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Pharmacist

Job ID: 42002
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Pharmacist for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position at the St. Joseph Cancer Center. Hourly compensation starts at $62.14, more depending on experience.

*Offering relocation assistance*

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.

DETAILS OF THE POSITION:

  • Reviews medication orders for appropriateness and accuracy including, but not limited to: contraindications, allergies, dose, route, frequency, duplicate therapy and formulary status.
  • Interprets, clarifies, and rectifies physician medication and IV orders, including the medication reconciliation process.
  • Interprets, clarifies, and rectifies prescriptions and selects medications for outpatient dispensing.
  • Monitors all patients on specified target drugs and initiates pharmacokinetic dosing protocols.
  • Evaluates drug therapy for appropriateness and makes drug therapy recommendations to clinician.
  • Prescribes drug therapy per collaborative drug therapy management agreements/Medical Executive Committee approved protocols.
  • Dispenses the final product for administration and performs patient counseling.
  • Detect, monitor, and report adverse drug events and medication errors (EIR).
  • Supervise and train pharmacy technicians to assure accurate order entry, preparation, and proper technique.
  • Supervise and trains pharmacy interns and externs. May serve as preceptor for the intern or extern as defined by the State Board of Pharmacy.
  • Participate in development of drug protocols and clinical pathways.
  • Perform drug usage evaluations on selected drugs and reports results to the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee. Completes quality assurance auditing as required for prescriptive authority.

WHAT YOU BRING

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
  • 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.
  • Strong planning, prioritizing and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

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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