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Ambulatory Clinical Specialist Pharmacist

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Ambulatory Clinical Specialist Pharmacist (Job ID: 11794)Job SummaryUnder minimal supervision, provides medication therapy management services and collaborates with other health care providers to optimize therapeutic outcomes for Denver Health patients. Develops policies and procedures, clinical guidelines, or other documents required to operate the service. Plays active role in pharmacy department quality initiatives and staff education.

Responsibilities

  • Designs therapeutic drug regimens or plans based on patient-specific information that includes establishing a therapeutic endpoint, selecting appropriate drug and related therapy, and establishing an appropriate dosing regimen.
  • Demonstrates sound problem solving/decision making skills with practical, efficient, economical, and reasonable solutions.
  • Monitors medication therapy for potential drug-drug, drug-food, or drug-disease state interactions.
  • Assess and monitor patient response to medication regimens.
  • Documents all patient activities and interventions in the patient's medical record or pharmacy computer system. Demonstrate accuracy, thoroughness, and attention to detail.
  • Establishes a presence and working relationship with nursing staff and providers involved in the care of Denver Health patients.
  • Collaborates with providers in establishing treatment plans for patients.
  • Provides assistance in the following areas: formulary or preferred agents, evidence-based medicine, drug information to both providers and patients, drug interaction screening, medication profile review, assessment of patient response to therapy.
  • Provides medication counseling for patients.
  • Identifies and supports clinical and/or operational quality improvement opportunities.
  • Develops new and/or existing reviews, guidelines, and protocols relevant to area of expertise.
  • Reports and follows up on medication/patient safety issues as needed; works to resolve problems in a manner that will improve patient safety outcomes and clinic efficiency.
  • Understands patient safety goals, core measures, and other quality metrics that affect area of practice; assists in development of programs that ensure compliance with these measures.
  • Participates in and provides educational programs for the care team members. Assists in the development of competency modules for staff that pertain to clinical specialty area.
  • Provides education and training: serves as a preceptor for pharmacy residents, pharmacy interns, pharmacy students on rotation at Denver Health. Participates in the training of new pharmacists.
  • Attends and participates in departmental and/or system-wide meetings, in-services, huddles, and committees. Completes self-assessment of current practice goals and long term goals annually. Identifies opportunities for learning and training to advance own professional competence.
  • Ensures that all legal and professional pharmacy requirements are adhered to. Maintains compliance with Joint Commission and/or other government regulatory standards applicable to area of practice. Maintains an active pharmacist license in good standing to practice in the State of Colorado. Maintains continuing education requirements for licensure.
  • Promotes positive interpersonal (customer) relationships with fellow employees, physicians, patients and visitors. Treats these individuals with courtesy, dignity, empathy and respect; consistently displays courteous and respectful verbal and non-verbal communications.
  • Adheres to, complies with and demonstrates support for the mission and values of Denver Health. Supports and adheres to the Denver Health Dozen.
  • Ensures confidentiality of patient information by creating and maintaining a secure and trusting environment by not sharing information learned on the job, except when necessary in the performance of the job responsibilities or to improve a patient's care.
  • Has regular and predictable attendance.
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities* Broad pharmacotherapy knowledge for managing patient medication therapy needs, including current treatment guidelines and literature.
    * Strong communication and active listening skills.
    * Ability to provide input into the vision and development of clinical pharmacy services.

    Computers and Technology
    * Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
    Education * Bachelor's Degree (Required) One year of experience in the provision of medication therapy management services required.
    * Doctorate Degree Experience
    • One year of experience in the provision of medication therapy management services required.
      Credentials * Licensed Pharmacist (Required)
      * BC Pharmacotherapy Specialist
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      Salary:$125,900.00 - $195,200.00/yrAll job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 18 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison and Safety, a Public Health department, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. As an EOE, Denver Health does 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.

Keywords: Denver Health, Denver , Ambulatory Clinical Specialist Pharmacist, Healthcare , Denver, Colorado

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