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Clinical Pharmacist Lead - Emergency Department

at Hospital Corporation of America

Posted: 3/3/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 06676-63905
Keywords: pharmacy, pharmacist

Job Description

Located in central Austin, St. David's Medical Center includes a 350-bed acute care hospital and a 64- bed rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the internationally renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. David's Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The hospital provides a complete range of women's services, including its acclaimed maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and neonatal transport team, the region's largest and most sophisticated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and The Breast Center; complex surgical services; a comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center; and a 24-hour emergency department.

St. David's Medical Center was named among the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by
Truven Health Analytics from 2010 to 2016. Truven also named St. David's Medical Center to the list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group from 2012 to 2016, and it received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades for the fifth consecutive year, as well as Healthgrades' 2016 America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for the second consecutive year.
Position Summary:
The Emergency Department pharmacist provides consulting services to medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff.  This position ensures appropriate pharmacotherapy in the Emergency Department units, implements and monitors clinical protocols and guidelines, and enhances the delivery of evidence based medicine.  Provides medication distribution support and order entry, clinical intervention, research, performance / quality improvement, and representation at medical center committees and meetings.

Positions(s) Supervised:  Provides work leadership for Medication Reconciliation Pharmacy Technicians



Qualifications

Education:

Required: B.S Degree in Pharmacy or Pharm-D from an accredited School of Pharmacy.  Completion of a PGY2 Residency in Emergency Medicine or commiserate experience. 

 

Experience: 
Required: One-year hospital pharmacy experience with completion of a specialized Residency in Emergency Department or five years of  commiserate experience.       

Preferred: BCPS


License/Certification:

Required:  Current Texas State Board of Pharmacy licensure.  Certification in Sterile Products preparations or complete within 2 month of hire. BLS and ACLS required or must be obtained within
6 months of employment. 

   

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to demonstrate understanding of HCA's and St. David's “Patients First” safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.

  • Support and upholds SDMC'S Service Excellence.

  • Critical thinking, time management, and ability to prioritize.  Typing and use of computer keyboard and CRT screens. Reading and comprehension of technical and clinical medical information.  Math skills: basic math, measurements of amounts. Preparation of  reports, clinical documentation and completion of forms and logs.  Professional communication via telephone, computer and face to face with staff, patients, and small groups.  Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and other health care professionals.

  • Recognizes that variables such as age, race, nationality, culture, disease-causing vulnerabilities, socioeconomic factors affect the patient populations under their care as defined in the unit's provision of care statement.  Uses interventions appropriate to these factors (e.g., interpreter, dietary preferences, social service consult, etc.)