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Kaiser Permanente Pharmacist-Relief Pool in Olympia, Washington

This is a temporary (30-40h/week) assignment from Sep-Jan. Afterwards, will have per-diem schedule. Infusion and/or oncology experience preferred.

Relief pool position requires travel and coverage in Silverdale, Olympia, and Tacoma infusion pharmacies.

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 the last five (5) years.


  • Bachelors degree in pharmacy or PharmD required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Pharmacist License (Washington) required at hire

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience interacting with an inter-disciplinary team, including physicians, within the last two (2) years

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

  • Knowledge of pharmacy practice standards, laws and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A


TITLE: Pharmacist-Relief Pool

LOCATION: Olympia, Washington

REQNUMBER: 1187856

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, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.