Develop pharmacy skills and competencies in various medical and psychiatric pharmacy practice areas, empowering residents to provide drug-therapy consultations and therapeutic drug monitoring
Develop teaching skills to the level of earning a teaching certificate
Enhance written and oral communication skills
Develop effective organizational, integrative and evaluative skills, which will help residents develop cost-effective and patient-orientated pharmacy services
Provide data and research experiences in a psychiatric pharmacy setting through initiation and completion of a clinical research project
Orientation to Forensic Psychiatry, Central Pharmacy, Pharmacy Administration and Drug Distribution Systems, Informatics and Drug-Use Policy.
Residents work in the medical, geriatric/neurology and Guilty Except for Insanity (GEI) units). They also participate in longitudinal programs in the areas of drug-use policy/ Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee, research projects and education.
*Longitudinal rotations that run throughout the year include Drug-Use Policy and P&T Committee, Education, Research and Projects
Perform medication reconciliation, medication histories, medication and lab recommendations and anticoagulation and diabetes management
Participate in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings
Provide educational presentations to multiple audiences, including pharmacy staff, physicians, nurses, drug and alcohol counselors and patients
Take part in P&T Committee, infection prevention, antibiotic stewardship, anticoagulation management, polypharmacy, policies, protocols, newsletters, adverse drug reaction follow up, medication monographs and medication reviews
Coordinate Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) student activities, including but not limited to journal club, disease state monographs, new drug monographs, drug information questions, clinical interventions, case presentations and topic discussion presentations with pharmacy staff
Complete one research project for presentation at a regional or national meeting
Teaching Certificate Opportunity
Through a collaboration between Oregon State University College of Pharmacy and Pacific University College of Pharmacy, OSH pharmacy residents can earn the Oregon Pharmacy Teaching Certificate (OPTC). The didactic, statewide teaching certificate program enables residents to receive teaching experience onsite or at a local college or university.
U.S. citizen with a Doctor in Pharmacy degree from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) school or college of pharmacy
License or eligible for pharmacist licensure in Oregon – Must acquire and maintain a valid license to practice pharmacy in Oregon
Possess a clinical pharmacy foundation
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Basic computer skills
Strong work ethic
Oregon State Hospital participates with the National Match Service program. Upon receiving applications, on-site interviews take place from mid-January through February.
About Oregon State Hospital
Oregon State Hospital (OSH) provides patient-centered, psychiatric treatment for adults from throughout the state who need hospital-level care. The hospital's primary goal is to help people recover from their mental illness and return to the community. Services include psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as community outreach and peer support.
With two campuses, one in Salem and one in Junction City, Oregon State Hospital serves more than 1,400 people per year and employs more than 2,000 staff. Oregon State Hospital operates under the direction of the Oregon Health Authority. The Salem campus has the capacity to serve up to 620 people at a time, and the Junction Campus can serve up to 174.
Hospital-level care includes: 24-hour, on-site nursing, psychiatric and other credentialed professional staff, treatment planning, pharmacy, laboratory, food and nutritional services, vocational and educational services. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Organizations.