Pharmacy Clinical Manager (INTERNAL ONLY)
Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Glenwood Springs
Posted on: May 11, 2022
Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen
Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that
represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of
a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center.
Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO,
includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a
difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we
are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient
care of any hospital across the country.
AVH supports vaccinations as the evidence-based and most effective
means for our community and country to put COVID-19 behind us and
to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths. In order to
better care for our community, as of 10/31/21, AVH requires
COVID-19 Vaccination for all Staff.
This Position Offers:
Highly competitive pay, comprehensive benefits package (including
generous PTO, health insurance within your first 30 days,
retirement), being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, and
four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep.
The clinical pharmacy manager is responsible for coordinating
clinical pharmacy services and ensuring that the pharmacy provides
optimal clinical services on a daily basis. The clinical pharmacy
manager facilitates the development, implementation, and
maintenance of systems that promote desirable patient outcomes
through the use of safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication
therapies. The clinical pharmacy manager will act on behalf of the
Director of Pharmacy in their absence, will manage day to day
operations of the inpatient pharmacy, and will assist in developing
competencies, policies and procedures, and managing medication
Primary Scope of Responsibilities:
- Directs development, implementation, and maintenance of
clinical pharmacy services
- Facilitates the development and implementation of treatment
guidelines, protocols, formulary changes, and critical pathways as
approved by appropriate committees.
- Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient
safety standards of practice.
- Coordinates the selection and safe use alternative medications
in response to medication shortages and provides timely
communication to appropriate providers and nursing departments
- Supervises and instructs pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and
- Prepares and presents all required agenda items for
- Contributes to the quality and effective operation of the
department by reviewing medication events and following up with
- Interprets medication orders (verbal and written) and
transcribes to computerized patient medication profiles accurately.
Determines accuracy of medications by reviewing medication therapy
regimens for drug-drug interactions, allergies, incompatibilities,
appropriateness of drug and dose and therapeutic duplications.
- Prepares and dispenses sterile and chemotherapy compounding as
required using aseptic technique and ensuring compatibility and
stability of all added ingredients. Labels all preparations with
appropriate data and warnings. Also compounds special solutions,
ointments, etc. when not commercially available. Dispenses
medications accurately ensures that they are safe, appropriate,
cost-effective medication therapies for patients.
- Assists with pharmacokinetics consult service, renal dosing
services, IV to PO switch services, antimicrobial stewardship
services, and any other therapeutic drug management per
- Maintains records pertaining to all phases of drug and supply
ordering, storage, and distribution as required by hospital policy
and/or governmental regulations. Completes necessary paperwork for
the preparation of patient charges, pharmacy statistical data,
scheduled drug control records, patient profiles, etc. Ensures all
equipment, balances, Laminar air flow hood, etc. are maintained in
good working order and that work area is maintained in an orderly,
clean and when necessary aseptic manner. Ensures nursing stations
are periodically checked for outdated and overstocked
- Clinical pharmacists identify, resolve, and prevent
medication-related problems. They recommend and monitor patient
medication therapy and provide drug information. Clinical
pharmacists interact with patients, family, and other healthcare
providers as appropriate to ensure continuity of services and to
achieve desired patient outcomes through safe, timely,
cost-effective medication therapy.
- Assumes daily procedural responsibilities of the Director of
Pharmacy in their absence or an emergency situation
Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:
- Graduation from an accredited school of pharmacy and registered
with the State of Colorado to practice pharmacy
- Knowledge of procedures, schedules and basic medical
- Current State of Colorado pharmacy license
- Current BLS certification within one year of employment; ACLS
Benefits & Compensation:
Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of
experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition
team will help you understand how your direct experience will be
Pay range for new hires: $63.16 - $82.13/hr
Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off,
health insurance within your first 30 days, and retirement, which
can be viewed here.
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