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Oregon Health & Science University Pharmacist - Relief 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 drugs 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 levels regarding drug therapy, proactively affecting drug use by making recommendations at the time prescribing decisions are being made or, in some cases, making independent decisions about drug therapy in cooperation with other health team members. This is a flexible model where traditionally centralized functions, such as order entry/verifications, will become part of decentralized practice as the technology associated with patient care evolves.

  • BS in Pharmacy or Pharm.D.

  • Inpatient hospital pharmacy practice

  • Pharmaceutical care principles

  • Age-related modification of drug therapy

  • Disease-related modification of drug therapy

  • Contemporary medication use systems

  • Interpersonal, formal and informal communication, including presentations

  • Project management concepts

  • Systematic problem solving

  • Information systems skills including experience and proficiency in common word processing, spreadsheet, and databases as well as experience and working knowledge of automated pharmacy technology systems

  • State of Oregon Board of Pharmacy -Pharmacist License

  • The pharmacist will experience 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

  • The pharmacist must deal with intense situations on a daily basis

  • Must be able to handle frequent interruptions (work is often dictated by external factors) that may lead to mental fatigue or stress

  • Physical activities: standing, walking, stooping, reaching, talking and hearing

  • Visual: clarity of vision at 20 feet and 20 inches or less; adjustment of eye to bring object into sharp focus

  • Physical demands: 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.

  • Practice Residency or Specialist Certification (BCPS, BCOPS, etc)

  • BLS/ACLS certification

  • Vaccination certification

  • 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

Recruitment ID: 2021-13142

External Company URL: dturner

Street: Marquam Hill

Job Type: AFSCME union represented

Posting Department: Inpatient Pharmacy

Posting Pay: $62.92-$86.38 per hour

Posting FTE: 0.00

Posting Schedule: Monday-Sunday, variable days

Posting Hours: 6:00am-10:30pm, variable hours

HR Mission: Healthcare

Drug Testable: Yes