Oregon Health & Science University Clinical Pharmacist Relief - Transplant in Portland, Oregon
The purpose of this position is to provide the services of a licensed pharmacist which includes the responsibility for the safe and proper distribution and use of medications in inpatients and outpatients who range in age from neonates, infants less than one year of age, children and adolescents ages 10-18, adults ages 19-65 and the elderly over age 65.
This position is to function at higher decision making and accountability levels regarding medication therapy, proactively affecting medication use by making recommendations at the time prescribing decisions are being made or, in some cases, making independent decisions about medication therapy in cooperation with other healthcare team members. Additional services provided include facilitation of medication reconciliation, discharge counseling, and medication delivery through coordination of care from admission to discharge. The pharmacist must possess strong communication skills for patient education and work collaboratively with inpatient and outpatient interdisciplinary teams including but not limited to providers, nurses, case workers, pharmacists, and technicians, as well as, the teaching and precepting component of students, interns and/or residents.
This is a flexible model where the coordination during transitions of care and medication use system for patients are integrated with traditionally centralized functions, such as order entry/verifications and will continue to evolve as part of integrated decentralized patient care practice.
BS in Pharmacy or Pharm.D.
Licensure in the State of Oregon
Inpatient hospital pharmacy practice: Ability to meet the pharmaceutical care needs of the following patient care types: Acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, long-term care, obstetric, oncology, chemically dependent, HIV, home care, hospice.
Demonstrates the ability to:
Enforce pharmaceutical care principles safely and accurately
Make age-related modification of drug therapy
Make disease-related modification of drug therapy
Evaluate medical literature
Work independently without minimal direct supervision
Handle multiple tasks and frequent interruptions
Communicate effectively both formally and informally, including presentations
Work with a team professionally and collaboratively
Set priorities to respond quickly to emergent situations/requests
Work cooperatively with health-system and pharmacy staff
Communicate effectively and professionally (orally and in writing)
Perform work accurately with attention to detail
Exercise sound professional judgement
Perform systematic problem solving
Enforce practice guidelines, standards, and medication related policies
Make critical decisions
Perform key computer related skills including use of the EMR, common word processing, spreadsheet, medical literature and medication databases
Must be able to handle competing demands from nurses, physicians, pharmacy staff and other healthcare professionals, as they attempt to influence clinical decision-making, clinical policies and practices and work flow
Ability to deal with intense situations on a daily basis
Ability to deal with frequent interruptions (work is often dictated by external factors) that may lead to mental fatigue or stress
Standing, walking, stooping, reaching, talking and hearing
Clarity of vision at 20 feet and 20 inches or less; adjustment of eye to bring object into sharp focus
Ability to handle 1 – 5 pounds by hand frequently; telephone, pager, copier, fax, scanner, personal computer/terminal, common application software
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
PGY-2 Specialty Residency
Outpatient pharmacy clerical rotation, Transitions of Care, Discharge Medication Education, Surgical or Internal Medicine Services, Pain Management, and Medication Reconciliation
Specialist Certifications (BCPS, BCOPS, etc)
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recruitment ID: 2021-10012
External Company URL: dturner
Street: Marquam Hill
Job Type: AFSCME union represented
Posting Department: Inpatient Pharmacy
Posting Pay: $61.09 - $83.86 per hour
Posting FTE: 0.00
Posting Schedule: Monday - Sunday, variable
Posting Hours: 6:00am - 10:30pm, variable; overnights
HR Mission: Healthcare
Drug Testable: Yes