Company: Virginia Mason Memorial
Posted on: February 14, 2020
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.
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
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Education: Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy required. Doctorate in
Pharmacy preferred. Completion of a post-graduate pharmacy
residency is preferred.
Experience: Previous hospital pharmacy experience preferred.
American Heart Association BLS required.
ACLS & PALS Certification required for outpatient and nursing floor
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 (VMM), part of the Virginia Mason Health
System, is made up of a 226-bed hospital as well as 20+ primary
care and specialty care locations. We are a nonprofit community
hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for 70
years. We are seeking employees with a passion for patients and
We offer a comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental,
and vision coverage; plus we have a generous 401K plan (with an
employer contribution!), competitive compensation, an employee
wellness clinic and continuing education and training. At VMM, we
know the best care is provided by employees who are
Why do we do what we do? As the region's leading health care
provider and Yakima's largest employer, we believe that by
inspiring people to thrive, we can transform lives. Our vision is
to "create healthy communities one person at a time." With such an
important goal, we work together to demonstrate our values of
Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for
everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike.
We would love to hear from you!"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
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