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Providence Health & Services Pharmacist in Polson, Montana


Providence is calling a Pharmacist (Lakeshore Pharmacy, Variable Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, Montana. 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.

In this position you will:

  • Check for appropriate therapeutic use, appropriate dosage, duplicates, allergies, drug interactions, order changes and contraindications.

  • Contact MD if data suggest sub- or supra- Therapeutic drug therapy or if patient safety is at risk.

  • Prepare pharmacokinetic consult if appropriate.

  • Contact MD or nurse as necessary to clarify orders, resolve problems identified during review.

  • Demonstrate the ability to assess patients medication therapy needs based on diagnosis, lab values, medical history, and current physical status.

  • Determine identity, dose and administration schedule of medication or IV admixture ordered.

  • Document intervention and its outcome for use in drug therapy quality improvement efforts.

  • Ensure that dosage form is properly labeled. Attaches any auxiliary labels that are required.

  • Ensure that inpatient medication gets to the inpatient by appropriate transport mechanism.

  • Oversee technician support of the dispensing process and checks work before prescription goes to a patient.

  • Perform calculations necessary for dosage form preparation and compounds the dosage forms.

  • Accurately enter MD medication order into computer system.


Required qualification for this position include:

  • Licensed to practice pharmacy in the state of Montana

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) or Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy

  • Prior hospital pharmacy and outpatient anticoagulation experience

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is a 22-bed critical access hospital in beautiful northwest Montana employing nearly 250 employees, including physicians. With expanding services, building renovations and outstanding technology, our community hospital is the heart of medical care in Polson, Montana and the large, sparsely populated surrounding area. We have close ties to Providence St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center, Providence's tertiary center located 66 miles away in Missoula.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, 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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Pharmacists

Location: Montana-Polson

Req ID: 264478