HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Advanced Clinical Pharmacist in Denver, Colorado
I. Position Summary: The Advanced Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for providing all levels of pharmacy clinical services. This includes monitoring patient medication regimens and providing appropriate interventions as well as supporting all aspects of pharmacy operations.
Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center expects our Code of Conduct Value Statements to be reflected in the way every employee interacts with co-workers, patients and family members, and with others in the community. • We recognize and affirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual • We treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness • We act with absolute honesty, integrity and fairness in the way we conduct our business and the way we live our lives. • We trust our colleagues as valuable members of our healthcare team and pledge to treat 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. • Support the hospital formulary by working with medical staff to promote rational drug therapy and make improvements identified by drug utilization evaluations. • Provide accurate and timely medication information to healthcare staff and patients. • Actively participate in 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. • Participate in the antimicrobial management and other clinical programs. • Document all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely. • Responsible for mentoring and education as well as ongoing analysis of interventions to ensure accurate and appropriate documentation and provide summary reports (if assigned). • 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. • Complete notification reports regarding medication errors and adverse drug reactions. • Participate in the data collection of drug utilization evaluations, adverse drug reactions, and pharmacy quality initiatives. • Lead the training and mentorship of pharmacists, pharmacy students, residents, technicians, nurses and physicians. • Participate in the training of new pharmacists, pharmacy students, pharmacy and medical residents, technicians, nurses and physicians. • Participate in preceptorship of pharmacy students and/or residents. • Maintain professional competency sufficient to meet current and future needs of the facility. • Has knowledge of the patient population they serve and apply that knowledge in the care of those patients. • Provide basic technical support for automated dispensing machines and other pharmacy computer systems. • Effectively supervise pharmacy operation activities and provides support to the whole pharmacy team. • 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 processes to meet or exceed all controlled substance diversion prevention and monitoring standards. • Comply with all regulatory standards. Work with the Pharmacy Director to identify and develop processes to meet or exceed all regulatory standards. • Prioritize work and lead others to comply with facility medication turn-around time policy and procedure. Identify areas for improved efficiency. • Supervise and assist pharmacy technicians and other support staff effectively. • Participate in establishing pharmacy goals and objectives and assists in the implementation. • Participate with various nursing and medical staff committees as necessary. • Act as supervisor in charge as assigned. • Participate in the continuous quality review or order sets and/or computer drug entries. • Participate in the continuous quality improvement of pharmacy operations (operational/clinical). • Provide input for improving pharmacy computer system programs relating to pharmacy, nursing and physician programs. • Practice and adhere to the “Mission and Value Statement”. • Perform other duties as assigned.
II. Position Requirements:
A. Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current licensure by the Colorado Board of Pharmacy as a registered Pharmacist. BLS and ACLS required within first 2 months of employment. B. Education: B.S. or Doctorate of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) C. Experience: Minimum of 1 year of hospital clinical pharmacy experience or one of the following: At least 2 years of general hospital pharmacy experience Completion of hospital PGY1/ pharmacy general practice residency or fellowship Specialty BCPS certification Other certification (e.g. FCCP, FASHP)
D. Special Qualifications: o Organization - proactively prioritizes needs and effectively manages resources. o Communication - communicates clearly and concisely. o Judgment - makes decisions based upon job knowledge and experience. Considers all impacted areas in decision process. Seeks advice where applicable. Judgment sensible and reliable. o Customer orientation - establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting exceeding expectations. o Interpersonal skills - able to work effectively with other employees, patients and external parties. o Computer skills - demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office, Meditech, and purchasing vendor applications and others as required. o Policies and procedures - articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems. o Basic skills - able to perform mathematical calculations, balance and reconcile figures, punctuate properly, spell correctly and transcribe accurately.
III. Degree of Supervision Required: Involves general guidance and direction from supervisor. Employee is expected to perform most position duties independently and in accordance with established department and hospital policies and procedures and professional standards.
Title: Advanced Clinical Pharmacist
Location: Colorado-Denver-Presbyterian/St. Luke%27s Medical Center
Requisition ID: 03166-56478