Responsible for managing and directing the day-to-day activities of Clinical Pharmacy Staff. Serves as a clinical resource for the provision of pharmaceutical care and clinical pharmacy services by building effective relationships with staff and departments within the hospital. Ensures safe, appropriate, and economical use of drugs through the application of specialized skills and knowledge in pediatric patient care. Manages up to fifteen direct reports.
The supervisor of clinical pharmacy services will oversee the critical care and/or general medicine/oncology clinical pharmacist float teams.
Department: Pharmacy Hours per week: 40hrs., eligible for benefits Shift: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm. On-call rotation: Every 6 weeks.
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.
Participates in leadership activities for department, contributing to the achievement of goals and objectives. Defines and maintains internal processes for clinical pharmacy services; supports customer service standards and handles escalations. Serves as a champion of organization culture, influencing culture change to support pharmacy objectives.
Facilitates the development, maintenance, and implementation of hospital and department policy and procedures related to regulatory requirements for medication use, preparation, storage, restrictions, and administration. Provides oversight for medication management including evaluation of drug utilization, non-formulary medication approval, drug shortage management, and medication safety review.
Supervises day to day activities of clinical pharmacy staff. Assigns and reviews work, provides work instruction (on-the-job or formal training) and develops team members. Evaluates performance of team members, providing continuous feedback. Manages discipline and performance issues; hires and fires team members. Identifies resource needs and develops recommendations for meeting needs.
Maintains effective working relationships with staff, peers, and senior leadership. Serves as a liaison between pharmacy leadership and pharmacy staff.
Participates in department and hospital wide committees representing the pharmacy.
Provides drug information services by responding to questions regarding medication compatibilities, adverse drug events, regimens, dosing, interactions, storage and disposal, compounding, therapeutic uses of medications and pharmaceutical supplies in a timely manner.
Sustains and implements quality and safety initiatives and practices in the department and throughout the hospital. Reports adverse drug events and medication variances using the hospital variance reporting program (QSRS).
Sustains clinical pharmacy services throughout the organization by providing pharmaceutical care for pediatric patients of all age ranges through participation in multi-disciplinary team rounds and/or care, emergency response, education, guidance, interpretation and analysis of medication related therapeutic issues; documenting pharmaceutical interventions according to departmental standards; performing therapeutic drug monitoring and disease outcome analysis; and timely verification of medication orders in an electronic health record system.
Participate in general pharmacy operations throughout the organization through appropriate medication preparation, dispensing, and inventory control. Provides oversight to pharmacy technicians, interns, residents and students as needed.
Education: PharmD and completion of one year pharmacy residency
Experience: Three (3) years of Pediatric Hospital Pharmacy experience.
Equivalency: Second year of residency specializing in pediatrics or administration
Licensure: Licensed pharmacist in the state of Colorado
PGY1 pharmacy residency - Required.
PGY2 pharmacy residency (pediatrics or administration) PLUS at least 3 years of hospital work experience
5 years of hospital work experience or greater – Strongly Preferred.
Board Certification – Strongly Preferred.
Prior management experience - Strongly Preferred.
Internal Number: 67015
About Children's Hospital Colorado
Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well-being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children's Colorado Network of Care is a 444 Inpatient Bed System with a Level I Pediatric Trauma and Burn Center including its Main Campus Hospital, South Campus Hospital, 16 Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.
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