Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2016-2017 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated 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. As an employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.UWMC Pharmacy has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME AMBULATORY CLINICAL PHARMACIST 3 - SPECIALTY PHARMACY (Rotating/Variable shifts). The Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist 3 provides clinical pharmacy services to specialty clinic patients and works with the healthcare team to implement and monitor specialty medication therapies for the achievement of the desired therapeutic outcomes. Duties include:Provide drug therapy consults and participate in treatment protocol development. Provide specialty pharmacy and indigent care program information and education to providers, patients, and medical staff, and precept pharmacy students and residents. Serve as a drug information resource for healthcare team to ensure patients have access to needed medications and provide clinical support and documentation when required. Responsibilities: Clinical Management: Identify patient needs and ensure therapy management is complete, including but not limited to, lab monitoring, side effect management, compliance issues/concerns, and therapy response. Meet with patients in clinic or counsel over the phone as necessary to assess therapy response, ensure patients understand their medication therapy, address side effects, and assist with compliance issues. Ensure patients' specialty prescriptions are filled and received by the patient. Function as the pharmacy liaison for patients within assigned clinics. Help develop a plan to improve, streamline, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the specialty pharmacy program. Work with the Specialty Pharmacy team to evaluate and further develop systems and processes including: develop a standard case management plan for disease states of the patients in the assigned clinic locations; assist in developing software for case management documentation, tracking, and patient communication; and help develop and implement clinical protocols to optimize safety for specialty drugs with Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) requirements. Function as patient advocate in order to justify therapy necessities or recommend alternative therapies when needed for insurance approval. Serve as a drug information resource for healthcare professionals, patients, and their families. Document in the patient's medical record or other appropriate system, patient care activities including, but not limited to: pharmacokinetic consultations, patient education notes, medication histories, pharmacotherapeutic interventions, adverse drug reactions, and other significant recommendations or activities. Education:Provide education to patients about their specialty medications. Serve as a subject matter expert for patients physicians, administrators, clinical staff, pharmacy staff, and third party payers for clinical issues regarding specialty pharmacy. Precept pharmacy students and residents. Participate in collaborative research projects with healthcare professionals, pharmacy residents, and student pharmacists. Assist in providing education of Specialty Pharmacy to pharmacy, clinics, social workers, and physicians via presentations, newsletters, emails, and website. Attend seminars and stay updated on specialty pharmacy therapies and insurance issues. Other Duties:Perform the duties of a Pharmacist II and other related duties as required. Follow UW Medicine security and confidentiality policies and procedures. Maintain high and current professional standards and credentials through study materials and education to stay abreast with the continuous changes in the healthcare industry.
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.