The Clinical Specialist performs advanced clinical pharmacist duties enabling the delivery of optimal pharmacotherapy to patients and facilitate safe, efficacious, and pharmacoeconomically rational use of medications in the population(s) served. This involves daily medication therapy regimen reviews of patients within designated area(s) of responsibility, patient care rounds with medical and nursing staffs. Provides education to fellow pharmacists, nursing and medical staffs, and others inside and outside the department while conducting CQI evaluations, and basic research promoting the safe, effective use of medications. Precepts pharmacy students and pharmacy residents on clinical patient care rotations within areas of responsibility. Contributes to fulfilling the department's mission by collaborating to provide innovative, personalized, cost effective pharmaceutical care in a culture dedicated to quality and safety.
Bachelor of Science degree or Doctor of Pharmacy degree Successful completion of an ASHP-accredited post-graduate year 1 (PGY1) and year 2 (PGY2) residency training programs or equivalent experience
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Houston Methodist’s teams of surgeons, physicians, researchers and other experts collaborate to solve medicine’s biggest challenges and turn discoveries into new therapies and treatments. Our drive for innovation is rooted in the legacy created by world-renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Michael E. DeBakey. He performed the first coronary artery bypass surgery in Texas, and pioneered surgical advances, which have become universal practices.
These days, Houston Methodist not only is well established as a leader in heart and vascular treatments, research and education based on DeBakey’s achievements and reputation, but also is known for spearheading breakthroughs in organ transplantation, orthopedics, cancer treatment and neurology and neuroscience.