Consults with nursing and medical staff regarding prescriptions, orders, drug and pharmaceutical detail, patient reactions, errors and complaints. Provides prescribed medications, drugs and other pharmaceuticals. Compounds medications, according to professional standards and practices. Conducts Drug Utilization Reviews and prepares Drug Review Criteria for medical staff review and approval. Monitors drug therapy as assigned by medical staff. Suggests alternate drug therapy as appropriate.
Graduate from an accredited Pharmacy Program, PharmD required
ACPE approved 20-hour sterile products course
Must display excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Preferred completion of ASHP accredited pharmacy practice residency or fellowship, or, five years of hospital experience preferred
Knowledge of pharmacy and hospital computer systems and computer-assisted devices
Registered Pharmacist license with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy
Pharmacy preceptor certification must be obtained within 90 days of hire or transfer
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (American Heart Association) must be obtained within 90 days of hire or transfer
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.