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 patients who range in age from neonates, infants less than one year of age, children and adolescents ages 1-18, adults ages 19-65 and the elderly over age 65.
Function/Duties of Position
- Interprets and evaluates physician's orders and prescriptions for accuracy, completeness and appropriateness.
- Recognizes therapeutic problems, including drug interactions, contraindications, improper dosing and precautions of therapy and toxicities.
- Consults with practitioner when questions or problems are identified.
- Monitors therapeutic response and adverse effects of drug therapy.
- Appropriately reports all adverse drug reactions, drug defects, and medication errors.
- Counsels and trains patients regarding appropriate use of their medications (i.e., purpose, actions, dosage, side effects, storage, precautions, etc.).
- Prepares, labels and controls all medications for patient use.
- This includes assuring proper drug storage in all areas where medications are dispensed, or stored.
- Maintains appropriate records as required by law and hospital policy.
- Counsels and trains patients in the appropriate use of their medications (i.e., purpose, actions, dosage, side effects, storage, precautions etc.).
- Participates in drug product selection, counsels prescribers on the selection of appropriate and cost effective alternatives.
- Researches and evaluates professional literature in response to questions and requests and provides drug informatin to clinic staff and/or OHSU patients.
- Assists with devising, developing and operationalizing programs to ensure the proper use of medications and continuous quality improvement.
- Complete initial and continuing training and competencies for required FWA and DMEPOS programs.
- Advanced pharmacy practice residency
- Inpatient hospital pharmacy practice
Environment, Physical Demands and Equipment Usage:
- Ability to deal with frequent interruptions (work is often dictated by external factors) that may lead to mental fatigue or stress
- Standing for long periods of time
- Ability to perform many of their duties at a computer work station
- Intermittent standing, walking, stooping, crouching, talking and listening
This position comes with fabulous benefits! Highlights include:
- Vacation - up to 208 hours per year pending length of service for full-time employees
- Sick Leave - 64 hours per year for full-time employees
- 10 paid holidays per year
- Comprehensive medical, dental & vision care plans. Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
- $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
- Retirement: Choose between pension plan or employee matching voluntary savings plan
- Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
- Tuition Reimbursement
- OHSU is a non-profit organization, so we qualify for the Public Loan Forgiveness Program
- Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Employee Discounts
All are welcome
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 email@example.com. 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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