Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally and medically vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed 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.
HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER PHARMACY has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME CLINICAL STAFF PHARMACIST - (PCAP NEUROLOGY/REHABILITATION MEDICINE) (Day Shifts). The Clinical Staff Pharmacist acts as an integral member of the Neurology and Rehab Medicine teams to provide pharmacotherapeutic recommendations to a multidisciplinary team, optimizing patient care and improving patient outcomes. These responsibilities include but are not limited to clinical duties, drug distribution, teaching and research, and management as it pertains to administrative aspects of the care of Neurology and Rehab Medicine patients.
Management: • Develop and maintain policies and procedures for the Neurology and Rehab Medicine services. • Initiate and maintain lines of communication between nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and other care providers on behalf of Neurology and Rehab Medicine patients. • Assist in the development and carrying out of quality assurance programs for the Neurology and Rehab Medicine service, including ensuring organizational compliance with national practice standards (e.g. CORE measures, UHC benchmarks, etc)
Clinical: • Participate as an active member of the Neurology and Rehab Medicine team to assist in achievement of specific therapeutic outcomes by continuous monitoring of drug therapy. • Participate in medication order review, clarification, validation, and order verification. • Monitor the nutritional needs of Neurology and Rehab Medicine patients; review and write TPN orders. • Provide drug information and inservice education to pharmacy staff, nurses, residents and other providers on critical care-related issues. • Facilitate communication with other providers upon patient transfer to other patient care areas. • Obtain medication histories and perform medication teaching with patients or caretakers.
Distribution: • Develop and maintain procedures to improve the speed and accuracy of medication distribution to all patients. • Evaluate and enter inpatient orders and respond to telephone inquiries from professional colleagues. • Support inpatient pharmacy operations.
Academic: • Precept critical care and general pharmacy practice residents and undergraduate pharmacy students. • Optional: didactic lectures at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy.
Research: • Participate in collaborative research with the University of Washington Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, and other health professionals. • Encourage pharmacy staff and residents’ understanding of and participation in practice-oriented critical care research. • Publish and encourage publication of scholarly articles in professional journals. • Participating in collaborative research projects with other health professionals to improve patient care.
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.