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Providence Health & Services Clinical Pharmacist - Credena Health - Home Services Specialty Pharmacy in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Clinical Pharmacist - Credena Health - Home Services Specialty Pharmacy (0.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable ) to Home Services Building in Portland, OR

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We are seeking a Clinical Pharmacist - Credena Health - Home Services Specialty Pharmacy that will be responsible for coordination of medication related services as it pertains to specialty pharmacy. Responsibilities include promotion of evidence-based, safe, effective drug therapy, standardization of medication practices across the continuum, and coordination with drug procurement, inventory management and billing processes.

Credena Health pharmacists interpret, dispense and monitor all physician prescriptions. Pharmacists provide the best possible drug therapy to Credena Health patients under the highest of professional standards.

The pharmacist works closely with nurses, physicians and allied healthcare professionals to assure that patients receive quality pharmaceutical care, delivered in a safe and efficient manner.

The Credena Health pharmacist performs all duties in a manner that promotes a team concept and reflects the Providence mission, core values, service excellence and behavior standards.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Interpret orders and prescriptions for all medications to be provided to patients

  • Assure that the appropriate dose and route of administration have been ordered and use pharmacokinetic and other dosing regimens to accurately suggest dosing for patients

  • Monitor patient’s clinical status in relation to drug therapy through communication with the nurse clinician, patient, and physician and review laboratory results to detect drug effectiveness, side effects, toxicity and/or adverse reactions

  • Document patient consultation appropriately in the electronic medical record outlining issues regarding the patient and adherence to medication regimen as needed

  • Contribute to smooth transitions of care for the patient between health care settings in collaboration with the physician, floor nurse, clinical nurse, home health nurse, other pharmacist and other professionals

  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of orders in the pharmacy information system addressing all aspects needed to complete accurate billing

  • Complete checking of technician’s work and the dispensing of medication and ancillary supplies required for the proper administration of the product by the specified route of administration

  • Precept pharmacy resident and intern rotations

  • Review patient records and orders regarding drug therapy, recommends and initiates changes that are consistent with the patient’s status. Is successful in improving patient outcome through monitoring and intervention

  • Supervise pharmacy staff to provide an environment conducive to quality pharmacy practice and medication safety

  • Ensure that the patient knows the indications, side effects, drug interactions, and storage of the medication

  • Serve as a drug information resource for physicians, nurses, other health care professionals, and patients

  • Ensure that Credena Health complies with federal and state pharmacy laws as well as meets the standards set forth by The Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies

  • Maintain professional proficiency by attending workshops, seminars and classes to remain current with new developments in drug therapy

  • Provide educational in-services to other pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on the various aspects of drug therapy as requested or needed

  • Train new staff in procedures and departmental policies

  • Maintain awareness of and complies with Quality initiatives and programs


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Currently licensed as a registered pharmacist in good standing by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy or the ability to become licensed prior to employment

  • Comprehensive clinical pharmacy knowledge and practice experience base with emphasis in the field of specialty pharmacy

  • Able to evaluate and synthesize data and apply evidence-based medicine principles to practice

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships with peers and constituents at all levels of the organization

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form with the health care team and with patients

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in hospital IV pharmacy practice

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 comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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 is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Pharmacists

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 324712