Clinical Pharmacist (Hybrid)

Imagine Pediatrics

Imagine Pediatrics

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Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Who We Are

We are Imagine Pediatrics, a devoted and compassionate, multi-disciplinary pediatrician-led medical group that is creating a world where every child with complex medical conditions gets the care and support they deserve. Energized by our mission to reimagine pediatric health care, we are pioneering virtual-first care services that include care coordination and around-the-clock access to complex-care clinicians from home. We don’t replace a child's existing care team. Instead, we collaborate to deliver continuous support to kids, so they can spend less time in the hospital and more time thriving at home and in their communities.

Every day we boldly challenge old approaches and seek out new and better ways to improve the health and lives of children with medical complexity. In partnership with caregivers, providers, and health plans, we break down the barriers that stand between families and quality care for their children. We know we can’t solve every challenge in the lives of these kids, but we can work tirelessly to give them, their families, and other caregivers the help and relief they need, right when they need it. We know a better approach to pediatric health care is within reach, and we are committed to seizing it today.

What We Live By

We’re guided by our five core values:

  • Children first. We put the best interests of children above all. We are uncompromising in our commitment to improving the lives of children and families by bringing the best care to them.
  • Earn trust. We cherish the trusting relationships we build with the children and families we serve, our partners, and each other. We seek first to understand and speak honestly.
  • Innovate today. We refuse to accept the way things have always been done. Children and families are waiting for our help and their bravery demands that we relentlessly challenge assumptions to develop new approaches.
  • Embrace humanity. We lead with empathy and authenticity, presuming competence and good intentions. When we stumble, we use the opportunity to learn and grow stronger.
  • One team, diverse perspectives. We work alongside families as one team towards a shared purpose. We champion diversity and acknowledge the contributions of others.

What You’ll Do

  • Practices pharmacy in compliance with all governing regulatory authorities
  • Provides direct oversight of Market Clinical Pharmacy Technicians through review of medication histories, prior authorizations, prepared renewals, and support as requested by the clinical pharmacy technician.
  • Provides pharmaceutical care services through direct interactions with patients/caregivers, internal and external care team members, and works independently under individualized scope of clinical practice
  • Assists in care coordination for medication related issues between the patient, pharmacy, insurance, and medical provider through oversite and support of the market Clinical Pharmacy Technician
  • Review patient medication profiles and apply evidence-based medicine to ensure appropriate drug selection and dosing scheduled and develops recommendations made to internal and external care team members for optimizing the patient's medication regimen
  • Provides accurate, thorough medication education to patients/caregivers on drug interactions, side effects, dosage, and storage of medications
  • Assesses medication adherence and barriers to adherence, intervenes to optimize medication adherence
  • Provide medication education, comprehensive medication management, and disease state management services through virtual or face-to-face visits
  • Obtains 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
  • 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 delegation procedures or in accordance with collaborative practice agreements
  • Documents encounters and interventions in the patient electronic medical record, including closed-loop communication with patient care team
  • Follow-up with patients/caregivers and internal and external care team members to support progress towards treatment goals
  • Documents/reports adverse drug events (ADEs), medication allergies and medication errors per procedure
  • Serve as a drug information resource to the multidisciplinary team
  • Participates in market quality improvement initiatives to enhance and ensure patient safety for all patients.
  • Works with Director and Clinical Pharmacy Specialists to identify, create, or edit policies and procedures affecting areas of responsibility.
  • Conducts population-based medication utilization evaluations (MUE) to identify areas for medication use process optimization as requested by Director.
  • Promotes the practice of evidence-based, cost-effective medicine by keeping abreast of new drugs, devices, and medical literature and through support of use of the Imagine Pediatrics Formulary
  • Demonstrates the ability to set priorities, work independently and cooperatively with others within and outside the department.
  • Presents information (verbal and/or written) in a clear and concise manner.
  • Displays friendliness, compassion, sensitivity, kindness and appropriate manners in interactions with patients, physicians and other ancillary healthcare staff.
  • Displays adaptability by adjusting to meet the needs of the patient and organization.
  • Incorporates constructive feedback in a positive manner for improvement and necessary changes in, but not limited to, scheduling, procedures and assignments.
  • Exhibits behaviors, which demonstrate competence, reliability, self-control, honesty, and appropriate overall appearance while rendering service.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by appropriate management.
  • Demonstrates initiative when opportunities are presented as evidenced by successful completion of projects.
  • Acts as a liaison between the pharmacy, nurses, physicians, and patients.

What You Bring & How You Qualify
First and foremost, you’re passionate and committed to creating the world our sickest children deserve. You want an active role in building a diverse and values-driven culture. Things change quickly in a startup environment; you accept that and are willing to pivot quickly on priorities. In this role, you will need:

  • Graduate of an accredited college/university of pharmacy (Pharm.D) required
  • Valid license or eligible for licensure from the Board of Pharmacy in the state(s) of associated market
  • Completion of ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency required, preferred settings include pediatric or ambulatory care
  • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-2 Pediatric or Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency preferred
  • Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist (BCPPS), Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), OR Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacists (BCACP), preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required
  • Completion of a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate program, preferred

Work Experience

  • 2+ years of practice experience, post-PGY1 residency, in a pediatric or ambulatory care setting, preferred

What We Offer (Benefits + Perks)

We provide these additional benefits and perks:

  • Full medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care FSA
  • 401(k) with 4% match, vested 100% from day one
  • 20 days PTO + 10 Company Holidays & 2 Floating Holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Pet Insurance
  • Additional benefits to be detailed in offer

We Value Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

We believe that creating a world where every child with complex medical conditions gets the care and support they deserve requires a diverse team with diverse perspectives. We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People seeking employment at Imagine Pediatrics are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, or characteristics (or those of a family member), pregnancy or other status protected by applicable law.

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