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  • Full time
    Houston Methodist Texas, USA
    The Staff Pharmacist II is an experienced pharmacist who serves in an expanded clinical role that may include responsibility for proactive review of patient profiles, participation in basic clinical functions such as discharge counseling, medication histories, completion of pharmacy consults, and participation in special projects. Provides day-to-day comprehensive, patient oriented pharmacy services in any or all areas of the department to include processing orders, therapy review, and education to patients and other members of the direct patient care team. Serves as a role model and preceptor for staff pharmacists, pharmacy students, and residents in the integration of clinical and distributive services in the Department. Contributes to fulfilling the department¿s mission by collaborating to provide innovative, personalized, cost effective pharmaceutical care in a culture dedicated to quality and safety. PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED ¿ Not applicable ¿ Neonate (Birth to 28 days) ¿ Infants/Toddlers (29 days to 18 months) ¿ Toddler (18 months to 3 years) ¿ Preschooler (3-6 years) ¿ School Age (6-12 years) ¿ Adolescence (12-18 years) ¿ Young Adult (19-40 Years) ¿ Middle Adult (40-65 Years) ¿ Mature Adult (65 years and older) HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS I.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. II.Focuses on patient/customer safety III.Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards IV.Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) V.Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met VI.Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES PEOPLE ¿ 25% 1.Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one other to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. Role models to team members effective communication skills, assisting in their development of such skills (EF) 2.Guides and mentors pharmacy technicians, students, and new pharmacists to help build confidence in skills, knowledge and abilities. Serves as a coordinator for the shift overseeing and leading activities of technicians and other support staff. 3.Develops educational materials and provides educational programs for the pharmacy staff and other hospital personnel. SERVICE ¿ 20% 1.Serves as a unit based pharmacist and exercises good judgement in patient care decisions by providing operational and clinical support which may include, but is not limited to: order verification, processing orders/requests and automatic stop orders, providing pharmacy consults, medication histories, patient counseling, proactive drug therapy reviews and monitoring, collaborating with other health care staff for problem resolution for the achievement of patient specific goals. (EF) 2.Monitors workload fluctuations and work output of pharmacy technician(s), adjusting assignments as appropriate to ensure accurate and timely delivery of medications to patient care areas. (EF) QUALITY/SAFETY ¿ 25% 1.Collaborates with other health care professionals to manage patient¿s drug therapy for effectiveness, side effects, adverse drug reactions, toxicities, drug interactions, and incompatibilities following guidelines for formulary management and clinical intervention tools. Documents patient care activities and patient outcomes as impacted by pharmaceutical care and clinical interventions. (EF) 2.Participates in departmental quality management activities, i.e. medication use evaluations, adverse drug reactions and medication error reporting, clinical interventions, medication center reviews, and inventory management documentation and reporting. (EF) FINANCE ¿ 15% 1.Manages inventory to minimize waste and expired drugs in the work area as well as uses one¿s resources effectively and efficiently. (EF) 2.Identifies cost savings and/or revenue opportunities for the hospital and shares their ideas with the pharmacy staff and management team. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize tasks for self and for pharmacy technicians and other support staff. (EF) GROWTH/INNOVATION ¿ 15% 1.Participates in inter- and intra-departmental activities including in-services, article publication/presentation, preceptorship, and additional training. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a Staff Pharmacist. (EF) 2.Participates in technology assessment, selection, development, planning and implementation of system changes. Identifies and helps to resolve operational and clinical service issues related to technology. 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 ¿Bachelor of Science degree or Doctor of Pharmacy degree ¿Successful completion of an ASHP-accredited post-graduate year 1 (PGY1) residency training program or equivalent experience EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS ¿0 experience if completion of residency program as defined above; or a minimum of 3 years hospital based pharmacist experience ¿1 year of precepting pharmacist students and/or pharmacy residents CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED ¿Texas Pharmacist License or eligible for Texas Pharmacist License- must obtain licensure within 90 days of employment ¿American Heart Association BLS within 90 days of employment ¿Texas Pharmacist Preceptor Certification within 90 days of employment ¿Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique (SCAT) and horizontal and/or vertical use Certification within 90 days of employment (*If verifying and/or preparing any sterile product- See manager for details and tracking certification information)
    May 07, 2019
  • Full time
    Walgreens Texas, USA
