Job Description

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 two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.

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 hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary
The Clinical Pharmacist Transition Specialists priority is to deliver optimal medication management across all dimensions of care at all times and ensure world class service recognized for excellence. The Transition Specialist is responsible for actively engaging patients, fulfilling prescriptions for accuracy and safety, and coordinating medication delivery and medication education to patients bedside prior to discharge. The Transition Specialist simplifies the discharge medication process, making it easy, so that patients can focus on what really matters - getting better and staying healthy. The Transition Specialist provides customer service excellence to all patients, creating unforgettable patient experiences. The transition specialist will work closely with individuals from pharmacy, nursing, and medical staff to ensure prescriptions are filled, delivered, and education provided on time before patient is discharged from the hospital. Coordination of efforts with nursing and physicians is critical. The clinical pharmacist Transition Specialist recognizes physicians and nurses as essential partners with shared goals of delivering the remarkable patient experience.

The Clinical Pharmacist Transition Specialist will oversee Pharmacy Technician Transition Specialists, reconcile patient discharge medications, fill prescriptions, perform bedside medication education and make follow-up phone calls to discharged patients to validate medication education and to answer any questions patient may have following hospital discharge. Clinical Pharmacist Transition Specialist will be responsible for ensuring that all patients are discharged on appropriate therapy. The need for accuracy and precision in all aspects of the job is essential to ensure patient health and safety. During down time, the clinical pharmacist transition specialist is expected to work with inpatient staff and managers to support inpatient pharmacy operations.

Minimum Qualifications

Degree: Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy
General Pharmacy Practice Residency
PharmD preferred

Licenses & Certifications: Texas State Board of Pharmacy Registration; In good standing; If licensure by reciprocity or if new pharmacy graduate, must obtain Texas license within the first 90 days of employment.

Work Experience: Two (2) years related pharmacy experience preferred

Management Experience: One (1) year management experience preferred

Communication Skills: Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)

Language Skills: Bi-lingual Spanish preferred

Proficiencies: P.C., Typing 25 WPM

Job Attributes

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Mathematics, Medical Terms

Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays,Flexible

Other Requirements:
Demonstrates professionalism, confidence, strong organizational skills, efficiency, initiative, resourcefulness, and an ability to work in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Creative problem solving ability.
Advanced computer skills.
Experience with web based tools, point of sale, and clinical systems.

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