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Pharmacy Clinical Manager (INTERNAL ONLY)

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Glenwood Springs
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview:

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.

Job Overview:

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 errors.

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 students
  • Prepares and presents all required agenda items for P&T
  • Contributes to the quality and effective operation of the department by reviewing medication events and following up with appropriate staff.
  • 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 organizational protocols
  • 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 medications.
  • 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 terminology
    • Current State of Colorado pharmacy license
    • Current BLS certification within one year of employment; ACLS recommended

      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 considered.

      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.

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Snowmass , Pharmacy Clinical Manager (INTERNAL ONLY), Executive , Glenwood Springs, Colorado

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