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UW Medicine Pharmacy
Seattle, Washington State
$64.52 - $93.81 per hour
Closing date
Dec 15, 2023

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Work Setting
College / University, Health System

Job Details

The UW Medical Center - Northwest Pharmacy Department has an outstanding opportunity for a Psychiatric Pharmacist to join us in our new Center for Behavioral Health and Learning building. 

• 40 hours per week
• Rotating/Variable Shift

• Engage in accurate medication preparation and dispensing
• Provide effective, quality pharmaceutical care through direct patient care and collaboration with patient care teams
• Promote appropriate, safe, and effective medication use through adherence to the UW Medicine formulary and therapeutic interchanges

UW Medicine's Pharmacy Department provides high-quality and comprehensive pharmacy services to our patients and providers. Our team of specially trained pharmacists and technicians work closely with doctors and nurses to ensure our patients receive the best medication therapy for their condition.

The new Center for Behavioral Health and Learning, opening on the UW Medical Center – Northwest campus in 2024, offers an unparalleled opportunity to transform mental health care and to improve mental health care training in our state. Located in North Seattle, the new facility will feature 75 longer-term adult psychiatry beds, 25 geriatric psychiatry beds, 50 medical/surgical beds focused on patients with psychiatric comorbidities, and a state-of-the-art neuromodulation program. It will also house an interdisciplinary training and workforce development program focused on preparing and supporting the next generation of behavioral health providers for Washington State. The six-story building will be a beautiful place to work with lots of windows, natural lighting and open-concept spaces and will offer amenities including a new kitchen and dining area for patients, staff and visitors.

Learn more about the Center for Behavioral Health and Learning here.

• Review medication orders for accuracy and evaluate appropriateness of therapy
• Provide patient profile review, assess patient data (such as demographics, chronic medical conditions, allergies, lab values, incompatibilities, etc.), and interpret data relative to patient’s medication needs
• Provide patient profile review for drug-drug interactions, duplication of therapy, appropriate regimens, etc.
• Accurately prepare and dispense medications
• Provide oversight and supervision to pharmacy  residents, interns, externs, students, and pharmacy technicians as required by law
• Engage in all aspects of therapeutic selection, implementation, monitoring, modification, and dispensing of drug therapy

Strong candidates will have completed an ASHP-accredited residency program and/or fellowship (or equivalent experience) and have at least 3 years (or equivalent) of direct patient care experience in a hospital setting.

One year of experience in pharmacy practice or completion of an American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists accredited residency training program.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: A valid Washington State license to practice pharmacy or eligibility to obtain license prior to employment.

UW Medicine is committed to being a drug-free workplace. We require a pre-employment drug screen.

UW Medical Center is an acute care hospital located in Seattle with two campuses: Montlake and Northwest.   As the No. 1 hospital in Seattle and Washington State since 2012 (U.S. News & World Report) and nationally ranked in six specialties, UW Medical Center prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances.  

The UW Medical Center–Northwest campus offers emergency and inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical, and therapeutic care.  It is located in north Seattle on a beautiful, easy-to-access 44-acre campus that includes the neighboring Northwest Outpatient Medical Center and Specialty Care Meridian Pavilion.  

Teamwork. Community. Opportunity. Become part of our team. Join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

UW Medicine is Washington’s only health system that includes a top-rated medical school and an internationally recognized research center.    UW Medicine’s mission 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.  

All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored. Nearly 29,000 healthcare professionals, researchers, and educators work in the UW Medicine family of organizations that includes: Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Medicine Primary Care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.  

Become part of our team. Join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.


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.

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