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 CLINICAL PHARMACIST - CARDIOLOGY (Rotating/Variable Shifts) to provide pharmaceutical care for our acute care cardiac patients. Our Clinical Pharmacists are a vital part of the multidisciplinary patient care team. In addition to direct patient care responsibilities, our Pharmacists provide drug therapy consults, participate in treatment protocol development, provide patient/family/staff education, facilitate transitions of care, precept pharmacy students and residents, and perform duties of a Pharmacist 2.
Drug therapy monitoring, including, but not limited to:
• Ensure appropriate drug therapy and nutrition, including indication, dose, drug interactions and drug allergies
• Evaluate pharmacotherapeutic regimens for effectiveness and adverse drug events, 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 medical teams, nursing and dietician staff
• Provide patient/family counseling and education
• Update patient medication lists and reconcile medication orders upon admission and discharge
Education and Research:
• Provide primary preceptorship of pharmacy residents and student pharmacists
• Provide education to medical/surgical providers, students, and nursing staff
• Present at educational conferences to multidisciplinary staff, as requested
• Develop and provide nursing in-services
• 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.
• Submit unique work for publication in professional journals
• Implement and maintain departmental policies and procedures related to the safe and effective use of medications
• Routinely evaluate current updates in service specific literature
• 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.
• 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 duties of a Pharmacist 2.
• Experience in cardiology, and cardiac surgery and/or PGY2 residency is desirable.