UT Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center’s has an immediate need for an
experienced Operating Room (OR) Staff Pharmacist to be scheduled primarily
Monday – Friday mid-day shifts (10:00 AM
to 6:30 PM) in the inpatient pharmacy at the William P. Clemens Jr. University
Hospital (CUH) in Dallas.
The OR Clinical Staff Pharmacist is integral to UTSW’s efforts to maintain
regulatory compliance in the ORs with the following responsibilities:
Leading process improvement projects;
Identifying and implementing cost-savings initiatives;
Serving as an liaison between the pharmacy and the
Participating in multidisciplinary OR committees;
Serving as primary contact for clinical pharmacy
questions such as dosing and antibiotic selection; and
Performing order verification for the OR/PACU areas.
EXPERIENCE and EDUCATION
Must have previous experience as a pharmacist in an operating room (OR) or
ambulatory/outpatient surgical center setting and, at least, one (1) year of
professional work experience as a pharmacist . Completion of a pharmacy
residency program (PGY1 and/or PGY2) is preferred.
Must be currently licensed by Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP).
A current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification with course accredited by the
American Heart Association (AHA) is required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support
(ACLS) will be required for inpatient positions prior to or within 6 months of
Bachelor of Science (BS) degree or Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an
American College of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accredited school of
pharmacy is required.
The clinical staff pharmacist primary responsibilities:
Performs job responsibilities in accordance with
organizational and departmental policies, procedures, performance
improvement objectives and environmental/infection control standards as
well as state and federal laws and regulations.
Performs all computer order entry in an accurate,
thorough and timely manner. Reviews/updates medication profiles
(therapies, allergies, height, weight, etc.) and is cognizant of patient
Reviews medication orders for therapeutic
appropriateness, duplications, interactions, overall effectiveness and
safety. Seeks clarification if necessary and documents interventions
Consistently works (multi-tasks) and problem solves
independently and effectively with minimal supervision. Takes charge when
necessary and is looked to for direction. Makes the right decisions and
uses good judgement. Is cross trained and multifunctional maintaining
competency in multiple areas.
Enforces the formulary system and follows departmental
policy and procedure when acquisition of non-formulary product is judged
necessary. Participates in cost effective use and selection of
Communicates drug information (verbally and in writing)
to physicians, nurses, etc. in a courteous and professional manner.
Assists in patient/family education and counseling regarding drug therapy
and side effects. Also, effectively documents clinical activities,
demonstrating cost savings and concisely conveying key information
required for follow-up by fellow pharmacists. Strives to improve patient
satisfaction, as measured by Press Ganey scores.
Additional responsibilities include:
Manages technicians and all other supportive personnel.
Delegates appropriate/reasonable tasks and validates accuracy of
medications intended for distribution from the IV lab, central pharmacy or
decentralized automated dispensing machines. Audits and signs out all
controlled substances in accordance with state/federal guidelines and
organizational policies. Investigates and corrects discrepancies and unusual
Actively enhances personal growth and development by
participating in educational programs, in-services and meetings. Actively
participates in new employee orientation and training. Willingly takes on
additional projects as needs develop.
Actively participates in the clinical program. Supports
P&T initiatives by monitoring target drugs for protocol discontinue,
substitution, IV to PO, etc. Collects applicable data/measures and
communicates opportunities for improvement. Performs therapeutic
monitoring of specified drug therapies and recommends dosage adjustments
as needed based on renal function evaluation and pharmacokinetic
Duties performed may include one or more of the
following core functions:
Directly interacting with or caring for
Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects
Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or
similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial
Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or
similarly affecting human-subjects research records.
**Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code
which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working
environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University
community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits
unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color;
religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability;
genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In
addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis
of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.