Hospital Corporation Of America (HCA) Clinical Pharmacist PRN in Englewood, Colorado

Job Code: 03167-75313 PRN/Per Diem PRN Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado, part of HealthONE,serves as the Rocky Mountain Region s referral center for neurotrauma and asthe region's first Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center,a recognized leader in the most advanced stroke care. A level one traumacenter, Swedish offers patients the highest quality care and the mostadvanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty and isan eight-time winner of the NRC Health Consumer Choice Award.Our facility is an acute care hospital with 368 licensed beds. We are locatedin the south metro Denver area where we have been a proud member of thecommunity for more than 100 years. Annually, Swedish cares for more than200,000 patients with a team of 2,000 dedicated employees, 500volunteers and more than 1,300 physicians.Position Summary:The CLINICAL PHARMACIST is responsible for the safe, effective andcost-effective selection and utilization of medications for the patients inwhich they serve. The pharmacist uses advanced knowledge, skills, andprofessional judgment in all aspects of his or her work.The pharmacist will serve as a leader of pharmacy services including adult andpediatric inpatient areas and satellites, specialty areas such as operatingrooms, and outpatient services. The pharmacist is responsible for directlysupervising support personnel in the immediate assigned area and may act assupervisor in situations as assigned.The pharmacist serves as a patient advocate when planning and implementingpharmaceutical care. By considering the patient s disease state(s),age, lab values, and other pertinent information, the pharmacistevaluates medication orders and intervenes when appropriate. As a member of amultidisciplinary rounding team, the pharmacist will collaborate with otherhealthcare professionals and represent pharmacy in a knowledgeable andprofessional manner. In addition to planning and implementing pharmaceuticalcare, the rounding pharmacist will ensure regulatory and quality measuresare followed (SCIP, Core Measures, etc).Cost-effective utilization of medications will be reviewed by the pharmacistduring patient rounds, order entry and while performing medication useevaluations (MUEs). As needed, the pharmacist will providerecommendations and/or literature to prescribers supporting the use offormulary agents. The specialist will also establish and review evidence-basedorder sets within their practice.Individuals in this position will strive to advance personal and departmentalpharmaceutical knowledge. The pharmacist is expected to stay current onliterature related to pharmacy practice and to engage others in learningthrough staff in-servicing and other education as needed.The pharmacist specialist will be an active member of at least one of thefollowing hospital committees: P&T Committee, Code Blue Committee,Medication Safety, NICU/PICU/Peds, Pain Management, StrokeCouncil, HCAHPS Committee, Infection Prevention, Cancer Committee orother committee as designated by the Director of Pharmacy. The specialist willalso establish at least one project per calendar year with a goal of improvingclinical practice or drug utilization (topic approved by pharmacy management). Licensure/Certification/Registration:Registered Pharmacist in the State of Colorado. BCPS certification preferred.BCLS/ACLS required.Education:B.S. or Pharm D. degree in Pharmacy. Graduate of an accredited residencyprogram preferred.Experience:Minimum of three-five years hospital pharmacy experience preferred.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Prepares and dispenses medication orders per physician request accordingto established policies,procedures, and protocols. Verifies Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) orders for accuracyand appropriateness. Intervenes when orders are unclear or potentially unsafeor inappropriate Interprets medication orders (verbal and written) and transcribes tocomputerized patien