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 2018-2019 "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.
UWMC INPATIENT PHARMACY has an outstanding opportunity for a TEMPORARY/HOURLY PHARMACIST 3 (Rotating/Variable Shifts). The Pharmacist 3 acts as an integral member of UWMC patient care services, providing pharmacotherapeutic recommendations to providers, nursing, and other members of the health care team to optimize patient care. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to direct patient care, drug dispensing, research & education, and practice management as it pertains to the care of the assigned patient population.
Clinical: Drug therapy monitoring, including, but not limited to: • Ensure appropriate drug therapy and nutrition, including indication, dose, drug interactions and drug allergies • Evaluate pharmacotherapeutic regimens for effectiveness and adverse drug events, and intervene as needed • Utilize the medical record and other appropriate documentation systems to communicate with healthcare professionals and to document specific pharmacotherapeutic recommendations • Provide drug information and education to medical teams, nursing and dietitian staff • Provide patient/family counseling and education. Reconcile home medications with medication orders in the hospital and at discharge
Education and Research: • Provide primary preceptorship of pharmacy residents and student pharmacists • Provide education to medical/surgical residents, nursing staff and medical students • Present at educational conferences to multidisciplinary staff, as requested • Develop and provide nursing in-services • Provide didactic teaching to student pharmacists at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, as requested • Participate in collaborative research projects with healthcare professionals, pharmacy residents and student pharmacists. • Submit unique work for publication in professional journals
Practice Management: • Implement and maintain departmental policies and procedures related to the safe and effective use of medications • Routinely evaluate current updates in service specific literature • Develop and maintain drug therapy monitoring systems for patients • Establish and maintain efficient lines of communication between pharmacists, physicians, nurses and other members of the health care 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
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.