Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The mission of University of Washington Medicine is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates the following: Harborview Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center – Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated, or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Oncology Pharmacist team provides extensive pharmaceutical care to inpatient and ambulatory patients. In addition to direct care, pharmacists participate in drug therapy consults, conduct clinical research protocols, provide patient/family/staff education, and precept pharmacy students and residents. SCCA combines the adult and pediatric oncology patient care services of three world-renowned cancer care institutions Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children's, and UW Medicine.
SCCA has an outstanding opportunity for a PART-TIME CLINICAL CLINICAL ONCOLOGY PHARMACIST, AMBULATORY PHARMACY SERVICES (50%, Rotating/Variable shifts). The Clinical Oncology Pharmacist (Pharmacist 3) performs clinical oncology pharmacy services to SCCA clinic patients as assigned. These services may include oncology pharmacy services in varying general oncology clinics, as well as in anticoagulation clinic at the SCCA (as appropriate based on pharmacist credentialing and staffing needs). Responsibilities may also include drug dispensing, research and education, and practice management as it pertains to the assigned clinic tasks. The Clinical Pharmacist will only be scheduled for up to 5 shifts during every 2 week pay period, however the pharmacist may choose to work additional hours if requested by pharmacy manager and agreed upon by the pharmacist.
RESPONSIBILITIES: • Collaborate with providers to individualize drug therapies promoting safe, effective and economical patient care in any of the general oncology clinics as assigned. • Manage anticoagulation therapy for clinic patients under a collaborative drug therapy agreement, if appropriately credentialed. • Perform comprehensive medication therapy review and other activities as necessary to ensure safe transitions of care. • 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 barriers to adherence to medication regimen, incorporating patient characteristics i.e. language, culture/religious practices, physical, cognitive, emotional, pain/discomfort, socioeconomic status. • Utilize tools in educating the patient on self-management of disease and drug therapy. • Provide primary preceptorship of 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, as requested. • Provide didactic teaching to student pharmacists at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, as requested. • Participate in collaborative research projects with healthcare professionals, pharmacy residents and student pharmacists, as requested. • Implement and maintain departmental policies and procedures related to the safe and effective use of medications. • Develop and maintain drug therapy monitoring systems for patients. • Establish and maintain efficient lines of communication between pharmacists, physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team, particularly with the primary clinical pharmacist(s) on the team. • Participate in pharmacy and hospital committees as requested. • 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. • Perform drug dispensing duties of a Pharmacist II when required, including up to one weekend shift every 3 months and up to 5 evening dispensing shifts every 3 months as part of the 5 shifts every 2 weeks.
DESIRED: • Experience in outpatient oncology practice • Credentialed in anticoagulation, • BCOP certification
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