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CLINICAL PHARMACIST - EASTSIDE SPECIALTY PHARMACY (FULL-TIME, DAYS)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on October 5, 2019
Req #: 171679
Department: UW MEDICAL CENTER PHARMACY
Job Location: Other Location
Posting Date: 10/11/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $9,373.00 to $13,411.00 per month  
Shift: First 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 2018-2019 "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.

UW Medical Center Eastside Specialty Pharmacy is seeking a highly motivated FULL-TIME CLINICAL PHARMACIST (Day Shifts). The Clinical Pharmacist (Pharmacist 3) performs clinical pharmacy services to assigned specialty clinic patients.  The Clinical Pharmacist will work with the health care team to implement and monitor specialty medication therapies for the achievement of the desired therapeutic outcomes and will provide drug therapy consults, participate in treatment protocol development, provide staff, patient and family education and precept pharmacy students and residents.  The Clinical Pharmacist serves as a drug information resource for health care professionals, patients, and their families and will work with the specialty pharmacy team to ensure patients have access to needed medications and will provide clinical support and documentation when required.

Responsibilities:

Optimize Pharmacotherapy:
• Collaborate with providers to individualize drug therapies promoting safe, effective and economical patient care.
• Perform comprehensive medication therapy review and other activities as necessary to ensure safe transitions of care.
• Assume responsibility for monitoring and modifying the drug regimen when referred, to include the ordering and interpretation of laboratory testing.
• Act as a drug information resource to providers, nursing staff and patients.
• Ensure patient access to specialty medications by assisting with providing required clinical information to insurers when needed.
• Identify patients with indications for drug therapy who are under-treated and work with the providers to optimize drug therapy.
• Review clinic prescribing patterns with clinic staff to design targeted education to promote consistency with UWP guidelines (or other nationally recognized guidelines when needed)
• Participate in the Specialty Pharmacy quality management program as part of the Specialty Pharmacy Committee.

Pharmacotherapy Education:

Patient:
• Identify barriers to adherence to medication regimen, incorporating patient characteristics i.e. language, culture/religious practices, physical, cognitive, emotional, pain/discomfort, socioeconomic status.
• Utilize state of the art tools in educating the patient on self-management of disease and drug therapy.

Clinic Staff:
• Provide pharmacotherapy presentations and in-services
• Provide drug information supported by evidence-based practice

Pharmacy Department:
• Participate/present at pharmacy clinical conferences, staff meetings, journal clubs, and clinic-based conferences.
• Provide continuing education to other pharmacy providers in area of expertise.

Pharmacy Students and Residents:
• Provide instruction for students, residents, and staff pharmacists regarding pharmaceutical care, distribution and drug information.
• Develop and maintain objectives, monitor progress, and assist with projects of pharmacy students and residents.
• Obtain clinical faculty appointment and maintain connection with School of Pharmacy for didactic and experiential training opportunities.

Pharmaceutical Dispensing activities:
• Prepare and dispense medications in clinic-based outpatient pharmacy
• 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 the patient medical record.
• Collaborate with providers and pharmacy manager to evaluate and provide necessary medications for clinic administration.
• Evaluate all prescribers’ orders and verify correctness of entries in computerized patient profiles
• Interview patients, assess barriers to medication adherence and provide patient-centered education regarding their medications.
• Counsel patients on medications dispensed reviewing indication, proper administration, side effects, duplications, etc.
• Report and document adverse drug reactions.
• 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.

Research:
• Participate in collaborative research with the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health
• Participate in collaborative research with members of your clinical team.

Other:
• Maintain a strong clinical foundation based on primary literature and critical assessment of evidence based practice issues.
• Publish articles in professional journals and make presentations at the local, state, and national level that will be useful to other practitioners.
• Maintain effective communications with the other clinicians and administrative staff of the Department of Pharmacy and other departments in the Hospital.
• Promote the image of service and good will to patients, public, and medical center staff.
• Participate in professional pharmacy organizations. REQUIREMENTS: 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.
 
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: 
UW Medicine is committed to being a drug-free workplace. We require a pre-employment drug screen. 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 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 dso@uw.edu.