The Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist works independently, at the highest level of clinical practice within OHSU Primary Care Clinics. They are an integral part of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. The Pharmacist practices under collaborative drug therapy management (CDTM) agreements to initiate, modify or discontinue medication therapy for specific disease states (diabetes, hypertension, COPD, smoking cessation etc) and as a consultant for intensive medication therapy management services within their clinic(s). Responsibilities may include the provision of both direct and indirect patient care, professional consultants, drug information services and other clinical pharmacy services. The Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist duties include, but are not limited to:
Promoting the appropriate economical, safe and effective use of medication therapy
Maintaining collaborative and comprehensive medication therapy management services. This shall include physical assessment, ordering lab and diagnostic tests necessary to manage medication therapy, referring patients to appropriate health care providers as needed, performing patient triage functions and independently initiating, adjusting and discontinuing medications.
Deliver direct care to patients through a variety of modalities which may include but are not limited to: face -to-face care, telephone, clinical video teleconferencing (when and if available), shared medical appointments, group education classes and/or secured messaging interactions.
Document encounters and clinical decisions in electronic
Respond to requests sent by other members of the health care team
Maintaining a collaborative management relationship with the patient\u2019s care team.
Assist provider by approving refill requests as outlined by Pharmacist refill protocol (pharmacy services compliance reviewing now).
Provide professional consultative services related to other health care providers. Professional consultative services include but are not limited drug information services (pharmacist may refer extensive, time consuming drug information request to OHSU drug information service), formulary management and medication recommendations.
Function independently in day to day clinical and administrative duties associated with the position. In general, uses a high degree of professional judgment to solve complex problems which routinely arise throughout the work day and other clinical pharmacy services in addition to traditional dispensing services and other services as required. The pharmacist will assist medical personnel and patients with drug information. the pharmacist will help provide direction to pharmacy interns, residents, and technicians.
The pharmacist will experience competing demands on their time from clinic staff and/or patients and will need to effectively multi-task and prioritize demands. The pharmacist must deal with intense situations on a regular basis. The expectation is to provide patients with exceptional customer service at all times. Additionally, within the healthcare setting, there can be a significant lack of control over the workplace, with frequent interruptions (work is often dictated by external factors) that may lead to mental fatigue or stress. This position requires standing for long periods of time. Additionally, this candidate will need to perform many of their duties at a computer work station. There will be intermittent standing, walking, stooping, crouching, talking and listening
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