HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Surgery Center Clinical Pharmacist PT in Irving, Texas

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES:Contributes to the company’s mission, vision, and values byfacilitating the development, implementation, and maintenance of pharmaceutical systems that promote desirable patient outcomes; developing and coordinating initiatives directed at improving safe processes and practices within the HCA organization.

*SUPERVISOR: * Division Vice President of Operations (VPO)




· Serves as subject matter expert on the efficacy of pharmaceuticals, clinical initiatives, and medication management standards.

· Facilitates the development and implementation of safe, appropriate, cost effective medication and treatment guidelines, protocols, standard orders, and critical pathways as approved by appropriate committees.

· Facilitates the identification, resolution, implementation, communication and reporting of cost-effective medication use issues in collaboration with the facility management, medical, and clinical staff.

· Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners such as appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to clinical and medical staff as needed.

· Assists in the development and maintenance of pharmacy policies and procedures.

· Assists in development of "best practice" recommendations for clinical procedures to minimize adverse events and ensure compliance with regulatory standards.

· Provides education and information on pharmaceutical care and drug therapy to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, other healthcare providers and the community.

· Other duties as assigned based on business operational needs.

BEHAVIORAL SPECIFIC EXPECTATIONS: · Supports and adheres to all company and Center policies and procedures. · Supports and adheres to HCA Code of Conduct, related Ethics and Compliance policies, and HIPAA requirements.

· Supports and adheres to personnel policies and programs which specify privileges and responsibilities of employment, including compliance with an adverse incident reporting system, quality improvement program, patient safety initiatives, and risk management program.

· Displays willingness to speak up about safety issues or change practices to enhance safety; asks for help when needed; enhances teamwork; follows the safety literature/policies.


· Organization– Proactively prioritizes needs and effectively manages resources and time.

· Communication– Communicates clearly, concisely and professionally.

· Analytical Skills– Demonstrates ability to critically evaluate and appropriately act upon information.

· Customer Orientation– Establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations.

· Leadership– Guides individuals and groups toward desired outcomes, setting high performance standards and delivering quality services.

· Decision Making– Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or develops appropriate solutions; takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

· Contributing to Team Success–**Actively participates as a member of the Center’s team to move the team toward the completion of goals.

· Policies & Procedures– Articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures, and systems.

· PC Skills– Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) applications; knowledge of, or ability to learn, AdvantX – Accounts Receivable System, Smart, HOST and other systems as required. Demonstrates ability to type on PC keyboard.

· Financial Management– Applies tools and processes to successfully manage drug cost budget. Able to direct cost-effective drug therapy via clinical protocols.

· Project Management– Able to assess work activities and allocate resources appropriately. Able to work independently and handle stress appropriately.

· Technical Skills Knowledge of –

o Managing and implementing various pharmaceutical models. o Pharmaceutical program impact on the financial position of an ambulatory surgery center, development and implementation of quality measures and outcomes, risk assessments, and other related clinical activities. o Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing pharmacy services.


· Pharm D from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy or B.S.

· Residency training preferred.

EXPERIENCE: · Minimum (3) three years experience as a clinical/consultant pharmacist.

· Minimum of 12 months health system experience preferred, but not required.


· Current pharmacist license in good standing with the appropriate State Board of Pharmacy.**

· BLS may be required as per facility standard.

  • *AGE-SPECIFIC PATIENT POPULATIONS: · Infant (0-12 months) · Pediatric (1-12 years) · Adolescent (13-18 years

    · Adult (19-64 years)

    · Geriatric (65 years)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS– Repetitive use of hands and fingers (i.e., use of computer keyboard) and labeling containers. Normal range of hearing and vision to perform work and communicate. Verbal and written communication. Requires occasional lifting up to 50 pounds. Extended periods of standing and walking. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

CRITICAL DEMANDS -Ability to work independently and handle stress appropriately. Ability to work cooperatively with other members of HCA and hospital and surgery center staff. Ability to handle multiple tasks, and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule. Ability to set priorities, makes critical decisions, and responds to client concerns. Fosters a team environment. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written).

WORKING CONDITIONS: Potential for exposure to infectious patients or materials, hazardous and toxic substances (including chemotherapy, cytotoxic drugs, and cleaning solutions. Use specialized protective equipment or clothing). Potential for sticks or cuts by needles and other sharp items. Potential for musculoskeletal injuries if proper lifting and carrying techniques are not used

Title: Surgery Center Clinical Pharmacist PT

Location: Texas-Irving-Las Colinas Surgery Center

Requisition ID: 07232-85143