Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years.
Here, the nation’s brightest nurses, physicians, scientists, researchers, therapists and care providers are creating the future of child health. With an optimist’s outlook, a trailblazing spirit and a celebrated history, we’re making new strides every day.
We’ve been Magnet-designated three times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and are consistently recognized among the nation’s top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
As a national leader in pediatric care, we serve children and families from all over the nation. Our System of Care includes four pediatric hospitals, 12 specialty care centers, 400+ outreach clinics and 7,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric care specialties.
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A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child. Here, it’s different. Do you have what it takes?
Department: Pharmacy Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits Shift: Monday - Friday day shifts. Rotating every other week between 0700 - 1530 and 0900 - 1730. No weekends and no major holidays.
Responsible for the purchasing functions within a pharmacy.
Population Specific Care
a.) Neonate -
b.) Infancy - >30 days to 1yr
c.) Toddlers - >1yr to 3yrs
d.) Pre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrs
e.) School age - >5yrs to 13yrs
f.) Adolescent - >13yrs to 18yrs
g.) Adult - >18yrs to 65yrs
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.
Procures pharmaceuticals, formula, and pharmaceutical supplies from wholesalers and vendors.
Negotiates with pharmaceutical vendor’s price, specifications, product information, availability, deliveries, services and other related matters.
Ensures compliance with approved contracts and responsible for managing vendor relations.
Works collaboratively with group purchasing organization to maximize value generated through relationship.
Assists the director of pharmacy in evaluating vendor performance and pharmaceutical expenditures.
Works collaboratively with 340B Program Coordinator to maintain 340B program compliance.
Assists pharmacy management in management of drug shortages and maintains CHCO Pharmaceutical Availability webpage.
Establishes policies and procedures for purchasing.
Expedites delivery of products as requested.
Communicates to staff shipping information if needed.
Supports and coordinates quality and safety initiatives and practices in the department and throughout the hospital as related to job functions. Reports adverse drug events and medication variances using the hospital variance reporting program (QSRS), files corrective action reports and supports process changes as indicated by environmental sampling program.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Keeps up-to-date with advances in new technology and products.
Maintains broad knowledge of inventory control, state and federal laws.
Strong organizational skill set.
SCOPE AND LEVEL
Guidelines: Developmental, standard, or intermediate level. Guidelines are generally numerous, well established, and directly applicable to the work assignment. Work assignment and desired results are explained by general oral or written instructions.
Complexity: Duties assigned are generally complex and may be of substantial intricacy. Work assignment is performed within an established framework under general instructions but requires simultaneous coordination of assigned functions or projects in various stages of completion.
Decision Making: Decisions or recommendations on non-standardized situations are limited to relating organizational policies to specific cases. Brings non-routine issues to supervisor. Problems that are not covered by guidelines or that are without precedent are taken up with the supervisor.
Communications: Contacts with team members, clients or the public where explanatory or interpretive information is exchanged, gathered, or presented and some degree of discretion and judgment are required within the parameters of the job function.
Supervision Received: Performs work with minimal supervisory oversight. Under general supervision, the employee receives assignments and is expected to carry them through to completion with substantial independence. Work is reviewed for adherence to instructions, accuracy, completeness, and conformance to standard practice or precedent. Recurring work clearly covered by guidelines may or may not be reviewed.
EDUCATION – High School Diploma or Equivalent
EXPERIENCE – Two years of pharmacy inventory and/or purchasing experience.
Pharmacy Tech Experience Preferred
Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job
Audio-Visual: Color Discrimination: Good
Audio-Visual: Hearing: Good
General Activity: Sit: 2-4 hrs. per day
General Activity: Stand/Walk: 4-6 hrs. per day
Motion: Bend: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Lift: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Push: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Reach: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Squat/Crouch: Up to 1/3 of time
Others: Occupational Hazards must be able to meet scheduling demands during all weather conditions
Use of Hands/Feet: Both Hands - Precise Motor Function (Or Fine Manipulation)
Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: Up to 50 pounds: Up to 1/3 of time
Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Occasional.
Exposure: Exposure to chemicals: Regular/Frequent.
Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Occasional.
Exposure: Exposure to skin irritations: Occasional.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Handles multiple priorities effectively.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Independent discretion/decision making.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under pressure.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works day/night rotating shifts.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works night shifts.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, natio
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Internal Number: 65733
About Children's Hospital Colorado
Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16 Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.
A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.