Job Responsibilities : PHARMACIST II
Salary : $111,696 – $160,524 a year
Company : State of Colorado Job Opportunities
Location : Remote US
Educational requirements : High School
Review the new COVID-19 Compliance in the Conditions of Employment
Who May Apply:
This position is open to Colorado state residents only.
This posting may be used to fill future vacancies at these locations.
The mission of the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) is To protect the citizens of Colorado by holding offenders accountable and engaging them in opportunities to make positive behavioral changes and become law abiding productive citizens
Our vision…Building a safer Colorado for today and tomorrow
In addition to a rewarding meaningful career state employment offers:
- Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the state system;
- Retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans;
- Medical and dental health plans;
- Paid life insurance;
- Short and long-term disability coverage;
- 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick time;
- Employee wellness programs;
- Tuition Reimbursement;
- Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Programs;
- Training opportunities and more.
This position provides comprehensive pharmacy services for inmates with diagnosed or suspected opioid use disorders which include pharmacotherapy for current over-the-counter and prescription medications historical medication therapies and diagnoses to the Medications for Addictions Treatment (MAT) Medical Provider and/or facility provider to all secured correctional facilities within the Colorado Department of Corrections. This position also works in coordination with the MAT medical provider and the Department of Corrections medical providers to provide medication treatment (MAT) recommendations to enhance treatment compliance decrease medication side effects and preventative healthcare.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Provide medication treatment (MAT) recommendations;
- Work collaboratively with MAT medical providers and facility medical providers reviewing medical charts to provide addiction treatment recommendations;
- Review other medical concerns that may impact treatments and provides clinical recommendations;
- Participate in inmate education and counseling regarding medications through tele-health;
- Participate in the development and implementation of pharmacy policies and procedures drug protocols and drug formulary and education materials for clinical staff and patient education;
- Provide education and counseling through extensive knowledge of medication to inmate population;
- Chart consultations and review findings into electronic health records;
- Provide medication recommendations to increase medication compliance decrease side effects reduce drug interactions and educate on other effective medications for medical conditions;
- Ensure compliance with Federal and State regulatory agencies;
- Order inmate labs.
- Applicant must possess a valid active pharmacist license issued by the State of Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).
- Applicant must have two (2) years of full-time experience as a licensed pharmacist. Please detail your experience in the work experience section of the job application.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively within the pharmacy and throughout facilities statewide;
- Strong work ethic exceptional organization skills and the ability to consistently meet work schedule;
- Exceptional problem-solving skills;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Ability to read and comprehend the English language;
- Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing.
- State Service as a Pharmacist;
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree;
- Experience as a Consultant Pharmacist.
Only applicants who meet the minimum and special qualifications for the vacancy will be included in the comparative analysis process.
The Assessment Process: Your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum Qualifications (MQ’s). Applicants that meet MQ’s will be included in the Comparative Analysis process. Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis which may include but is not limited to a suitability screening eSkills Assessment oral assessment written performance assessment or it may include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.
Be sure the Work Experience section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications experience and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job Minimum Qualifications Required Competencies and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and see resume statements will not be accepted in lieu of the Work Experience section of the application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your score rank or inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants.
If you have transcripts a license or other relevant documentation regarding your qualifications upload and attach copies to your application.
In order to process a background investigation your application must include at least (10) ten years of the most current work experience unless experience related to the job for which you are applying is later than (10) years. Failure to provide this information could result in delays and/or elimination from the background investigation process
Toll Free Applicant Technical Support: If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627 Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files and second close the document before you attempt upload (attach) it.
Conditions of Employment: All job offers are contingent upon a successful medical screening by a healthcare professional certifying candidate’s ability to perform the essential functions of the position completed at the applicant’s own expense. Applicant must consent to hold harmless CDOC and its agents and staff from any liability arising in whole or in part from the testing and the use of this information in connection with CDOC’s consideration of application for employment.
Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine as defined by the most recent State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Employees may be required to submit to regular serial testing and reporting.
- Must be 21 years of age;
- Possess a valid driver’s license;
- Possess a high school diploma or GED;
- Have NO felony convictions to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The CDOC shall not hire nor promote anyone who may have contact with an offender who has engaged in sexual abuse which includes acts activity and sexual behavior in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force overt or implied threats of force or coercion or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.
Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States to be appointed to this position. CDOC uses e-Verify an Internet-based system to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. CDOC does not sponsor non-residents of the United States.
- Successfully pass all modules of the Colorado Department of Corrections Basic Training to include English reading comprehension relevant competency assessments and written/practical exams in Defensive Tactics;
- Possess the physical ability to successfully complete Defensive Tactics;
- Lift arms above head and kick as high as own waist;
- Stabilize another person to accomplish a controlled take down;
- Use arms palms of hands shins and feet to deliver blows;
- Withstand impact (slow speed or with a safety bag) on own body from strikes/blows;
- Swing a baton in a striking technique;
- Rotate body 90 degrees with feet planted for striking with foot or using a defensive tactic;
- Get down on one or both knees and up again with multiple repetitions;
- Will be exposed to Oleoresin Capsicum during Basic Training and will be exposed while on assignment;
- Must be able to see and hear in order to observe address and respond to potential breaches in safety and security
- Seize hold control or subdue violent or assaultive persons and defend oneself or others to prevent injury;
- Demonstrate body agility strength of all four limbs and the ability to walk and climb stairs consistently;
- Work in situations involving assaultive behavior physical control of another person and/or restraint situations;
- Deal with individuals with a range of moods and behaviors utilizing tactfulness and a congenial personable manner;
- Work with people of the opposite sex diverse racial ethnic groups mentally ill and emotionally disturbed inmates;
- Communicate by talking listening and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information assignments;
- Work in an environment with fluctuating noise and temperature (hot and cold) which may include working outdoors in inclement weather and/or concrete floor/wall work settings;
- Willing and able to travel;
- Willing and able to work various shifts days afternoons graveyards (nights) which includes a rotating shift schedule;
- TB (tuberculosis) screening is required of all new employees upon hire.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required. Should applicant’s background reveal criminal charges it shall be the responsibility of the applicant to provide the Department of Corrections with written/official disposition of any charges.
The CDOC is committed to a drug and alcohol free work environment. Our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A drug test will be administered to all new employees; employees must successfully pass. Random drug screening will occur throughout employment.
An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (
) postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street 4th Floor Denver CO 80203) or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.
For more information about the appeals process the official appeal form and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to
; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1 State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures Chapter 8 Resolution of Appeals and Disputes at
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SCHEDULED DATES OF POSSIBLE APPLICANT ASSESSMENTS (I.E. EXAMS ORAL BOARDS WRITTEN EXAMS) WILL NOT BE MADE UP. IF YOU FAIL TO SHOW AT THE APPOINTED DATE/TIME MAKE-UPS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.
The State of Colorado believes that equity diversity and inclusion drive our success and we encourage candidates from all identities backgrounds and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore in all aspects of the employment process we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race color religion sex disability age sexual orientation gender identity or expression pregnancy medical condition related to pregnancy creed ancestry national origin marital status genetic information or military status (with preference given to military veterans) or any other protected status in accordance with applical law.
ALL DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FACILITIES AND BUILDINGS ARE TOBACCO FREE.
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PROTECTED CLASSES TO APPLY.