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 UW 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.Harborview is looking for an outstanding full-time CLINICAL STAFF PHARMACIST – PAIN SERVICE to join our Pharmacy team! The clinical staff pharmacist acts as an integral member of the HMC Pain Services, providing pharmacotherapeutic recommendations to medical providers, nurses, and dieticians 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 patients on the HMC Pain Service. Responsibilities:A. ClinicalDrug therapy monitoring, including, but not limited to:Ensure appropriate drug therapy including indication, dose, drug interactions and drug allergiesEvaluate pharmacotherapeutic regimens for safe and effective use with appropriate intervention if needed to avoid potential adverse drug eventsUtilize the medical record and other appropriate documentation systems to communicate with healthcare professionals and to document specific pharmacotherapeutic recommendationsProvide drug information and education to medical teams, pharmacy team, nursing and dietician staffProvide patient counseling and education Support the Chronic Opioid Therapy (COT) programmatic QA/QI processParticipate and support the HMC Pain Care CommitteeHelp establish best practice for chronic pain management and develop clinical pathways if needed for standardization and optimization of pain regimens.Actively participate in ambulatory care and/or inpatient workgroup meetingsB. DistributionDevelop and maintain procedures to ensure efficient and accurate distribution of medicationFacilitate efficient medication delivery and appropriate scheduling of medications C. AcademicProvide primary preceptorship of PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents and student pharmacists Participate in pharmacy group teaching sessionsProvide education to medical residents, pharmacy staff, nursing staff and medical studentsPresent at conferences to multidisciplinary staff, as requestedDevelop and provide nursing in-services Provide didactic teaching to student pharmacists at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, as requested D. ResearchParticipate in collaborative research endeavors with the schools of Pharmacy & Nursing, the Department of Pain Services, and other healthcare professionalsEncourage pharmacy staff and residents' understanding of and participation in practice-oriented research projectsDevelop research projects in the areas of:Pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of medications frequently used in the pain populationEfficacy of medications specifically used in the pain patientPatient monitoring and information systems related to the optimal care of pain patientsE. ManagementImplement and maintain departmental policies and procedures related to the safe and effective use of medicationsRoutinely evaluate current updates in pain therapy literatureDevelop and maintain drug therapy monitoring systems for pain patientsEstablish 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 errorsPerform drug utilization evaluation and cost containment analyses, as neededCreate a system ensuring appropriate distribution of drug information related to investigational drug agents used in the management of pain patientsF. MiscellaneousSubmit unique work for publication in professional journalsAttend, present at and participate in national pharmacy and Pain 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.