SHIFT: Mixed (rotating weekends)
Advanced Clinical Pharmacist - Solid Organ Transplant
*** Board Certification & Residency Training Preferred ***
Work Schedule: Full-Time, Day Shifts with Rotating Weekends
Location: Medical City Dallas Hospital
Our medical team consists of more than 1,200 physicians, many of whom are recognized as the world’s best in their specialties. Patients travel to Medical City from all over the United States and more than 75 other countries for the sophisticated treatment offered by our 400+ in-house physician specialists. Medical City offers a full-service adult hospital and pediatric hospital, with separate adult and pediatric emergency rooms, as well as numerous outpatient clinics and diagnostic centers. Our providers have access to state-of-the-art technology and are pioneering new medical procedures every day to accommodate patient needs. We operate as a 796-bed tertiary care center, and we hope from the moment you walk through our doors, you will notice the Medical City difference.
We offer an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and growth opportunities. Our 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.
Advanced Clinical Pharmacist Job Summary:
The Advanced Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for providing all levels of pharmacy clinical services. This includes monitoring patient medication regimens and providing appropriate interventions as well as supporting all aspects of pharmacy operations.
- Interpret orders and transcribes or verifies them accurately and efficiently into the pharmacy computer system.
- Accurately compound and dispense pharmaceuticals.
- Complies with facility policy and procedures and regulatory requirements.
- Monitor drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose.
- Provide clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed.
- Sustain the hospital formulary, minimizing nonformulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchanges and promotes rational drug therapy selection.
- Attend and actively participate in daily multidisciplinary and bedside rounds.
- Support the hospital formulary decision process by working with medical staff to promote rational drug therapy and make improvements identified by drug utilization evaluations.
- Provide accurate and timely medication information to healthcare staff and patients.
- Actively participate in pharmacy clinical services such as drug consults, nutrition support, pharmacokinetics, anticoagulant monitoring, pain management, IV to PO, renal dosing and other programs as defined by Pharmacy Leadership.
- Participate in the antimicrobial management and other clinical programs.
- Document all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely. Responsible for mentoring and education as well as ongoing analysis of interventions to insure accurate and appropriate documentation and provide summary reports (if assigned).
- 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.
- Complete notification reports regarding medication errors and adverse drug reactions.
- Participate in the data collection of drug utilization evaluations, adverse drug reactions, and pharmacy quality initiatives.
- Lead the training and mentorship of pharmacists, pharmacy students, residents, technicians, nurses and physicians.
- Participate in the training of new pharmacists, pharmacy students, residents, technicians, nurses and physicians.
- Participate in preceptorship of pharmacy students and/or residents.
- Maintain professional competency sufficient to meet current and future needs of the facility.
- Has knowledge of the patient populations served and apply that knowledge in the care of those patients.
- Provide basic technical support for automated dispensing machines and other pharmacy computer systems.
- Effectively supervise pharmacy operation activities and provides support to the whole pharmacy team.
- Compliant with facility pharmacy schedule to work physically at patient care areas to interact with medical staff, nurses and other members of the healthcare team.
- Effectively and proactively intervene in conflicts between pharmacy and medical staff regarding drug therapy issue resolutions.
- Train and participate with Disaster Team drills and real-event response as assigned.
- Train and participate with Code Teams as assigned.
- Maintain appropriate controlled substance records. Work with the Pharmacy Director and appropriate manager to identify processes to meet or exceed all controlled substance diversion prevention and monitoring standards.
- Comply with all regulatory standards. Work with the Pharmacy Director to identify and develop processes to meet or exceed all regulatory standards.
- Prioritize work and lead others to comply with facility medication turn-around time policy and procedure. Identify areas for improved efficiency.
- Supervise and assist pharmacy technicians and other support staff effectively.
- Participate in establishing pharmacy goals and objectives and assist in their implementation.
- Participate with various nursing and medical staff committees as necessary
- Act as supervisor in charge as assigned.
- Participate in the continuous quality review of order sets and/or computer drug entries.
- Participate in the continuous quality improvement of pharmacy operations (operational/clinical).
- Provide input for improving pharmacy computer system programs relating to pharmacy, nursing and physician programs.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Practice and adhere to the “ Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”.
Advanced Clinical Pharmacist Job Requirements:
- B.S. or PharmD from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy, a Doctor of Pharmacy from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy is preferred.
- Active Pharmacist License in good standing with the appropriate State Board of Pharmacy.
- At least one of the following:
- Minimum of 1 year of hospital clinical pharmacy experience or at least 2 years of general hospital pharmacy experience required; preferably within area of focus
- Completion of hospital PGY1/ pharmacy general practice residency or fellowship
- Specialty BCPS certification
- Other certification (e.g. FCCP, FASHP)
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