Clinical Pharmacist
Corpus Christi Medical Center - Corpus Christi, TX

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Corpus Christi Medical Center –

Corpus Christi, TX

Clinical Pharmacist

Corpus Christi Medical Center is a Health Care System including Bay Area, Doctors Regional, The Heart Hospital, Northwest Regional, Bayview Behavioral Hospital, Northshore Emergency Center, Northwest Behavioral Health Center and Radiation Oncology at Corpus Christi Cancer Center.

We are committed to the care and improvement of human life; constantly striving to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare. From caring for fragile newborns to complex cardiovascular patients, Corpus Christi Medical Center ensures the community receives the highest quality medical care available.

Corpus Christi Medical Center
is a 631-bed Health Care System offering a comprehensive scope of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services, including:
  • 24-hour Emergency Services
  • Bariatric Services
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Cancer Diagnostics & Treatment
  • Cardiovascular Testing & Surgery
  • Diagnostic Imaging/MRI
  • Breast Diagnostic Center
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – Level I, II, III
  • Maternal and Neonatal Transport
  • Neurosurgical and Neurological Services
  • Orthopedic Services
  • Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Women’s Health Center

Corpus Christi Medical Center is currently looking for a Clinical Pharmacist.

Job Summary- The 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.

Supervisor- Clinical Pharmacy Manager and Pharmacy Director

Supervises- Pharmacist Technicians, Pharmacy Students/Interns

Key Interactions- Pharmacists, Pharmacy technicians, Nurses, Physicians, Pharmacy Students, Pharmacy Interns and other Facility Staff

Duties (including, but not limited to):
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 non-formulary 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. Obtain and maintain BLS-ACLS or PALS current certification as appropriate.
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
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”
Collaborate with Division leadership
Represent pharmacy department on various committees
Policy and protocol development
Medication use evaluation
Formulary review
Misc. clinical projects
Staff development/education
Required Job Qualifications include:
B.S. or PharmD from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy, a Doctor of Pharmacy from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy is preferred
At least one of the following: o
Minimum of 1 year of hospital clinical pharmacy experience or at least 2 years of general hospital pharmacy experience required o
Completion of hospital PGY1/ pharmacy general practice residency or fellowship o
Specialty BCPS certification o
Other certification (e.g. FCCP, FASHP

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