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Pharmacist - Program Specialist

Department: Pharmacy - New
Location: Houston, TX

Legacy Community Health is a premium, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides comprehensive care to community members regardless of their ability to pay. Our goal is to treat the entire patient while improving their overall wellness and quality of life, in addition to providing free pregnancy tests, HIV/AIDS screening. At Legacy, we empower patients to lead better lives by promoting healthy behaviors and offering resources such as literacy classes, family planning services, and nutrition and weight management information.


Our roots began in 1981 as the Montrose Clinic, with specialization in HIV education, testing, and treatment. Since then, the agency has expanded to 10 clinics in Houston, one in Baytown, two in Beaumont, and one in Deer Park with extensive services that include: Adult primary care, HIV/AIDS care, pediatrics, OB/GYN and maternity, dental, vision and behavioral health. We also service students within KIPP and YES Prep schools. Legacy is committed to driving healthy change in our communities.

Job Description

The Pharmacist Program Specialist provides direct patient care services for patients with chronic illnesses, promote health and wellness, and participates in innovative patient visits including transitions of care, patient education classes and shared visits.

Essential Functions

Practices pharmacy in compliance with all governing regulatory authorities.

Reviews patient profile to ensure appropriate drug selection and dosage.

Dispenses medications and maintain accurate inventory records as required by appropriate regulatory authorities following all procedures defined by the pharmacy

Provides accurate, adequate, drug information/education to patients, families, and providers on drug interactions, side effects, dosage, and storage of pharmaceuticals.

Assesses medication adherence during the process of medication counseling.

Demonstrates the ability to set priorities, work independently and cooperatively with others within and outside the department.

Present information (verbal and/or written) in a clear and concise manner.

Provides pharmaceutical care services through direct interactions with patients and providers and work independently under their individualized scope of clinical practice.

Conducts face to face or virtual care to provide chronic disease state, medication management services, and/or enrollment into specialty pharmacy program.

Conducts comprehensive medical and/or medication histories from patients and/or their records and summarizes the significant findings as documented in the medical record to ensure safe and effective care.

Reconciles patient medications at ambulatory care clinic visits

Performs physical assessments and triaging patients as needed.

Documents encounters and interventions in the patient electronic medical record.

Designs, implements, assesses, monitors, and documents therapeutic plans utilizing the most effective, least toxic and most economical medications under scope of practice.

Initiates, modifies, renews, refills, or discontinues medication therapy using approved delegated procedures.

Orders labs and other tests to help determine efficacy and toxicity of medication therapy using approved delegating procedures.

Documents/reports adverse drug events (ADEs) and medication allergies per procedure.

Serves as preceptor to students of affiliated schools of pharmacy and pharmacy residents (when available).

Performs other duties as assigned

Education & Training Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited college/university of pharmacy (Pharm.D or B.S. with equivalent experience) required
  • Completion of ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Certification in immunization delivery, smoking cessation, and naloxone (or eligible) required
  • Valid license from the Board of Pharmacy of the State of Texas required
  • Must maintain First Aid /CPR required
  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) or Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacists (BCACP), preferred2+ years of community pharmacy experience, preferred
  • 2+ years of medication adherence counseling experience, preferred
  • Experience in HIV/AIDs, Geriatrics, and/or Pediatrics, preferred
  • Completion of ASHP accredited PGY-1/2 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care, Adult Medicine or Geriatric Medicine preferred

Work Experience

  • 2+ years of healthcare experience, required

Benefits

  • 9 Holiday + 1 Floating Holiday
  • PTO
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Medical / Vision / Dental (if eligible)

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