Methodist Healthcare System is the area's largest and most preferred healthcare system. Our mission is "Serving humanity to honor God by providing exceptional and cost-effective health care accessible to all."
Methodist Healthcare, a 7 Hospital system, represents the San Antonio Division of HCA Healthcare. Our facilities include:
We are seeking multiple Advanced Clinical Pharmacists to join our team at various locations 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. This role is based out of the Emergency Department primarily.
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.
Preferred: Graduate of an accredited residency program
OR: 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
About Methodist Healthcare
Methodist Healthcare is recognized as the most respected and preferred healthcare provider in the South Texas region. As San Antonio’s second largest private employer, we employ more than 11,000 individuals, including 2,700 physicians in all specialties. Methodist Healthcare is a 50-50 co-ownership between Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. and HCA Healthcare. Since 1963, our commitment has never wavered in consistently improving the health and wellness of our community by “Serving Humanity to Honor God.”Our network of greater San Antonio hospitals includes nine acute care facilities: Methodist Hospital, Methodist Children's Hospital, Methodist Hospital Ambulatory Surgery, Methodist Hospital Metropolitan, Methodist Hospital Northeast, Methodist Hospital South, Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant, Methodist Hospital Stone Oak and Methodist Hospital Texsan. We also offer 4 freestanding emergency centers in Boerne, Converse, Westover Hills, and the Quarry. At each of our facilities, we offer an outstanding selection of doctors, healthcare professionals, equipment and health services from wellness events to transplant services, pediatrics, dermatology, cardio...logy, oncology and a complete range of other medical services. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com.