Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Infectious Diseases - Ben Taub Hospital
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 (CPS), Infectious Diseases will provide advanced clinical pharmacy services at Harris Health System. CPS will promote evidence-based, safe and effective antimicrobial therapy and participates in quality management initiatives such as, but not limited to: medication use evaluations, adverse drug reaction and medication error reporting, clinical interventions, medication center reviews, and documentation and reporting. 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 antimicrobial therapy management in the population we serve. 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 pharmacy co-coordinator of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, preceptor of pharmacy interns, technicians, and ASHP-accredited pharmacy residents.
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