Centura Health Pharmacist- Penrose Outpatient Pharmacy in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Centura Health Pharmacy at Penrose Hospital is seeking an on call pharmacist to work in our full service retail pharmacy located inside Penrose Hospital. The pharmacy is open 9:00am-5:30pm Monday-Friday and caters to the needs of discharged patients, hospital staff & the community. Centura Health Pharmacy at Penrose Hospital prides itself on patient service & delivering top quality healthcare in a retail pharmacy setting. Making time to speak with each patient about his or her medication, ensuring each patient’s medication therapy receives full attention and building lasting relationships are our top priorities. The pharmacy also provides the opportunity for pharmacists to dispense unique medications not found in a typical retail pharmacy setting. Pharmacy associates have the work environment of an independent pharmacy with the perks and benefits of Colorado’s largest not for profit hospital system. Centura Health Pharmacy at Penrose Hospital provides medications via courier to other facilities. If you are ready to experience retail pharmacy in a healthcare setting apply online.

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. In 2008 we opened St. Francis Medical Center to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. It is also serves as Southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate our tenth consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted. For more information about Penrose – St. Francis Health Services, visit http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 128862_

_Recruiter Contact:_ Jenahuddleston@centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 7317 PSF RETAIL PHARMACY*


_Schedule:_ As Needed

_Shift:_ Variable

_Job Summary_

Implement medication use activity and clinical services designed by the Director or designee and implement cost containment measures involving drug utilization in the hospital. Ensure accurate and appropriate dispensing of medications, accurate documentation, provides accurate and complete drug information and provide staff and physician education as appropriate.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

  • B.S. or Pharm.D. degree Required

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • One year experience as a pharmacist preferred.


  • PHARM - Licensed in Colorado required

_Job Responsibilities (essential functions identified with a * )_

Medication Assessment

  • Interprets, evaluates, and monitors patient medication orders in a timely manner with a conscientious degree of accuracy and care using the patient medical record and / or pharmacy profile.*

  • Evaluates all orders for appropriateness and safety.*

  • Works with physicians and departments to ensure quality*

  • Participates in emergency alerts to ensure adequate drug supply and appropriate drug use.*

  • Demonstrates high technical skill level in utilizing a variety of pharmaceutical competencies including, but not limited to, calculations, aseptic technique, cytotoxic drug properties, vancomycin / aminoglycosides, infectious disease, TPN, and Pharmacokinetics management.*

  • When appropriate, works with hospice and other outpatient services to ensure adequate drug supply and appropriate drug use.*

  • Monitors the effects of medication therapy in hospital patients and shall be an active participant in patient medication counseling.*

  • Participate in medication reconciliation per facility standard*

Medication Distribution

  • The pharmacist will coordinate acquisition, distribution, and storage and security of pharmaceutical products and coordinates the ordering, manufacture, and distribution of medications in the hospital.*


  • Provides consultative, clinical, and educational service the health care professionals to provide high quality, cost-effective use of pharmaceuticals.*

  • Provides drug information to the health care team by verbal communications, in-services, memos, and newsletters to ensure appropriate prescribing and administration of medications.*

  • Provides drug information to patients and families, by verbal and written communication to ensure understanding of prescribed medications.*

  • Provides age-appropriate patient counseling to foster patient understanding and optimal outcome as required.*

Problem Solving

  • Recognizes and resolves inappropriate orders for medications using knowledge and effective communication with the health careteam.*

  • Prioritizes daily workload demands by balancing dispensing requirements with time requirements for the resolution of questionable orders and unit rounds.*

  • Attains professional growth by attending or participating in continuing education programs annually.*


  • Participates in Medication Use Evaluations as established by the Clinical Coordinator.*

  • Participates as a member in interdisciplinary teams maintaining communication and information lines between the pharmacy and other health care professionals.*

  • Actively participates in quality improvement efforts focused on optimizing the department’s overall operation and performance. Professional role model for all staff, demonstrating high technical ethical / legal professional pharmacy practices.*

  • Delegates to non pharmacy personnel in accordance with state Board of Pharmacy and hospital policy.*

  • Provides orientation to new employees.*

  • Actively supports management in establishing standards of practice, noting non-compliance, and participating in corrective action plans.*

  • Demonstrates ability to remain calm and provide appropriate care in emergency situations.*

  • Participates in interdisciplinary patient care rounds*


  • Maintains patient and other records using pharmacy computer and manual systems to ensure timely and accurate patient billings and compliance with regulatory agencies.*

  • Maintains documentation of clinical activities and facilitates maintenance of adequate supplies.*

  • Documents clinical interventions and interactions with health care providers in clinical documentation program.*

_Physical Requirements_

  • Light work - (Exert up to 20lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 10lbs frequently)

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.