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Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA
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Req #: 171676
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 11/15/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $9,373.00 to $13,411.00 per month  
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: Rotating/Variable Shifts  

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 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. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please .

Harborview Medical Center Pharmacy has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME CLINICAL STAFF PHARMACIST (ROTATING/VARIABLE SHIFTS)  to join our Pharmacy team! The Clinical Staff Pharmacist (Pharmacist 3) acts as an integral member of  HMC patient care  services, providing pharmacotherapeutic recommendations to primary providers, nursing, and dietitian staff to optimize patient care.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to direct patient care, drug distribution, research & education, and practice management as it pertains to the care of acute care patients.


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 counseling and education

• Develop and maintain procedures to improve the efficiency and accuracy of medication distribution and administration
• Facilitate efficient medication delivery and appropriate scheduling of medications

• Provide primary preceptorship of PGY1 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 endeavors with healthcare professionals and the schools of pharmacy, nursing and medicine
• Encourage pharmacy staff and residents’ understanding of and participation in practice-oriented research projects
• Develop research projects in the areas of:
      o Pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of medications frequently used in the service patient population
      o Efficacy of medications specifically used in the service patient population
      o Patient monitoring and information systems related to the optimal care of patients

• 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 dietitians
• 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
• Create a system ensuring appropriate distribution of drug information related to investigational drug agents used in the management of patients

• Submit unique work for publication in professional journals
• Attend, present at and participate in national pharmacy conferences and educational meetings
Two years of experience in pharmacy practice.  Months spent in the completion of an American Society of Health System Pharmacists accredited residency training program may substitute month-for-month for the experience.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: State of Washington Pharmacist License.
UW Medicine is committed to being a drug-free workplace. We require a pre-employment drug screen and background check. The use of marijuana for medical purposes accompanied by a prescription, even if permitted by state law, will not be considered acceptable for purposes of explaining a positive lab test result for marijuana.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in , and committed to becoming climate neutral.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or .


Posted: 2019-11-21 Expires: 2019-12-21

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