As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally and medically vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine.
The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER PHARMACY has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME CLINICAL STAFF PHARMACIST (Rotating/Variable Shifts). The Clinical Staff Pharmacist acts as an integral member of HMC patient care services, providing pharmacotherapeutic recommendations to primary providers, nursing, and dietician staff to optimize patient care. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to direct patient care, drug distribution, research & education, and practice management as it pertains to the care of acute care patients.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Clinical: Drug therapy monitoring, including, but not limited to: • Ensure appropriate drug therapy and nutrition, including indication, dose, drug interactions and drug allergies • Evaluate pharmacotherapeutic regimens for effectiveness and adverse drug events, and intervene as needed • Utilize the medical record and other appropriate documentation systems to communicate with healthcare professionals and to document specific pharmacotherapeutic recommendations • Provide drug information and education to medical teams, nursing and dietician staff • Provide patient counseling and education
Distribution: • Develop and maintain procedures to improve the efficiency and accuracy of medication distribution and administration • Facilitate efficient medication delivery and appropriate scheduling of medications
Academic: • Provide primary preceptorship of PGY1 pharmacy residents and student pharmacists • Provide education to medical/surgical residents, nursing staff and medical students • Present at educational conferences to multidisciplinary staff, as requested • Develop and provide nursing in-services • Provide didactic teaching to student pharmacists at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, as requested
Research: • Participate in collaborative research endeavors with healthcare professionals and the schools of pharmacy, nursing and medicine • Encourage pharmacy staff and residents’ understanding of and participation in practice-oriented research projects • Develop research projects in the areas of: o Pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of medications frequently used in the service patient population o Efficacy of medications specifically used in the service patient population o Patient monitoring and information systems related to the optimal care of patients
Management: • Implement and maintain departmental policies and procedures related to the safe and effective use of medications • Routinely evaluate current updates in service specific literature • Develop and maintain drug therapy monitoring systems for patients • Establish and maintain efficient lines of communication between pharmacists, physicians, nurses and dieticians • Participate in the development and implementation of quality assurance programs for pharmacy services, including, but not limited to, prevention of medication errors • Perform drug utilization evaluation and cost containment analyses, as needed • Create a system ensuring appropriate distribution of drug information related to investigational drug agents used in the management of patients
Miscellaneous: • Submit unique work for publication in professional journals • Attend, present at and participate in national pharmacy conferences and educational meetings
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.