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Providence Health & Services Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Heart Transplant in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Clinical Pharmacy Transplant Specialist (1.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable) to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland,OR.

In this position, you will:

  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members to provide coordinated, comprehensive medication management and high quality care in both inpatient and ambulatory practice settings.

  • Work with patient populations serviced including (but not limited to) patients with cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory assist devices, heart transplant candidates and recipients.

  • Provide leadership in medication and disease management and serve as a resource to interdisciplinary team members.

  • Be responsible for duties that will predominantly fall into the following areas:

  • Patient Care – Be responsible for providing collaborative drug therapy management (CDTM) services in-person, telephonically, and by e-visits. Upon referral or identification, assess the patient, adjust medications, screen for drug interactions and adverse effects, provide disease/medication education, and explore opportunities to simplify &/or decrease the cost of the medication regimen in collaboration with the prescriber, patient/caregiver and other team members.

  • Disease Management – Utilize registries for chronic diseases and reports/tools to identify target populations/patients and enhance therapeutic outcomes through disease/medication education and drug therapy optimization.

  • Preceptor / Educator – Provide education to providers, staff and patients in written and verbal formats that include formal and informal presentations and publications. Be a drug therapy resource to physicians and other members of the health care team. Participate in the selection and training of Ambulatory Care PGY-2 Pharmacy Residents. Precept other pharmacy residents and students.

  • Pharmacy Support – Work to improve the stewardship of limited healthcare resources. Be responsible for: designing and implementing innovative projects to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of medication therapy.

  • Research/Projects - Participate in multidisciplinary teams focused on outcomes research and disease management projects with the goal of improving


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate from an accredited college -or- school of pharmacy

  • Current valid Oregon pharmacy license or license eligible

  • Completion of a Postgraduate year (PGY)-1 residency training and 2 years experience in transplant pharmacy services.

  • Completion of a specialty/PGY-2 residency in relevant area (e.g., transplant, cardiology, ambulatory, critical care) -or- a minimum of 4 years previous experience of relevant health system pharmacy practice involving direct, collaborative patient care

  • Certified by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties in Pharmacotherapy and/or specific area of practice (e.g., solid organ transplant, ambulatory, cardiology, critical care) within 3 years of hire

  • Current valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant residency

  • Solid organ transplant board certification

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Pharmacists

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 229939