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Job ID: 112647

Clinical Assistant Professor-Providence St. Peter Hospital Olympia
Washington State University

Date Posted Sep. 20, 2018
Title Clinical Assistant Professor-Providence St. Peter Hospital Olympia
University Washington State University
Olympia , WA, United States
Department College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filed
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Pharmacotherapy
    Clinical Pharmacy
    Pharmacy - General

WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is seeking to hire a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy. This is a full-time, annual, non-tenure track, 12 month appointment. The primary site for this position is the Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia Washington.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of an innovative clinical practice which may include:
    -Psychiatric medication therapy consultations
    -Assisting in medication reconciliation, comorbidity management, and therapy recommendations for patients involved in Crisis Services in the Emergency Department, and patients admitted to the Inpatient Behavioral Health Center
    -Assess patient’s medication therapy for non-psychiatric comorbidities and work with patients and their insurance companies to ensure that medications are covered and provided to the patient before discharge
    -Assist in the completion of Hospital Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) core measures, to be enforced by Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), through daily chart reviews and progress notes, smoking cessation counseling and prescribing, patient immunization, and collaboration with other healthcare providers to ensure high quality psychiatric care
    -Act as a resource for Providence physicians who hold outpatient psychiatric appointments, including family practice physicians who are called upon to manage psychiatric disorders due to a lack of access to psychiatrists.
  • Supervision of pharmacy students during clinical rotations
  • Provision of instruction in various courses in the PharmD curriculum
  • Provision of service to the department, college, and university
  • Collaborating with college support personnel
  • Development and maintenance of a program of scholarship

The appointment is a one year renewable appointment beginning as soon as possible. Individuals with a strong commitment to an academic career and an interest in innovative teaching and clinical practice models are encouraged to apply. The faculty member will be expected to contribute scholarly work in their area of clinical expertise and support the college through participation in service related activities according to the College’s Promotion Guidelines.

Department: The WSU campus in Spokane houses the main office of the Department of Pharmacotherapy. The department supports WSU-affiliated residency programs at clinical sites in Spokane, Yakima, and Wenatchee and will also support the PharmD program at the satellite campus in Yakima. The department integrates Yakima’s clinical faculty members into all aspects of the college including involvement in team taught courses and precepting students during their advanced practice experiences. For more information on the department, college and WSU see: and

Providence St. Peter is located in Olympia, Washington and is Providence Health & Service’s second largest Washington state hospital. Providence St. Peter features 390 beds in the medical/surgical tower with 42 private rooms in the emergency department (including a four-bed locked mental health evaluation unit), 18 beds in the Psychiatry Building, and 32 beds in the Critical Care Unit. This facility is a non-profit teaching hospital founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1887. Providence St. Peter Hospital offers comprehensive medical, surgical and behavioral health services. It has been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation for cardiology, orthopedics and stroke care. The outpatient surgery center has received national benchmark awards for its work in cataract surgery, knee arthroscopy and many other procedures.
For information on Providence St. Peter Hospital see: :

Required Qualifications:
Candidates must possess a PharmD and have residency and/or fellowship training in one or more of the following areas: teaching, general pharmacy practice, ambulatory care, internal medicine or family medicine. Specialty training in Psychiatry is preferred. Equivalent training and/or experience will be considered.

Eligibility for Washington pharmacist licensure required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Position Specific Qualifications (prior completion or within 30 days of hire):

  • Blood borne pathogen training
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers
  • APhA immunization certificate
  • Completion of mandatory WSU training as outlined by the university and the department.
  • CITI training recommended (WSU IRB)
  • WA pharmacist licensure

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Competitive benefits available

Application Process:
Apply online at: At the time of application, please be prepared to submit the following materials: 1) A letter of application describing your professional goals, relevant academic preparation, and experience; 2) A current curriculum vitae; and 3) complete contact information for three (3) professional references. Letters of recommendation will be requested of these three professional references for candidates invited to the campus interview process.

The screening of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. Inquiries only may be directed to Brian Gates, Chair of Search Committee, via email:

The primary site for the position is in Olympia, WA.

  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

    WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

    WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

    WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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