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Pharmacist (PRN)

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Carbondale
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Clinical staff pharmacists fill orders for medications, monitor patient medication therapies, provide drug information, and supervise and direct support personnel. In the absence of the pharmacy manager, a staff pharmacist may be required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the pharmacy manager. They compounds and dispenses medication and other pharmaceuticals according to established operational and pharmaceutical procedures as prescribed by legally authorized and qualified prescribers in the state of Colorado. They review prescriptions, obtains clarifications as necessary and regularly consults with medical, nursing and other professional staff in order to coordinate the delivery of high quality pharmaceutical services to hospital patients.



Fully competent in primary role on unit; performs patient and family assessment and problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved.

Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards.

Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice.

Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their care.

Prioritizes patient's situations and takes appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner.

Makes value-added resource decision for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment and acuity of care.


Keeps patients informed regarding what to expect pre/during/post procedure

Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient's learning style, readiness to learn and self care needs

Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning


Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy.

Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security.

Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct.

Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.)


Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making.

Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within practice; consistent with hospital mission and goals

Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice.

Able to express values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understanding.

Active participant in quality improvement processes.

Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities.

Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to practice


Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and co-worker expectations.

Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous and responsive employee.


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

Pass/No Pass

Demonstrates the ability to assess and interact with customers of all ages, recognizing language and learning barriers, and technology challenges.


Patient Centered:is passionate about patient care, creating positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our patients' expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient's safety above all else.

Teamwork:works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information, provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas

Respect for Others:actively listens to others, takes other opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly. He/she demonstrates respect for others by being timely with communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance. The employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients, visitors, and other stakeholders

Accountability:takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by the hospital's guiding philosophies and policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders. He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other members of the work team. takes personal pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to all internal and external customers

Integrity:is truthful, trustworthy, and principled. He/she demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior in all interactions with others. The employee's word can be trusted. Behavior is consistent with these AVH Core Values


  • 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

Hire in rates:

Minimum: $60.72/hr

Mid-point: $78.94/hr

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Snowmass , Pharmacist (PRN), Other , Carbondale, Colorado

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