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Clinical Pharmacist II

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: Irving
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Description
Summary:

CHRISTUS Specialty Pharmacy is hiring a full-time clinical pharmacist. The pharmacist will be responsible for the clinical management of patients on a variety of specialty therapies for medical conditions including but not limited to: Hepatitis C, inflammatory conditions (gastroenterology, dermatology, asthma and allergy), pulmonary conditions (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis), neurology (multiple sclerosis, migraine headache), and dyslipidemia. The pharmacist will be responsible for initial and follow-up patient assessments and consultations and for proper documentation in accordance with the pharmacy's policies and procedures and URAC and ACHC standards. The pharmacist will be responsible for ensuring safe and appropriate therapy and communicating recommended changes with medical staff. The pharmacist will be responsible for overseeing the prior authorization and appeals processes and offering clinical assistance to technician staff completing the authorizations as needed.

Interprets drug orders (verbal and written) and transcribes/verifies into computerized patient medication record accurately.
Maintains, accurate, complete patient drug record.
Provides services efficiently and in a timely fashion.
Maintains competency required for current job title/position.
Maintains current pharmacist license.
Ensures applicable CE records and licensure are maintained in department files.
Attends staff meetings.
Completes all competency/skills assessment requirements.
Supervises and directs pharmacy support personnel.
Ensures safe, appropriate, cost-effective drug therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose.
Reads, extracts and interprets information in patient medical records accurately.
Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions accurately and in a timely manner.
Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners as appropriate.
Provides accurate, adequate and timely drug information to the hospital's professional staff.
Provides drug education to patients and their families per institutional protocol.
Participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department.
Collects data, conducts monitors and inspections and maintains logs, records and other documentation as assigned.
Baseline departmental standards for reporting interventions for clinical productivity as defined by departmental goals.
Participates in antibiotic stewardship, opioid stewardship, and shortage management activities as assigned.
Attends interdisciplinary rounds when assigned.
Provides services efficiently and in a timely fashion.

Requirements:

Pharm.D. required
Licensed in the state of practice
PGY1 residency training required
PGY2 ambulatory care residency training preferred
Experience in specialty pharmacy preferred
Experience in prior authorization processes preferred
Experience in EPIC EMR preferred

Work Type:

Full Time

Keywords: CHRISTUS Health, Irving , Clinical Pharmacist II, Healthcare , Irving, Texas

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