HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Clinical Pharmacist - Solid Organ Transplant in Fort Worth, Texas
At Fort Worth Transplant Institute, the organ transplant clinic of Medical City Fort Worth, we take joy in leading patients through this milestone event. Our sought-after physicians, compassionate staff and world-class care confirm that Fort Worth Transplant Institute is the right choice for kidney transplant. Our comprehensive program addresses needs from every angle: medical evaluations, post-transplant recovery, finances, emotional health, prescriptions, insurance, nutrition and more.
Position Summary Provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care to organ transplant donors and recipients by optimizing the quality of patient care. The transplant clinical pharmacist also designs, conducts and /or provides input in activities related to clinical services, research, multidisciplinary meetings, hospital committees, and appropriate utilization of medications.
- Actively participates in patient care rounds with medical and interdisciplinary staff.
- Participates in clinic and provides clinical pharmacy services and oversight for safe use of medications in adult transplant population.
- Monitors drug therapy for assigned patients and evaluates therapeutic endpoints and potential toxicities taking into account age and patient specific considerations. Intervenes when appropriate to optimize therapeutic outcomes, minimizing adverse drug events, and reduce drug costs.
- Develops and manages transplant medication adherence program incorporating motivational interviewing for meaningful health behavior change & optimal medication outcomes.
- Provides consultative services as requested by medical staff.
- Provides drug information services for physicians, nurses, and other health care personnel including primary literature review and evaluation.
- Conducts patient medication reconciliation and discharge counseling. Interviewing techniques are tailored to the appropriate age group and cognitive level of the patient/caretaker.
- Conducts patient medication teaching, assuring that the level of communication is appropriate for the age and education related cognitive level of the patient/care taker.
- Evaluates and analyzes protocols to lower costs and optimize patient outcomes. Anticipates changes in drug therapy and report the financial impact it will represent to the overall hospital and drug budget to develop cost effective clinical pathways
- Actively participates in hospital committees by developing and presenting monographs, drug class reviews, and criteria for use utilizing a comprehensive review of the primary literature. Presentations pertain to clinical recommendations, pharmacoeconomic analysis, and medication safety concerns.
- Initiates and/or provides input on policies, medication related protocols, standing orders and research projects.
- Participates in departmental or hospital-wide performance improvement activities as assigned. Initiates projects that will lead to continuous improvement of services provided and/or optimization of drug therapy utilization. Assist in assuring regulatory compliance including The Joint Commission.
- Provides on-going informal drug therapy education, in-services and/or formal education programs for medical, nursing, and allied health staff including pharmacists.
- Serves as a clinical preceptor for pharmacy students, residents and junior staff, as assigned. Actively participates in the design of rotational experience for pharmacy students and residents.
- Provides yearly clinical education to new transplant interns/residents/fellows for hospital restrictions and guidelines, immunosuppression, and opportunistic infection prophylaxis.
Coordinates development and review of all transplant-related paper and electronic order sets and templates
- Graduation from a pharmacy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) or a program outside the U.S. that qualifies the individual to practice in the jurisdiction.
- Possession of, or eligible for, Texas Pharmacist license.
- Completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Transplantation OR Completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) OR At least five years of clinical transplant experience.
- Strong patient care orientation, self- motivation, and good interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills, and the ability to work effectively as a team player are required.
- American Heart Association (AHA) Basic & Advanced Life Support for Healthcare Providers certification with at least 6 months validity required.
- Ability to demonstrate literacy in using computerized information systems.
Job: *Pharmacy & Pharmacy Tech
Title: Clinical Pharmacist - Solid Organ Transplant
Location: Texas-Fort Worth-Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth - Fort Worth
Requisition ID: 00073-87781