Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary
The employee's number one job responsibility is to deliver optimal medication management across all dimensions of care every time. The pharmacy vision is to become world-class pharmacy recognized for excellence.

In this role, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with Infectious Diseases will provide advanced clinical pharmacy services at Harris Health System. This individual will serve as a resource to the interdisciplinary team, and other pharmacists while delivering innovative practices and service delivery models that ensure cost effective and optimal medication management in the population we serve. Individual will participate in operational and clinical duties of a clinical pharmacist as assigned and required.

Multi-disciplinary rounds including clinical initiatives, direct patient care and educational/training activities will be performed. Individual will also provide education to technicians, pharmacists, and other health care practitioners. They will serve as a preceptor of pharmacy interns, technicians, and ASHP-accredited pharmacy residents.

Minimum Qualifications

Degrees: Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy or Pharm. D. degree from an accredited school of pharmacy

License & Certifications:
- Texas Pharmacist License or eligible for Texas Pharmacist License; must obtain licensure within 90 days of employment.
- Texas Pharmacist Preceptor Certification within 90 days of employment
- ACPE IV Sterile Certification
- Board of Pharmacy Specialties Certification required or obtain within 18 months of employment. Must maintain national certification such as Board of Pharmacy Specialties If certification is lapsed, employee has six months to rectify for new certification period.
- American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 90 days of employment.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) with course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) or per LRC will be required for inpatient positions prior to or within 6 months of employment

Work Experience:
Completion of PGY1 and PGY2 from an ASHP-accredited residency program; OR
PGY1 from an ASHP-accredited residency program with 3 years of progressive clinical practice within specialty area

Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Writing/ Reports

Proficiencies: MS Word, P.C.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Design, Mathematics, Medical Terms, Research, Statistical

Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Overtime, Travel, On Call

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