Pharmacy Intern Resident in Kingwood, Texas, United States
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HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood

Pharmacy Intern Resident

Kingwood, TX, United States
Full-time • Mixed (rotating weekends)
Pharmacy and Pharmacy Technician   Job ID: 03198-127295
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SHIFT: Mixed (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time

Do you want to be a part of a family and not just another employee? Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application today and find out what it truly means to be a part of a team.


We value your contributions. Our employee recognition programs encourage our teams to raise the bar. We are currently seeking a Pharmacy Intern Resident to join our family. Come be a part of the change! 


We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.


HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood - Kingwood, Texas 

Pharmacy – Pharmacy Intern Residency


HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood is a 439-bed acute care facility that has provided quality care to the Lake Houston area for over 25 years. It is home to the area’s only comprehensive cardiac, neuroscience and women services programs. Our Women & Children’s Center provides Level II and III neonatal intensive care units, high-risk obstetrics, a breast diagnostic center, a designated pediatric unit, and the area’s only pediatric emergency department.


HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood is affiliated with HCA Houston Healthcare, part of the HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division. The division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities in greater Houston, Corpus Christi and South Texas. Facilities include: 17 hospitals, nine ambulatory care centers, 13 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center.

We are committed to the care and improvement of human life; constantly striving to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare. From caring for fragile newborns to complex cardiovascular patients, Corpus Christi Medical Center ensures the community receives the highest quality medical care available

What you will do in this role:
  • Comply with all regulatory standards and requirements 
  • Practice and adhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement” 
  • Have knowledge of the patient population served and apply that knowledge in the care of those patients 
  • Comply with facility pharmacy schedule to work physically at patient care areas to interact with medical staff, nurses and other members of the healthcare team 
  • Assess the status of the patient and determine whether the prescribed medications are optimally meeting the patient’s needs and goals of care 
  • Evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of patient’s active medication therapy Recognize untreated medical issues that could be improved or resolved with appropriate medication therapy 
  • Monitor patient progress for regimen effectiveness and safety 
  • Counsel/advise patients and family members regarding medication therapy regimens 
  • Communicate effectively with physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers to provide clinical pharmacy services and direct patient care activities 
  • Provide general clinical services such as pharmacokinetic-based dosing, anticoagulant monitoring, pain management, nutrition support, IV to PO, renal dosing and other programs as defined by pharmacy leadership
  • Provide clinical pharmacokinetic services as appropriate 
  • Provide pharmacy anticoagulation services as appropriate 
  • Assist with the Antimicrobial Management Program initiatives as appropriate 
  • Assist with clinical initiatives as appropriate 
  • Provide accurate and timely medication information to healthcare staff and patients 
  • Monitor drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose 
  •  Suggest appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic medication regimens or alternatives to medical staff 
  • Document all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely  
  • Sustain the hospital formulary, minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchanges and promotes rational drug therapy selection 
  • Effectively and proactively intervene in conflicts between pharmacy and medical staff regarding drug therapy issue resolutions 
  • Support and participate in the goals of the organization’s quality improvement, risk management and patient safety program to include but not limited to National Patient Safety Goals, Core Measures and HCAHPS medication-related initiatives 
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement of pharmacy operations (operations/clinical) including but not limited to medication use evaluations 
  • Provide input for improving pharmacy computer system programs relating to pharmacy, nursing and physician programs
  •  Complete notification reports regarding medication errors and adverse drug reactions · Identify areas for improved efficiency 
  • Obtain and maintain BLS-ACLS or -PALS current certification as appropriate 
  • Train and participate with Code Team as assigned/appropriate · Train and participate with Disaster Team drills and real-event response as assigned/appropriate  
  • Participate in facility and division meetings as deemed appropriate by pharmacy leadership 
  • Interpret orders and transcribes or verifies them accurately and efficiently into the pharmacy computer system 
  • Accurately compound and dispense pharmaceuticals 
  • Maintain appropriate controlled substance records 
  • Provide basic technical support for automated dispensing machines and other pharmacy computer systems 
  • Prioritize work and lead others to comply with facility medication turn-around time policy and procedures
  • Effectively supervise pharmacy operation activities and provides support to the whole pharmacy team 
  • Supervise and assist pharmacy technicians and other support staff effectively 
  • Register with Texas State Board of Pharmacy as a preceptor as appropriate 
  • Participate in training of pharmacy students and technicians as assigned 
  • Act as supervisor in charge as assigned 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 





What qualifications you will need:
  • Graduation from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). At a minimum, the program must be a five-year pharmacy degree program. 
HCA Healthcare ranks on Fortune’s list of Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years and HCA ranks 63rd on the fortune 500 list. In addition Ethisphere named HCA as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. We want you to join our tradition of excellence. Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you.
If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our recruiters. We are actively interviewing so apply today!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Our Company’s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by clicking here.

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Full-time • Mixed (rotating weekends)

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