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. Harborview 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.
HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER PHARMACY has an outstanding opportunity for a TEMPORARY/HOURLY PHARMACIST 2 (Rotating/Variable Shifts). The Pharmacist 2 will perform clinical and distributive pharmacy duties in any one of the five outpatient pharmacies, and will provide drug information and education to patients, physicians/ clinicians, and nurses. The Pharmacist 2 instructs students, residents, interns, and technicians, and provides pharmaceutical care to patients.
Distribution: • Prepare and dispense medications. • 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 medical record. • Evaluate all physicians' orders and verify correctness of entries in computerized patient profiles. • Interview patients and provide education regarding their medications. • Comply with all pharmacy laws and regulations. • Provide continuity for daily operations and patient interactions. • Direct the work of technicians, interns, pharmacy students, and residents. • Maintain accurate records of controlled substances dispensed.
Clinical: • Perform direct patient screening and education on selected medical conditions in consultation/counseling rooms in the outpatient pharmacy waiting room. • Recommend appropriate drug therapy based on patient parameters and interpretation of current literature, safety, efficacy, and cost. • Advise providers about patients' drug therapy. • Perform refill authorization for selected ambulatory clinics. Review patient history, assess current drug therapy for appropriateness, compliance, duration, and duplication of therapy. Provide documentation in medical record and communication to prescriber as outlined in prescription refill protocol. • Maintain accurate medication histories and monitor effect and adverse reactions. • Participate in the implementation of formulary management, optimizing patient care through appropriate selection of treatment options.
Educational: • Assist with the instruction of students, residents, and staff pharmacists regarding clinical pharmacy, distribution, and drug information. • Participate in regularly scheduled pharmacy continuing education provided by the department. • Provide drug information and/or periodic in-services to physicians, nurses, patients, and pharmacy staff.
Other Duties: • Assist with periodic peer review and evaluation.
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.