Memorial Hermann Health System

System Medication Safety Clinical Pharmacist

Employment typeFull-Time

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  • Job Description

      Req#: 100155686

      At Memorial Hermann, we pursue a common goal of delivering high quality, efficient care while creating exceptional experiences for every member of our community. When we say every member of our community, that includes our employees. We know that when our employees feel cared for, heard and valued, they are inspired to create moments that exceed expectations, while prioritizing safety, compassion, personalization and efficiency. If you want to advance your career and contribute to our vision of creating healthier communities, now and for generations to come, we want you to be a part of our team.

      Job Summary

      Position develops, implements, and monitors clinical pharmacy programs to improve patient care with an additional focus on decreasing cost; provides clinical services to patients and professional staff; interacts with medical staff on drug utilization and cost containment. May be asked to assist in supervising the activities of all department employees in consultation with the department Director and/or Pharmacy Manager.

      Job Description

      We seek a System Medication Safety Clinical Pharmacist to join our team.

      This position will grow our medication safety efforts around participation in event review, action plan follow-up, site level MSO development and support and more. This will be one of two positions to support 14 hospitals.

      Familiarity with health care reimbursement and regulatory environment as well as performance and process improvement are essential to this role.

      This position is hybrid. Will travel within Houston to conduct site visits 4 to 6 times per month.

      Pharmacy residency is a plus.

      Minimum Qualifications

      Education: Bachelor of Science with equivalent experience or clinically oriented Master of Science degree accepted; Doctorate of Pharmacy degree preferred


      • Licensure in State of Texas
      • Pharmacy Sterile Product certification through an in-house program or other accredited program if appropriate
      • Preferred completion of ASHP accredited pharmacy practice residency or fellowship or demonstration of equivalent experience

      Experience / Knowledge / Skills:

      • One (1) year or greater experience as a Clinical Pharmacist I
      • Ability to promote teamwork, build effective relationships, and to lead/facilitate work groups
      • Strong customer service skills
      • Knowledge of pharmacy and hospital computer systems and computer-assisted devices
      • Familiarity with health care reimbursement environment

      Principal Accountabilities

      • Develops and maintains a communication system which assures effective flow of information to and from staff. Serves as a role model for competent professional practice by educating, mentoring, and supporting pharmacy students, staff, residents, and peers.
      • Seeks and recommends potential opportunities for cost containment.
      • Seeks new ways of improving clinical pharmacy services. Works with others to continually identify areas for improvement.
      • Effectively plans and manages resources for continuity of care between the patient care area, Pharmacy and other settings. Participates in orientation and continuing education programs. Serves as a resource to pharmacy staff, physicians, and nurses.
      • Assists with clinical research designed to evaluate clinical and economic outcomes of drugs and drug regimens.
      • Works to develop, coordinate, and evaluate target drug programs, restricted drug programs, medication use-based performance assessment and improvement indicators, drug usage evaluation programs and cost containment programs. Develops and implements utilization reviews targeted for expensive, potentially harmful or improperly used drugs.
      • Provides direction and guidance for development and review of clinical pharmacy educational services. Assists with implementation of educational programs for physicians and nursing staff.
      • Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
      • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
      • Demonstrates commitment to caring for every member of our community by creating compassionate and personalized experiences. Models Memorial Hermann’s service standards by providing safe, caring, personalized and efficient experiences to patients and colleagues.
      • Other duties as assigned.
  • About the company

      At Memorial Hermann, we are all about advancing health. Yours. It begins by redefining healthcare. Our 6,400 affiliated physicians and more than 26,000 employees practice evidence-based medicine with a relentless focus on quality, safety and exceptional service for all patients, consumers and Health Plan members.