Unit DescriptionCare Site Description
Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health – and hope – to our patients.
- Wheat Ridge, CO (estab. 1905)
- Community-based, acute care hospital, Level III Trauma Center
- 2,100 associates, 900 physicians, 600 volunteers
- 338 beds
Services & Expertise
- 5-Star Birthing Center
- Breast Care Center (NAPBC accredited)
- Bridges Integrative Health & Wellness
- Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Heart & Neurovascular
- Primary Stroke Center
- Robotic Surgery
- Senior ER, Behavioral Health & Surgery
- Sleep Center
- Spine Center
- Women & Family Center
Kudos: Lutheran is recognized for quality, safety & patient experience by Truven, the Joint Commission & more!
The Pharmacist provides drug information and assists physician in providing appropriate drug therapy for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. Compounds, prepares, mixes, manufactures and dispenses medicines and preparations. Oversees medications prepared by Pharmacy Technicians.
- Interprets physician orders and intervenes when appropriate for clarification or correction.
- Reviews the patient profile for allergies, interactions, and appropriateness before dispensing.
- Checks dosage for appropriateness for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
- Carefully checks the work of Technicians before initialing labels. Directs Technicians to perform tasks appropriate to current priorities.
- Provides accurate drug information to other health professionals and lay persons where requested.
- Participates in interdisciplinary staff meetings and medical staff meetings.
Quality Improvement and Participation
- Performs nursing station inspections as assigned by the Director.
- Participates in medication use evaluations, records Pharmacist interventions, and adverse drug events.
- Attends departmental Pharmacist meetings.
- Completes controlled drug records accurately.
- Attends inservices for self-development. Teaches classes within the department to Nursing or medical staff when appropriate.
· The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions. Qualifications
- Graduate from an accredited College of Pharmacy, required
- Valid license as a Pharmacist in the State of practice, required
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, required
- One (1) year of experience in a hospital pharmacy setting, preferred