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Oregon Health & Science University Transplant Pharmacist 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 the inpatient an outpatient settings. This pharmacist will interact directly with patients, prescribers and care coordinators to develop an interdisciplinary approach to patient care. The primary patient population will be adult heart failure, solid organ transplant (emphasis on heart transplant), and patients with ventricular assist devices. This pharmacist will be expected to contribute to the financial viability of the department and institution.

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, patient education, prior authorization assistance, and responding to drug information requests from providers. 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 within the units this position would service. Responsibilities will continue to evolve as part of an integrated patient care practice

  • BS in Pharmacy or Pharm.D. OHSU may require training or experience in a specialized area at time of recruitment

  • 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

  • Experience managing cardiology patients, familiarity with cardiology literature

  • Demonstrates the ability to enforce pharmaceutical care principles safely and accurately

  • Ability to make age-related modification of drug therapy

  • Ability to make disease-related modification of drug therapy

  • Evaluate medical literature

  • Ability to work independently without minimal direct supervision

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and frequent interruptions

  • Able to communicate effectively both formally and informally, including presentations

  • Project manage

  • 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

  • Licensure in the State of Oregon

  • 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. In addition, within the healthcare setting there can be significant lack of control over the work pace, 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

  • Able to use the 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/Equivalent Experience or Specialist Certification (BCPS, BCCP, etc)

  • PGY-2 Specialty Residency BLS/ACLS certification Vaccination certification   

  • Teaching Certificate    

  • Cardiology, Transplant, Transitions of Care, Discharge Medication Education, Surgical or Internal Medicine Services

  • Pain Management, and Medication Reconciliation

  • Specialist Certifications (BCPS, BCCP, 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 aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Recruitment ID: 2021-13803

External Company URL: dturner

Street: Marquam Hill

Job Type: AFSCME union represented

Posting Department: Inpatient Pharmacy

Posting Pay: $125,217 - $189,614

Posting FTE: 0.65

Posting Schedule: Monday - Sunday, variable

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

HR Mission: Healthcare

Drug Testable: Yes

AAEO Language: 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 aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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