Pharmacist

Corpus Christi, TX
Full-time


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Provides services within the licensure of a pharmacist in the State of Texas, to include the acquisition, storage and dispensing of pharmaceuticals ordered by physicians. Develops, supervises and coordinates activities of the pharmacy department. Reports to the Director of the Pharmacy. Reviews orders, maintains patient profiles and evaluates drug/food interactions to assure effective and cost efficient dosing. Maintains Hospital formulary and assures that the acquisition, storage, dispensing and documentation of all pharmaceuticals and narcotics is performed in a safe and effective manner and meets the standards outlined by the State Board of Pharmacy. Utilizes automated systems for control of pharmaceuticals, billing and communication including but not limited to Pyxis. The Pharmacist may be responsible to furnish to Administration/Department Manager written reports and recommendations regarding the pharmaceutical services within the Hospital as required.

The Pharmacist projects a professional demeanor and appearance while maintaining the confidentiality of patients, co-workers, and the Hospital and adhering to the HIPAA policy. The Pharmacist reports, in good faith, any known or suspected activity that appears to violate laws, rules, regulations or the Code of Conduct. The Pharmacist fulfills annual HealthStream continuing education requirements in addition to other required training. Provides services and skills appropriate to the age and needs of the patients served.

Personal attributes include: ability to be self-directed; demonstrates accountability, professionalism, and receptiveness to change; seeks guidance, direction, and assistance when needed; able to make sound reasonable decisions; works well under stress and in situations that demand patience, stamina, endurance, and tact, while providing impeccable service; fosters an attitude of teamwork and willingness to assist others and does not refuse performing other job duties as requested; sets priorities, responds timely to issues which require a decision, and ensures desired results are achieved by means of consistent follow through; highly organized with ability to concentrate on many detailed requests despite numerous interruptions; demonstrates creativity and innovation; ability to identify and calmly handle inherently stressful situations with tact; excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to develop excellent working relationships with physicians, patients and staff; ability to speak effectively and present materials as necessary. Non-Exempt status.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates eligibility for employment in the U.S.
  • Current licensure in the State of Texas and posts this license in the pharmacy.
  • Must be IV Certified.
  • Ability to relate and work effectively with others.
  • Demonstrated skills in verbal and written English communications for safe and effective patient care and to meet documentation standards.
  • Knowledge of State, Federal and accrediting body regulations and standards, performs in accordance with them.
  • Willingness to participate in goal-setting and educational activities for his/her own professional advancement and that of others.
  • PC-literate in MS Windows environment with moderate level of competency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Continuing education directly related to the job.
  • Computer knowledge and experience required, Pyxis and Meditech experience preferred

Physical Requirements:

Should use assistive devices when weight being lifted exceeds 35lbs or when required to push/pull more than 58lbs. (OSHA)

Work is of medium demand; walking or standing most of the time while on duty. Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required. Optimal auditory acuity required. Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or armamentarium is essential to performing assigned duties. Physical conditions are clean, neat and well-lit. May be subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations, limited radiation, hazardous chemicals, or infectious diseases where judgment as to precautions needed to be taken is essential. Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced and required by patient care and needs of the surgical team. Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly extended due to the requirements of the job.

OSHA Exposure Classification:

Category II: Job does not routinely involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, but exposure or potential exposure may be required as a condition of employment.

Our employees are critical to our success and we value their contributions. South Texas Surgical Hospital offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that values employee ideas and diversity. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and require pre-employment drug screening and background check.

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