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Lone Star Circle of Care Clinical Pharmacist in Georgetown, Texas

Responsible for providing patient care, educational instruction and coordination, and quality coordination in relation to specified areas of practice, and other identified needs. Provide drug therapy management under the direction of, or under the supervision of, a licensed physician or provider who has provided written instructions for a patient and disease specific drug therapy which may include ordering, changing, substituting therapies or ordering tests. Provide pharmaceutical care to patients to assure safe and effective drug therapy. Educate patients and coordinate drug therapies with appropriate medical personnel.

  • Research and update disease management protocols

  • Create and establish new disease management protocols

  • Extract pertinent information from patients, or other sources, and apply them to the patient’s medical management plan

  • Assessment and coordination of quality functions and compliance

  • Assist with the drug therapy process for specified medical services or designated patient population, including drug information, drug selection, dosing, monitoring, patient education/counseling, and medication reconciliation

  • Participate and cooperate with medical and nursing personnel to optimize the pharmacotherapeutic aspects of patient care

  • Provide patient care, education and counseling to patients about drug therapy

  • Provide follow-up on the clinical effects of the drug regimen with adjustments as necessary to achieve desired outcomes

  • Verbally interviews and obtains patient medication histories and drug allergies and maintains records.

  • Serve as a liaison between the pharmacy and medical/nursing staff

  • Verbally communicates with patients, nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals always in a clear, pleasant and understandable manner

  • Provide drug, clinical, educational, and quality information to other healthcare professionals.

  • Prepare, conduct, and evaluate pharmaceutical education

  • Collaborate on a multidisciplinary team to enhance drug therapy, reduce side effects, and enhance cost-savings

  • Evaluate poly-pharmacy, complex patients to reduce possible ADR’s and duplicate therapies

  • Drug information resource for LSCC providers

  • Provide visual, spoken, and written clinical education and training to pharmacists, pharmacy residents/fellows, pharmacy students, and other members of the healthcare team; this includes designing, evaluating and providing in-services and continuing education programs

  • Supervise the daily activities of pharmacy students and/or residents; participate in the education of PharmD students, clinical pharmacy residents and other pharmacy staff by serving as a preceptor and role model

  • Actively participate in drug use evaluation and continuous quality improvement programs, including: reporting adverse drug reactions (ADR), reporting medication errors and ADR data to medical staff/clinical departmental meetings as assigned, using results to alter prescribing practices as appropriate

  • Review, evaluate and help revise clinical and departmental policy and procedures as appropriate; assure that they are being met

  • Participate in departmental cost containment programs and drug therapy managements by aggressively identifying and intervening to optimize appropriate, cost-effective use of drug therapies

  • Participate in report preparation, and submits reports as required within specified time frames

  • Monitor own work for quality before forwarding to others, and develops and conducts audits as required

  • Consult with management to develop service, performance, and quality improvements

  • Participate in, coordinates, or directs committees and/or work groups as assigned, such as Quality Committee and Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee

  • Participate in planning, development, conduct, and evaluation of educational training and programs

  • Collaborate with management to develop area training and educational needs for professional practice and continuing education on new pharmaceutical treatments in an unbiased manner

  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Pharmacy Operations

  • Required minimum 2 years experience working under a collaborative practice agreement, independently working with patients to prescribe and make medication adjustments.

  • Current State of Texas registered pharmacist license

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree

  • 1 year post-doctoral residency (2 years preferred)

  • Clinical Pharmacy experience will be considered in lieu of post-doctoral residency

  • Board certification preferred

  • 2 years minimum experience, experience in a health care clinic environment preferred

  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) or in process of obtaining CDE required

  • Bilingual/Medical Spanish is preferred but not required

  • Required minimum 2 years experience working under a collaborative practice agreement, independently working with patients to prescribe and make medication adjustments.

External Company Name: Lone Star Circle of Care

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Street: 2423 Williams Drive