Location: Wenatchee, WA
Facility: Central Washington Hospital
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift

Job Description

Position Summary:

  • The Clinical Pharmacist position is responsible for providing clinical pharmacy services to the highest standard of pharmaceutical care principles for each patient within their area of responsibility. Clinical areas of coverage include:
    • Medical responsible for general medicine, oncology, transitional care, and labor & delivery/post-partum/neonatal patient populations.
    • PCU responsible for critical care and progressive care patient populations.
    • Surgical responsible for general surgical and pediatric patient populations.
    • Core – responsible for surgery, ACU, ER, and Cath Lab areas.
    • Back-up for other areas as assigned (Midnight shift, Out-Patient).
  • The position is responsible for therapeutic assessment, interventions, and plans for individual patients as well as patient populations.
Essential Functions:
  • Essential Functions:
    • Assure safe, effective, and cost-effective use of drugs on behalf of the patient through the application of specialized knowledge, skills and professional judgment, while considering the patient’s disease conditions.
    • Maintains knowledge of age specific issues and applies that knowledge to the provision of care within our institution.
    • Assure compliance with hospital and departmental policies, procedures, and practice guidelines.
    • Provide drug information for physicians, nurses, and patients; utilizing specialized knowledge, critical thinking and available drug resources.
    • Coordination of the drug distribution system/pharmacy services for areas of responsibility.
    • Participates as a member of multi-disciplinary rounds.
    • Compliance with formulary management and therapeutic substitution initiatives.
    • Assure on-going improvements in therapy and systems through collaborative problem solving, research and participation in the hospital and department’s organizational performance initiatives.
    • Provide direct supervision of pharmacy technicians. Responsible for overseeing and monitoring the daily activities of pharmacy technicians to appropriately maintain the provision of safe, timely and effective pharmaceuticals.
    • Assists the pharmacy director and other staff in developing and maintaining quality assurance programs, new clinical services, an effective formulary, and appropriate policy and procedures.
    • Supports the continuum of patient care through communication and coordination of home IV drug therapy services with the Home Infusion Pharmacist.
    • Assists in the development of protocols, guidelines and critical pathways.
    • Participates in the training and development of pharmacist, technicians and other health care disciplines as deemed appropriate.
    • Participate as a member of multi-disciplinary and pharmacy committees as deemed appropriate by the Pharmacy Director.
    • The position has independent responsibilities for organizing and planning ones work in order to accomplish daily responsibilities as well as broad goals and objectives.
    • Assist in Adverse Drug Reaction and Medication Error reporting with ideas for prevention of future incidents.
    • Maintain patient confidentiality standards.
    • Positively affects morale.
    • Code Blue participation.
    • Assists the Pharmacy Director in preparing the department for JCAHO review.
    • Meets priorities as established by the Pharmacy Director.
    • Responsible for communicating operational and personal concerns, and opportunities for improvement to department leadership.
  • Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.
  • Required:
    • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (RPh).
    • Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the State of Washington.
      • Washington State Pharmacist License.
      • Pharmacy Internship Board license with review of eligibility for pharmacist licensure.
    • BLS within first year of employment, and recertified bi-annually.
    • Must possess basic computer skills related to Windows navigation, mouse usage, accurate keyboarding, email communication and password management.
  • Desired:
    • Pharm. D.
    • Institutional experience and/or advanced training (hospital acute care, nursing home, home health care, integrated health system).
Additional Information

About Confluence Health: Confluence Health is an integrated, rural healthcare delivery system with two hospitals, multi-specialty care in 30+ service lines and primary care in 11 communities across north central Washington State. Our 270 physicians and 130 advanced practice clinicians serve an area of approximately 12,000 square miles and cover nearly every corner of this region through specialty outreach. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost effective manner. Our Setting and Lifestyle: We are located in the heart of Washington State and just 2.5 hours east of Seattle. Our region offers a diverse array of recreational opportunities in breathtaking landscapes, from alpine country to the high desert, orchards to vineyards, cross country skiing to fly fishing and everything in between. Cycling, mountain biking, rafting, hiking; it is all right here. The region also offers a family friendly environment with excellent schools and cultural and art activities for the entire family.