Job Summary The Clinical Pharmacist Transition Specialists priority is to deliver optimal medication management across all dimensions of care at all times and ensure world class service recognized for excellence. The Transition Specialist is responsible for actively engaging patients, fulfilling prescriptions for accuracy and safety, and coordinating medication delivery and medication education to patients bedside prior to discharge. The Transition Specialist simplifies the discharge medication process, making it easy, so that patients can focus on what really matters - getting better and staying healthy. The Transition Specialist provides customer service excellence to all patients, creating unforgettable patient experiences. The transition specialist will work closely with individuals from pharmacy, nursing, and medical staff to ensure prescriptions are filled, delivered, and education provided on time before patient is discharged from the hospital. Coordination of efforts with nursing and physicians is critical. The clinical pharmacist Transition Specialist recognizes physicians and nurses as essential partners with shared goals of delivering the remarkable patient experience.
The Clinical Pharmacist Transition Specialist will oversee Pharmacy Technician Transition Specialists, reconcile patient discharge medications, fill prescriptions, perform bedside medication education and make follow-up phone calls to discharged patients to validate medication education and to answer any questions patient may have following hospital discharge. Clinical Pharmacist Transition Specialist will be responsible for ensuring that all patients are discharged on appropriate therapy. The need for accuracy and precision in all aspects of the job is essential to ensure patient health and safety. During down time, the clinical pharmacist transition specialist is expected to work with inpatient staff and managers to support inpatient pharmacy operations.
Degree: Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy General Pharmacy Practice Residency PharmD preferred
Licenses & Certifications: Texas State Board of Pharmacy Registration; In good standing; If licensure by reciprocity or if new pharmacy graduate, must obtain Texas license within the first 90 days of employment.
Work Experience: Two (2) years related pharmacy experience preferred
Management Experience: One (1) year management experience preferred
Communication Skills: Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
Language Skills: Bi-lingual Spanish preferred
Proficiencies: P.C., Typing 25 WPM
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Mathematics, Medical Terms
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays,Flexible
Other Requirements: Demonstrates professionalism, confidence, strong organizational skills, efficiency, initiative, resourcefulness, and an ability to work in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment. Excellent interpersonal skills. Creative problem solving ability. Advanced computer skills. Experience with web based tools, point of sale, and clinical systems.
Internal Number: 152919
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.