Feb 11, 2021

Staff Pharmacist I 7070

  • Vail Valley Medical Center
  • Vail, CO 81657, USA

Job Description

The pharmacist will have experience with inpatient pharmacy and oncology pharmacy practice. They will be trained at both the inpatient pharmacy and at the Shaw Cancer Center, supervising technicians and compounding chemotherapy and non-chemotherapy medications using aseptic technique, closed system transfer devices and following USP<797> and <800> guidelines.
POSITION PURPOSE:
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:
Experience in the healthcare industry is required. Previous experience with a changing work load, schedule, and priorities is preferred.
License(s):
Must have ability to obtain and maintain a State of Colorado Registered Pharmacist license.
Certification(s):

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required

Basic Life Support (BLS) by the American Heart Association required