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Centura Health Littleton , CO 80121

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Littleton Adventist Hospital is a 231-bed, full-service medical center delivering quality care and Level II emergency care for more than 25 years. Located in the Denver suburb of Littleton, CO, the hospital is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, retail, dining, Littleton's charming "old town" area, and abundant outdoor space with trails, nature centers and golf courses. In addition to numerous awards for care excellence, we are also leading the way in health care environmental sustainability. Our associates are actively engaged in protecting the health of our environment, working tirelessly to minimize the negative environmental impacts from our operations. Our sustainable achievements have been recognized with several local and national awards, including the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth for three consecutive years (2014- 2016). View this shor video to learn why our associates love working here and how our mission and culture help to create fulfilling careers: https://centura-21.wistia.com/medias/e0qve9d10v

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 121902

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Clinic/Department: 7311 LAH PHARMACY




Position Summary

Develops, administers, directs, and coordinates strategic and tactical operational activities and programs directly related to Pharmacy services. Includes, evaluating and providing quality services to the identified service lines and working with team members to reduce gaps and overcome service barriers. Provides strategic and tactical leadership. Ensures that work processes are produce high-quality, cost-effective clinical outcomes. Partners with other Clinical Services when necessary and appropriate.

Minimum Education Requirements

B.S. or Pharm.D. degree.

M.S. or M.B.A., preferred.

High school diploma or GED.

Minimum Experience Requirements
3 years in supervisory/management role.

Understanding of all aspects of inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services.

Experience in formulary management (i.e., P&T, MUE, and ADR reporting programs).

Experience working with multidisciplinary teams; management and communication skills.

Education or experience in utilizing continuous quality improvement methods, employee relations, team coaching, and self-directed work teams.


Licensed in Colorado

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

Developing and tracking both operational and capital budgeted items against actual expenditures within acceptable medical loss ration parameters (as determined as the Pharmacy Services portion of facilities costs as a ratio of collected premium and reimbursed fees).

Prepares and submits capital budget requests that meet the objectives of the strategic and tactical business plans of the organization. Additionally, implements cost efficient strategies within each service unit.

Utilizes a thorough understanding of financial concepts and guidelines in managing the entire functional group.

Develops quantifiable indicators.

Monitors and reports expected results.

Identifies and incorporates action plans to achieve budgetary compliance.

Responsible for formulary management.

Oversees purchasing of pharmaceuticals and IV solutions/supplies in compliance with GPO contracts.

Ensures security, proper storage, and accountability of medications throughout the hospitals and outpatient pharmacies.

Determining where integration efforts will be most effective, including identifying areas for improving processes and systems.

Develops an annual QI Departmental Services Plan with monitoring and reporting of expected results along with action plans for improvements.

Maintains and improves pharmacy services. This includes justification of services, assuring appropriate provision of pharmaceutical care.

Develops an annual Departmental Services Strategic Plan with monitoring and reporting of expected results along with action plans for improvements. Identifies department, program, and facility trends and develops proposals (along with cost benefit analysis) to positively impact these trends.

Creating a vision for the Clinical Coordinator's or Team Leader's development which includes goal setting and identifying gaps in the delivery of care that can be reduced through improvement.

Coordinating and providing network resources for unit teams in improving service and delivering services as part of larger, horizontal teams which adhere to providing care along the continuum.

Mentoring and coaching leaders and team members in better understanding their roles in providing care. Improving systems they own to include operationalizing detailed development plans that address personal improvement of competencies needed to be successful as a care given and team member.

Communicating collaboratively to all customer groups to insure that processes and systems used in the Pharmacy Services are thoroughly understood.

Provides internal and external resource guidance for the unit leaders as thy determine ways to improve their processes and systems by accessing networks of resources. *

  • This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.

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.

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