Clinical Assistant Professor-Providence St. Peter Hospital Olympia

Position Details

Position Information

Employee Type Faculty
Working Title Clinical Assistant Professor-Providence St. Peter Hospital Olympia
Position Number 52038
College/Area College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hiring Unit Pharmacotherapy
Department Link

WSU College of Pharmacy

Work Location Other
Zip Code 98506
Summary of Duties

WSU College of Pharmacy 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 July 1, 2018. 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.

Additional Information

Competitive benefits available!

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:

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. Pete Hospital see:

Anticipated Start Date 07/01/2018
Tenure Track No
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Appointment Status Temporary
Position Term in Months 12
Monthly Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
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.

•WA pharmacist licensure

Background Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 11/28/2017
Screening Begin Date 12/11/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

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 December 11, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. Inquiries only may be directed to Joshua Neumiller, Chair of Search Committee, via email:

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