Community Pharmacy, Federal Pharmacy – Public Health
Specialty Practice Areas:
Ambulatory Care, Diabetes, Pharmacy Practice, Primary Care
This position provides the services of a pharmacist to the Old Town Clinic and the Old Town Recovery Center. Old Town Clinic (a designated Health Care for the Homeless program) provides primary care to a population of low income adults with a broad range of physical, behavioral, and social conditions. The pharmacist must have the ability to collaborate with other healthcare providers and other pharmacy staff to provide high quality, patient-centered care that promotes outcomes which improve quality of life. The pharmacist will serve as a link between CCC pharmacy and Old Town Clinic providers. The pharmacist must be able to work independently, set priorities, make critical decisions, and respond to client concerns. The pharmacist will serve the patient by preparing medications, giving pharmacological information to the health care team, and monitoring patient drug therapies. The pharmacist will also be involved in the education and training of pharmacy students. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) language skills preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participate in the development of collaborative care protocols for several disease states, including but not limited to hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma, and COPD.
Participate in the development and managing of a Medication Therapy Management program.
Participate in the development of a Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and perform drug usage and evaluation reports as needed for this committee.
Ensure safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients according to the established laws, rules, policies, procedures, and protocols.
Review medication orders for appropriateness and accuracy
Prepare and dispense medication orders per prescriber requirements according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
Supervise and train pharmacy interns and externs. May serve as a preceptor as outlined by the State Board of Pharmacy.
Provide in-service training to pharmacy and clinic staff as appropriate.
Provide drug information service to providers and other healthcare professionals when requested or appropriate (e.g. cost-effective drug alternatives)
Report adverse drug reactions, drug defects, and medication errors according to procedure.
Adhere to all state and federal privacy regulations, including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2, and to CCC policies and agreements regarding confidentiality, privacy, and security. Support compliance with all privacy and security requirements pursuant to community partners’ and outside providers’ patient confidentiality agreements, including privacy and security requirements for EMR access. This includes immediate reporting of any PHI breach of CCC or outside provider health records to the CCC Legal and Quality departments, as well as to the program administrator.
DESCRIPTION OF OTHER DUTIES:
Other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented environment.
Ability to interact with co-workers, patients, and other staff to instill confidence and facilitate communication.
Problem-solving of complex professional practice issues.
Ability to display non-judgmental attitude.
Sufficient manual dexterity and physical ability to perform assigned tasks.
Ability to manage time and meet deadlines.
Ability to work in an atmosphere where people may be hostile or abusive.
Knowledge of de-escalation methods or willing to be trained in these methods.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited pharmacy school, eligible for licensure in the State of Oregon, PGY-1 residency training, (or equivalent training or experience) is preferred.
Current CPR/BLS certification or ability to obtain within 1 month.
Available to work during standard clinic hours.
Bi-lingual, Spanish-speaking preferred.
If in recovery, must be able to document continuous abstinence under independent living conditions or recovery housing for the immediate past two years.
Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background check.
Physical ability to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, pull, and lift heavy objects.
Must adhere to agency’s non-discrimination policies.
Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political affiliation, cultural backgrounds, life-styles and sexual orientations, and treat individuals with respect and dignity.
Central City Concern is a second chance employer and complies with applicable laws regarding consideration of criminal background for employment purposes. Government regulations, contractual requirements, or the duties of this particular job may require CCC to conduct a background check and take appropriate action to address prior criminal convictions.
Old Town Clinic is a National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home, Federally Qualified Health Center, and Oregon Patient-Centered Primary Care Home recognized as one of 30 exemplary clinics in the United States by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2012 through the LEAP (Learning from Effective Ambulatory Practices) Program.