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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor-MultiCare Deaconess Hospital

Washington State University
Spokane, Washington State
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing date
Jul 7, 2022

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Summary of Duties:

Washington State University (WSU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacotherapy, is seeking to hire (1) full-time, annual, non-tenure track, 12- month position, for a Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor (Career Track). The clinical site for this position is the MultiCare Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Washington. This position is co-located on the WSU campus in Spokane within the Department of Pharmacotherapy. The faculty member will be expected to spend a portion of their time on the WSU Spokane campus (approximately a 5–10-minute commute from the hospital).


Responsibilities include: 

  • Develop and maintenance of an innovative transitions of care practice
  • Development of a program of scholarship
  • Supervision of pharmacy students during clinical rotations
  • Didactic instruction.


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. This is a one (1) year renewable appointment with a preferred start date of July 1, 2022. Subsequent renewals are subject to satisfactory performance, mutual consent, and available funding.


Minimum/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. Equivalent training and/or experience will be considered.  Eligibility for Washington pharmacist licensure required.  This position has been designated by the department to require a background check. 


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



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. It also supports the doctor of pharmacy program at our extension campus in Yakima. The department integrates Yakima's clinical faculty members into all aspects of the college, including team-taught courses and precepting students during their advanced practice experiences. For more information on the department, college and WSU, see and



The clinical practice associated with this position would have a focus on transitions of care. This work would include the development, institution, and assessment of interventions whose goals are to improve the quality of care and lower rates of hospital readmission within the MultiCare system in Spokane.


Founded in 1896, MultiCare Deaconess Hospital has a legacy of providing outstanding care to the Inland Northwest. This 388-bed facility offers high-quality inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic imaging, medical, surgical and emergency services. As an acute care hospital, we have a Level III Trauma Center, a Certified Chest Pain Center, a Certified Total Joint Restoration Center, an accredited Primary Stroke Center and is the only hospital in the area to be nationally accredited in bariatric surgery. Deaconess also features a Maternal Fetal Medicine program and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.


Additional Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.


Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
FTE: 1.0
Tenure Track: No
Permanent/Temporary: Temporary

Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end one year after date of hire. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Position Term in months: 12
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA 99202-2131
Department Link: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Screening Begin Date: June 21, 2022
Special Instructions to Applicants: At the time of application, please be prepared to submit the following materials: A letter of application describing your professional goals, relevant academic preparation, and experience; and a current curriculum vitae. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. 


The screening of applications will begin on June 21, 2022, and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. Inquiries only may be directed to Megan Undeberg at

Required Documents: Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter

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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