Do you have the career opportunities you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the nation's largest provider of healthcare services as an Clinical Pharmacist. Do you want to be a part of a family and not just another employee? Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application today and find out what it truly means to be a part of a team.
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
HCA Healthcare is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ER’s, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility based staff continues to raise the bar in patient care. Ten HCA Healthcare hospitals have been named in IBM Watson Health’s top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data. Swedish Medical Center, part of HCA’s HealthONE, is located in the south metro Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 110 years. An acute care hospital with 408 licensed beds, annually Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of approximately 2,000 dedicated employees, 300 volunteers and 1,400 physicians. With stroke door to treatment times averaging just 20 minutes, Swedish serves as the Rocky Mountain Region’s referral center for the most advanced stroke treatment, and was the state’s first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Swedish also serves as the region’s neurotrauma and orthopedic trauma provider and is the area’s only level I trauma facility with a dedicated burn and reconstructive center. Over 150 facilities regularly transfer highly complex cases to Swedish. Swedish Medical Center offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty including adult and pediatric emergency, heart care, neurology/neurosurgery, pregnancy and childbirth, orthopedics and joint replacement, cancer care, gastroenterology and liver care, gynecology and urology. Additional information about the hospital is available at www.SwedishHospital.com.
The pharmacist specialist is responsible for the safe, effective and cost-effective selection and utilization of medications for the patients in which they serve. The specialist uses advanced knowledge, skills, and professional judgment in all aspects of his or her work.
The pharmacist specialist will serve as a leader of pharmacy services including adult and pediatric inpatient areas and satellites, specialty areas such as operating rooms, Emergency Department, and outpatient services. The specialist is responsible for directly supervising support personnel in the immediate assigned area and may act as supervisor in situations as assigned.
The pharmacist specialist 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 specialist 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 pharmacist will ensure regulatory and quality measures are followed (SCIP, Core Measures, etc).
Cost-effective utilization of medications will be reviewed by the specialist 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 agents. The specialist will also establish and review evidence-based order sets within their practice.
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.
The pharmacist specialist will be an active member of at least one of the following hospital committees: P&T Committee, Code Blue Committee, Medication Safety, NICU/PICU/Peds, Pain Management, Stroke Council, HCAHPS Committee, Infection Prevention, Cancer Committee or other committee as designated by the Director of Pharmacy. The specialist will also establish at least one project per calendar year with a goal of improving clinical practice or drug utilization (topic approved by pharmacy management).
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Registered Pharmacist in the State of Colorado. BCPS certification preferred. BCLS/ACLS required through AHA.
Education: B.S. or Pharm D. degree in Pharmacy. Graduate of an accredited residency program preferred
Experience: Minimum of three years clinical experience required. Previous management/project management experience preferred.
Internal Contacts: Physicians, nursing personnel, IS, and various other departments utilizing pharmacy service
External contacts: Patients, vendors’ representatives, pharmacy students, federal, state and local regulatory agencies.
Degree of Supervision Required:Individual proceeds independently on his/her own initiative, in compliance with law, regulatory bodies, policies, procedures and practices of SMC. Collaborates/coordinates with department leadership, COE and as necessary, also collaborates with other members of the senior leadership team.
Orientation Period: Four to six weeks.
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