PeaceHealth Pharmacist in Bellingham, Washington

PeaceHealth is seeking a Pharmacist for a 0.000001 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Variable shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 155411

JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for performing all necessary functions to ensure optimal use of medications to achieve specific outcomes that improve a patient’s quality of life. Functions included in providing compassionate pharmaceutical care are both cognitive and medication distribution related and include: dispensing and distributing drugs; advising physicians and patients regarding proper usage of prescribed drugs; collaboration with other healthcare professional to plan, monitor, review and evaluate patient effectiveness; monitoring patients for side effects and drug interactions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Reviews medication orders for appropriateness and accuracy including, but not limited to: contraindications, allergies, dose, route, frequency, duplicate therapy and formulary status.

  2. Interprets, clarifies and rectifies physician medication and IV orders, including the medication reconciliation process.

  3. Interprets, clarifies and rectifies prescriptions and selects medications for outpatient dispensing.

  4. Monitors all patients on specified target drugs and initiates pharmacokinetic dosing protocols.

  5. Evaluates drug therapy for appropriateness and makes drug therapy recommendations to clinician.

  6. Prescribes drug therapy per collaborative drug therapy management agreements/Medical Executive Committee approved protocols.

  7. Dispenses the final product for administration and performs patient counseling.

  8. Detect, monitor and report adverse drug events and medication errors (EIR).

  9. Supervise and train pharmacy technicians to assure accurate order entry, preparation and proper technique.

  10. Supervise and trains pharmacy interns and externs. May serve as preceptor for the intern or extern as defined by the State Board of Pharmacy.

  11. Participate in development of drug protocols and clinical pathways.

  12. Perform drug usage evaluations on selected drugs and reports results to the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee. Completes quality assurance auditing as required for prescriptive authority.

  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy with a BS/PharmD degree required.

Experience/training:

  • Residency or equivalent experience required .

  • Demonstrated basic pharmacy clinical skills.

  • Demonstrated customer services skills.

License/certification:

  • Currently licensed or able to obtain Registered Pharmacist license to practice pharmacy in the state in which caregiver will be working.

  • BLS and ACLS/PALS certification preferred.

Other skills:

  • Basic computer and keyboarding skills including MS Office applications

  • Ability to identify medications and to read graduation marks on syringes and flasks

  • Strong planning, prioritizing and organizational skills

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

  • Ability to think and act independently

  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills

ST. JOSEPH PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion up to 33% of the time.

  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.

  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids.

  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).

REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

PIMC, Whatcom and United:

  • Current Registered Pharmacist license required in the state of WA on date of hire .

There may be more than one opening on this posting.

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package at http://www.peacehealth.org/sites/default/files/externalallbenefits_overview.pdf and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers .

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video , and visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PeaceHealthCareers or LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/peacehealth !

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ at https://www.peacehealth.org/sites/default/files/externalcandidatefaq2.pdf or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org . Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Bellingham, St. Joseph Medical Center (216)

Job Category: Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support

Shift: Variable

Shift Length: 8 Hours

FTE: 0.000001

Work Type: Per Diem/Relief

Hourly compensation starts at: $DOE, more depending on experience

Required Certifications/Licensure: Pharmacist - Washington

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Bellingham || Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support || Pharmacy Services || Per Diem/Relief || OTHER ANCILLARY SVCS