St. Anthony Summit Medical Center is a Level III Trauma Center serviced by Flight For Life® Colorado and nationally recognized for excellence in patient satisfaction. We provide a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Summit County and the surrounding areas including Surgical, Emergency, Critical Care, Birth Center, Orthopedic, Breast Care, Digital Mammography, Breast MRI, Radiology and Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiology, Summit Sleep Disorders Center, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) and Summit Spine Services. Located in the charming mountain community of Frisco, CO, St. Anthony Summit Medical Center has provided 30+ years of service to residents and the visitors who enjoy spending time in these world famous outdoor playgrounds. In addition, Summit Medical Center employs seasonal professionals (Nov. to April) to support Colorado’s nearby ski resorts with on-site urgent care during the busy winter months. Enjoy an exceptional quality of life year-round with walking/bike trails right outside your door, arts and music festivals, and of course skiing, snowboarding and every winter activity imaginable. For more about Summit Medical Center and life in Frisco, CO please visit http://www.summitmedicalcenter.org.
Implement medication use activity and clinical services designed by the Director or designee and implement cost containment measures involving drug utilization in the hospital. Ensure accurate and appropriate dispensing of medications, accurate documentation, provides accurate and complete drug information and provide staff and physician education as appropriate.
Minimum Education Requirements
B.S. or Pharm.D. degree
Minimum Experience Requirements
One-year experience as a pharmacist preferred.
Licensed in Colorado
Position Duties (Essential Functions, including % of time)
Interprets, evaluates, and monitors patient medication orders in a timely manner with a conscientious degree of accuracy and care using the patient medical record and / or pharmacy profile.
Evaluates all orders for appropriateness and safety.
Works with physicians and departments to ensure quality
Participates in emergency alerts to ensure adequate drug supply and appropriate drug use.
Demonstrates high technical skill level in utilizing a variety of pharmaceutical competencies including, but not limited to, calculations, aseptic technique, cytotoxic drug properties, vancomycin / aminoglycosides, infectious disease, TPN, and Pharmacokinetics management.
When appropriate, works with hospice and other outpatient services to ensure adequate drug supply and appropriate drug use.
Monitors the effects of medication therapy in hospital patients and shall be an active participant in patient medication counseling.
Participate in medication reconciliation per facility standard
The pharmacist will coordinate acquisition, distribution, and storage and security of pharmaceutical products and coordinates the ordering, manufacture, and distribution of medications in the hospital.
Provides consultative, clinical, and educational service the health care professionals to provide high quality, cost-effective use of pharmaceuticals.
Provides drug information to the health care team by verbal communications, in-services, memos, and newsletters to ensure appropriate prescribing and administration of medications.
Provides drug information to patients and families, by verbal and written communication to ensure understanding of prescribed medications.
Provides age-appropriate patient counseling to foster patient understanding and optimal outcome as required.
Recognizes and resolves inappropriate orders for medications using knowledge and effective communication with the health care team.
Prioritizes daily workload demands by balancing dispensing requirements with time requirements for the resolution of questionable orders and unit rounds.
Attains professional growth by attending or participating in continuing education programs annually.
Demonstrates ability to remain calm and provide appropriate care in emergency situations.
Participates in interdisciplinary patient care rounds.
Participates in Medication Use Evaluations as established by the Clinical Coordinator.
Participates as a member in interdisciplinary teams maintaining communication and information lines between the pharmacy and other health care professionals.
Actively participates in quality improvement efforts focused on optimizing the department's overall operation and performance. Professional role model for all staff, demonstrating high technical ethical / legal professional pharmacy practices.
Delegates to non-pharmacy personnel in accordance with state Board of Pharmacy and hospital policy.
Provides orientation to new employees.
Actively supports management in establishing standards of practice, noting non-compliance, and participating in corrective action plans.
Maintains patient and other records using pharmacy computer and manual systems to ensure timely and accurate patient billings and compliance with regulatory agencies.
Maintains documentation of clinical activities and facilitates maintenance of adequate supplies.
Documents clinical interventions and interactions with health care providers in clinical documentation program.
Medium Work - (Exert up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs constantly)
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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