University of Washington

Seattle , WA


University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on January 30, 2019
AMBULATORY CLINICAL PHARMACIST-SPECIALTY PHARMACY Req #: 146578 Department: UW MEDICAL CENTER PHARMACY Job Location: UW Medical Center Posting Date: 01/27/2019 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: $9,189.00 to $13,148.00 per month Shift: Alternate Work Shift 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 2016-2017 ""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.

The University of Washington 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 view this page.

UWMC Pharmacy has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME AMBULATORY CLINICAL PHARMACIST 3 - SPECIALTY PHARMACY (Rotating/Variable shifts). The Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist 3 provides clinical pharmacy services to specialty clinic patients and works with the healthcare team to implement and monitor specialty medication therapies for the achievement of the desired therapeutic outcomes.

Duties include:
  • Provide drug therapy consults and participate in treatment protocol development.
  • Provide specialty pharmacy and indigent care program information and education to providers, patients, and medical staff, and precept pharmacy students and residents.
  • Serve as a drug information resource for healthcare team to ensure patients have access to needed medications and provide clinical support and documentation when required.


Clinical Management:
  • Identify patient needs and ensure therapy management is complete, including but not limited to, lab monitoring, side effect management, compliance issues/concerns, and therapy response.
  • Meet with patients in clinic or counsel over the phone as necessary to assess therapy response, ensure patients understand their medication therapy, address side effects, and assist with compliance issues.
  • Ensure patients’ specialty prescriptions are filled and received by the patient.
  • Function as the pharmacy liaison for patients within assigned clinics.
  • Help develop a plan to improve, streamline, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the specialty pharmacy program. Work with the Specialty Pharmacy team to evaluate and further develop systems and processes including: develop a standard case management plan for disease states of the patients in the assigned clinic locations; assist in developing software for case management documentation, tracking, and patient communication; and help develop and implement clinical protocols to optimize safety for specialty drugs with Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) requirements.
  • Function as patient advocate in order to justify therapy necessities or recommend alternative therapies when needed for insurance approval.
  • Serve as a drug information resource for healthcare professionals, patients, and their families.
  • Document in the patient's medical record or other appropriate system, patient care activities including, but not limited to: pharmacokinetic consultations, patient education notes, medication histories, pharmacotherapeutic interventions, adverse drug reactions, and other significant recommendations or activities.

  • Provide education to patients about their specialty medications.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for patients physicians, administrators, clinical staff, pharmacy staff, and third party payers for clinical issues regarding specialty pharmacy.
  • Precept pharmacy students and residents.
  • Participate in collaborative research projects with healthcare professionals, pharmacy residents, and student pharmacists.
  • Assist in providing education of Specialty Pharmacy to pharmacy, clinics, social workers, and physicians via presentations, newsletters, emails, and website.
  • Attend seminars and stay updated on specialty pharmacy therapies and insurance issues.

Other Duties:
  • Perform the duties of a Pharmacist II and other related duties as required.
  • Follow UW Medicine security and confidentiality policies and procedures.
  • Maintain high and current professional standards and credentials through study materials and education to stay abreast with the continuous changes in the healthcare industry.
State of Washington Pharmacist License. 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.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

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.

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

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or

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