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Job ID: 38673
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.60
Benefit Eligibility: Part-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Pharmacist for a Part Time, 0.60 FTE, Variable position.  Hourly compensation starts at $62.14, more depending on experience.


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.


  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.



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


  • Demonstrated basic pharmacy clinical skills.
  • Demonstrated customer services skills.


  • 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.


  • 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


Northwest Network – St. Joseph Medical Center:

  • Pharmacy Residency Preceptor preferred
  • Northwest Network - Anticoagulation Clinic:
  • Certification in Ambulatory Care or Geriatric Pharmacy Certification is preferred.
  • Requires certification in Anticoagulation Therapy OR currently enrolled in such a program and be certified within a 6 month period of being hired.
  • Implement, document, and monitor, with health care team, patient anticoagulation management for achievement of desired therapeutic outcomes

Northwest Network - St. Joseph Cancer Center:

  • At least one year of pharmacy oncology experience required
  • BPS Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP) preferred
  • Pharmacy Residency Preceptor preferred

Anticoagulation Clinics in Washington state:

  • Certification required within 6 (six) months of hire: ASHP Anticoagulation Certificate OR University of South Indiana Anticoagulation Therapy Management Program Certificate
  • Implement, document, and monitor, with health care team, patient anticoagulation management for achievement of desired therapeutic outcomes

 Northwest Network - PIMC, Whatcom and United:

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


  • 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. Work involves exposure to hazardous medication and/or sharp instruments.
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time). 

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.  

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