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Clinical Pharmacist

UT Health East Texas
Tyler, Texas
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Oct 28, 2021

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Clinical Pharmacist

UT Health East Texas, Tyler

Tyler, TX

Full Time


Advancing Healthcare Together – The Future of Healthcare is in East Texas

Why UT Health - East Texas?

Our People.  Our people truly are our greatest strength.  They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day.  We work closely together to create a positive experience for our patients and each other.

Our Purpose. We will build on your experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone’s life and change the course of healthcare.

Our Place. Tyler, Texas is a small town with a huge heart where you will have the privilege of caring for your neighbors. Everybody is somebody here.

Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east Texas.  With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics, Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people.

Our hospital is seeking an experienced Emergency Department Clinical Pharmacist. We are looking for your experience, knowledge and patient care skills in our Pharmacy Office where you will be responsible for:

What You Will Be Doing:

  1. The Emergency Department Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is responsible for the provision of comprehensive clinical pharmacy services for the ED and all associated areas (eg. Pediatrics, Trauma, Urgent Care) including pharmacokinetic and therapeutic consultation.
  2. Provide Pharmacy review of medication orders prior to administration.
  3. Work collaboratively with other clinicians and health-care providers to implement and maintain innovative disease management programs and clinical pharmacy services.
  4. Participate in the development of medication use management programs within the UT Health East Texas Tyler including clinical guidelines, critical pathways, disease management, and drug use programs.
  5. Participates in providing didactic and experiential training in Clinical Pharmacy for doctoral (PharmD) students and clinical pharmacy residents.
  6. Actively participates in clinical research projects resulting in presentations and/or publications.
  7. Participates as adjunct faculty in accredited schools of pharmacy in the clinical and didactic training of doctoral (PharmD) students.
  8. Participate in the professional development and competency of clinical staff. Functions as a role model and as an educational resource for pharmacy staff.
  9. Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of residency programs in the areas of Pharmaceutical Care and Clinical Pharmacology.
  10. Keeps informed of all local, state and federal laws covering the storage, handling and dispensing of drugs and for interpreting each prescription order to determine that it meets all legal requirements.
  11. Keeps informed of the action, side effects and proper usage of all new drugs as they are made commercially available as well as of all investigational drugs being studied at this institution.
  12. Maintains awareness of contemporary trends in the profession through the professional literature and regular attendance at professional organization meetings, institutes and seminars.
  13. Participates collegially in the development of new programs, services and practices, in the education activities of the department and the management and administration of the department.
  14. Provides patient specific medication use teaching for discharge medications when appropriate.
  15. Focus on cost avoidance and cost savings due to medication use in the Emergency Department.
  16. Facilitate proper information transfer with regard to medication use for patients converted to Inpatient registry from ED.
  17. Performs other related duties as required.



  • Must be licensed or eligible for licensure in Texas and meet the following criteria:
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy; Doctorate in Pharmacy (PharmD) preferred
  • Minimum of one year experience in Emergency Medicine or Critical Care
  • Aseptic Technique – Complete an ACPE approved 20 hour sterile products course within 90 days of hire
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • PGY-2 Emergency Medicine or Critical Care residency preferred



  • Patient Centered Customer Service: Genuinely care about people.
  • Cultivate a compassionate environment: Changing lives for the better together.


  • Clinical and Operational Excellence: A relentless drive to be the best.
  • Holistic Approach: Think and act for the benefit of the whole.


  • Promote a collaborative environment: Build effective working relationships with others.
  • Identify and Develop Talent: Prepare others to deliver excellence.


  • Business Acumen: Know, own and drive our business.
  • Continually Simplify and Improve: Work to make everything as efficient as possible.


  • Foster Innovation: Seek and apply leading edge solutions.
  • Set Clear Direction: Tell others where you are going, how to get there and why.

Now that you read about what you will be doing and the experience we seek, it is time to apply and make a difference in the lives of our patients.

UT Health East Texas is an equal opportunity employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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