HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Pharmacist II in VERNON, Texas
Job/Position DescriptionAre you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The State Hospital System, under the HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and evidence-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan. Apply now to join our team. The Pharmacist II (Clinical Pharmacist) performs advanced (senior-level) pharmaceutical work under the Director of Pharmacy. Work involves planning and coordinating clinical pharmaceutical programs, activities and operations. Coordinates all aspects of clinical pharmaceutical care, including drug use evaluations and formal and informal consultation services. Provides consultative services to medical and other clinical staff. Provides pharmacy staffing services as needed and as directed by the Director of Pharmacy. Provides after-hours coverage for pharmacy services on a rotating schedule. Establishes and maintains effective interpersonal relationships. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agencyand#146;s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Provides consultative services. Prepares formal written and informal psychopharmacology consults which may include patient interview and chart review. Patient interviews include data collection for medication histories,assessment of current symptoms, use of psychiatric/cognitive/behavioral rating scales, and limited physical/neurological assessment and rating scales for adverse effects of medications. This information, in addition to data obtained from the patient record, is used in planning and recommending a course of pharmacotherapeutic treatment. Participates on multi-disciplinary treatment teams. Participates in pharmaceutical care activities by monitoring patientsand#146; drug therapy for therapeutic response, contraindications, interactions (drug-drug, drug-food, lab-drug, drug-disease state), allergies, adverse reactions, and appropriateness through the following: medication order review, drug profile review, and communication with physicians and nursing staff. Plans and delivers educational activities for staff and for patients. This may include continuing education events, informal educational talks, educational emails and newsletters, and medication education groups. Provides pharmaceutical information to patients and staff. Researches and responds to drug information requests from staff and patients. Provides accurate information in a timely https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=488430 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.