    Models and delivers a distinctive and delightful customer experience. Registers sales on assigned cash register, provides customers with courteous, fair, friendly, and efficient checkout service. Customer Experience Engages customers and patients by greeting them and offering assistance with products and services. Resolves customer issues and answers questions to ensure a positive customer experience. Models and shares customer service best practices with all team members to deliver a distinctive and delightful customer experience, including interpersonal habits (e.g., greeting, eye contact, courtesy, etc.) and Walgreens service traits (e.g., offering help proactively, identifying needs, servicing until satisfied, etc.). Operations Provides customers with courteous, friendly, fast, and efficient service. Recommends items for sale to customer and recommends trade-up and/or companion items. Registers customer purchases on assigned cash register, collects cash and distributes change as requested; processes voids, returns, rain checks, refunds, and exchanges as needed. Keeps counters and shelves clean and well merchandised, takes inventory, and maintains records. Checks in and prices merchandise as required or as directed by store manager or communicated by the shift leader. Implements Company asset protection procedures to identify and minimize profit loss. Ensures compliance with state and local laws regarding regulated products (e.g., alcoholic beverages and tobacco products). Constructs and maintains displays, including promotional, seasonal, super structures, and sale merchandise. Completes resets and revisions as directed. Assists with separation of food items (e.g., raw foods from pre-cooked) and product placement as specified by policies/procedures (e.g., raw and frozen meats on bottom shelves). For consumable items, assists in stock rotation, using the first in, first out method and restock outs. Has working knowledge of store systems and store equipment. Provides customer service in the photo area, including digital passport photo service, poster print and creative machine, suggestive sell of promotional photo products. Assumes web pick-up responsibilities (monitors orders in Picture Care Plus, fills orders (pick items), delivers orders to customers as they arrive at store). Assists with exterior and interior maintenance by ensuring clean, neat, orderly store condition and appearance. Complies with all company policies and procedures; maintains respectful relationships with coworkers. Completes special assignments and other tasks as assigned. Training & Personal Development Attends training and completes PPLs requested by Manager or assigned by corporate. Must be fluent in reading, writing, and speaking English. (Except in Puerto Rico) Requires willingness to work flexible schedule, including evenings and weekend hours. Prefer six months of experience in a retail environment. Prefer to have prior work experience with Walgreens.
    May 07, 2019
  • Full time
    Walgreens Texas, USA
    Job Objectives Provides pharmacy consulting services to customers regarding the effective usage of medications, awareness with drug interactions and offering preventive healthcare services such as immunizations. Responsible for ensuring the proper compounding, dispensation, review and verification of prescribed medications within regulatory guidelines, company policies and procedures.  Supports the efficient workflow of the pharmacy and assists the pharmacy manager in identifying ways to optimize pharmacy financials, inventory management and enhance customer experience. Job Responsibilities/Tasks Customer Experience Engages customers and patients by greeting them and offering assistance with products and services. Resolves customer issues in a timely manner and answers questions to ensure a positive customer experience. Models and shares customer service best practices with all team members to deliver a distinctive and delightful customer experience, including interpersonal habits (e.g., greeting, eye contact, courtesy, etc.) and Walgreens service traits (e.g., offering help proactively, identifying needs, servicing until satisfied, etc.). Develops strong relationships with most valuable customers by anticipating customer needs and proactively offering services. Supports efforts on enhancing customer experience by increasing focus on healthcare services (e.g. patient consultation, medication management, drug therapy reviews, and perform retail, clinical, or wellness services such as immunizations, flu shots, and diabetes awareness) thereby promoting the shift of the pharmacy role from transactional to interpersonal. Participates and assists in community events as requested by Store Manager, Healthcare Supervisor, District Manager or Pharmacy Manager. Operations Counsels patients and answers their questions regarding usage of medicine, side effects, interactions, contraindications, patient information privacy, generics, less expensive medicines, over-the-counter products, and refers to medical provider as needed to ensure medication is taken correctly, health needs addressed, and satisfaction with service. Performs pharmacist tasks including compounding, drug therapy reviews, verification, and medication management. Reviews, interprets and accurately dispenses prescribed medications when necessitated by workload. Ensures the pharmacy operates in accordance to regulations, company policies and standards. Assists pharmacy manager with establishing procedures that promotes the efficient workflow of the pharmacy including assigning roles, coordinating activities and soliciting employee suggestions. Responsible for the opening and closing of the pharmacy and shift change duties. Ensures the use of all elements of the Good Faith Dispensing policy in conjunction with state and federal controlled substance laws when filling prescriptions. The Product Review/Retail Fill Process Pharmacist has the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the elements of Good Faith are present. Maintains current knowledge of information technology associated with pharmacy systems such as Intercom Plus, registers, automation, StoreNET to provide support to customers as well as pharmacy staff. Proposes and implements enhancements to pharmacy systems to further promote productivity. Ensures the accurate processing of insurance claims to resolve customer issues and prevent payment rejections. Follows-up with insurance companies as well as medical providers and participates in 3rd party audit. Follows-up with medical providers’ offices to clarify prescribed medications, dosages, refills, interactions and allergies to suggest alternative medications, and answer medical provider questions. Performs retail, clinical, and wellness services such as immunizations, flu shots, diabetes awareness and other preventive healthcare services. Assists and supports the pharmacy manager in analyzing performance data including pharmacy financial, customer service, and implementation of procedures