The Clinical Pharmacist 7-7 for Baylor Scott and White Health (BSWH) provides pharmaceutical care to patients. He / She compounds and dispenses medications and other pharmaceuticals in accordance with federal, state and local regulations and hospital policy.
In addition, the Clinical Pharmacist 7-7 for BSWH has the following responsibilities:
Serves as a resource to other healthcare professionals including pharmacy students and residents.
Consults with Nursing, Medical Staff and patients regarding medications, orders, drug and pharmaceutical detail, patient reactions, errors and complaints and/or the patients' caregivers.
May have responsibility for the assessment, treatment and/or care of neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
Supervises and monitors the non-professional duties of technicians including the organization of daily.
Compounds and dispenses medications based on organizational and regulatory guidelines
Selects ingredients for medications and determines pharmaceutical, chemical, physical or physiological incompatibilities
Consults with patients and/or patient caregivers
Ensures that patient care meets standards of safety, effectiveness, patient rights and customer service as related to pharmaceutical care
Assists medical staff in optimizing drug therapy on rounding or non-rounding services Prescribes and adjusts medications per approved protocols
Acts as a consult/educator to Nursing and Medical Staff concerning pharmaceutical care of patients
Consults/educates patients concerning possible medications including alternative sources of drug therapy
Assesses physicians' medication orders with respect to the overall patient therapy to evaluate: known allergies; rational therapy-contraindications; reasonable dose and route of administration; reasonable directions for use; duplication of therapy; drug to drug interactions; drug-food interactions; drug disease interactions; adverse drug reactions; proper utilization, including over utilization or under utilization, and use clinical laboratory or clinical monitoring methods to monitor and evaluate drug effectiveness, side effects, toxicity, or adverse effects, and appropriateness to continue use of the drug in its current regimen.
(Inpatient only)Supervises and monitors the non-professional duties of technicians including the organization of daily duties in dispensing, IVs or patients care function, and the use of support personnel in the most cost effective manner in view of the overall department work flow
Monitors and reviews the work of technician staff to ensure compliance with all professional standards and departmental policies and procedures
Assists all supportive personnel as time allows and as requested, responding to changing workloads as necessary to use time in the most effective manner
Regularly accepts additional work during period of low patient activity, coordinates projects, and consistently demonstrates a willingness to help on work that needs to be completed
Reports any incomplete assignments to ensure continuity of operational tasks and completion of work left incomplete by previous shift
Assists in inventory, purchasing and quality control of drugs and products and ensures proper charging-crediting of pharmacy product accounts
Attends to the inventory of pharmacy stock on a regular basis interacting with pharmacy purchase technician as required to maintain an inventory level that is adequate for patient needs
Consistently watches over inventory to ensure that drugs which are outdated and/or have lost potency are removed from stock and recorded properly
Regularly conducts nursing station inspections to ensure proper storage and expiration monitoring
Consistently maintains inventory and records on narcotics and other drugs as required by law
Serves as representative for the pharmacy on hospital or clinic committee meetings (as requested by director, division director, or VP)
The ideal candidate will represent Baylor Scott and White Health with high moral standards and a great sense of pride.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!