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Houston Methodist Pharmacy Intern - Evenings (PRN) in The Woodlands, Texas

JOB SUMMARY

At Houston Methodist, the Pharmacy Intern is responsible for performing functions as a pharmacy technician and participates in a variety of routine pharmacy services such as medication acquisition and distribution, including but not limited to: triaging phone calls, repackaging medications, labeling medications, charging/crediting medications, compounding medications, and inventorying medications. The Pharmacy Intern may perform any duty of a pharmacist provided the duties are delegated by and under the supervision of a Pharmacist licensed by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy as a preceptor.

The Pharmacy Intern program is designed as a three-year longitudinal experience while the student progresses in an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Student pharmacists enrolled in an ACPE-accredited PharmD program are eligible for entry into the program when they have completed the first semester of their first year (P1).

PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED

Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.

HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS

  • Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:

  • INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.

  • COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.

  • ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.

  • RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.

  • EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.

  • Focuses on patient/customer safety

  • Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards

  • Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)

  • Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met

  • Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports byenabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 20%

  • Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with other health care professionals as needed for problem resolution and/or achievement of identified patient specific goals. (EF)

  • Proactively supports and assists with training new employees and all other pharmacy learners (e.g. residents, interns, students and volunteers). (EF)

SERVICE - 20%

  • Assists with optimizing the safety and efficiency of pharmacy operations and to support the workflow needs of the pharmacy department. (EF)

  • Contributes in departmental efforts to resolve drug related problems and maximizing patient care. (EF)

  • Presents or assists with in-services for pharmacy staff as directed by Pharmacy Management. Participates in workgroups, committees, and continuing education activities for technical staff. (EF)

QUALITY/SAFETY - 30%

  • Performs efficient and safe medication acquisition and distribution functions such as, but not limited to: telephone triaging, repackaging of medications, labeling medications, charging/crediting of medications, compounding medications, and inventorying of medications. (EF)

  • Provides support to the workflow and reports any problems to the appropriate parties. Accurately documents and completes paperwork for the assigned role/function. (EF)

FINANCE - 10%

  • Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Recommends solutions in achieving departmental objectives. (EF)

  • Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks. (EF)

GROWTH/INNOVATION - 20%

  • Suggests/Promotes/Participates in improvements to workflow in coordination with the Pharmacy Manager/Pharmacy Intern Program Coordinator. (EF)

  • Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a Pharmacy Intern. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be enrolled in an ACPE-accredited PharmD program and have completed the first semester of their first year (P1)

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • None

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

  • Texas Pharmacy Technician Registration or Pharmacy Intern Licensure

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

  • Proficient in performing accurate calculations required for usual dosage determinations

  • Proficient computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, hospital/ pharmacy related software, drug preparation pumps/devices, packaging and labeling machines, automated drug dispensing equipment, prescription balances, and portable data processing units

  • Exhibits strong interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Work AttireYes/No

Uniform No

ScrubsYes

Business professionalYes

Other (dept approved) No

On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.

Travel**

May require travel within No

Houston Metropolitan area

May require travel outside No

of Houston Metropolitan area

**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job: All pharmacy staff are required to be trained on the risks and safe handling of hazardous drugs; and confirm in writing an understanding of the potential reproductive risks associated with handling hazardous drugs

Houston Methodist The Woodlands opened in 2017 as the eighth hospital in the Houston Methodist system. This 187-bed, 470,000-square-foot, full-service, acute care hospital offers many of the same services as our flagship hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Also on the $380 million hospital campus, located at the intersection of I-45 and TX 242, is a medical office building, which opened in 2016. Medical Office Building 1 includes a breast care center, cancer center & infusion center, orthopedics & sports medicine, rehabilitation services, wellness services, and an outpatient laboratory in addition to multi-specialty physician practices. A second medical office building and 785-car parking garage opened in 2018.

Street: 17201 Interstate 45 S

Regular Shift: 2nd - Evening

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