Advanced Clinical Pharmacist for an Inpatient Traumatic Brain Injury Team. This person will work directly with the clinical team and physician, reporting to the Director of Pharmacy. Specific to this role is attendance at Interdisciplinary team rounds, MD rounds and Neuroradiology rounds (TBI). Other Patient conferences such as Discharge planning and Interim Focus Meetings are recommended based upon patient needs. Additionally, this person would be ACLS trained, have a neurology background or be BCPP certified. This person would be responsible for directing the activities of P4 students assigned to their team who are responsible for coordinating formulary, dispensing, outpatient reimbursement and/or transition of care issues to the appropriate team member. (CCM, OT, MD Office, External Providers) Co treatments with Speech Therapists and Occupational Therapists are also part of this role. Individual interests will be encouraged in any numbers of areas. Interdisciplinary care is one of the tenants of the Craig Program and we are continually increasing pharmacist’s involvement in every aspect of the patient’s experience. A minimal amount of staffing maybe required 4-8 hours per week, no regular weekends or evenings. Staffing shifts may include Coumadin management of the day.
The Sr. Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for the safe, efficient and cost effective use of drugs through the application of specialized knowledge, skills and professional judgment. The Sr. Clinical Pharmacist serves as a patient advocate when planning and implementing pharmaceutical care by considering the patient’s disease state, age, background, need for understanding and participation in drug therapy in a fiscally responsible manner. This position is also required to serve as mentor pharmacists to interns and other employees where training activities should include both practical and didactic experiences.
Provide direction to support personnel as required by state law.
Prepare drug monographs for Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Participate in quality improvement activities, assists in maintaining compliance with JCAHO accreditation and other internal and external regulatory standards.
Counsel patients on the safe and appropriate use of drugs. Coordinate ongoing, proactive processes to evaluate and improve safe medication strategies.
Investigate reports of adverse drug reactions, errors or near misses and gather detail about these occurrences’ in order to facilitate process improvement efforts. Develop and maintain investigational drug program.
Analyze in depth patient’s drug therapy for appropriateness and recommend changes to the medical team as necessary.
Interpret and screen medications orders; contact the physician for clarification when needed; input medication orders into the pharmacy computer system; verify and dispense medication orders prepared by the Pharmacy Technicians; Complete medication reconciliation.
Develop and present educational programs for Pharmacy staff such as operational changes, journal discussions, in-service presentations, and/or case studies. (Minimum one quarterly). Provide in-service education on pharmacy related topics to other health care professionals and pharmacy staff at least once per quarter.
Serve as IPPE/APPE Instructor and State Board Preceptor for interns as necessary.
Assume responsibility as primary pharmacist on assigned team and participate in team rounds.
** This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.
Licensure/Certification/Registrations: Current Registered Pharmacist in the State of Colorado in good standing. Colorado State Board Certified Immunizer certification required. Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist Certification preferred.
Education: PharmD degree in Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy; with residency or BCPS certification required.
Experience: 3 to 5 years post-graduate clinical experience with progressing responsibilities.
Skills & Abilities: Excellent organization and customer service skills. Ability to successfully handle multiple priorities and prioritize appropriately. Must be able to successfully and effectively communicate with a variety of personnel. Demonstrated pharmacist skills commensurate with formal training. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Skilled in typing and computer applications.
Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado is a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital that exclusively specializes in the neuro-rehabilitation and research of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Craig is a not-for-profit, free-standing, national center of excellence that has treated more than 31,000 patients with SCI and TBI since 1956.
Craig Hospital offers a pow...erful community of hope and possibility.
Our individualized, comprehensive, and family-oriented approach to inpatient spinal cord injury rehabilitation and treatment creates a caring culture of hope and possibilities. We offer highly specialized and experienced staff, state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities and equipment, proven treatment methods, a large group of patients with similar injuries, and a positive and caring attitude that permeates the hospital.
Craig Hospital provides a comprehensive system of care for patients with brain injury, from the initial days after injury, through inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient treatment, home and community based services, and long term follow-up. Our goal is to help patients return home as independent and prepared for the future as possible.