Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Behavioral Health-Correctional Health
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
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.
License & Certifications: Registered with Texas State Board of Pharmacy; If licensure by reciprocity or if new pharmacy graduate, must obtain Texas license within the first 90 days of employment. ACPE IV Sterile Certification, Board of Pharmacy Specialties Certification required
Work Experience: 3 years clinical practice experience OR ASHP accredited PGY2 training or PGY1 residency program in lieu of 3 years of clinical experience
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