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Manager Ambulatory Pharmacy

Job ID: 84889
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Manager Ambulatory Pharmacy for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $86.21 – $129.31. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

Relocation assistance may be available.

Under the direction of Director of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, this position is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day, operational, and clinical activities to ensure optimal ambulatory services are provided. The manager facilitates the development, implementation, and maintenance of programs that promote desirable patient outcomes through the use of safe and cost-effective drug therapies. Within scope, ensures compliance, financial management, staff development, patient satisfaction, and quality within the network.


  • Supports PHMG leadership with the development and implementation of pharmacy clinical programs which are designed to enhance quality, improve member service, and enhance cost effectiveness.
  • Assists in the selection, training, development, and evaluation of pharmacy staff. Ensures adequate staffing and effective utilization of resources.
  • Implements medication safety best practices, including vaccine safety, opioid safety, medication recalls, and compliance. Supports network ambulatory medication safety, including safety event review, data analysis, research, and follow-up.
  • Maintains financial sustainability of ambulatory pharmacy services by optimizing and identifying billing opportunities for pharmacists’ services, evaluating patient throughput and workload, and maintaining appropriate staffing ratios.
  • Partners with the Director of Ambulatory Pharmacy to ensure pharmacy services follow professional standards, including state and federal regulatory requirements. Provides regulatory and compliance support for clinics.
  • Reviews quality assurance indicators to determine the effectiveness of the staff in delivering pharmacy services.
  • Partners with ambulatory leadership to ensure policies and procedures are implemented to address and achieve patient care goals, including services across the continuum of care and population health are implemented in accordance with organization, regional, national, state, and federal requirements.
  • Provides response, support, and countermeasure development for safety stops.
  • Maintains appropriate metrics and compliance/audit programs.
  • Develops and maintains internal relationships and external relationships as needed.


  • Doctor of Pharmacy Required: Pharmacy. Rph, BS, Pharm D.
  • Minimum of 5 years Required: ambulatory and hospital pharmacy experience; 2 years of which are in a supervisory capacity.
  • 2 years Required: working knowledge of federal/state pharmaceutical codes, rules, regulations, laws, and procedures applicable to the profession.
  • 2 years Preferred: PGY1/PGY2 Residency.
  • Required Upon Hire: Pharmacist - Washington Registered Pharmacist in State of Practice.
  • Required within 6 months: Licensed Pharmacy Preceptor.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. (Required)
  • Working knowledge of ambulatory pharmacy practice and clinical program design. (Required)
  • Ability to read and apply regulatory compliance guidelines. (Required)
  • Proficient use of computer including MS Office applications. (Required)
  • Ability to work cohesively and collaboratively with other healthcare team members. (Required)
  • Demonstrated leadership skills. (Required)

Working Conditions


  • Ability to move around area with occasional sitting.
  • Occasional squatting/ kneeling/ bending.
  • Fine motor skills to be able to grasp to perform precise procedures frequently.
  • Frequent reaching.
  • Lift/Carry: Occasionally up to 30 lbs.
  • Push/Pull: Occasionally up to 14 lbs. force.

Environmental Conditions

  • Exposure to biohazard, body fluids and airborne particles.
  • Must be able to complete tasks in a noisy environment.


  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

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.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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