Jet Setter Pharmacist: The Urban Center of the "Magic Valley" of South Central Idaho

December 9, 2013

As a pharmacist, you have options when it comes to where you work, and at PharmacyWeek we see several pharmacy job opportunities cross desks every day that even make us want to get up and go work at these dream destinations. Jet Setter Pharmacist highlights great job openings in even better locations, and what makes these locations and employers so unique!

TwinFallsID_storefrontLOCATION:Twin Falls, ID

EMPLOYER: St. Luke’s Magic Valley

POSITIONS: Pharmacist

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Twin Falls is the urban center of the “Magic Valley” of South Central Idaho, named after a series of canals were built to provide water to the surrounding communities that turned what was once desert into one of the most productive agricultural areas in the nation.

Positioned at the edge of the Snake River Canyon, the spectacular Perrine Bridge, once the highest bridge in the world, brings travelers over the canyon and into town. The double falls, for which the city was named, is a single falls today with a good portion of the water diverted to provide electricity. The truly spectacular falls is downriver a few miles. Shoshone Falls, known as “the Niagara of the West,” is actually higher than Niagara Falls, cascading 212 feet to Dierkes Lake. A system of trails makes it easy to explore the canyon and canyon rim. A new 10,000-foot stretch ascends from Shoshone Falls Park to the rim, and then runs along the rim to where daredevil Evel Knievel attempted his jump over the canyon in 1974.

Paddling Southern IdahoTwin Falls is home to the College of Southern Idaho. Its Herrett Center for Arts and Science and Fine Arts Auditorium keep the Twin Falls calendar full of local and professional music, art and theater, and a newly installed telescope at the center’s Faulkner Planetarium puts the stars within reach.

Top-notch whitewater on the Snake River, skiing at Sun Valley, hiking and rock climbing are just a few of the region’s options for outdoor enthusiasts. There are also several scenic byways that allow anyone to experience the grandeur of the area by car.

An affordable cost of living coupled with the lifestyle of the Twin Falls area makes it one of the hottest spots in the nation for relocation.

ABOUT THE JOB: St. Luke’s Magic Valley is a beautiful, 186-bed, 700,000 sq. foot health care facility, featuring all private rooms. It was built in May 2011. Our team serves an eight-county region in South Central Idaho and Northern Nevada. As part of the award-winning St. Luke’s Health System, our compassionate team provides exceptional health care in a vibrant, growth-oriented region. We are part of the largest health care system in Idaho and are not-for-profit. Come join a team that has a passion for excellent patient care!


Under the direction of the Director of Pharmacy/Pharmacy Manager, the pharmacist is responsible for providing drug information and assisting licensed providers to ensure optimal drug therapy for patients. Dispenses medication to patients in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and standards of practice. Compounds, mixes or manufactures and dispenses medicines and preparations in accordance with pharmacy law and accepted standards of practice. Oversees the acquisition and storage of all drugs.


A. Graduation from an accredited School of Pharmacy with current Pharmacist licensure from Idaho.

B. Successful completion of a BLS (CPR) provider course within 4 months of employment, and renewed annually.

C. Excellent communication skills to include :

  • oral comprehension (understanding spoken word)
  • oral expression (being able to speak)
  • written comprehension (understanding written word)
  • written expression (being able to write)

D. Ability and willingness to work with patients’ growth and development needs particularly related to the age of patients in the unit/area(s) of assignment.

Come and enjoy the best that the west has to offer! Conveniently located within a short drive to world renowned ski resorts, hiking trails, the beautiful Sawtooth Mountains; and the Snake River Valley; it’s no wonder that Twin Falls is called the Magic Valley. Affordable housing, a low cost of living, and a strong sense of community add to the benefits of Twin Falls.

Salary depends on experience. Benefit package including dental, vision, health, and professional development.

Only the Best
St. Luke’s enjoys an outstanding reputation both as a quality employer and a superior health care organization. We are proud of our people who deliver skilled, compassionate care every day, and strive to add to our team only those individuals who will continue in the same tradition of excellence. When you join St. Luke’s, you are joining one of the finest health care organizations in the nation.

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