The incumbent is responsible for all Pharmaceutical Services in the assigned pediatric units. This position includes at least 75% clinical pharmacy practice and may include up to 25% distributive activities to the area assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist in maintaining a continuous level of readiness for inspection by external groups; provide pharmacotherapy consultations as requested in practice area; prepare drug monographs, MUE advice and other information as needed for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee; attend hospital committee meetings as needed; and provide education to pharmacists, nurses and physicians; serve as preceptor to pharmacy students, residents, and fellows.
- Participate in the ongoing review of the drug formulary; participate in performance improvement activities and assist in the dispensing areas of the pharmacy as a staff pharmacist and respond to codes as needed.
- Contribute to pharmacy and medical literature; participate in research where applicable; maintain knowledge in area of expertise; provide mentoring for clinical pharmacists; and perform other duties and special projects as required.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of Pharmacy is required. Doctorate of Pharmacy and completion of a pediatric clinical pharmacy residency is preferred.
Licenses & certifications
- Current Texas licensure and registration as a Pharmacist is required.
- BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification required within 90 days of hire.
- PALS Certification required within 180 days of hire for all Emergency Care and Critical Care Senior Clinical Pharmacists.
- One to two years of previous pediatrics experience is preferred.
Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Psychomotor – Health screening; diagnosis; the design and recommendation of pharmacotherapy; Knowledge of chronic and acute diseases forms.
- Advanced Communication Skills – Professional-to-patient communication; ability to form collaborative relationships with patient care team, conveying and demonstrating expertise, clearly articulating recommendations.
- Problem Solving – Complex technical; participate in team decision-making; literature evaluation skills for critical analysis of data to create educational materials.
- Professional Socialization – Effective group-presentation skills; ability to work on committees.
- Attitudes – Values-high integrity; strong patient advocate; Judgment-able to assess patient need and work with patient care team to affect best solution.
- Practice with Feedback – Intermediate social interaction skills.
- Significant portions of daily assignment involve prolonged standing, transporting material, equipment, patients, or lifting, moving or carrying heavy materials (check one: 10 lbs. or more but less than 20 lbs. ___, 20 lbs. or more but less than 30 lbs.____, 30 lbs.___, 31 lbs. or more ____) for intermittent periods throughout the day.