$128,523.20 - $162,926.40 Annually Location
King County Correctional Facility - Downtown Seattle and Maleng Regional Justice Center - Kent, WAJob Type
Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/weekDepartment
DPH - Public HealthJob Number
Jail Health ServicesClosing
3/27/2023 11:59 PM Pacific Summary Public Health- Seattle & King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.
Jail Health Services, a division of Public Health Seattle & King County, is recruiting for multiple (4) full-time career service, Jail Pharmacists to work in the two King County adult correctional facilities: The King County Correctional Facility in Seattle or the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. Schedule and work location openings will be discussed with candidates.
The Clinical Pharmacist position will provide professional pharmaceutical services. The incumbents are required to be a licensed pharmacist who will be responsible for working within the medication distribution system in a correctional setting, which includes all aspects of filling and dispensing prescriptions. The incumbents will work with other members of the pharmacy team and with the clinic medical staff to provide pharmaceutical care. About Jail Health Services:
JHS provides needed health and social services to the incarcerated population located in the King County jails - King County Correctional Facility (KCCF) in Seattle, WA and Maleng Regional Justice Center (MRJC) in Kent, WA. The primary services we provide include medical, dental, mental health, social and release planning services, treatment of substance use disorders, and pharmaceutical services. We care about the patients we serve and their health outcomes. Our division includes over 230 employees and a bi-annual budget of over $80 million.
The purpose of JHS is to assure that high-quality health and human services are available to the incarcerated population in the King County adult correctional facilities: the King County Correctional Facility (KCCF) in Seattle and the Maleng Regional Justice Center (MRJC) in Kent. The JHS vision is Opening doors to healthier, happier lives, and the mission is To assess and stabilize serious health problems for the detained population of the King County Correctional Facility and the Maleng Regional Justice Center with a focus on transition from jail.
Staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year, JHS provides a broad range of health care to all individuals booked into the jails. For patients with serious mental health or medical conditions, special housing units (psychiatric and infirmary) along with a higher level of services and medical monitoring are provided. Since the patient population varies both in numbers as well as in acuity of health conditions, staffing is adapted and flexed to meet the constantly changing needs of the population.
JHS staff manage the complex health needs of underserved populations many of whom come to the facility without access to care in the community and with decompensated acute and chronic health conditions. Commitment to Equity and Social Justice:
As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.
We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all - in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
Applicants should be committed to working with diverse populations throughout King County to provide excellent customer service to a broad range of cultures, in accordance with the King County Equity and Social Justice Ordinance and the King County Strategic Plan .
Who May Apply:
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
The King County Correctional Facility in Downtown Seattle or the Maleng regional Justice Center in Downtown Kent will be the primary work locations. Selected candidates for this team will maintain ongoing clearance to all jails within King County. These positions are needed on site without the possibility of telecommuting due to the nature of the work.
These are full-time (40 hours/week 1.0 FTE) positions. The Pharmacy Program staff coverage is provided 7 days per week and the Pharmacy business hours are 7am-7pm, including holidays. Specific schedule and work location openings will be discussed with candidates.Job Duties
This position can perform all Jail Health Services Pharmacist duties. Examples of duties include but are not limited to:
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
- Fill and dispense prescription and non-prescription medications for Public Health patients. Deliver and administer medications throughout the Jail.
- Monitor drug therapy prescribed to patients by evaluating patient medical history, clinically significant drug interactions, adverse reactions, therapeutic duplications, drug dosage, and compliance with prescription order.
- Provide drug education to health care providers and patients related to medications prescribed.
- Participate in inventory control of drugs including purchasing, receiving, and placing in stock all drug and pharmacy supplies.
- Participate in quality improvement efforts in health facilities by providing drug use management programs and participating in facility's activities.
- Act as preceptor for pharmacy interns and pharmacy technicians.
- Meet with patients in person for Pharmacy consultation.
- Assist Pharmacy Supervisor in all aspects of Pharmacy operations.
- Meeting with inmates in a 1 on 1 setting.
- Buprenorphine and Coordinated Discharge work.
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- Bachelor's degree in pharmacy.
- Must possess current Washington State Board of Pharmacy Pharmacist license and be in good standing.
- Current knowledge of disease states and other health issues utilizing pharmaceutical therapy, current therapeutic use of drugs, clinically significant drug interactions and adverse drug reactions, and strong clinical pharmacy knowledge and applicability to the health issues addressed by Public Health.
- Current knowledge of drug names, strength, dosage forms, generic equivalents and delivery systems.
- Skilled in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- Must be able to work well as a contributing member of a diverse multi-disciplinary staff.
- Knowledge of inventory control procedures and practices.
- Knowledge of Washington State laws and regulations regarding the practice of pharmacy.
- Knowledge of delegation techniques and principles.
- Knowledge of medication storage and shipping requirements for product stability.
- Knowledge of legal requirements for pharmacy wholesalers relating to re-packaging and returns for credit of medications.
- Mathematics calculation skills for determining weight and strength of solutions for compounding.
- Must possess organization skills; communication skills (oral and written), problem-solving skills, and presentation skills.
- Experience working with physicians, nurse practitioners and patients in person.
Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.To Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.Application process
Applications will be reviewed after the job posting closes. The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
- NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application
- Supplemental questionnaire responses
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the standard information in the application. Providing information only in a resume will not be considered a complete application.
Your application materials must validate your answers to the supplemental questions. If your answers cannot be validated, you will not proceed to the next steps of the process.
The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation. An offer of employment will be contingent on passing a pre-employment physical exam and must maintain security clearance.Supplemental Information:
This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs/applying.aspx
Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time and obtaining required immunizations.
Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.
If you need a disability accommodation in the application or testing process, please call the contact number listed on the job announcement.
Applicants from this job posting may be used to fill temporary or other positions in this classification for a period of up to a year. Additional Information:
Public Health - Jail Health Services follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:
- Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution.
- Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or,
- Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above.
Additionally, PREA standards require that the department consider any incidents of sexual harassment involving an inmate or detainee in determining whether or not to hire or promote anyone.
The above is in compliance with PREA and its implementing regulations, 28 C.F.R. Part 115, Subpart A, Section 115.17, Hiring and Promotion Decisions. Union affiliation:
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King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
- Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
- Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
- Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
- Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
- 12paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
- Generous vacation and paid sick leave
- Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
- Flexible Spending Account
- Wellness programs
- Onsite gyms and activity centers
- Employee giving program
- Employee assistance programs
- Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
- Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .
This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.NOTE:
Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.