Advanced clinical pharmacist who Responsible for providing clinical pharmacy services to meet the needs of patients and support the mission of the Department of Pharmacy, Hospital, and Health System. Provides comprehensive pharmacy care through protocol/guideline management as well as individualizes drug therapies to promote safe, efficacious and cost-effective patient care. Serves as a role model for Clinical Pharmacists I, pharmacy residents and fellows, as well as pharmacy students. He/she creates and contributes to the ongoing education and development of pharmacy personnel and the education of other health care practitioners.
Collaborates with health care providers to individualize medication therapies to promote safe, efficacious, and cost-effective patient care following best practices and evidence-based guidelines.
Develops, Implements, and evaluates quality improvement and clinical pathways/programs related to medication use to ensure optimal patient care.
Evaluates clinical programs/services provided and Implements improvements using formal systematic methods of problem solving and streamlining to maximize value.
Contributes to formulary management and Works with health care providers to ensure formulary compliance.
Actively Participates in medical staff and service line meetings as requested, including Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, to meet patient care needs and Service Line objectives.
Assumes a leadership role in Service Line initiatives as related to medications and the medication use process.
Develops, Implements and Leads projected cost savings/cost avoidance related to medication utilization and Provides routine reports on status.
Participates in Strategic and Operational Planning activities and the development of the Pharmacy Department’s annual budget.
Educates, mentors, and evaluates pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and/or pharmacy students to develop and improve skills necessary for providing pharmaceutical care.
Develops and Provides educational programs, learning modules, and knowledge assessment tools.
Educates other health care professionals regarding medications to promote optimal patient care via in-services, educational programs, face-to-face interactions, etc.
Reviews, interprets, and evaluates all medication orders for patients in all age groups.
Maintains patient medication profiles in an automated pharmacy information system.
Consults with and advises medical, nursing, and other healthcare providers regarding the prescribing, dispensing, or administration of medications.
Routinely monitors the patient’s total drug therapy for effectiveness, side effects, adverse reactions, toxicities, drug interactions, and incompatibilities.
Participates actively in cardiopulmonary emergencies.
Conducts assigned target drug monitoring programs and concurrent drug use evaluation activities as required
Performs and documents Pharmacist Intervention activities such as recommendations on drug product selection, dosage adjustments, and appropriate drug therapy
Obtains medication histories on selected patients and communicates pertinent information to the appropriate healthcare provider.
Communicates with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers as necessary.
Prepares and/or Verifies the appropriate preparation of medications to be dispensed using the correct technique, as required.
Provides staffing coverage 50%
Provides 24 hours per day, 7 days per week on call pharmacy clinical application support as required
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency or minimum of 3 years experience
PGY2 Oncology Residency preferred or oncology experience
*Registered Pharmacist with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy in good standing-(RPH)
*Aseptic Technique – Complete an ACPE approved 20 hour sterile products course within 90 days of hire
About Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.