive FACT Accreditation in North America.

    As the flagship hospital, and most comprehensive medical care facility of Methodist Healthcare, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community. We’ve recently been named the No.1 Best Regional Hospital by the U.S. News and World Report for 2019-20. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of care possible for our patients, which is proven by our consecutive Grade A Leapfrog Hospital Safety scores. In addition, Methodist Hospital not only received a Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission, but has also received a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare, designating the facility as offering the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.

    HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times.  In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

    "Across HCA Healthcare’s more than 2,000 sites of care, our nurses and colleagues have a positive impact on patients, communities and healthcare.
    Together, we uplift and elevate our purpose to give people a healthier tomorrow."- Jane Englebright, PhD, RN CENP, FAAN
    Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive

    If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply for our Advanced Clinical Pharmacist Medication Recon opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be directly contacted by a member of our team. We are interviewing apply today!

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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