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 CLINICAL PHARMACIST, SPECIALTY PHARMACY SERVICES (Day Shifts). The Clinical Pharmacist, Specialty Pharmacy Services (Pharmacist 3), performs clinical pharmacy services to assigned specialty clinic patients. The pharmacist will work with the healthcare team to implement and monitor specialty medication therapies for the achievement of the desired therapeutic outcomes. The Clinical Pharmacist will provide drug therapy consults, participate in treatment protocol development, provide staff, patient and family education, and precept pharmacy students and residents. The Clinical Pharmacist will serve as a drug information resource for healthcare professionals, patients, and their families. The Clinical Pharmacist will work with the Specialty Pharmacy Team to ensure patients have access to needed medications and will provide clinical support and documentation when required. Responsibilities:Optimize pharmacotherapy:Collaborate with providers to individualize drug therapies promoting safe, effective, and economical patient care.Perform comprehensive medication therapy review and other activities as necessary to ensure safe transitions of care.Assume responsibility for monitoring and modifying the drug regimen when referred, to include the ordering and interpretation of laboratory testing.Provide refill authorization in conjunction with assessment of adherence, disease states, drug interactions, efficacy, and safety.Act as a drug information resource to providers, nursing staff, and patients.Ensure patient access to specialty medications by assisting with providing required clinical information to insurers when needed.Identify patients with indications for drug therapy who are under-treated and optimize drug therapy.Review clinic prescribing patterns with clinic staff to design targeted education to promote consistency with UWP guidelines (or other nationally recognized guidelines when needed).Participate in the Specialty Pharmacy quality management program as part of the Specialty Pharmacy Committee. Pharmacotherapy Education:Patients:Identify barriers to adherence to medication regimen, incorporating patient characteristics, i.e., language, culture/religious practices, physical, cognitive, emotional, pain/discomfort, socioeconomic status.Utilize state-of-the-art tools in educating patients on self-management of diseases and drug therapy.Participate in existing or develop interdisciplinary group education classes that offer support and/or provide an efficient method of information exchange.Clinic Staff:Provide pharmacotherapy presentations and in-services.Provide drug information supported by evidence-based practice. Pharmacy Department:Participate/present at pharmacy clinical conferences, staff meetings, journal clubs, and clinic-based conferences.Provide continuing education to other pharmacy providers in area of expertise.Pharmacy Students and Residents:Provide instruction for students, residents, and staff pharmacists regarding pharmaceutical care, distribution, and drug information.Develop and maintain objectives, monitor progress, and assist with projects of pharmacy students and residents. Obtain clinical faculty appointment and maintain connection with School of Pharmacy for didactic and experiential training opportunities. Pharmaceutical Dispensing Activities:Prepare and dispense medications in clinic-based or outpatient pharmacy.Conduct a thorough patient profile review to assess the appropriateness of the prescribed pharmaceutical including monitoring individual patient profiles for drug duplications, interactions, allergies, appropriate dose, strength, and route of administration at the time each order is received. Document relevant information in the patient medical record.Evaluate all prescribers' orders and verify correctness of entries in computerized patient profiles.Interview patients, assess barriers to medication adherence, and provide patient-centered education regarding their medications.Counsel patients on medications dispensed, reviewing indication, proper administration, side effects, duplications, etc.Report and document adverse drug reactions.Comply with all pharmacy laws and regulations.Provide continuity for daily operations and patient interactions.Direct the work of technicians, interns, pharmacy students, and residents.Maintain accurate records of controlled substances dispensed. Research:Participate in collaborative research with the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.Participate in collaborative research with members of your clinical team. Other duties:Maintain a strong clinical foundation based on primary literature and critical assessment of evidence-based practice issues.Publish articles in professional journals and make presentations at the local, state, and national level that will be useful to other practitioners.Maintain effective communications with the other clinicians and administrative staff of the Department of Pharmacy and other departments in the hospital.Promote the image of service and good will to patients, public, and medical center staff.Participate in professional pharmacy organizations.
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.