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Date: Jan 29, 2018

Location: Durango, CO, US 81301

Company: Centura Health

Located in the scenic, historic and charming Southwest Colorado town of Durango, Mercy Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is a full-service, acute care hospital with Level III Trauma designation. Recognized by Healthgrades (a leading, independent health care ratings company) with awards for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety Excellence, as well as an “A” Hospital Safety rating  from The LeapFrog Group,  Mercy Regional Medical Center blends state-of-the-art technology  with a serene and comfortable environment to promote well-being and healing.  Specialty services include emergency care, surgical care, cardiac care, an Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence and a Family Birthing Center equipped with every amenity and a dedicated surgical suite.  Durango residents experience an exceptional quality life with world-class outdoor recreation including snow sports, river sports, hiking, biking and more. Learn more about us at:

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 116991

Recruiter Contact: Alison Williams,

Clinic/Department: 7311 MRMC PHARMACY 


Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Variable


Develop, implement, and oversee clinical pharmacy services. Coordinate the maintenance of a cost-effective formulary through drug evaluation, overseeing the buyers at each hospital, and educating physicians and staff. Work with other clinical managers and coordinators to assure quality pharmacy services. Coordinate the pharmacy intern / extern / doctorate student program.



Bachelor's Pharmacy or PharmD required



  • 3 years as a clinical pharmacist, hospital preferred but not required.

  • Understanding of the components of a clinical service Demonstrated understanding of the components of a clinical service.

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

  • Teaching experience obtained during a Pharm.D., residency program, BCPS or other advanced pharmacy certification.

  • Demonstrated experience working with multidisciplinary teams and management.

  • Education or experience in the application of continuous quality-improvement, teambuilding, and individual/team autonomy methodologies in a professional environment.

  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams; management and communication skills



Registered in Colorado.



Leadership 50%;

  • Teaches problem-solving skills to professional departmental staff through modeling, instruction, and the establishment of clear expectations in conjunction with the pharmacy director/manager.

  • Responsible for performance management of assigned professional pharmacy staff. Provides on going performance evaluations for all clinical pharmacists and buyer (where assigned). Teaches problem-solving skills to team leaders and departmental staff through modeling, instruction, and the establishment of clear expectations.

  • Responsible for staff development including:  Coordinating a continuing educational plan and budget, coordinating and developing clinical competency.  Managing information resources including library materials.

  • Develops annual staff competencies, training and assessment programs as required by the Collaborative Drug Therapy Management regulations (CDTM). 

  • Assists with implementation and compliance of applicable Joint Commission standards and other regulatory requirements in conjunction with Pharmacy leadership.


Collaboration 35%

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

  • Participates in multi-disciplinary hospital committees pertinent to pharmacy to improve pharmacy services.

  • Acts as a resource for Hospital Directors, Managers, Coordinators, and others regarding pharmacy services.

  • Responsible for formulary management:  reviews drug classes and recommend additions, substitutions, and deletions to formulary; organizing P&T committee meetings.


Project Management 15%.

  • Demonstrates high technical ethical / legal professional pharmacy practices.

  • Performs special projects and other activities as assigned to increase and improve levels of service, skill level, and productivity.

  • Organizes, performs and presents the analysis of new requested Formulary medications so that safety, efficacy, cost-effectiveness and quality drug therapy are maximized.

  • Cooperates with representatives of other departments and facilities in identifying and solving common or shared problems.

  • Demonstrates proactive leadership in solving interrelated high volume or high risk problems encountered by departmental employees, work team members, and persons in related departments.



Sedentary Work - prolonged periods of sitting and exert/lift up to 10 lbs. force occasionally)

Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. 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. 


Nearest Major Market: Durango
Nearest Secondary Market: Colorado

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