Staff Pharmacist I

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Vail Health
October 6, 2021
Vail, Colorado
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Staff Pharmacist I 7070

Vail Health
Vail, Co
180 South Frontage Road West | Vail, CO 81657
Allied Health
PRN/Pool Position, On-Call - Various Shifts
Posted 09/28/2021
Req # 11165
Min:$55.41 Max:$83.12
To us, it's about living life to the fullest while serving our patients, teammates, neighbors and friends. We are dedicated and passionate in everything we do, seeking challenge and appreciating the routes that got us here. Whether our path is clinical or not, we all came to find balance and meaning in our lives within the work we are passionate about and the adventures we live.
  • POSITION PURPOSE: Two to three sentences describing the overall purpose of the position.
    • Transcribe medication orders into the hospital information system, fill orders for parenteral or oral medication, monitor patient drug therapies, and provide drug information.
  • ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Maximum of ten functions in order of percentage of time spent on functions from longest to shortest; do not list anything that does not represent at least 10% of the job’s time. Please include supervisory responsibilities.
    • Interpret medication orders and accurately transcribe them into the computerized patient medication profile.
    • Monitor drug therapy regimens to evaluate drug selection and dosing, and make recommendations for therapy alterations to the LIP.
    • Provide care based upon physical, motor/sensory, psychosocial, and safety that is appropriate for the age of the patient served.
    • Direct and supervise pharmacy technicians.
    • Provide pharmacokinetic consult services for patients receiving aminoglycocides and other high-risk medications. This also involves interpreting lab data for these medications
    • Detect and report adverse drug reactions and medication errors according to the approved method
    • Monitor warfarin patients for therapeutic compliance by testing the INR. Adjust warfarin dosing to maintain INR within appropriate therapeutic range. Order enoxaparin bridging therapy per protocol. Provide direct patient education when requested.
    • Participate in compliance auditing as requested.
    • Precept pharmacy students
    • Compound and dispense pharmaceuticals, including sterile, chemotherapy, and parenteral nutrition products.
    • Role models the principles of a Just Culture.
    • Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
  • This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
    • Experience:
      • Experience in the healthcare industry is required. Previous experience with a changing work load, schedule, and priorities is preferred.
    • License(s):
      • Must have ability to obtain and maintain a State of Colorado Registered Pharmacist license.
    • Certification(s):
      • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required

        Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required

        Basic Life Support (BLS) by the American Heart Association required

    • Computer / Typing:
      • Must be adept at typing and using various computer programs. Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
    • Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.
    • Education:
Benefits Summary: This position offers a 403(b) retirement plan, employee assistance program, sick pay, POOL differential pay, annual bonus potential, amongst others.
As a condition of employment, Vail Health requires COVID-19 vaccination of all clinical and non-clinical staff.
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