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.UW Medical Center Pharmacy has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME PHARMACIST 3 (Day Shifts) to work within the Anticoagulation Clinic. The clinical pharmacists in the UWMC Anticoagulation Clinic manage anticoagulant therapy for ambulatory patients, working with a team of specialists in antithrombotic therapy and multidisciplinary providers from numerous specialties. The UWMC Anticoagulation Clinic is a pharmacist-based patient management clinic that provides consultation services to our hospital medical staff and also serves UW patients within the region.Responsibilities:Clinical:Drug therapy monitoring, including, but not limited to:Implement, monitor, and adjust antithrombotic pharmacotherapy for achievement of desired therapeutic outcome.Ensure appropriate drug therapy, including indication, dose, side effects, and drug allergies.Evaluate pharmacotherapeutic regimens for effectiveness and adverse drug events; intervene as needed.Utilize the medical record and other appropriate documentation systems to communicate with healthcare professionals and to document specific pharmacotherapeutic recommendations.Provide patient education or initiation of anticoagulant therapy, including bridge therapy and management of drug interactions and adverse outcomes.Provide anticoagulation dosing recommendations, drug information, and education to medical teams, nursing, and other healthcare students and staff.Provide patient/family counseling and education. Education and Research:Provide primary preceptorship of pharmacy residents and student pharmacists in the Anticoagulation Clinic.Provide education to medical/surgical providers and students, and nursing staff.Present at educational conferences to multidisciplinary staff, as requested.Develop and provide nursing in-services as requested.Provide didactic teaching to student pharmacists at the UW School of Pharmacy, as requested.Participate in collaborative research projects with healthcare professionals, pharmacy residents, and student pharmacists. Practice Management:Implement and maintain departmental policies and procedures related to the safe and effective use of medications, including anticoagulation therapies.Participate in managing transitions of care among various healthcare settings and protocol development.Routinely evaluate current updates in service-specific literature.Develop and maintain drug therapy monitoring systems for patients.Establish and maintain efficient lines of communication among pharmacists, providers, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team.Participate in pharmacy and hospital committees as requested.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. Dispensing:Perform the duties of a Pharmacist 2.
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