Under general supervision provides medication therapy management services and collaborates with other health care providers to optimize therapeutic outcomes. . Provides drug information to patients and health care workers as required, according to professional standards. Acts as a consultant for adverse drug reactions. Provides oversight of technical staff.
Responsible for the safe, effective and cost-effective selection and utilization of chemotherapy and biologic medications for outpatient patient population.
Ensures delivery of evidence based pharmacy practice
Interprets and clarifies orders
Researches and responds promptly to drug information requests
Monitors drug therapies for appropriateness and formulary adherence
Provides therapeutic drug monitoring of targeted medications
Monitors drug therapy for potential drug-drug, drug-food, and drug-disease interactions
Advises patients, family and medical staff on use of various medications including dosage, side effects, drug interactions and composition
Handles and triages telephone and pharmacy window requests and inquiries
Ensures the delivery of quality pharmacy services
Directly supervises the work of Pharmacy Technicians
Prepares or oversees the preparation of sterile products including chemotherapy following department policies and USP Chapters 797 and 800
Compounds, labels and packages medications and pharmaceuticals in accordance with all regulatory requirements
Acts as a consultant on medication related issues and assisting in coordinating the drug utilization programs at Denver Health Medical Center.
Assists in the development and maintenance of policies & procedures when warranted
Actively communicates with outpatient infusion center team, inpatient oncology team, and specialty clinics within the program.
Clarifies all outpatient oncology orders, may assist with inpatient oncology orders.
Develops core strategies and guidance for the infusion, oncology, and other in-office administered medications in the program.
Oversees investigation studies related to oncology and non-oncology medications. Stays current on all investigation study protocols and required training
Subject matter expert for USP 797 and 800
Coordinates insurance billing including third party prescription processing when applicable.
Ensures all legal and professional pharmacy requirements are adhered to.
Maintains secure storage and records of all medications.
Maintains medications in accordance with manufacturer's requirements.
Complies with established departmental and DHHA policies and procedures, quality improvement, and safety initiatives.
Maintains an active pharmacist license in good standing to practice in the State of Colorado
Oversees dispensing of other clinic administered medications including:
Medications stored in automated dispensing machines
Patient specific medications
Enhances personal and co-workers' professional growth and development.
Completes and meets the competency standards including education and training that is specific to the patient populations and practice site served. Keeps job knowledge current.
Assists in the training of pharmacists, pharmacy residents, pharmacy interns, pharmacy students, and pharmacy technicians.
Participates in and provides educational programs as applicable.
Keeps current on industry and professional developments.
Attends and participates in departmental meetings, in-services, huddles, and departmental trainings as applicable.
Works cooperatively with other staff members to enhance the team concept.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
* Broad pharmacotherapy knowledge for understanding patient medication therapy needs, and identify/addressing medication transition issues. * Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to interact with other members of the healthcare team and with pharmacy leadership.* Strong organizational skills.* Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness, and attention to detail.* Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports.
Knowledge of USP Chapters 797 and USP 800
In depth knowledge of current evidence based practice, drug information and interactions
Thorough knowledge of pharmacy, drug, narcotic, and related state and federal laws.
Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports.
Computers and Technology
Proficiency with MicrosoftO Office, required.
Proficiency with Epic electronic health record software, preferred.
Proficiency with Beacon and Treatment Plans, preferred.
Proficiency with Pyxis, preferred
* Bachelor's Degree (Required) * Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy required* PharmD preferred.* PGY1 residency experience, preferred* Possession of a valid and active Pharmacist License with ability to reciprocate to Colorado, required.
* Bachelor's Degree (Required) PharmD preferred.PGY1 residency experience, preferredTwo or more years Infusion or Sterile compounding, requiredOne or more year oncology experience, preferredPharmD preferred.PGY1 residency experience, preferredTwo or more years Infusion or Sterile compounding, requiredOne or more year oncology experience, preferred
* Licensed Pharmacist (Required) 1. Required possession of a valid and active Pharmacist License with ability to reciprocate to Colorado1. Required possession of a valid and active Pharmacist License with ability to reciprocate to Colorado
Work Type Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
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About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.