for pharmacy asset protection and inventory management. Reviews KPI’s with Pharmacy Manager, Store Manager, and Healthcare Supervisor. Develops and maintains good relationships with local medical community including physicians, nurses, and other health care providers. Participates in community outreach activities to promote the pharmacy business and further enhance growth opportunities. Partners with Central Pharmacy Operations for customer registration, 3rd party reviews, and assists with resolving customer issues to support the Well Experience locations. In virtual environments, conducts virtual product review by following specific company procedures and guidelines (e.g. using specific photographs taken by the technicians sent electronically during the F4 process and reduce transactional tasks). People & Performance Management Assists the Pharmacy Manager with staff hiring and training. Reinforces the direction of Pharmacy Manager in staff performance by coaching, and providing constructive feedback, monitoring customer service, and fostering employee development. Promotes teamwork and motivates team members by establishing expectations, monitors and recognizes progress, and fosters a shared vision. Training & Personal Development Maintains current knowledge and skills related to pharmacy and healthcare by reading pharmacy related journals, company publications, and communications. Maintains awareness of developments in retail and management and pursues best practices that would enhance performance. Obtains necessary certifications, education credits and training such as People Plus Learning modules as required by the Company. Seeks professional development by monitoring one’s performance, solicits for constructive feedback, and leverages pharmacy manager and store manager as mentor and coach. Communications Supports the Pharmacy Manager and Store Manager by communicating relevant corporate health and wellness services or strategy information to pharmacy staff. Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services. As the neighborhood drugstore and retailer, our goal is to make health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services, such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment, and be a part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, team members and the communities we all call home.
    May 07, 2019
  • Full time
    Harris Health System Texas, USA
    Job Profile A Licensed Vocational Nurse who provides patient care and education for patients in the hospital general care units (medical / surgical / pediatrics) units or ambulatory clinics under the direct supervision of the registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, physician, dentist, or podiatrist. Uses the nursing process to ensure physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs are met. Responsible for assisting in the determination of predictable healthcare needs of clients within structured healthcare settings who are experiencing common, well-defined health problems with predictable outcomes. Utilizes a systematic approach to provide individualized, goal-directed nursing care. Coordinates care between members of the healthcare team to optimize the patient/client‘s understanding of their condition and care requirements within the LVN scope of practice.
    May 07, 2019

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Emergency medicine is one of the fastest growing healthcare fields in which area you can find that the job outlook is excellent. If you want to pursue a career in emergency medicine, there is a job position which has good future prospects which ‘Emergency Medicine Technician/Paramedic’. Now, let’s see everything about pursuing a career in emergency medicine here… Work Settings of Emergency Medicine Technician/Paramedic: Most of the professionals in emergency medicine department would work full time in hospitals. As such, the emergency departments in hospitals would operate 24*7 in a week and for all the 365 days in a year. The healthcare professionals working in an emergency medicine department would often work in 10 or 12- hour shifts. What are the Roles and Responsibilities of Emergency Medicine Professionals? Typically, the emergency department healthcare professionals would involve in providing care for the sick and injured patients in emergency room settings. As such, the roles and duties of an emergency medicine healthcare professional would include: Responding to 911 calls for medical assistance like: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation Bandaging of wounds Evaluating the patients’ condition and designing a treatment plan Offering first-line of therapies or life care support for the sick and injured patients Transporting patients in an ambulance Transferring patients to the emergency departments of hospitals or any other healthcare facility Reporting the observations, as well as treatments to: Physicians Nurses Healthcare facility staff Documenting medical care that has been provided to the patients Maintenance of emergency medicine equipment How to become an Emergency Medicine Technician/Paramedic? Educational Requirements: In order to become an emergency medicine technician/paramedic, you need to complete a post-secondary educational program into which you can enter with a high school diploma plus a cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate. It has been observed that most of the postsecondary programs for emergency medicine are non-degree programs and hence, can be completed in one or two years. However, it is always advisable to earn an associate’s degree to increase the chances of getting employed in a good healthcare facility. You can see the list of accredited programs for emergency medicine technicians/paramedics in the website of “Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs’. Certification and Licensing: The certification for emergency department technicians/paramedics is being awarded by the ‘National Registry of Emergency Medicine Technicians’. In order to be certified, you would require completing a certified educational program and passing a national examination. And, it is to be noted that all the states in the U.S. require the emergency medicine technicians/paramedics to be licensed. Job Outlook and Opportunities: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment opportunities for the emergency medicine technicians/paramedics are estimated to increase by up to 24% from the year 2014 to 2024. Pay: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for the emergency department professionals is found to be $31,980 (as of May 2015) per year which equals $15.38 per hour. Summary: Average Annual Pay:  $31,980 Average Hourly Pay: $15.38 Education:  Postsecondary non-degree award Employment Growth from 2014 to 2024: 24% On-the-job training: None Work Experience: None
