Do you have thecareer opportunities you want in your current role? We have an excitingopportunity for you to join the nation's largest provider of healthcare servicesas a Pharmacy Clinical Specialist.
You contributeto our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you havethe opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for dedicated professionallike you to be a part of our Liver Post team. Join us in our efforts to betterour community!
We offer you anexcellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellentbenefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and yourability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical,dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employeediscount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment.We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
Presbyterian/St.Luke's Medical Center is a 680-bed HCA Healthcare facility located in theUptown neighborhood of Denver. An affiliate of HealthONE, the largesthealthcare system in Denver, Presbyterian/St. Luke's is known for its Cancer Center thatfeatures the largest Bone Marrow Transplant Center in the region.
PositionSummary: The Pharmacy Clinical/Operations Specialistis responsible for participating and leading pharmacy clinical or operationalprograms. This includes monitoring patient medication regimens and providingappropriate interventions. The Clinical Specialist shall also assist in thementoring of pharmacy staff and students and assist in the evaluation andimplementation of clinical/operational programs.
Presbyterian/St.Luke’s Medical Center expects our Code of Conduct Value Statements to be reflectedin the way every employee interacts with co-workers, patients and familymembers, and with others in the community.
Werecognize and affirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual
Wetreat all those we serve with compassion and kindness
Weact with absolute honesty, integrity and fairness in the way we conduct ourbusiness and the way we live our lives.
Wetrust our colleagues as valuable members of our healthcare team and pledge totreat one another with loyalty, respect and dignity.
Position duties (included but not limited to):
Interpret orders and transcribes or verifies them accurately and efficiently into the pharmacy computer system.
Accurately compound and dispense pharmaceuticals.
Complies with facility policy and procedures and regulatory requirements.
Monitor drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose.
Provide clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners. Suggest appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed.
Sustain the hospital formulary, minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchanges and promotes rational drug therapy selection.
Attend and actively participate in daily multidisciplinary and bedside rounds.
Complete drug utilization reviews to promote rational drug therapy and implement improvements identified.
Provide accurate and timely medication information to healthcare staff and patients.
Lead and develop pharmacy clinical services such as drug consults, nutrition support, pharmacokinetics, anticoagulant monitoring, pain management, IV to PO, renal dosing and other programs as defined by Pharmacy Leadership. Develop, manage and mentor antimicrobial management program (AMP).
Document all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely. Responsible for mentoring and education as well as ongoing analysis of interventions to insure accurate and appropriate documentation and provide summary reports.
Support and participate in the goals of the organization’s quality improvement, risk management and patient safety program to include but not limited to National Patient Safety Goals, Core Measures and HCAHPS medication related initiatives.
Participate in the design, collection, and reporting of adverse drug reactions, drug utilization reviews, medication errors and pharmacy quality initiatives.
Lead the training and mentorship of pharmacists, pharmacy students, residents, technicians, nurses and physicians. Develop and document staff competency on an ongoing basis and develops improvement plans when deficiencies in competencies are identified.
Lead in preceptorship of pharmacy students and/or residents.
Maintain professional competency sufficient to meet current and future needs of the facility.
Provide and demonstrate expertise in a specialized area of pharmacy practice (operational and/or clinical).
Provide basic technical support for automated dispensing machines and other pharmacy computer systems.
Compliant with facility pharmacy schedule to work physically at patient care areas to interact with medical staff, nurses and other members of the healthcare team.
Effectively and proactively assists with pharmacy and medical staff regarding drug therapy issue resolutions.
Train and participate with Disaster Team drills and real-event response as assigned.
Train and participate with Code Teams as assigned.
Maintain appropriate controlled substance records. Work with the Pharmacy Director and appropriate manager to identify and develop processes to meet or exceed all controlled substance diversion prevention and monitoring standards. Participate in controlled substance reviews and audits.
Prioritize work and lead others to comply with facility medication turn-around time policy and procedure. Identify areas for improved efficiency. Assist in implementation of process changes.
Participate with various nursing and medical staff committees as necessary.
Act as manager in charge as assigned.
Provide review and guidance on physician order sets and other evidenced based medication use guidelines.
Assist with the preparation of the pharmacy newsletter and/or other forms of written and electronic communication.
Perform drug class reviews and drug monographs.
Assist in the design and update of pharmacy computer system programs relating to pharmacy, nursing and physician programs.
Assist in the maintenance of pharmacy dictionaries including adding new drugs to the drug dictionary and Gold Standard formulary Charge Master maintenance.
Practice and adhere to the “Mission and Value Statement”
Perform other duties as assigned.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current licensure by the Colorado Board of Pharmacyas a registered Pharmacist. BLS and ACLSrequired within first 2 months of employment.
Education: B.S. or Doctorate of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
Experience: (At least one of the following):
Minimumof 1 year of experience as Advanced Clinical Pharmacist or at least 5 years ofgeneral hospital pharmacy experience; preferably within area of focus.
Completionof hospital PGY2/ pharmacy general practice residency or fellowship.
Othercertification (e.g. FCCP, FASHP).
Organization - proactively prioritizesneeds and effectively manages resources.
Communication - communicates clearly andconcisely.
Judgment - makes decisions based uponjob knowledge and experience. Considersall impacted areas in decision process. Seeks advice where applicable. Judgment sensible and reliable.
Customer orientation - establishes andmaintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect byconsistently meeting exceeding expectations.
Interpersonal skills - able to workeffectively with other employees, patients and external parties.
Computer skills - demonstratesproficiency in Microsoft Office, Meditech, and purchasing vendor applicationsand others as required.
Policies and procedures - articulatesknowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems.
Basic skills - able to performmathematical calculations, balance and reconcile figures, punctuate properly,spell correctly and transcribe accurately.
If you arelooking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, weencourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualifiedyou will hear from one of our managers. Come unlock the possibilities and applytoday!
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