Legacy Health

Medication Safety Officer

Job Location Good Samaritan Medical Ctr campus
Position Status Regular Full-Time
Requisition ID
19-10996
City
Portland
State/Province
OR
Department
Pharmacy Admin
Avg Hours Per Week
40
FTE
1.00
Pay Range
USD $60.69/Hr. - USD $90.43/Hr.
FLSA Status
Exempt
Union
Non-union
Work Days
Mon-Fri, no weekends
Shift
Day
Shift Length
8

Overview

Can we count on you to ensure the safety of our patients? With your expert knowledge of medication safety strategies and healthcare standards of practice you will help us to create the safest and most welcoming environment for those we treat. Together, we will follow the Legacy mission of making life better for others.

Responsibilities

The Legacy Medication Safety Officer is responsible for the coordination of the activities involving medication safety in the organization. This position provides leadership for medication safety assessments, educates providers and staff on the system-based causes for medication errors, communicates best practices regarding effective medication safety strategies to others within the system and interfaces with hospital site and system pharmacy and quality representatives on medication safety issues. The Medication Safety Officer is responsible for review, analysis and trending of all medication events for the system and participation in any root cause analysis involving a medication event as well as creation or review/revision of patient care policies that impact the safe use of medications. The role of this position is to elevate the importance of medication safety in the Legacy Health.

Qualifications

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy. Advanced degree (MS or PharmD) and/or residency preferred.

 

Experience: A minimum of five years clinical practice experience in a hospital or health system pharmacy practice (or four years plus a year of residency training) required. Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.

 

LEGACY’S VALUES IN ACTION:

Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

Licensure

Current Registered Pharmacist License (RPh) for applicable state required. ACLS and/or PALS required within three months of hire. Completion of ASHP or ISMP Medication Safety Certificate program within 3 years of hire.

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