Houston, Texas

JOB SUMMARY
At Houston Methodist, the Pharmacist Resident is responsible for participating in an organized, directed, postgraduate training program that centers on development of the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to pursue rational drug therapy for a generalized populations as well as specialized diseases populations. This position performs fundamental clinical pharmacy duties and facilitates safe, efficacious, and pharmacoeconomically rational use of medications in the population(s) served. This position supports the delivery of pharmacy managed protocols, formulary processes and medication reconciliation activities while providing education to fellow pharmacists, nursing, medical staffs, and others inside and outside the department. This position has additional pharmacy administrative, quality and research activities that are part of the training program requirements. A certificate of residency is granted to the Pharmacist Resident upon satisfactory completion of the residency program.

Requirements:

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 20%

  1. Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with other health care professionals as needed for problem resolution and/or achievement of identified patient specific goals. (EF)
  2. Serves as preceptor and mentor for pharmacy students. Completes evaluation forms and assigns rotation schedules. (EF)

SERVICE - 30%
  1. Provides fundamental pharmacotherapy management to patients. Activities include, but are not limited to, proactive drug therapy reviews and monitoring, providing drug information, patient counseling, and management of pharmacist-based dosing protocols. (EF)
  2. Exercises good judgment in patient care decisions per performance standard and documents patient care activities and patient outcomes as impacted by pharmaceutical care and clinical interventions. (EF)
  3. Serves as a guest or member on one or more Medical Staff Committees and actively contributes to accomplishing the goals of the committee or subcommittee.

QUALITY/SAFETY - 30%
  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 in the achievement of patient specific goals. Documents patient care activities and patient outcomes as impacted by pharmaceutical care and clinical interventions. (EF)
  2. Completes rotation objectives and all assigned duties described in the identified specific residency program by demonstrating competencies that may include, but are not limited to, drug information and policy development, acute patient care, ambulatory patient care, research, project oversight, practice management, and weekend coverage. (EF)
  3. 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. (EF)

FINANCE - 10%
  1. Contributes to the provision of pharmacoeconomically sound medication therapy by upholding HM Formulary standards in area(s) of responsibility. (EF)
  2. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize tasks for self and for specialty area of focus. (EF)

GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%
  1. Conducts a major research project to advance the pharmacy department's goals and the pharmacy profession. Submits research and scholarly work for publication, platform presentations, and/or poster presentations. Gives presentations at local, state and national meetings; including in-services presentations to pharmacy, medical, nursing, and nutrition staff in area (s) of responsibility. (EF)
  2. Participates in inter- and intra-departmental activities including in-services, article publication/publication, preceptorship, and additional training. (EF)

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.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduate from an accredited College of Pharmacy or recognition as a Foreign Pharmacist Equivalent Graduate by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy
  • Transcripts must be provided during the application process when requested

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • Zero experience; some experience in a hospital setting highly preferred

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

  • Texas Pharmacist License or eligible for Texas Pharmacist License; must obtain licensure within 90 days of employment
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 90 days of employment
  • American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification within 90 days of employment
  • American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 90 days of employment for pharmacists regularly assigned to respond to code blue events (See manager for details and tracking certification information)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification and training within 90 days of employment as determined by entity need (See manager for details and tracking certification information)
  • Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique (SCAT) and horizontal and/or vertical use Certification within 90 days of employment (*If verifying and/or preparing any sterile product - see manager for details and tracking certification information)
  • Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute Certificate within 90 days of employment (See manager for details and tracking information)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
  • Exhibits strong interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers; capable of assuming responsibility for coordinating the activities of a major pharmacy service area which includes supervising and training peers, students, and supportive staff
  • Demonstrates the knowledge of basic principles regarding rational drug therapy, including but not limited to, professional and technical competence in the selection, evaluation, utilization, and distribution of drugs and drug information and apply these to all patient groups, neonate to geriatric
  • Experience with comprehensive pharmacy services including unit-dose drug distribution, intravenous admixture preparation, nutrition support services, and target drug monitoring

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS


Work AttireYes/NoUniform NoScrubsYesBusiness professionalYesOther (dept approved) Yes
On-Call* Yes, on a limited basis (for Exempt jobs only)
*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.

Travel**
May require travel within YesHouston Metropolitan area 
May require travel outside Yes of Houston Metropolitan area 
**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job: All pharmacy staff are required to be trained on the risks and safe handling of hazardous drugs; and confirm in writing an understanding of the potential reproductive risks associated with handling hazardous drugs




Company Profile:

Based in the Texas Medical Center, Houston Methodist Hospital is delivering on a mission started in 1919, which continues today – bringing quality, integrity, compassion and innovation into everything we do. As the flagship hospital of Houston Methodist, Houston Methodist Hospital is a nationally recognized medical center with a history of health care innovation. Houston Methodist Hospital was awarded Magnet recognition for nursing excellence for a fourth consecutive time by the ANCC. In addition, Houston Methodist Hospital was recently named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s top 20 hospitals and was also ranked the No. 1 hospital in Texas for the fifth consecutive year.

Houston, Texas

At Houston Methodist, Leading Medicine is more than a description of what we do; it's who we are. We take our responsibility as Houston's premier health care system seriously, and with a national reputation for excellence in patient care, innovation and research, we hold ourselves and the careers we build to a higher standard. Our culture is diverse, dynamic and challenging. We believe in our I Care Values and conduct ourselves with Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect for others and a commitment to Excellence. Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist.

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