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Providence Health & Services Clinical Pharmacist HIV Specialist in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Clinical Pharmacist HIV Specialist (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

We are seeking a Clinical Pharmacist HIV Specialist who will assist the Infectious Disease physicians, Providence Medical Group, the hospital-based pharmacotherapy clinics, and care teams across the region in the optimization of clinical pharmacy services in infectious diseases. Responsibilities include promotion of evidence-based, safe and effective medication therapy, leadership and oversight of antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases initiatives, and standardization of practices across the continuum of care.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Leads or assists in the development, implementation, and advancement of all aspects of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and pharmacy services in infectious diseases including medication safety initiatives, protocol development, formulary changes/recommendations, alternative medications in response to changes/shortages and changes in response to regulatory requirements, and HIV care.

  • In collaboration with Infectious Disease physicians and site representatives, routinely monitors and reports antimicrobial utilization trends and key performance indicators related to antimicrobial utilization and infectious disease target metrics and identifies and implements interventions to optimize antimicrobial stewardship and improve patient outcomes across the continuum of care.

  • Serves as subject matter expert for pharmacists in antimicrobial stewardship and in the provision of clinical pharmacy services and provides effective, accurate drug information to the healthcare team and patients. Coordinates, facilitates and promotes education, training, competency assessment and performance improvement of pharmacists, pharmacy residents and other healthcare professionals in the appropriate use of antimicrobials.

  • Develops and maintains policies and procedures that promote and enhance patient outcomes through safe, effective, cost-efficient and appropriate medication therapy and ensures compliance with quality and regulatory initiatives including assisting medication safety activities and Joint Commission readiness.

  • Reviews and interprets physician 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 takes appropriate action when necessary. Uses pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles in establishing patient specific dosage regimens and documents all clinical monitoring and interventions.

  • Provides direct pharmaceutical care and supports provision of services within HIV clinic through comprehensive medication therapy management.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate from an accredited college/school of Pharmacy

  • Completion of PGY-1 Residency Training

  • Completion of PGY-2 Residency training in infectious diseases or equivalent education/experience

  • Additional training in infectious diseases

  • Current valid Oregon pharmacy license or license eligible.

  • Board of Pharmacy Specialties certification in Infectious Diseases and/or HIV Specialist (AAHIVS) credential or eligible within 3 years of hire.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in HIV pharmacotherapy management.

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: 245490