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CommonSpirit Health Pharmacist in PENDLETON, Oregon

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

  • Provides expert information to physicians, patients, nurses, and others about drugs and other pharmaceuticals with respect to such factors as the appropriateness of drugs in relation to the patient's condition and drug history; the choice of drugs including dosage form, quantity, methods of administration, and alternative therapy for drugs having undesirable side effects; the pharmacological characteristics of drugs including their effects on the human system and the condition being treated and their chemical interaction with other substances in the patient's system; and their physical characteristics such as compatibility with other drugs, forms in which they are or can be manufactured, and expected shelf life.

  • Conducts or participates in the orientation and training of pharmacy students, pharmacy technician trainees, and other professional or technical staff in pharmaceutical principles, practices, operations, and standards.

  • Screens prescriptions and medication orders for completeness, proper authorization, dosage and quantity, therapeutic compatibility, drug interactions and allergies, and clarifies possible problems with appropriate medical staff.

  • Selects, compounds, and dispenses drugs and other pharmaceutical products ordered by physicians, dentists, and other licensed medical practitioners, including the calculation and preparation of solutions for oral, external, intramuscular, and intravenous administration.

  • Supervises or performs the preparation of drug labels and the affixing of labels to the proper containers; ensures the inclusion of appropriate directions for the timing, methods, and precautions to be observed in taking the medication; personally instructs patients in the use of medications when indicated.

  • Takes drug histories and participates as drug consultant with the medical staff in the selection of drug therapy for individual patients, including choice of medications, dosage, strength, frequency and method of administration when appropriate.

  • Other duties as assigned by management

Qualifications

Required Education: Bachelor of Science/Pharmacy Degree. Completion of internship

Required Licensure and Certifications: Licensure as a registered pharmacist by the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy. Membership in the ASHP and other professional memberships preferred.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the patient’s life span, the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status, and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her unique needs. These skills and knowledge may be acquired through previous education, training and/or experience

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Requisition ID 2021-171964

Employment Type Full Time

Department Pharmacy

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Facility / Process Level : Name CHI St. Anthony Hospital

Location OR-PENDLETON

Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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