If you are continuously looking at the news, you would have already known that the healthcare industry is growing rapidly. If you are the person who is looking to build a career in healthcare, then I would say you are lucky! Why I say this is because the number of jobs in the healthcare industry is increasing and they would definitely increase further in the near future. So, you think this is the only reason to choose a healthcare career? Definitely not! There are many other reasons too! What are they? Continue reading to know why you should choose a healthcare career here… Steady Job Growth: When we take a look at the top 20 fastest growing careers, we can understand that most of them belong to the healthcare industry. With the growth in technology, several industries have started cutting their employees and hence, the job opportunities keep on decreasing in those fields. But, this is not the case in the healthcare industry. Here, the number of opening jobs continues to increase and is expected to increase rapidly in the next few years. Stability: When numbers are increasing, you would be worrying about the stability of your jobs. When you are in the healthcare sector, you need not worry about this. Being a professional in healthcare, you will enjoy more and more options in the coming days when at the same time being able to enjoy a better job security than the employees in any other industry. In the healthcare sector, you are less likely to be laid off for the reasons of downsizing. Jobs for All: What I mean to say by ‘Jobs for all’ is that the healthcare field has jobs for all education, as well as experience levels. No matter whether you have got only a high school diploma, ten years of schooling, or a post-secondary certificate, you still can enter into the healthcare field . You have lots and lots of options in this industry and I would say a job is certain for everyone. Higher Earnings: As you all know, physicians and surgeons are among the highest paying professionals today. Thus, healthcare industry gives us opportunities to earn more and due to the rising demand for the professionals in the healthcare industry, there are lots of potential to earn even more. In simple terms, we can say that the more the training the higher the pay you get. However, even in the entry-level jobs, the growth rate and earning potential are much better in the healthcare sector. Ability to Earn from Anywhere in the U.S.: The healthcare industry is at its peak in the United States, and we can see that all the regions in the country have an equally strong demand for professionals in the healthcare field. This would mean that you can earn by staying anywhere in the U.S. as long as you have acquired the proper education and training. The limitation by region is nil in the healthcare field. It’s to be noted that the healthcare field is among the very few industries which have more widespread opportunities.
Rather than searching for a career, making your own is always the best. With this in mind, lots and lots of youngsters have started making their own career these days. If you are one among them and if you want to enter the healthcare field, then this is the right time to start. Wondering how could you do this? Do you think a career in medicine always needs more time and money investments? It’s not so! There are lots of careers through which you can earn without even a college degree. And, the healthcare field is not exceptional of course! You can start your healthcare career without a college degree. Know how here… According to a survey that was conducted by U.S. News, a total of 38 jobs in the ‘Top 100’ list is belonging to the healthcare field and about two dozen of them don’t require you to have a 4-year degree but an associate’s, post-secondary, state license or on-the-job training is enough. I have a list of such healthcare careers now to share with you. Consider these careers if you want to pursue a healthcare career soon after your high school: Home Health Aide or Personal Care Aide A home health aide or personal care aide is a healthcare professional who would help patients in their personal needs, particularly if they are not capable of carrying out their duties on their own. It’s not required to have a formal medical education in order to become a home health aide or personal care aide. What’s required is the on-the-job training which you can obtain under the supervision of a nurse or an aide. It has been estimated that the job opportunities for home health aides would increase by up to 38% by the year 2024. And, the annual average salary for the home health aides is found to be $21,920. On the other hand, the job opportunities for personal care aides would increase by 26% by the year 2024 with an average annual salary earned by them is about $20,980. Dental Assistant: Dental assistants are the healthcare professionals who would help the dentists in performing their duties. These people are required to be present in a dental office in order to make sure that the office runs smoothly and effectively. A typical dental assistant would assist the dentist in almost all tasks like treatment procedures, sterilization, preparing medical equipment and patients, scheduling appointments, and keeping track of medical records. You can become a dental assistant just by obtaining on-the-job training from a dentist and no formal education is required. However, if you can gain some formal post-secondary training from accredited programs, your job prospects will be brighter than your competitors. It has been estimated that the job opportunities for dental assistants would increase by up to 18% by the year 2024 thereby creating around 58,600 new jobs in the next 8 years. It has been noted that the average annual salary being earned by the dental assistants is around $35,980.
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