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Clinical Pharmacist Pain Management

Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Professional/Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 103829
Date Posted: Jan 30, 2023

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Clinical Pharmacist in Pain Management – Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Services

Position Overview

This position reports directly to the Manager of Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Services and is responsible for implementing and driving medication-related pain management initiatives that optimize the patient care experience and drive organizational performance. The ambulatory pain management clinical pharmacist will establish a robust clinical pharmacy practice focusing on patient-centered care through medication management and population health strategies to optimize judicious use of opioid and non-opioid therapies, ensure safe prescribing, and promote opioid reduction strategies.

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


  • Develop and maintain a clinical pharmacy practice in area of expertise with the goal of optimizing safe, effective, and affordable medication management
  • Performs patient care duties related to medication management, consultation, and patient education
  • Collaborative development and implementation of pharmacologic pain management plan with primary care physicians and advance practice providers
  • Develop medication-related guidance, policies and procedures aligned with UCHealth pain management strategy and minimizing patient harm
  • Focus on health-system pharmacy initiatives, cost effective therapy, and promotion of start to finish pharmacy care delivery
  • Maintain accountability for utilization of UCHealth outpatient pharmacies as appropriate
  • Serve as the medication expert in area of practice for patients, pharmacists, and other health care professionals
  • Participate in local and system committees with medication-related focus impacting ambulatory care, as appropriate
  • Precepts pharmacy students and residents


  • Minimum Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy from an accredited school of Pharmacy.
  • Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a Pharmacist and any relevant life support certification as determined at position level.
  • Preferred: Completion of PGY1 residency training with significant ambulatory care experience in pain management, or PGY2 in Pain Management and Palliative Care.

  • Preferred: Board certification in area of expertise within 1 year of employment 

The pay range for this position is: $50.76 - $76.14 / 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.

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