The mission of University of Washington Medicine is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates the following: Harborview Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center – Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated, or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is committed to providing quality care to those in the community. The SCCA Oncology Pharmacy team provides extensive pharmaceutical care to inpatient and ambulatory patients. In addition to direct care, pharmacists participate in drug therapy consults, conduct clinical research protocols, provide patient/family/staff education, and precept pharmacy students and residents. SCCA combines the adult and pediatric oncology patient care services of three world-renowned cancer care institutions UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children's Hospital.
SCCA has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME COMMUNITY PHARMACIST, located at SCCA at Overlake Medical Center, located in Bellevue, WA. The Community Pharmacist (Pharmacist 3) is responsible for providing direction and leadership to pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, and pharmacy residents who provide pharmaceutical care to patients in an oncology infusion setting. The Community Pharmacist will lead the development and maintenance of safe, timely, efficient, equitable, effective, and patient-centered pharmacy patient care services in accordance with USP 797/800 standards.
The Community Pharmacist will be responsible for performing all duties of a Pharmacist 3, in addition to medication safety/quality, residency preceptorship, advancing and optimizing pharmacy practice, planning and project management for professional staff. These responsibilities are accomplished via a collaborative effort as a member of the pharmacy management team. The scope and complexity of the position requires successful incumbents to possess a diverse and highly developed skill set including but not limited to: time-management, communication, creativity, vision, teamwork, clinical knowledge base/skills, mentorship, change management, scholarship and teaching.
RESPONSIBILITIES: • Implement and monitor, with the healthcare team, patient medication therapy for achievement of desired therapeutic outcomes • Maintain accurate medication profiles for patients • Manage and lead the provision of safe, timely, efficient, equitable, effective, and patient-centered pharmacy patient care services • Collaborate with pharmacy managers to ensure safe, timely, efficient, equitable, effective, and patient-centered ambulatory pharmacy operations • Assist in the development and/or maintenance of patient care services and operational policies and procedures • Prioritize multiple tasks and projects to ensure timely completion. Delegate and assign work commensurate with knowledge skill, experience, and ensure the work is performed appropriately • Stay knowledgeable of current clinical issues, industry practice standards, and accreditation standards and incorporate them into daily practice • Act as a resource and consultant to physicians, nurses, and patients regarding potential adverse reactions, interactions, and proper use and administration of drugs dispensed • Actively participate and provide support as needed to leadership and quality program staff to ensure activities related to the institutions quality improvement activities. Maintain priority focus and ensures these activities are effectively executed • Direct the work of pharmacy staff assigned to the work area or shift including pharmacists, interns, and pharmacy technicians • Assist in developing training materials for staff • Actively resolve issues identified with daily operations and work with other departments to solve service-related issues when identified • Provide oversight for new program development for the assigned area • Coordinate the scheduling of pharmacists • Ensure the pharmacy meets regulatory and accreditation agencies (Joint Commission, Department of Health, and Board of Pharmacy) requirements • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
DESIRED: • Expertise in oncology pharmacy and prior oncology/infusion experience • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills (English language required) • Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) • Knowledge of educational and experiential methods, with teaching experience preferred; the minimum expectation is a desire to provide quality educational experience • Prior experience in ambulatory oncology clinic • BCOP certification
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.