Under minimal supervision, assists the Department of Pharmacy and the Pharmacy
and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee with the management of medication utilization and costs at Denver
Health through the development, implementation, coordination and monitoring of various medication use
programs. Examples of such programs include prior authorization, non-formulary request and other
prescribing restrictions, Medication Use Evaluations (MUEs), target drug programs, physician
benchmarking, and provider education. Works in coordination with the Chair of the P&T committee and
the Medication Assistance Program staff to review all non-formulary requests for the organization and
provide decisions on each request. Assists with education of pharmacists and other health care providers
regarding the appropriate use of drug therapy throughout the organization.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy required, PharmD preferred.
Experience: At least one year of experience as a clinical pharmacist with direct involvement in
provision of drug information services and formulary management. Completion of a PGY 1 Pharmacy
Practice residency or equivalent experience is preferred. Completion of a PGY 2 Specialty residency
in specific clinical practice area is preferred. Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) or
specialty area is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: In depth knowledge of medication use processes and drug
information services, which includes current treatment guidelines and literature. Strong
communication and active listening skills. Ability to provide vision and oversight to the medication use
processes throughout the Denver Health organization.
Certificate/License/Registration: Registered Pharmacist in the State of Colorado. All certifications
and licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 500-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, eight family health centers, 13 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, an off-site 100 bed non-medical detoxification unit and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $4 billion in care for the uninsured since 1991. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving thirty percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 160,000 individuals and 40% of Denver’s children.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
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