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 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. This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
The HMC PHARMACY is looking for an outstanding FULL-TIME AMBULATORY PHARMACY CLINICAL MANAGER to join our Pharmacy team! The Ambulatory Pharmacy Clinical Manager is responsible for the implementation and evaluation of clinical services provided by the ambulatory pharmacy. The Ambulatory Pharmacy Clinical Manager will function as a working leader in providing direct supervision for the ambulatory clinical pharmacists and performs specific leadership functions for clinical services related to clinical practice, education and standards of pharmaceutical care.
Management: • Oversee the daily activities of the ambulatory clinical pharmacists. • Develop and maintain practice standards for ambulatory clinical pharmacist services. • Develop and maintain indices of clinical competence for ambulatory clinical pharmacists. • Recruit clinical pharmacists for the ambulatory pharmacy in coordination with the Ambulatory Pharmacy Operations Manager. • Ensure new pharmacists are appropriately oriented and trained in coordination with the Ambulatory Pharmacy Operations Manager. • Work with Ambulatory Pharmacy Operations Manager to ensure appropriate scheduling of ambulatory clinical pharmacists. • Perform personnel performance reviews for ambulatory clinical pharmacists. • Oversee clinical pharmacist staff professional/career development opportunities. • Assist with development and maintenance of the staff recognition program. • Participate in department and organizational quality improvement initiatives. • Ensure Collaborative Drug Therapy Agreements are reviewed, submitted, and approved as required by the Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission. Perform required quality assurance of CDTA agreements as required by the Commission. • Provide reports related to clinical practice activities as required by other pharmacy administrative team members. • Assist with strategic planning for drug shortages with pharmacy purchasing staff and the Ambulatory Operations Manager and communicate plans to all clinical staff as appropriate. • Maintain effective communication with staff of the pharmacy, other medical center departments, and the School of Pharmacy. • Ensure that protocols and guidelines regarding medications are clinically appropriate. • Serve as a member of committees as assigned. • Participate in development, implementation and review of departmental policies. • Assure compliance with departmental and organizational policies and procedures, and state and federal laws and regulations. • Assume other responsibilities in the management of the Pharmacy Department as delegated by the Pharmacy Director .
Clinical: • Recommend appropriate pharmaceutical prescription based on patient parameters and interpretation of current literature, safety, efficacy and cost. • Advise prescribers on patients’ medication therapy. • Assist in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee process for review and evaluation of treatment options. • Maintain accurate medication histories and monitors effect and adverse reactions of all assigned patients. • Participate in multi-disciplinary team activities to provide patient-specific medication information and education when appropriate. • Evaluate information from prescriber or interviews patients and provides education or assistance for the self-administration of take-home or discharge medications. • Assist in problem resolution with the healthcare team. • Direct the work of and instructs pharmacy students, residents, interns and/or pharmacy assistants. • Develop and present periodic in-services to healthcare providers.
Education/Research: • Coordinate continuing education programs. • Coordinate scheduling of undergraduate and graduate rotations with the UW School of Pharmacy, residency directors, and clinical pharmacists. • Provide lectures for the School of Pharmacy in its undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs. • Coordinate and assign appropriate resources to provide in-services to providers, nurses, and others as requested. • Encourage collaborative research with the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.
Other: • Model the UW Medicine Service Culture Guidelines, including: o Work toward a culture of service excellence and model behaviors that demonstrate our commitment. o Communicate in a clear and consistent manner. o Continually improve the quality and safety of patient care and services. o Set goals and hold each other accountable for attaining them. o Allocate resources consistently to support our accomplishment of these goals. o Ensure that everyone who works at UW Medicine is also committed to these quality, values, mission and service standards. o Recognize those who consistently exceed the expectations of our patients and families and who demonstrate exceptional performance in their work. • Participate in professional Pharmacy organizations. • Promote an image of service and goodwill to patients, family members, the public, and other medical center staff. • Perform other duties as assigned.
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.