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Pharmacist Applications Systems Analyst

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Vancouver
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Pharmacist Applications Systems Analyst for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 184746



Responsible for the design, analysis, implementation and maintenance of computer-based information systems.  Installs, troubleshoots, maintains and modifies application software.  Works as part of a team consisting of IST and client department caregivers to ensure systems are developed, installed and maintained for optimizing departmental resources.  In addition, brings understanding of pharmacy workflows to systems applications implementation including knowledge of providing compassionate pharmaceutical care, dispensing, and distributing drugs; advising physicians and patients regarding proper usage of prescribed drugs, collaboration with other healthcare professional to plan, monitor, review and evaluate patient effectiveness, and monitoring patients for side effects and drug interactions.



1. Leads projects associated with application implementation and execution.  Applies project management methodology and utilizes standard project management for software in development and maintenance of project plans.

2. Reviews and understands system options and specifications of applications and utilizes the specifications as applicable to make recommendations on use.

3. Consults with customers to understand workflows, processes, data collection, reports details and other technical issues associated with software as they relate to system design and build decisions that support the department's function and goals. 

4. Analyzes design alternatives and makes appropriate design decisions.  Designs, validates and confirms new or changed functionality with the application environment that meets customer specifications.  Understands and translates the business/department functionality into Application configurations and workflow validations.  

5. Builds, tests, and debugs application to ensure the system meets end-user requirements.  Participates in building complete testing plans to validate system parameters and functionality performs as specified.

6. Completes assigned application deployment, management and testing tasks.

7. Assists application and technical team in the on-going management of user request, issues, clinical application problems, and delivery of application enhancements.

8. Maintains project documentation including resources used, decisions, outcomes, agreements, etc.

9. Works with vendors as appropriate to ensure smooth operation of products, reporting and resolution of issues. 

10. Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, or related field; or the combination of professional experience and/or education is required.
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy with a BS/PharmD degree is required.



  • Residency or equivalent experience required. Demonstrated basic pharmacy clinical skills are required. 
  • Two years’ professional experience with hospital software or hardware technology including designing, configuring, training, or implementing applications is required.
  • Experience with clinical and business workflow analysis for development of electronic solutions within assigned application is required.
  • Experience organizing and managing detailed information and working with teams is required.



  • Currently licensed or able to obtain Registered Pharmacist license to practice pharmacy in the state in which caregiver will be working.  BLS and ACLS/PALS certification preferred.
  • Epic certification/experience highly preferred; may be required within a specific time parameter post hire.



  • Demonstrated customer services skills.
  • Knowledge of operational healthcare hospital workflows is preferred.
  • Knowledge of system configuration, data tools and concepts, application implementations, optimization, report writing, or related applicable skill set preferred.
  • Understanding of systems analysis concepts, techniques, industry best practices, tools and standards.
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
  • Ability to work independently in an environment with multiple work demands and focus on detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment.
  • Utilize software change management, process improvement and quality planning methods in all phases of work.
  • Ability to accommodate varying levels of travel to attend meetings, implementations and customer support activities is required on a regular basis.



  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion from up to 65% of the time.  
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.      
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.       
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (up to 65% of work time).


For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About Us

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska.  In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, the legacy of its founding Sisters continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


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To learn more please visit: jobs.peacehealth.org.  Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.


Location: Vancouver, Shared Services Center (802)
Job Category:  Business, Administrative & Facilities 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Required Certifications/Licensure: None


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran, qualified individual with a disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

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