Providence Health & Services PMG Medication Safety Officer in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a PMG Medication Safety Officer (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Office Park in Portland, OR.

In this position you will:

  • Be responsible for leading safe medication practices for Providence Medical Group (PMG) and Clinical Programs.

  • Work to standardize medication error reporting, analysis and prevention strategies, develop standardized safe medication practices, and coordinate support and assessment throughout the Oregon region in ambulatory practices and centralized services.

  • Identify areas for improvement and potential safety risks using internal and external data.

  • Work closely with the Manager, Patient Safety and Quality and the Safety team to integrate medication safety within broader patient safety initiatives and practices.

  • Work with the Manager for the Pharmaceuticals and Biologics Support Team to support ambulatory clinics in maintaining safety standards for drug storage and handling.

  • Collaborate with leadership for all PMG Clinical Pharmacist service lines to identify trends and safety signals with prescribed drug therapy and develop remediation measures.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of an accredited college of Pharmacy. Pharm.D. or M.S. with PGY-1 residency -or- equivalent work experience

  • Current registration and license by the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

  • Washington pharmacy licensure eligible

  • 5 years of experience in an ambulatory clinic or health-system pharmacy setting with demonstration of quality improvement and project management ability shown during that period

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • PGY-2 residency in Medication-use Safety or ambulatory care

  • Direct experience in ambulatory clinical practice

  • Three years of clinical practice experience

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Pharmacists

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 196564