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STG International Inc. Pharmacist (Tacoma, WA) in Tacoma, Washington

Pharmacist (Tacoma, WA) 

Detention Healthcare

Tacoma, WA

ID: 11714


STG International is seeking qualified candidates for the Pharmacist position to work full-time providing health care to detainees in custody in support of ICE Health Service Corps at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Medical Facility.


  • Reads individual prescriptions and determines the name of the drug, strength, and dosage of drugs to be dispensed.

  • Adjusts prescription instructions and drug quantities to correspond to strengths and dosage forms stocked at the medical clinic.

  • Correlates instructions on the prescription with pharmacy policy limitations and notes such on the prescription.

  • Types accurate and concise labels that precisely convey provider’s instructions to the patients.

  • Fills prescriptions by obtaining the correct drug stock, counting the correct amount of medication, placing the medication in smaller containers, and affixing the prescription label and all appropriate auxiliary labels.

  • Counsels patients on the appropriate use of medication(s), utilizing the patients native language if possible, or medication information handouts in the patient’s native language if available.

  • Answers routine inquiries from doctors, nurses, & other staff related to available drugs in the pharmacy. Answers questions concerning drug reactions, drug interactions, new drugs, etc.

  • Dispenses "over the counter" drugs, as specified in pharmacy formulary without countersignature of physician. 13. Packages bulk drugs (liquids, tablets, capsules, ointments & creams, etc.) into specific quantities and various sized containers.

  • Operates tablet and capsule counting machines and labeling machines for the purpose of repackaging drugs.

  • Places orders for supplies from appropriate sources and tracks supply usage to minimize out of stock items or excess inventories.

  • Responsible for refilling any missing pharmacy drug or supply item used during the night.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS 1. Lifting & carrying weight up to 45 pounds. 2. Reaching above the shoulder. 3. Standing for extended periods of time (6-8 Hours). 4. Performing repeated bending motion. 5. Above average manual dexterity & agility is required when working with unit dose dispensing, typing & operation of the computer.

    Required Skills

  • Expertise in pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics and all management aspects related to the practice of pharmacy in a clinic/infirmary setting.

  • Possess knowledge of grammar, spelling & punctuation to identify and correct errors to insure accurate copy.

  • Possesses knowledge of and is competent in understanding and communicating pharmaceutical nomenclature including generic, chemical & trade names, Latin abbreviations, dosage forms, drug strengths, formulations & English-Metric equivalents.

  • Competent in data entry and ability to work with & analyze numbers, including bookkeeping & basic accounting skills.

  • Competent in the use of office machines including, typewriters, calculators, personal computers & word processing equipment.

  • Competent in the application of computer programs to facilitate management operations in a clinic environment.

  • Possesses ability to work efficiently, accurately & organized in a fast paced environment.

STG International, Inc (STGi) is a workforce solutions company providing comprehensive healthcare delivery, Head Start and management consulting services and human capital solutions help our clients. Our services and solutions help our clients sustain and enhance their operations to better accomplish their mission. STGi offers a competitive benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with company match and a generous PTO policy.

STG International, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

This position is located at 1623 East J Street, Tacoma, WA. View the Google Map in full screen ( .