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Manager of Pharmacy Quality and Medication Use Systems

Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Professional/Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 95154
Date Posted: Jan 30, 2023

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Manager of Pharmacy Quality and Medication Use Systems


The Manager of Pharmacy Quality and Medication Use Systems has direct oversight and responsibility for medication safety, pharmacy quality, and medication formulary management. This position is designed to support delivery of reliable, high quality medication management and safe medication use at the University of Colorado Hospital. This individual also supports the system and local Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committees. The Manager supervises a team of pharmacists, nurses, and support staff. This individual works in close collaboration with members of the pharmacy and quality leadership teams to meet departmental goals aligned with organization’s strategic initiatives. The Manager must exemplify excellent communication skills and expertise in project management, as responsibilities will require development of strong working relationships with interdisciplinary departments and providers.

Work Schedule: Full Time, 80 hours/pay period, Days


  • Continuously evaluates the hospital’s medication management systems for potential safety enhancements; benchmarks the hospital’s systems to medication safety best practices established by entities such as the Institute of Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), The Joint Commission (TJC), and others. Takes appropriate action when gaps are identified.
  • Responsible for tracking, monitoring, and identification of adverse drug events (ADEs) as well as development of processes, technology, and educational solutions to minimize and mitigate the incidence of preventable and non-preventable ADEs.
  • Supports local and system Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committees and associated subcommittees.
  • Monitors medication usage and ensures appropriate utilization of formulary and non-formulary agents.
  • Utilizes data and dashboards to track quality metrics that align with organizational and departmental strategies and goals.
  • Represents the pharmacy department on key programs and committees, including acting as a liaison, recommending policies and procedures, reviewing drug and supply requirements for these programs, and presenting/analyzing data as needed.
  • Directs clinical and operational tasks as it relates to Alaris infusion pumps, including oversight of the drug library updates as well as staff education.
  • Supports and manages the rollout and communication of new initiatives, external collaborations, and special projects within all areas of responsibilities.
  • Supports leadership team to help ensure safe and consistent performance of medication use systems across the University of Colorado Hospital.
  • Manages staff relations including performance management, staff satisfaction, and conflict management.


  • Minimum Required Education: Doctor of Pharmacy from an accredited school of pharmacy
  • Required Licensure/Certification: Colorado state licensure as a pharmacist
  • Minimum Experience: 3 years post-graduate related hospital or quality pharmacy experience

The pay range for this position is: $63.32 - $101.31 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee’s contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years’ employment.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plans to include pension plan and 403(b) matching
  • Paid time off. Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
  • Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
  • Wellness benefits
  • 5 year incentive bonus
  • Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
  • Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year

Loan Repayment:

UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!

UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.

At UCHealth, we do things differently

We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado’s largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it’s a passion.

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There’s no limits to your potential here.

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UCHealth 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 identity, transgender status, 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.

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