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
To provide leadership in the day to day development of efficient pharmacy operations and processes that provide excellence in patient care, patient safety, and adhere to all regulatory rules and requirements, and to do so exercising fiscal responsibility in terms of revenue generation and expenses. Dispense and distribute drugs and medicines for patients and advise them of the correct medicine, proper usage, and compliance; Advise physicians on inherent dangers of drugs and the eventual side effects and assist them in prescribing the correct doses; Collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review and evaluate patient effectiveness; Monitor patients for side effects and drug interactions.
Mentor/Train pharmacy residents and interns; Coordinate/Oversee/Supervise the work performed by pharmacy residents, students, interns, and technicians to ensure that performance standards are maintained and that work is accurate and in accordance with state/federal regulations and organizational/departmental guidelines.
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Bachelors degree in Pharmacy Required, PharmD Preferred
+ 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. General Pharmacy Practice Residency Required
Work Experience: 2 years total pharmacy experience preferred
Writing /Composing - (Reports)
Analytical, Design, Mathematics, Medical Terms, P.C., Research, Statistical, Word Processing
Work Schedule: Weekends Holidays Flexible Overtime