Transcribe medication orders into the hospital information system, fill orders for parenteral or oral medication, monitor patient drug therapies, and provide drug information.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Interpret medication orders and accurately transcribe them into the computerized patient medication profile.
Monitor drug therapy regimens to evaluate drug selection and dosing, and make recommendations for therapy alterations to the LIP.
Provide care based upon physical, motor/sensory, psychosocial, and safety that is appropriate for the age of the patient served.
Direct and supervise pharmacy technicians.
Provide pharmacokinetic consult services for patients receiving aminoglycocides and other high-risk medications. This also involves interpreting lab data for these medications
Detect and report adverse drug reactions and medication errors according to the approved method
Monitor warfarin patients for therapeutic compliance by testing the INR. Adjust warfarin dosing to maintain INR within appropriate therapeutic range. Order enoxaparin bridging therapy per protocol. Provide direct patient education when requested.
Participate in compliance auditing as requested.
Precept pharmacy students
Compound and dispense pharmaceuticals, including sterile, chemotherapy, and parenteral nutrition products.
Role models the principles of a Just Culture.
Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
Experience in the healthcare industry is required. Previous experience with a changing work load, schedule, and priorities is preferred.
Must have ability to obtain and maintain a State of Colorado Registered Pharmacist license.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required
Basic Life Support (BLS) by the American Heart Association required
Computer / Typing:
Must be adept at typing and using various computer programs. Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
Vail Health, formerly Vail Valley Medical Center, is a nonprofit community health care system serving patients and guests from around the world. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission. Our 24/7 emergency department in Vail is a Level III Trauma Center with a nearby helipad for necessary medical transports.
Vail Health provides a wide array of services and access points including Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Avon and Gypsum, our Edwards medical campus, Eagle Healthcare Center and a multispecialty clinic in Frisco. Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopaedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. In addition, Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center.
The Vail Clinic, which was founded in 1965, officially became “Vail Valley Medical Center” in 1980, its first year as a full-service hospital. At that time, we had one primary location and 25 physicians. Today, Vail Health has locations in nine towns, nearly 1,000 employees, 260 physician partners and 85 volunteers.