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Virginia Mason Memorial Pharmacist in Yakima, Washington

ROLE SUMMARY Provides effective, efficient and accurate pharmaceutical care to patients to ensure positive drug therapy outcomes. Coordinates and supervises compounding and distribution of drugs in a safe and accurate manner, acting in accordance with protocols, internal guidelines/standards and regulatory requirements.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES Assures safe, evidence based, and cost effective use of pharmaceuticals and IV products through the application of specialized knowledge, skills, and professional judgment. Serves as a patient advocate when implementing care by considering the patient’s disease conditions, screening for drug misadventures, and being an active member of the healthcare team. Documents direct patient care activities appropriately. Coordinates and facilitates an efficient and clinically appropriate drug distribution and communication system to assure optimal patient care following existing standards of practice and the organizations policies and procedures. Follows through on identified medication errors and adverse reactions to address clinical concerns promptly to prevent recurrence. Provides concise, applicable, comprehensive, and timely responses to requests for drug information from patients and health care providers. Provides residents and students with the opportunities to learn in a positive and supportive environment. Provides leadership and serves as a role model for competent professional practice.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy required. Doctorate in Pharmacy preferred. Completion of a post-graduate pharmacy residency is preferred.

Experience: Oncology experience preferred.


  • Washington State (DOH) Pharmacist licensure required.

  • American Heart Association BLS required.

  • ACLS & PALS Certification required for outpatient and nursing floor locations.

  • Licensure as a pharmacist preceptor by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy is preferred.

  • Washington State Preceptor Certification within 6 months of hire if eligible or within 6 months after becoming eligible.

  • Member in one or more of the following professional organizations is preferred: ASHP, ASCP, WSPA, APhA, or ACCP.

  • Current Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) certification is preferred

“Virginia Mason Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will.”