The mission of University of Washington Medicine is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow's physicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates the following: Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated, or affiliated entities as appropriate. The SEATTLE CANCER CARE ALLIANCE (SCCA) Pharmacy team provides extensive pharmaceutical care to inpatient and ambulatory patients. In addition to direct care, pharmacists participate in drug therapy consults, conduct clinical research protocols, provide patient/family/staff education, and precept pharmacy students and residents. SCCA combines the adult and pediatric oncology patient care services of three world-renowned cancer care institutions: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children's, and UW Medicine.SCCA has an outstanding opportunity for an INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS SERVICE MANAGER. The Investigational Drugs Service Manager will provide direct supervision of Investigational Drugs Service (IDS) pharmacist staff. The person in this position will develop, implement, and evaluate investigational drug services (IDS) and resolve day-to-day IDS practice and issues at SCCA. The manager collaborates with nursing, medical staff, and other healthcare professionals to ensure safe and effective care to SCCA patients.This position requires a high degree of problem-solving based on information obtained from staff and direct observation. The IDS Manager determines his/her own work methods and schedules his/her own work. Monitoring and direction of this position is minimal.Duties & Responsibilities:Management:Oversee day-to-day operations of the SCCA Investigational Drug Services pharmacy. Assist in planning, developing, organizing, and evaluating SCCA investigational drugs pharmacy services.Oversee and maintain research-specific policies to ensure safe medication practices across all pharmacy-related research activities conducted at SCCA and within the cancer consortium.Ensure appropriate staffing of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the IDS pharmacy. Ensure compliance with all pharmacy laws and other regulatory agencies, including TJC standards, National Patient Safety Goals, USP 797/800. Participate in quality assurance and improvement programs, including PSN resolution.Develop and maintain practice standards for SCCA IDS pharmacy services. Ensure that policies and procedures are updated and followed in coordination with the management team members.Provide leadership/oversight for process improvement efforts related to pharmacy/research efforts.Resolve day-to-day practice issues and collaborate with nursing, medical staff, and other health professionals to ensure safe and effective care to SCCA IDS patients.Maintain effective communication with other persons on the administrative staff of the UW Medicine Department of Pharmacy Services, other medical center departments, and the School of Pharmacy.Provide management reports as required by the Director.Serve as a member of committees as assigned.Assume other responsibilities in the management of the IDS pharmacy department as delegated by the Assistant Director. Financial:Assist with the annual budget preparation and ongoing cost-containment initiatives for medication use and operations. Maintain continuous statistical reports for IDS and clinical pharmacist services.Ensure that patient and study-specific charges and credits are processed accurately and on a timely basis in conjunction and partnership with pharmacy revenue cycle manager. Personnel:Assist in the recruitment, interviewing, and evaluation of pharmacists, pharmacy residents, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy interns as applicable to the IDS pharmacy.Conduct personnel performance reviews and the development and retention of competent personnel.In coordination with other pharmacy department managers, ensure pharmacy staff development, new employee orientation, and ongoing training in the IDS pharmacy.Ensure accuracy of timesheets and leave records, in coordination with the Operations Manager and Technician Manager. Educational:Coordinate the experience of IPPE and APPE School of Pharmacy graduate students in collaboration with the SCCA Pharmacy Operations Manager.Provide lectures for the School of Pharmacy in its graduate and continuing education programs.Coordinate continuing education programs for staff as needed.Coordinate and provide resources for education to providers, nurses, and other departments. Research:Participate in collaborative research with the UW Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.Ensure maintenance of records for dispensing of investigational drugs and other drug-related studies.Manage and maintain relationships with research-affiliated groups across the cancer consortium and UW IDS Pharmacy leadership. Other duties:Assist in developing and maintaining appropriate tools for efficient computer operations to support IDS services.Participate in professional pharmacy organizations. Promote an image of service and goodwill to the patients, public, and SCCA staff.Model the SCCA Service Culture guidelines.Perform other related tasks as required.
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