Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington is a tri venture, which consists of Texas Health Resources and Methodist Health System and Kindred Healthcare. We offer specialized treatment programs for patients recovering from stroke, brain injury, neurological conditions, trauma, spinal cord injury, amputation and orthopedic injury. Our rehabilitation programs are centered around the individual needs of each patient to improve health, function and quality of life.
As a Pharmacist you will:
The pharmacist is responsible for the dispensing of prescription medications to hospital inpatients. Provides information about medications and helps patients and clinical staff understand instructions provided by the physician. Monitors the patient's health and progress to assure medications are effective and safe. Adheres to state and federal regulations as well as Joint Commission standards.
Verifies physician medication orders with accuracy and timeliness.
Monitors and evaluates the six critical processes of medication management; determines risk points and is an active participant with physicians and clinical staff in continuous quality and performance improvement.
Verifies and approves the work of Pharmacy Technician(s).
Responsible for the management and utilization of the computerized pharmacy system.
Orders and stores medications, keeping them safe and effective.
Monitors drug therapy for appropriateness and promotes/ evaluates rational drug therapy that improves pharmaceutical care. Performs anticoagulant monitoring.
Maintains positive relationships with all customers.
Complies with regulatory and accreditation standards.
Provides information to the medical staff and administration regarding the cost effective use of pharmaceuticals.
Works with physicians, specialists and other clinicians to implement appropriate guidelines and protocols for drug use based on evidence based medicine, national guidelines, and literature based protocols.
Provides drug information to nurses, physicians, and other pharmacists to ensure current information on drug therapy.
Provides specialized services to assist nursing and patients manage conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, etc.
Recommends changes to drug therapy based on patient assessment.
Provides and documents clinical interventions, therapy recommendations and other clinical activities according to department policy and procedure in order to maintain accurate and complete patient records
Participates in the Medication Reconciliation activities of the Pharmacy Department.
Prepares sterile and non-sterile compounds per USP standards.
Other duties as assigned.
Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean and wears appropriate identification while on duty
Completes annual health, safety, and education requirements. Maintains professional growth and development.
Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.
Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding notification of absence.
Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
Maintains current licensure/certification for position, if applicable.
Consistently demonstrates Guest Relation's skills to patients, physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with whom they may come in contact.
Consistently follows departmental and hospital Health, Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.
HIPAA: Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with HIPAA privacy laws, follow hospital policy in provision of patient confidentiality. Able to identify patient confidentiality issues and reports to proper hospital personnel immediately.
Compliance: Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with standards set forth in Kindred's Code of Conduct, Kindred policy and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable standards.
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy.
BS Pharm or Pharm D degree required, accredited clinical residency preferred.
Must hold a current state license to practice pharmacy.
Two years' experience in hospital pharmacy is preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.