Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/
Job Description/Job Posting ID: 99117
Recruiter Contact: Hannahwair@centura.org
Clinic/Department: 7311 PAH PHARMACY
Hospital: PORTER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL
Schedule: Part Time
Distributes, controls and monitors drug use in assigned areas in the hospital and educates health professionals and patients regarding that drug use.
- B.S. in pharmacy or Pharm D degree
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
- IV Additive preparation (inpatient);
- Unit Dose dispensing (inpatient)
POSITION DUTIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, INCLUDE % OF TIME)
MEDICATION ASSESSMENT - 30%
Interprets, evaluates, and monitors patient medication orders in a timely manner using the patient medical record and or pharmacy profile.
Dispenses medication in an accurate and timely manner following hospital formulary guidelines.
Participates in Code Blue and other emergency situations to ensure adequate drug supply and appropriate drug use.
Out Patient setting:
Works with hospice and other outpatient services to ensure adequate drug supply and appropriate drug use.
Demonstrates high tech skill level utilizing a variety of pharmaceutical competencies including, but not limited to calculations, aseptic technique, cytotoxic drug properties, and vancomycin / aminoglycosides.
DOCUMENTATION - 25%
Maintains patient and other records using pharmacy computer and manual systems to ensure timely and accurate patient billings and compliance with regulatory agencies.
Facilitates maintenance of adequate supplies by logging need in "Want Book".
COLLABORATION - 15%
Works effectively with physicians and other healthcare providers to provide high quality, cost-effective use of pharmaceuticals.
Provides drug information to the health care team by verbal communications, inservices, memos and newsletters to ensure appropriate prescribing and administration of medications.
Provides drug information to patients by verbal and written instructions to ensure understanding of prescribed medications.
PROBLEM MANAGEMENT - 15%
Recognizes and resolves inappropriate orders for medications using amassed technical knowledge and effective communication with healthcare team.
Prioritizes daily work load demands by balancing dispensing requirements with time requirements for the resolution of questionable orders.
Provides work direction to technicians, interns and externs.
Attains professional growth by attending or participating in at least 12 hours of continuing education programs annually.
Performs special projects and other activities as assigned to increase and improve level of service, skill level, and productivity.
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT - 15%
Assists in design, promotes and actively participates in department-based P.I. Program.
Professional role model for all staff, demonstrating high technical ethical / legal professional pharmacy practices.
Delegates to non pharmacy personnel in accordance with state Board of Pharmacy and hospital policy.
Conduct individualized orientation to new employees and provides on going coaching to all employees.
Identify clinical and operational needs of department and coordinate with peer teams and management to develop and implement interdisciplinary action plan.
Actively supports management in establishing standards of practice, noting non-compliance and participating in corrective actions plans.
Light work - (Exert up to 20lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 10lbs frequently)
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.