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.
HMC PHARMACY is looking for an outstanding TEMPORARY/HOURLY PHARMACIST 2 (Rotating/Variable Shifts) to join our Inpatient Pharmacy team! The Pharmacist 2 will perform and supervise dispensing functions in the Inpatient, IV, and Outpatient pharmacies.
General: • Comply with all state and federal pharmacy laws. • Supervise pharmacy assistants in all areas of technical responsibilities. • Fill prescriptions for medication and compound pharmaceutical preparations. • Ensure that controlled substances are properly stored, dispensed, recorded, and inventoried. • Supervise the preparation and delivery of any pharmaceutical preparations kept as stock on the nursing units. • Monitor medication and intravenous solution therapy for rational use. • Demonstrate ability to utilize available resources to meet patients' age or handicapped-related needs. • 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 patient drug therapy.
Unit-dose Distribution System: • Interpret and code physicians' orders. • Ensure proper computer entry of orders. • Evaluate allergy and drug interaction information. • Ensure timely delivery of medications to proper patient care areas. • Ensure that the correct drug and prescribed dose is delivered to the appropriate patient at the proper time.
IV Admixture System: • Interpret physicians' orders • Ensure proper computer entry of orders. • Evaluate allergy and drug interaction information. • Ensure correct aseptic preparation, labeling and delivery of intravenous solutions.
Outpatient System: • Interpret physicians' orders. • Ensure proper computer entry of orders. • Evaluate allergy and drug interaction information. • Ensure correct filling of medication containers. • Ensure proper dispensing of medication to correct patient. • Provide oral and/or written information to the patient regarding drug therapy. • Consult with physicians and other healthcare providers regarding all aspects of drug therapy.
Other Responsibilities: • Provide drug information to patients, physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare providers. • Direct the work of pharmacy assistants, interns, students, and residents. • Assist with periodic peer review and evaluation. • Participate in the implementation of formulary management, optimizing patient care through appropriate selection of treatment options. • Engage in regular therapy review meetings with other staff pharmacists to discuss drug therapy. • Participate in Code 199, specifically preparing drugs for administration and recommending agents and doses.
DESIRED: Completion of ASHP-accredited residency program or advanced degree preferred.
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.