As a diverse, inclusive and growing health care system, we offer a lifetime of meaningful careers within our many facilities. Facilities within the Houston Methodist hospital system include: 

Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital
Houston Methodist Continuing Care Hospital
Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital
Houston Methodist
 Sugar Land Hospital
Houston Methodist West Hospital
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services
Houston Methodist International
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group

Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and seven community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. We have consistently been recognized by several national organizations as one of the nation’s best places to work. 

- Magnet® status achieved by four Houston Methodist hospitals.
- Flagship hospital ranked the No. 1 hospital in Texas and nationally ranked in 8 adult specialties by U.S. News & World Report (2018-19)
- Houston Methodist hospitals have received numerous designations, including Pathway to Excellence™, HealthGrades®, AACN Silver-Level Beacon Award for Excellence, Guardian of Excellence Award® and the state of Texas Exemplary Five Star award.

Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city, was named the “Best City in America” by Business
Insider, and is one of the nation’s most attractive markets for registered nurses.

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)
Sep 23, 2019