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Since its founding in 1919, The Methodist Hospital, The Methodist Hospital System's anchor facility, has earned worldwide recognition. The Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Methodist is also affiliated with The Menninger Clinic, a national specialty psychiatric and behavioral hospital, ranked as one of 'America's Best Hospitals.' The Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1250 licensed beds, 52 operating rooms and over 5000 employees, The Methodist Hospital offers complete care for patients from around the world.
The Clinical Specialist I (CS1) clinical pharmacist performs advanced pharmacist duties that facilitate the delivery of optimal pharmacotherapy to patients and facilitate safe, efficacious, and pharmacoeconomically rational use of medications in the population(s) served. This involves daily pro-active medication therapy reviews of patients within designated area(s) of responsibility, rounds with medical and nursing staffs, providing education to fellow pharmacists, nursing and medical staffs while conducting CQI evaluations and basic research that promotes the safe, effective use of medications. The CS1 is active with precepting pharmacy students and pharmacy residents on clinical rotations.
Must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree or equivalent advanced degree in pharmacy and have successfully completed ASHP-accredited post-graduate year 1 (PGY1) and PGY-2 residency training programs or have demonstrated equivalent professional experience.
In addition to demonstrated excellence in patient care practice, successful candidates will have a demonstrated a record of experience with advanced pharmacy practice that includes a record of teaching at the PGY2 level, research publications and/or grant awards and institutional leadership. Typically 1 ' 3 years of practice excellence at the CS1 level are required to gain experience needed for the CS2 position.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
'Must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the State of Texas.
'Must maintain continuing education credits to maintain professional licensure.
'Maintain a Board of Pharmacy Specialists (BPS) certification (Pharmacotherapy, nutrition support, oncology, etc) [a 3-year phase in period ending January 31st 2012 will be allowed for existing staff currently at the CS2 level]
'Must maintain a current Texas pharmacist preceptor license.
'Must be credentialed with the TMH Research Institute (TMHRI)
'BLS and ACLS Certification
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
'Must operate at the expert level with regards to one's understanding of the principles of rational drug therapy (application of evidence based guidelines etc)
'Must have skills in supervising and training peers, residents, students, and supportive personnel.
'Must demonstrate regular contributions to the pharmaceutical literature and / or professional practice of pharmacy (i.e. through service in leadership positions in professional organizations).
'Must posses excellent time / project management skills and demonstrate ability to coordinate efforts of peers and other pharmacy, nursing, administrative and medical staffs
'Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
'Must be proficient in the use of personal computers and related software.