All pharmacists fill orders for drugs, monitor patient drug therapies and provide drug information. Pharmacists provide pharmacy services with compassion, excellence and efficiency. In addition, level III pharmacists participate in department leadership activities, management of patient pharmacotherapy, service line development and quality medication management within assigned service lines.
Meets expectations of the applicable OneCHRISTUS Competencies: Leader of Self, Leader of Others, or Leader of Leaders.
Operational Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepares and dispenses drug orders per physician request according to established policies, procedures and protocols.
Interprets drug orders (verbal and written) and transcribes/verifies into computerized patient medication record accurately. Maintains, accurate, complete patient drug record.
Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals including non-sterile and sterile products, chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition products accurately.
Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law and institutional policies.
Provides services efficiently and in a timely fashion.
Supervises and directs pharmacy support personnel. Verifies the daily activities of pharmacy technicians
Maintains competency required for current job title/position
Maintains current pharmacist license. Ensures applicable CE records and licensure are maintained in department files. Attends staff meetings.
Completes all competency/skills assessment requirements.
Provides analysis of medication use processes and contributes at least one related project per year.
Specialty area supervisor
Serves as the lead pharmacist in specialty areas such as the operating room, IV room, or pharmacy work areas outside the central pharmacy.
Ambulatory care Pharmacist
Provides ambulatory pharmaceutical care services utilizing approved protocols and/or collaborative agreement with other providers, including managing patient drug therapy, anticoagulation management, providing patient education, and preparing and/or overseeing the preparation and dispensing of medications. Performs duties in the clinical areas assigned such as but not limited to: anticoagulation clinics, intensive medical home, transition of care, Discharge Medication reconciliation, etc.
Clinical Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensures safe, appropriate, cost-effective drug therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose.
Assists with pharmacokinetics consult service and renal drug dosing per hospital protocol.
Reads, extracts and interprets information in patient medical records accurately.
Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions accurately and in a timely manner.
Sustains the hospital drug formulary, minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols and promoting rational drug therapy selection.
Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners as appropriate.
Provides accurate, adequate and timely drug information to the hospital's professional staff.
Provides drug education to patients and their families per institutional protocol.
Participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data, conducts monitors and inspections and maintains logs, records and other documentation as assigned.
Conducts designated interventions as defined in department Clinical Intervention activities (IV to PO, Renal Dosing, Pharmacokinetic dosing support, Anticoagulation)
Baseline departmental standards for reporting interventions for clinical productivity as defined by departmental goals.
Participates in antibiotic stewardship, opioid stewardship, and shortage management activities as assigned
Attends interdisciplinary rounds when assigned
Provides services efficiently and in a timely fashion
Contributes to the advancement of the pharmacy department and medication management of the organization through-
Precepting of pharmacy residents and students
Assessment of new and ongoing pharmacist competencies
Formal in-service of pharmacy, nursing, and medical staff as assigned by Management
Participates in organizational committees as assigned
Participates in scholarly activities as assigned (i.e. peer-reviewed poster presentation, publication, platform presentation, provision of continuing medical education program)
Participates in professional activities / organizations
Faculty appointment as assigned by Management
Consults with Pharmacy Management on competency development, recruiting activities, and staff development projects
Potential for exposure to hazardous and toxic substances (including chemotherapeutic, cytotoxic drugs and cleaning solutions), sticks or cuts by needles and other sharp items.
Risk 0 exposure category.
Potential for musculoskeletal injuries if proper lifting and carrying techniques are not used.
Potential exposure to biologic material when participating in direct patient care activities (e.g. patient education, code attendance).
Doctor of Pharmacy or BS Pharmacy degree required PLUS 1 of the following: BPS Board Certification, Residency, Fellowship plus 2 years clinical experience
Preferred: In addition to minimum, meets criteria for ASHP PGY-1 and or PGY-2 Residency Preceptor Status
Employed with CHRISTUS as a Pharmacist II and meets all Pharmacist III criteria
Pharmacy registration in the State of practice.
Must have pharmacy State licensure within 60 days of start date.
Pharmacist preceptor within 90 days.
BLS or ACLS and PALS (pediatric practice) within 180 days of start date.
Must accrue ASHP Residency Preceptor status within 180 days of hire (for Ministries with Residency programs)
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CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.