Company: Swedish Medical Center
Posted on: October 13, 2019
Description SHIFT: PRN
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem
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
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
--- 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
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
--- 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
John Johnson, Recruiter
HealthONE, Continental Division - HCA Healthcare
4900 S Monaco St Denver, CO 80237
M: 720-415-1706 O: 303-584-8489
HCAhealthcare.com - Connect With Us
Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of
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
--- 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
--- 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
--- Reviews/interprets culture and susceptibility data for
antibiotic appropriateness and recommends changes, as needed.
--- Reads, extracts, and interprets information in patient charts
--- 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
--- 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
--- 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
--- Performs essential duties of the pharmacy supervisors/director
in his/her absence.
--- Maintains competence required for current job
--- Maintains current pharmacist licensure.
--- Attends orientation, education, and training programs. Reviews
literature and other materials pertinent to the practice of
--- 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
--- Provides courteous, cooperative service to patients, visitors,
and staff. Demonstrates good oral and written communication.
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