PHARMACIST 2 - SCCA / OUTPATIENT INFUSION (CANDIDATE BANK)

Updated: about 2 hours ago
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON
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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) Pharmacy 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 PHARMACIST 2 – OUTPATIENT INFUSION. The Pharmacist 2 will perform professional pharmaceutical dispensing and clinical functions in the Ambulatory Pharmacies. The Pharmacist 2 will also provide drug information and education to patients and family members, providers, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, in addition to providing pharmaceutical care to patients.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Dispensing:
• Conduct a thorough patient profile review to assess the appropriateness of the prescribed medication, including monitoring for drug duplications, interactions, allergies, appropriate dose, strength, and route of administration at the time each order is received; document relevant information in medical record as required.
• Promote rational, cost-effective drug therapy by promoting the use of formulary items and optimizing patient care through appropriate selection of treatment options.
• Evaluate all provider orders and verify correctness of entry in the pharmacy computer system and computerized patient profiles.
• Direct pharmacy technicians in all areas of technical responsibilities.
• Ensure proper preparation and labeling of all medications.
• Ensure that controlled substances are properly stored, dispensed, recorded, and inventoried.
• Interview patients and provide education regarding their medications.
• Ensure that all bulk packaged items are properly prepared, labeled, and documented.
• Ensure correct aseptic preparation, labeling, and delivery of compounded sterile products. Perform routine visual observation and oversight to ensure proper garbing, handwashing, cleaning, and aseptic technique processes is followed during sterile compounding.

Other duties:
• Provide drug information to patients, physicians, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team. Provide in-services to staff as requested.
• Participate in protocol development, exploratory projects and committees which contribute to improved patient care.
• Document clinical interventions as appropriate.
• Detect, monitor, document, and report any adverse drug reactions and medication errors. Assist in developing safe medication practices to prevent errors.
• Participate in teaching pharmacy students, interns, and technicians, and guiding experiential training.
• Comply with all state and federal pharmacy laws.
• Perform related duties as assigned.

DESIRED:
• Strong customer service orientation.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively use computerization for efficient operations.
• Professional and effective verbal and written communication skills.


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