Staff Pharmacist - Controlled Substance Auditor - Medical Center (8a - 4:30p)

 
Position: Staff Pharmacist - Controlled Substance Auditor - Medical Center (8a - 4:30p)

Job ID: 150585

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Pharmacy Services

Talent Area: Pharmacy

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 4:30p / Full Time / Monday - Friday / No Weekend Rotation

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Controlled Substance Auditor Staff Pharmacist - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ll promote excellence in pharmaceutical care through the management of the medication use and safety process, identifying and preventing medication use errors, and resolving any medication use and safety related issues. Additionally, performs all duties of a registered pharmacist as defined by the Hospital.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Manage controlled substance post case reconciliations process by reviewing automated dispensing machine (ADM)’s transactions to ensure controlled substance accountability. Follow up with providers within 2 business days to address any discrepancies identified during the reconciliation process.
  • Oversee the controlled substance discrepancy process as follows:
  • Review ADM records and applicable record to investigate controlled substance discrepancies.
  • Communicate with ADM users and their leaders for additional information.
  • Resolve discrepancies and document resolutions for monthly report and trending.
  • Escalate any suspect diversion to the Drug Diversion Team.
  • Follow the department procedure to report significant loss or theft of controlled substances to the appropriate leaders and/or regulatory bodies (PIC, CEO, DEA, TSBP).
  • Update the discrepancy tracking grid daily.
  • Perform compliance audit for controlled substances as follows:
  • Run analytic software and Omnicell report to detect drug diversion.
  • Areas and users audit include: anesthesia, nursing, pharmacy and transport services and controlled substance vault.
  • Oversee audit activities performed by the technician auditors and collaborate with the diversion specialists in drug diversion prevention initiatives.
  • Participates in the education of patients, care givers, and the community.
  • Communicates with others.
  • Engages in shift management.
  • Performs other essential functions.


Qualifications:

  • Degree in Pharmacy or Pharm. D. Degree.
  • Current licensure with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy is required.
  • One year of a PGY1 ASHP-accredited Residency or 1 year experience in a pediatric inpatient hospital pharmacy setting is preferred.
  • Technical and extensive knowledge of pharmaceuticals.
  • Knowledge of proper hazardous substances procedures, e.g. cytotoxic agents, hydrochloric acid, and isopropyl alcohol.


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