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Are you flexible, adaptable, and ready to enhance your studies while you develop and learn within the UCHealth system? This is an opportunity to learn the future of ambulatory care pharmacy services. This position allows interns to work in three unique areas; Pharmacy Admissions and Transitions of Care Services, Atrium Outpatient Pharmacy and the Medication Access and Renewal Center (MARC).Based on individual performance, the successful intern will have the opportunity to work closely with pharmacists and nurses to provide clinical services in these areas.There will be opportunities to work on projects to complement your academic learning and increase your clinical practice experience.
Pharmacy Admissions and Transitions of Care Services
Perform medication reconciliation on newly admitted patients in order to reduce inpatient medication errors
Address discharge medication barriers
Assist with discharge medication reconciliation
Conduct discharge medication counseling or counseling about the patient's disease state
Provide a list of the patient's discharge medications to their community pharmacy
Follow up with the patient telephonically 2 days after discharge
Atrium Outpatient Pharmacy
Coordinate the fulfillment and bedside delivery of discharge prescriptions by collaborating with the patient, family members and their healthcare team
Conduct discharge medication counseling
Medication Access and Renewal Center (MARC)
Complete prior authorizations for specialty medications by clinically reviewing provider office visit notes, pertinent labs and medication history
Identify appropriate financial assistance options so patients can afford their medications
Conduct periodic clinical assessments of patients taking specialty medications in order to assess medication adherence, occurrence of adverse effects and therapeutic effectiveness.
Assist pharmacists in writing appeal letters and/or identifying therapeutic alternatives for medications denied by insurance
Perform thorough chart reviews to evaluate the appropriateness of refill renewal requests
Authorize refill renewal request using an evidence-based drug therapy management protocol
Participate in assigned education and training programs
Design and present educational programs for pharmacy staff, other medical personnel and patients
Participates in the UCH Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Services quality management programs
Complete administrative and clinical projects
Work a minimum of 12 hours/week throughout the year, including rotating through one weekend day shift every 2-3 weekends
Currently enrolled in an accredited school of pharmacy
Active Colorado Intern License
On-the-job training will be required
First or second year pharmacy students preferred
Previous Pharmacy Technician experience preferred
The University of Colorado Health system is home to five hospitals, three of which hold Magnet designations by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, as well as multiple Nightingale awards for excellence in nursing. Our academic hospital in Aurora, a recognized leader in quality, technological innovation and employee and patient satisfaction, is ranked #1 In Colorado by US News and World Report. Our academic center has accomplished what only 31 other hospitals worldwide have achieved three consecutive magnet designations.
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The University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) system recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender variance, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.
With award-winning hospitals and facilities serving the entire Front Range, University of Colorado Health is the state’s largest and most innovative health system. By integrating the strengths of academic medicine with the finest community health care, we’re able to push the boundaries of medicine and offer our employees endless career opportunities. Here, there are no limits, except those you pla...ce on yourself. Everyone is united by their passion for discovery and their commitment to improving patients’ lives.