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 – HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY (Rotating/Variable Shifts). The Clinical Staff Pharmacist (Pharmacist 3) acts as an integral member of the HMC Hematology Oncology services, providing pharmacotherapeutic recommendations to primary providers, nursing and dietitian staff to optimize patient care. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to direct patient care, drug distribution, research & education, and practice management as it pertains to the care of hematology-oncology patients.
Management: • Develop and maintain policies and procedures for inpatient and outpatient hematology and oncology services. • Initiate and maintain lines of communication between nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and other care providers on behalf of hematology and oncology patients. • Assist in the development and carrying out of quality assurance programs for hematology and oncology pharmacy services, including ensuring organizational compliance with national practice standards (e.g. CORE measures, Vizient benchmarks, etc.) • Routinely evaluate current updates in literature related to hematology/oncology disorders and their treatments
Clinical: • Evaluate medication regimens for effectiveness, adverse drug events and patient side effects and intervene, as needed • Utilize the medical record and other appropriate documentation systems to communicate with healthcare professionals and to document specific pharmacotherapeutic recommendations • Provide drug information and education to interdisciplinary team • Provide patient counseling and education on self-management of disease and drug therapies • Establish and maintain efficient lines of communication between pharmacists, physicians, nurses, social workers, and other professionals • Perform drug utilization evaluation and cost containment analyses, as needed • Participate in existing or develop interdisciplinary group education classes that offer support and/or provide an efficient method of information exchange
Outpatient-specific responsibilities, including, but not limited to: • Collaborate with providers to individualize drug therapies promoting safe, effective and economical patient care • Assume responsibility for monitoring and modifying the drug regimen when referred, to include the ordering and interpretation of laboratory testing • Identify barriers to adherence to medication regimen, incorporating patient characteristics i.e. language, culture/religious practices, physical, cognitive, emotional, pain/discomfort, socioeconomic status • Review clinic prescribing patterns with clinic staff to design targeted education to promote consistency with UWP guidelines (or other nationally recognized guidelines when needed) • Function as patient advocate in order to justify therapy necessity or recommend alternative therapies when needed for insurance approval • Work with the Specialty Pharmacy team to evaluate and further develop systems and processes.
Inpatient specific responsibilities, but not limited to: • Participate as an active member of the hematology-oncology consult teams to assist in achievement of specific therapeutic outcomes by continuous monitoring of drug therapy • Participate in all chemotherapy order review, clarification, validation, and order verification
Distribution: • Participate in order review, clarification, validation, and order verification for the ambulatory procedure area (APA) • Develop and maintain procedures to improve the efficiency and accuracy of medication distribution and administration • Facilitate efficient medication delivery and appropriate scheduling of medications
Academic: • Precept pharmacy residents and pharmacy students • Provide education to hematology-oncology providers, nursing staff and medical students • Present at hematology - oncology conferences to multidisciplinary staff, as requested • Provide didactic teaching to student pharmacists at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, as requested
Research: • Participate in collaborative research endeavors with the schools of Pharmacy & Nursing, the Department of Hematology-Oncology, and other healthcare professionals • Encourage pharmacy staff and residents’ understanding of and participation in practice-oriented research projects • Develop research projects in the areas of Hematology/Oncology as related to Pharmacy
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