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Pharmacist-Relief Pool

Location Tacoma, Washington Job Number 973639 Date posted 09/24/2021
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Job Summary: 

Pharmacists at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington ensure that patients receive safe and effective, optimal medication therapy while providing expertise and information to empower patients and prescribers to make informed choices in medication therapy. Pharmacists ensure that pharmacy care is coordinated with the patient care plan.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Interprets prescription orders and dispenses drugs and devices. Counsels patients using clear and effective communication skills and providing written information as necessary. Ensures patient safety by identifying opportunities to prevent unusual occurrences; consistently performs safety checks when dispensing medications; and takes appropriate steps to resolve and report unusual occurrences. Demonstrates dedication to evidence-based medicine by using appropriate references to form recommendation to patients and providers; clearly communicates rationale around mediation therapy selection: stays current on clinical initiatives and priorities: and evaluates clinical appropriateness of medication therapy.

  • Supervises pharmacy assistants, technicians, interns and externs in all aspects of daily pharmacy workflow including the appropriate processing and releasing of prescriptions and customer service.

  • Provides medical, nursing and other clinical staff with information regarding medication use management, drug therapy, preferred protocols and guidelines to include therapeutic values, hazards and uses of medications.

  • Ensures the proper and safe storage of medications and keeps accurate records of such.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum two (2) years of pharmacy practice and technical experience within last five (5) years.

  • Experience interacting with an interdisciplinary team, including physicians within the last two (2) years.


  • Bachelors degree in pharmacy or PharmD required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Pharmacist License (Washington) required at hire


Additional Requirements:

  • Communication, customer service, analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Knowledge of pharmacy practice standards, laws and regulations.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred candidates with infusion experience.

Primary Location: Washington,Tacoma,Tacoma Specialty Center Additional Locations:
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 30 Shift: Variable Workdays: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed. Thr, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 06:00 AM Working Hours End: 11:30 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: J07|UFCW|UFCW Pharmacy Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Renton Admin Adam - O/P Pharmacy 1st Floor-A/Main - 1130 Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.