Clinical Pharmacist - Investigational in Portland, OR

$100K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

Ohsu Healthcare   •  

Portland, OR 97201

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers


Not Specified years

Posted 48 days ago

Functions/Duties of PositionThe purpose of this position is to provide the services of a licensed pharmacist responsible for the safe provision to and use of both investigational and standard-of-care medications by patients who are enrolled in research studies, on the 10D nursing unit, or treated by an OHSU Infusion Clinic. The position provides 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 yearof 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 todischarge. The pharmacist must possess strong communication skills for patient education and work collaboratively with inpatient and outpatient interdisciplinary teams including but not limited to research staff, 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 coordination of care for the patient as he/she transitions from one aspect of the medication use system to another is integrated with traditionally centralized functions, such as order entry/verification. This coordinated care model will continue to evolve as part of an integrated decentralized patient care practice.


  • BS in Pharmacy or Pharm.D. PLUS Practice Residency/Equivalent Experience
  • 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, rehabilitiaion, 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
  • 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 judgment
  • Perform systematic problem solving
  • Enforce practice guidelines, standards, and medication related policies
  • Make critical decision
  • Perform key computer related skills including use of the EMR, common word processing, spreadsheet, medical literature and medication databases
  • 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
  • Ability to deal with 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


  • Specialist Certification (BCPS, BCOP, etc)
  • PGY-2 Specialty Residency
  • BLS/ACLS certification
  • Vaccination certification
  • Experience in Oncology pharmacy practice, either inpatient or outpatient
  • Oncology related drug therapy management in patients described in Position Purpose. (Dosage, indications, side effects, etc. of chemotherapy and related adjunctive medications)
  • State of Oregon Pharmacy Preceptor licensure

Valid Through: 2019-10-30

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