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Providence Health & Services Pharmacist in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Pharmacist (Pharmacy, Night Shift, 0.875 FTE,) Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital in Spokane, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Customer Service:

  • Maintain and promote positive, open and honest interpersonal relationships with customers (physicians, employees, visitors, patients, and other PSHMC publics)

  • Provides high quality service to all customers; focuses on understanding customers’ needs and follows through

  • Demonstrate respect for the capabilities, different cultures and or personalities of co-workers and Medical Center publics within the mission/values of PSHMC

  • Communication: Promote and demonstrate effective, open and honest written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-Management: Demonstrate self-management behaviors which reflect a positive image of PSHMC, following established policies and procedures and promote an efficient, cost effective work environment

  • Ownership /Stewardship and Accountability: Demonstrate good stewardship of resources by treating property of customers, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and co-workers with care and respect

  • Teamwork: Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of staff and other disciplines for problem solving without blaming

  • Flexibility: Demonstrate flexibility by readily adapting to different situations to complete work

  • Perform pharmaceutical care programs which include assessment, monitoring and outcomes related to patient drug therapy per department policies and procedures

  • Assessment: Assess and document pharmacotherapy of the patient

  • Monitoring: Promote and monitor the medical/pharmacy therapeutic plan that will produce specific therapeutic outcomes for the patient

  • Outcomes: Evaluate and document outcomes of drug therapy

  • Drug Distribution:

  • Monitor all elements of daily dispensing, inventory, housekeeping and security according to all regulatory agencies and department policies and procedures to ensure quality of services

  • Initiate service promptly upon receipt of an order, follows procedures and makes recommendations to physicians in an organized, professional manner

  • Demonstrate good judgment in the ability to organize the work flow utilizing supportive personnel to maximum efficiency, freeing up time (for the pharmacist) to perform more selective and priority duties

  • Plan work to compensate for unanticipated changes in volume, assignment, emergencies and staffing/scheduling changes

  • Supervise and coordinate the work of technicians for accuracy, neatness and compliance with procedures prior to dispensing; communicates filling problems/errors to technician responsible

  • Assist technician with problems relating to compounding, dispensing or data entry

  • Maintain departmental security and controls distribution of all drugs according to established procedures

  • Utilize drugs and supplies in a cost-effective manner

  • Maintain appropriate stock levels and information as deemed necessary by pharmacy director, nursing clinical managers and regulatory agencies

  • Demonstrate appropriate aseptic technique in the preparation of sterile products

  • Demonstrate ability to appropriately use the TPN compounder and computer

  • Demonstrate appropriate technique in the preparation of chemotherapeutic agents

  • Demonstrate appropriate use of horizontal flow hood

  • Know, understand and follow hospital and department goals and objectives, and policies and procedures

  • Education:

  • Consistently coordinate and/or implements patient education program appropriate for the patient and based on the patient's and/or family's age, ability, willingness and readiness to learn

  • Provide drug education to physicians, nurses, pharmacy students, other hospital staff and patients to enhance drug information and promote rational drug therapy

  • Research drug information questions, evaluates the literature, formulates and presents relevant and organized information verbally or in writing within the established time frame

  • Provide teaching consults to patients and families in a clear, concise and easily understood manner. Adapts communication style and teaching method to age of patient/family member

  • Serve as preceptor for pharmacy students as requested

  • Provide staff development presentation(s) to pharmacists based on established presentation schedule. Pharmacists providing exclusive night shift coverage are excluded from this expectation

  • Conduct lectures and inservices for physicians and other hospital personnel as requested in an organized manner to meet the needs of the audience

  • Leadership & Supervision:

  • Perform leadership functions to guide, direct, supervise and coordinate staff to efficiently achieve and maintain an orderly pharmacy unit (satellite/station)

  • Demonstrate responsiveness to co-workers by listening, providing support, or referring to appropriate resource as indicated (i.e., pharmacy management) to provide a positive work environment

  • Provide constructive feedback to team members concerning appropriate and inappropriate pharmacy interventions and behaviors

  • Assist in the orientation and development of new staff in cooperation with the staff development coordinator or supervisor

  • Consistently inform immediate supervisor in a timely manner when difficult problems, unusual developments or activities occur

  • Consistently recognize own limitations and seeks help from appropriate sources when needed

  • Consistently participate in formulary development and implementation

  • Consistently participate in the development and implementation of pharmacy goals and objectives


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • PharmD -or- Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy

  • Licensed or eligible for license as a Registered Pharmacist in good standing by the State of Washington

  • Acceptable references from former employer(s)

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Training in the concepts of pharmaceutical care

  • One (1) year of hospital setting or residency

  • Experience in a decentralized pharmacy setting

  • Professional affiliations

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital has a commanding presence in Spokane, Washington and is a beacon of hope and healing for patients throughout the region. We have over 600 beds and are chosen by people from across the state for the da Vinci surgical robotic for heart surgery and parents from all over the Inland Northwest who have children with life-threatening conditions know they’ll find the care and comfort they need at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Pharmacists

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 321873