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Pediatric Critical Care Supervisor

Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 23, 2024

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Position Type
Specialty Area
Work Setting
College / University

Department Overview

This position is expected to develop, enhance, implement, and provide direction for clinical pharmacy services and initiatives. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, employee supervision, education and training of staff, residents, interns, and students, providing leadership and service line development and optimization, involvement in quality assessment and process improvement, and serving as a clinical role model (~60%). In addition, they will staff their service area to maintain their clinical expertise (~40%). The role of this position is to primarily oversee the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit clinical practices and pharmacist team members.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Responsible for providing all clinical duties as outlined in the clinical pharmacist position description.
  • Supervision of Staff:  Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules, and supervises assigned staff, develops performance standards, conducts performance appraisals (PE); and recommends salary increases consistent with Hospital policy and procedures.
  • Program Design & Development:  Development of programs, strategies, facilities and systems for service improvement or expansion in inpatient clinical services. Develop and monitor clinical dashboards and quality metrics related to the departmental goals and their specific clinical pharmacy services.  Participate in the development and implementation of the Department of Pharmacy's strategic plan in alignment with the organization's mission, vision, and values. Develop policies and procedures and treatment guidelines encompassing clinical pharmacy services as necessary. Participate in order set development and updates and Epic functionality and Epic functionality as needed for enhanced clinical care.
  • Process Improvement: Develop new and improved services within the University Hospital through constant evaluation and innovation to enhance clinical pharmacy services.  Establish best practices in their clinical service area to improve patient care outcomes.  Identify and resolve unsafe conditions, inefficient work processes, or opportunities for value analysis.  Assist in managing drug shortages and high-cost medications by providing clinical expertise related to utilization, alternative therapies, and impact on service.
  • Departmental Interdisciplinary Coordination:  Coordinates services in assigned areas with other Pharmacy areas, nursing areas, other Hospital departments, and external agencies to facilitate continuity of care.
  • Teaching:  Coordinates the education and training of pharmacy students and residents as applicable. Direct the work of students/residents and monitor and evaluate their performance. This position is expected to participate in lecturing, teaching, and research related to their service line.

Required Qualifications

  • BS or PharmD in Pharmacy
  • Two years or more of hospital pharmacy leadership experience or residency training
  • Proficiency in an area of clinical pharmacy practice

  • Communication, written, and verbal

  • Contemporary Practice of Pharmacy

  • Licensure in the State of Oregon 

  • PALS   

Preferred Qualifications

  •  PGY-2 in a specialty area and  previous experience in the specialty area
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals or presentations at state or national pharmacy conferences.

  • 2 years of precepting and lecturing experience or ACPE-accredited teaching certificate

  • Certification or Fellowship in a specialty area, if available

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. 

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