Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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. This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
UW MEDICAL CENTER – MONTLAKE – PHARMACY has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME LEAD PHARMACIST – DRUG SERVICES (Day Shifts). The Lead Pharmacist (Pharmacist 4) will direct, develop, implement and evaluate the Drug Services program and the Wholesaler Pharmacy for UW Medicine Pharmacy Services, and will provide oversight of program development and integration into the pharmacy department. This position will help direct pharmacists and others in daily operations of the Drug Services pharmacy area, and will develop and implement procedures for specialty compounding including formula development, documentation and quality assurance.
Management: • Direct the operation of the Drug Services area in the pharmacy department including the operations of the Wholesaler Pharmacy. • Provide oversight for prioritization of program activities. • Provide oversight and decision making responsibilities when the Manager is unavailable. Work with staff and other departments if required to resolve identified patient care or service related issues. • Maintain effective communications with the other administrative staff members of the Department of Pharmacy and other departments in the medical centers. • Evaluate all requests for pharmaceuticals from departments and associated clinics based on established formularies. • Assure that University of Washington affiliated researchers are appropriately licensed prior to providing pharmaceuticals. • Ensure equipment is in good working order, meets all regulatory requirements and is scheduled for preventative maintenance as appropriate. • Provide direction of the work of pharmacy technicians, interns, students, residents, and pharmacists. • Participate in quality improvement activities for the Drug Services program. • Ensure all regulatory requirements are met for the program. Coordinate the documentation and reporting of program activities for regulatory and accreditation agencies. • Detect, document and report adverse drug reactions and medication errors. Assist in developing safe medication practices to prevent errors. • Participate in development, implementation and evaluation of departmental policies and procedures for the program. • Participate in pharmacy and medical center committees as requested • Ensure compliance with all pharmacy laws and regulations.
Personnel: • Participate in pharmacy staff development including new employee orientation and training. Assist in developing training materials for staff. Collaborate with Manager to assure pharmacy staff competency assessment occurs in a timely manner. • Review and provide feedback on Patient Safety Net (PSN) reports.
Education and Research: • Provide drug information and/or periodic in-services to providers, nurses, researchers, patients, and pharmacy staff. Coordinate scheduling of in-services as required. • Provide primary preceptorship of pharmacy residents and student pharmacists • Participate as Affiliate Faculty for the UW School of Pharmacy. • In conjunction with UW School of Pharmacy guidelines, develop and update rotation curriculum for IPPE and APPE student programs for the assigned area. • Participate in collaborative research projects with healthcare professionals, pharmacy residents and student pharmacists.
Other: • Perform the duties of a Pharmacist III. • Promote the image of service and good will to patients, public, and medical center staff. • Participate in professional pharmacy organizations • Models UW Medicine Professional image policy • Role models and mentors staff on AIDET and uses key words at key times. • Role models and mentors staff on UW Medicine Service Culture Guidelines.
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.