JOB SUMMARY At Houston Methodist, the Pharmacist Resident is responsible for participating in an organized, directed, postgraduate training program that centers on development of the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to pursue rational drug therapy for a generalized populations as well as specialized diseases populations. This position performs fundamental clinical pharmacy duties and facilitates safe, efficacious, and pharmacoeconomically rational use of medications in the population(s) served. This position supports the delivery of pharmacy managed protocols, formulary processes and medication reconciliation activities while providing education to fellow pharmacists, nursing, medical staffs, and others inside and outside the department. This position has additional pharmacy administrative, quality and research activities that are part of the training program requirements. A certificate of residency is granted to the Pharmacist Resident upon satisfactory completion of the residency program.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.
PEOPLE - 20%
Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with other health care professionals as needed for problem resolution and/or achievement of identified patient specific goals. (EF)
Serves as preceptor and mentor for pharmacy students. Completes evaluation forms and assigns rotation schedules. (EF)
SERVICE - 30%
Provides fundamental pharmacotherapy management to patients. Activities include, but are not limited to, proactive drug therapy reviews and monitoring, providing drug information, patient counseling, and management of pharmacist-based dosing protocols. (EF)
Exercises good judgment in patient care decisions per performance standard and documents patient care activities and patient outcomes as impacted by pharmaceutical care and clinical interventions. (EF)
Serves as a guest or member on one or more Medical Staff Committees and actively contributes to accomplishing the goals of the committee or subcommittee.
QUALITY/SAFETY - 30%
Collaborates with other health care professionals to manage patient's drug therapy for effectiveness, side effects, adverse drug reactions, toxicities, drug interactions, and incompatibilities following guidelines for formulary management and clinical intervention tools in the achievement of patient specific goals. Documents patient care activities and patient outcomes as impacted by pharmaceutical care and clinical interventions. (EF)
Completes rotation objectives and all assigned duties described in the identified specific residency program by demonstrating competencies that may include, but are not limited to, drug information and policy development, acute patient care, ambulatory patient care, research, project oversight, practice management, and weekend coverage. (EF)
Participates in departmental quality management activities, i.e. medication use evaluations, adverse drug reactions and medication error reporting, clinical interventions, medication center reviews, and inventory management documentation and reporting. (EF)
FINANCE - 10%
Contributes to the provision of pharmacoeconomically sound medication therapy by upholding HM Formulary standards in area(s) of responsibility. (EF)
Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize tasks for self and for specialty area of focus. (EF)
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%
Conducts a major research project to advance the pharmacy department's goals and the pharmacy profession. Submits research and scholarly work for publication, platform presentations, and/or poster presentations. Gives presentations at local, state and national meetings; including in-services presentations to pharmacy, medical, nursing, and nutrition staff in area (s) of responsibility. (EF)
Participates in inter- and intra-departmental activities including in-services, article publication/publication, preceptorship, and additional training. (EF)
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
Graduate from an accredited College of Pharmacy or recognition as a Foreign Pharmacist Equivalent Graduate by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy
Transcripts must be provided during the application process when requested
Zero experience; some experience in a hospital setting highly preferred
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Texas Pharmacist License or eligible for Texas Pharmacist License; must obtain licensure within 90 days of employment
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 90 days of employment
American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification within 90 days of employment
American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 90 days of employment for pharmacists regularly assigned to respond to code blue events (See manager for details and tracking certification information)
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification and training within 90 days of employment as determined by entity need (See manager for details and tracking certification information)
Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique (SCAT) and horizontal and/or vertical use Certification within 90 days of employment (*If verifying and/or preparing any sterile product - see manager for details and tracking certification information)
Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute Certificate within 90 days of employment (See manager for details and tracking information)