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Providence Lead Clinical Pharmacist - Inpatient in Hood River, Oregon


Lead Clinical Pharmacist - Inpatient - Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital - 0.9 FTE, Variable

We are seeking a Lead Clinical Pharmacist - Inpatient that will be coordinating the daily organizational and operational activities of the Central Pharmacy. Acts as immediate supervisor to pharmacists and technicians involved in medication distribution. Maintains and adjusts staffing as required per workload/staff availability.

This position will work days and evenings (4 9-hour shifts) starting as early as 6am and ending as late as 7:30pm. In addition, you will be expected to work 1-2 weekends per month (both Saturday and Sunday) from 7:30am to 5pm. You will also be expected to be on-call for nights 2-3 shifts per week. When you work weekend shifts, Saturday and Sunday will be your on-call nights.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provides quality patient care in an efficient, caring manner. Adapts to fluctuating workload. Carries fair share of workload. Utilized non-patient care time to maintain department. Needs little or no direction in accomplishing daily work.

  • Drug orders are processed accurately in a timely manner. Utilizes information systems timely and accurately. Properly documents clinical interventions and drug information requests.

  • Reviews patient records and orders regarding drug therapy taking into consideration age and disease state. Recommends and initiates changes as appropriate; is successful in improving patient outcome through monitoring, intervention and patient education consistently.

  • Initiates and effectively utilizes problem solving skills to promote a positive work environment and interpersonal relationships, while maintaining professionalism and confidentiality.

  • Attends 80% of staff meetings. Maintains current knowledge of memos distributed and relevance to daily operations. Maintains education/in-services file current. Meets department and hospital education/in-service requirements. Adheres to hospital policies and procedures as well as state and federal laws.

  • Reviews and interprets physician's orders to assure that the drug, dosage form, and dose is appropriate for the patient's age, weight, and co-morbidities. Checks for drug incompatibilities and allergies, and take appropriate action when necessary. Reviews patient records and orders regarding drug therapy, recommends and initiates changes that are consistent with the patient's age; is successful in improving patient outcome through monitoring and intervention consistently.

  • As required, regularly consults with physicians and nursing staff members concerning the use, availability, dosage form, side effects and possible incompatibilities of new as well as currently used drugs; always take time to clearly explain information to concerned patients.

  • Follows proper computer order entry procedures.

  • Responsible for the completion of all assigned work procedures during the shift, while maintaining the highest standards of quality.

  • For medications defined as part of clinical services (DUE, pharmacokinetics), concurrent interventions and follow-up will be made in order to assure the appropriateness, safety, and efficacy of the medication.

  • Supervises and reviews work performed by supportive personnel.

  • Uses pharmacokinetic principles in establishing patient specific dosage regimens as appropriate and effectively documents all clinical monitoring.

  • Understands the principles of the hospital formulary and follows formulary procedure.

  • Maintains current awareness of and complies with the Quality Management programs, including awareness of current monitors, and participates as indicated.

  • Documents all clinical interventions and workload statistics.

  • Acts as coordinator for daily work flow within the Central Pharmacy.

  • Coordinates staffing and maintains efficient, to include managing staffing shortages and periods of diminished workload.

  • Maintains excellent communication with the nursing floors and physicians related to medication management and delivery service.

  • Assists in meeting regulatory requirements.

  • Represents department in team/committee activities as requested.

  • Participates in departmental management meetings.

  • Evaluates performance of Central Pharmacy staff.

  • Oversees Central Pharmacy orientation and training for new employees, residents and students

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current or eligible for licensure as a Registered Pharmacist in the state of Oregon.

  • Two (2) years of hospital pharmacy experience as a licensed pharmacist.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • PharmD

  • Completion of a pharmacist residency (PGY1 and/or PGY2)

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

About the Team

Providence has been serving the Pacific Northwest since 1856 when Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart and four other Sisters of Providence arrived in Vancouver, Washington Territory. As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence is located in areas ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland.

Our award-winning and comprehensive medical centers are known for outstanding programs in cancer, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's services, emergency and trauma care, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care. Our not-for-profit network also provides a full spectrum of care with leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, outpatient health centers, physician groups and clinics, numerous outreach programs, and hospice and home care.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 119033
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Pharmacy
Job Function: Clinical Care
Schedule: Full time
Shift: Variable
Career Track: Clinical Professional
Department: 5006 PHRH PHARMACY
Address: OR Hood River 811 13th Ave

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.