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PHARMACIST 3 - INVESTIGATIONAL DRUG SERVICE (IDS) (FULL-TIME, DAYS)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on July 29, 2019
Req #: 169312
Department: UW MEDICAL CENTER PHARMACY
Job Location: UW Medical Center
Posting Date: 08/23/2019 
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 Pharmacy is seeking a highly motivated FULL-TIME INVESTIGATIONAL PHARMACIST – INVESTIGATIONAL DRUG SERVICE (Day Shifts). The Investigational Pharmacist (Pharmacist 3) provides clinical pharmacy services to investigators in support of investigational drug studies.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist in the preparation and review of drug study protocols as needed for the daily implementation of the studies through the IDS.
• Assist or oversee the maintenance of accurate investigational drug records (this includes documentation of ordering and receipt of drug, drug inventory maintenance, packaging or pre-packaging responsibilities).
• Review protocol amendments and updates documentation and processes as required.
• Assist in maintaining complete study files for the investigational drug studies in the IDS.
• Assist in arranging for study participants to receive study medication per protocol, as inpatients and in the ambulatory setting.
• Utilize the system of Continuous Quality Improvement to measure the effectiveness of pharmaceutical care activities (e.g., Audits of records for accuracy, etc.).
• Counsel patients on medications for use at home.
• Participate in protocol development and exploratory projects which would directly contribute to improved patient care.
• Serve as a drug information resource for health care professionals, patients, and their families.
• Provide drug information and in-services to interdisciplinary staff.
• Provide instruction for undergraduate and graduate pharmacy students.
• Precept pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.
• Perform the duties of a Pharmacist 2.
• Maintain patient confidentiality according to UW Medical Center Standards.
• Adhere to UWMC Pharmacy Services and UW Medical Center policies and procedures.
• Perform related duties as required. 

DESIRED:
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and study protocols.
• Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
• Effectively uses computerization in the department, i.e. Cerner/PharmNet/PowerChart, EPIC Ambulatory, Micromedex, and E-lit searches.
• Knowledge of sterile compounding practices or the willingness to learn
• Customer service orientation.
• Ability to work independently.
• Demonstrated communication and organizational skills. REQUIREMENTS: State of Washington Pharmacist License and 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 required experience.

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

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.