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Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Pharmacy Department. Submit your application today!
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
We are seeking an Advanced Clinical Pharmacist to join our team who 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.
Ensures medication history and reconciliation is completed according to established policies, procedures and protocols.
Continuously works with the pharmacy services team and interdisciplinary care team to improve medication history and reconciliation processes.
Provides training for and assures the continued competency of those involved in completing medication history and reconciliation.
Meets 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.
Verifies 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.
Prepares and dispenses medication orders per physician request according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
Communicates with providers to reconcile the admission medication history taking into consideration equivalent formulary alternatives, and drafts the admission medication list for the provider.
Documents interventions in the electronic health record and in CPW/VigiLanz, and cosigns technician notes in the electronic health record.
Reconciles discharge medications, provides recommendations to the provider as necessary, and drafts the discharge medication list for the provider.
Performs discharge counseling for patients at risk of readmission for patients and their caregivers managing medications in the home or equivalent setting.
Ascertains need for language assistance and obtains interpreter as necessary.
Provides verbal and written medication education to enhance patient understanding.
Identifies and works to resolve drug-related problems that may affect patient adherence.
Analyzes data to demonstrate the success of the pharmacy led medication reconciliation safety program.
Monitors 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.
Documents good catches and medication events.
Self-evaluates time spent outside of direct patient care activities, maximizing worked hours to those spent on direct patient care.
Assesses provider and nursing satisfaction for continuous performance improvement.
Education and Training
Precepts pharmacy students and PGY1/2 residents.
Provides education and training to pharmacy technician, pharmacist staff and the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
Perform additional assigned duties
Education: One of the following:
- Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
- Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
What qualifications you will need:
- Preferred: Graduate of an accredited residency program, 3-5 years hospital pharmacy experience with supervisory experience
Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).
License, Certificates or Registrations Required:
- Pharmacist License, National Provider Identifier (NPI)
- Preferred: PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency, PGY2) Specialized Residency in area of specialty
Methodist Hospital Texsan is a full service 120 bed acute care hospital specializing as one of South Texas’s premier heart and orthopedic hospitals. As an advanced center for cardiac care, we are certified in chest pain and heart failure with comprehensive cardiac services including research and clinical trials. Using state-of-the-art technology such as our robotics program, our orthopedic services, including the Joint Replacement Academy and the Center for Spine, boast some of the best clinical results in the industry.
Methodist Hospital Texsan is the first hospital in San Antonio to receive the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Chest Pain Certification. We have also received the Heart Care Center National Distinction of Excellence award – the highest recognition a hospital can receive. Our excellence extends to our ICU which was awarded the Silver Beacon Award for Excellence. Our Level IV trauma emergency service is a leader in San Antonio in patient experience and efficiency. Our 30 bed Inpatient Rehab Unit has received the Rehabilitation Stroke Certification from the Joint Commission. Methodist Hospital Texsan has also been recognized by Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 3 years in a row and was a recipient of the 2019 Guardian of Excellence Award® by Press Ganey. For more information please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital Texsan under Locations.
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