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Pharmacist PRN

Company: Swedish Medical Center
Location: Englewood
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Description SHIFT: PRN


Swedish Medical Center: Level I Trauma Center in South Denver: Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado, part of HealthONE, serves as the Rocky Mountain Region---s referral center for neurotrauma and as the region---s first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, a recognized leader in the most advanced stroke care. Swedish offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty and is an eight time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award and a Top 100 Hospital recognized by Reuters. An acute care hospital with 368 licensed beds, Swedish is located in the south metro Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 100 years. Annually, Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of 2,000 dedicated employees, 500 volunteers and more than 1,300 physicians. At Swedish Medical Center, our staff is at the heart of delivering on our promise of Swedish Memorable Care. As a respected medical provider, Swedish offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medial specialty. Recognized by the patients we treat every day, we are a four-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award. Centers of Excellence Swedish, a Level I Trauma Center, offers eight distinct centers of excellence: Bariatric Surgery Center, Cancer Care Center, Emergency Services, The Heart Center, Neurosciences, including The Stroke Center, Orthopedic Services, Spine Program, Trauma Center, Women and Children---s Services.

Position Summary:
The pharmacist is responsible for the safe, effective and cost-effective selection and utilization of medications for the patients in which they serve.
--- The pharmacist uses advanced knowledge, skills, and professional judgment in all aspects of his or her work.

--- The pharmacist will serve as a leader of pharmacy services including adult and pediatric inpatient areas and satellites, specialty areas such as operating rooms, and outpatient services.
--- The pharmacist is responsible for directly supervising support personnel in the immediate assigned area and may act as supervisor in situations as assigned.

--- The pharmacist serves as a patient advocate when planning and implementing
pharmaceutical care. By considering the patient---s disease state(s), age, lab values, and other pertinent information, the pharmacist evaluates medication orders and intervenes when appropriate.

--- As a member of a multidisciplinary rounding team, the pharmacist will collaborate with other healthcare professionals and represent pharmacy in a knowledgeable and professional manner.

--- In addition to planning and implementing pharmaceutical care, the rounding pharmacist will ensure regulatory and quality measures are followed (Core Measures, etc).

--- Cost-effective utilization of medications will be reviewed by the pharmacist during patient rounds, order entry and while performing medication use evaluations (MUEs). As needed, the pharmacist will provide recommendations and/or literature to prescribers supporting the use of formulary

--- The pharmacist will also establish and review evidence-based order sets within their

--- Individuals in this position will strive to advance personal and departmental pharmaceutical knowledge.

--- The pharmacist is expected to stay current on literature related to pharmacy practice
and to engage others in learning through staff in-servicing and other education as needed.
Here are some of the benefits we offer our employees:
--- Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Repayment
--- Certification Bonus and Voucher system
--- Dependent Scholarship
--- 401k (3%-9% match based on tenure)
--- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
--- Full Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
--- Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
--- Financial Wellness Program with a CFP
And more---

John Johnson, Recruiter
HealthONE, Continental Division - HCA Healthcare
4900 S Monaco St Denver, CO 80237
M: 720-415-1706 O: 303-584-8489 - Connect With Us

Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life

Qualifications Position Requirements:
A. Licensure/Certification/Registration: Registered Pharmacist in the State of Colorado. BCPS certification preferred. BCLS/ACLS required through AHA.
B. Education: B.S. or Pharm D. degree in Pharmacy. Graduate of an accredited residency program preferred.
C. Experience: Minimum of three-five years hospital pharmacy experience preferred.
D. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

--- Prepares and dispenses medication orders per physician request according to established policies,
procedures, and protocols.
--- Verifies Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) orders for accuracy and appropriateness. Intervenes when orders are unclear or potentially unsafe or inappropriate
--- Interprets medication orders (verbal and written) and transcribes to computerized patient medication profiles accurately. Maintains accurate, complete patient medication profiles. Trouble shoots/clarifies COE orders.
--- Prepares and dispenses medications, including sterile, chemotherapy, and parenteral nutrition preparations safely and accurately using appropriate techniques.
--- Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law.
--- Ensures safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients according to established
policies, procedures, and protocols.
--- Monitors medication therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, drug-laboratory test interactions, allergies, appropriateness of drug and dose, and therapeutic duplications.
--- Participates in all drug therapy management protocols including, but not limited to; pharmacokinetics, renal dose adjustments, LMWH dosing in obesity, Warfarin dosing, and IV to PO.
--- Reviews/interprets culture and susceptibility data for antibiotic appropriateness and recommends changes, as needed.
--- Reads, extracts, and interprets information in patient charts accurately.
--- Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions and medication errors accurately and in a timely manner.
--- Sustains the formulary by minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols, and promoting rational medication therapy selection.
--- Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners. Recommends evidence-based medication therapy regimens and monitoring plans. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff, as needed.
--- Provides accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the professional staff.
--- Provides drug information to patients and their families/performs applicable medication reconciliation.
--- Utilizes Vigilanz/CPW to document all clinical work. Alerts/activations are acted upon promptly and when warranted, alerts are discussed with a physician.
--- Documents all required double checks.
--- Participates in the quality improvement and medication-use review activities of the department. Collects data; conducts quality monitors and inspections; and maintains logs, records, and other documentation as assigned.
--- Participates in the development and presentation of orientation, education, and training programs to the pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other staffs.
--- Contributes to the quality and effective operation of the department.
--- Supervises and directs pharmacy support personnel. Verifies the daily activities of pharmacy technicians. Participates in the performance appraisal of pharmacy support personnel.
--- Works independently with minimal supervision. Organizes and prioritizes work assignments. Ensures pharmacy services are provided in a timely manner.
--- Answers the telephone, identifying self and department. Directs calls to appropriate personnel. Answers requests at the window.
--- Keeps pharmacy areas and equipment clean, neat, and well-organized.
--- Performs essential duties of the pharmacy supervisors/director in his/her absence.
--- Maintains competence required for current job title/position.
--- Maintains current pharmacist licensure.
--- Attends orientation, education, and training programs. Reviews literature and other materials pertinent to the practice of pharmacy.
--- Completes all competence/skills assessment requirements
--- Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
--- Is punctual and dependable; reports to work as scheduled.
--- Absenteeism and tardiness are within policy guidelines.
--- Maintains a neat, professional, well-groomed appearance. Wears identification badge at all times.
--- Performs work within specified time frames. Adapts positively to frequent interruptions and changes in workload and/or work schedule.
--- Provides courteous, cooperative service to patients, visitors, and staff. Demonstrates good oral and written communication.

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