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Providence Health & Services Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Laurelhurst Medical Services (0.0 FTE, Days) to Elderplace Belmont in Portland, OR

We are seeking a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Laurelhurst Medical Services who will work with interdisciplinary teams at Providence ElderPlace to provide pharmaceutical care services to geriatric participants. The pharmacist will provide drug therapy management and consultative services which will include a review of participant's drug profiles, working with prescribers to optimize drug regimen, monitoring quality of pharmacy practice, and providing inservice education to Interdisciplinary Teams. The clinical pharmacist will also serve as ElderPlace's liaison to the dispensing pharmacy. Efforts will focus on optimizing drug therapy outcomes, improving drug utilization, improving patient compliance, preventing adverse drug events, and acting as a drug therapy resource to physicians and other members of the health care team.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide service or care appropriate to the age of the geriatric participants enrolled in the program.

  • Establish effective working relationships with ElderPlace teams and staff for the provision of high quality pharmaceutical care to frail elders

  • Identify and implements drug therapy management opportunities for participants with high risk or high cost drug regimens. These may include, but are not limited to

  • Psychopharmaceuticals.

  • GI drugs.

  • Cardiac drugs.

  • Non-steroid anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs.

  • Provide drug therapy counseling for participants and/or caregivers with multiple or complicated disease states.

  • Pharmacokinetic drug dosing and monitoring.

  • Assist with participant medication histories and consults on prescribing at initial enrollment and care plan revision.

  • Act as a drug information resource for health care providers, participants and caregivers.

  • Provide provider and staff education on drug therapy issues as needed

  • Assist primary care providers in lowering their drug cost experience and maximizing drug therapy outcomes


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy

  • Current valid pharmacy license by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • PharmD

  • Specialty residency in geriatric care or experience in geriatric care drug therapy management

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Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Pharmacists

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 312651