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Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Job Description:

University of Washington

Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Job type Employee
Category Administrative / Office,Bio-Tech / Sciences,Health Care,Labor / Maintenance,Management / Executive
Job status N/A
Posted on Mar 08, 2018
Job code ******


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CLINICAL MANAGER, INPATIENT PHARMACY SERVICES Req #: ****** Department: HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER PHARMACY Job Location: Harborview Medical Center Posting Date: 03/07/2018 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Total compensation is competitive. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Shift: First Shift 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 UW 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. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.

Harborview Pharmacy is looking for an outstanding FULL-TIME CLINICAL MANAGER, INPATIENT PHARMACY SERVICES to join our Pharmacy team! The Clinical Manager is responsible for implementation and ongoing evaluation of the clinical services provided by the inpatient pharmacy, and functions as a working leader in providing direct supervision for the inpatient clinical pharmacists. The Clinical Manager performs leadership functions specific to clinical services related to clinical practice, education, and standards of pharmaceutical care such as recommending appropriate pharmaceutical prescription, influencing standards of therapy, and developing the pharmacy component of a clinical service.



Oversee the daily activities of the inpatient clinical pharmacists.

Develop and maintain practice standards for inpatient clinical pharmacist services.

Develop and maintain indices of clinical competence for inpatient clinical pharmacists.

In coordination with the Inpatient Pharmacy Operations Manager, recruit clinical pharmacists for the inpatient pharmacy.

In coordination with the Inpatient Pharmacy Operations Manager, ensure new pharmacists are appropriately oriented and trained.

Ensure appropriate scheduling of inpatient clinical pharmacists.

Perform personnel performance reviews for inpatient clinical pharmacists.

Oversee clinical pharmacist staff professional/career development opportunities.

Assist with development and maintenance of the staff recognition program.

Participate in department and organizational quality improvement initiatives.

Provide reports related to clinical practice activities as required by other pharmacy administrative team members.

Assist with strategic planning for drug shortages with pharmacy purchasing staff and the Inpatient Operations Supervisor, and communicate plans to all clinical staff as appropriate.

Maintain effective communication with staff of the pharmacy, other medical center departments, and the School of Pharmacy.

Ensure that protocols and guidelines regarding medications are clinically appropriate.

Serve as a member of committees as assigned.

Participate in development, implementation, and evaluation of departmental policies.

Ensure compliance with departmental and organizational policies and procedures, and state and federal laws and regulations.

Assume other responsibilities in the management of the Pharmacy Department as delegated by the Director of Operations, Pharmacy Services.

Recommend appropriate pharmaceutical prescription based on patient parameters and interpretation of current literature, safety, efficacy, and cost.

Advise prescribers on patients' medication therapy.

Assist in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee process for review and evaluation of treatment options.

Maintain accurate medication histories and monitor effect and adverse reactions of all assigned patients.

Participate in multi-disciplinary team activities to provide patient-specific medication information and education when appropriate.

Evaluate information from prescriber or interview patients, and provide education or assistance for the self-administration of take-home or discharge medications.

Assist in problem resolution with the healthcare team.

Direct the work of and instruct pharmacy students, residents, interns, and/or pharmacy assistants.

Develop and present periodic in-services to healthcare providers.

Coordinate continuing education programs.

Coordinate scheduling of undergraduate and graduate rotations with the UW School of Pharmacy, residency directors, and clinical pharmacists.

Provide lectures for the School of Pharmacy in its undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs.

Coordinate and assign appropriate resources to provide in-services to physicians, nurses, and others as requested.

Encourage collaborative research with the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.
Other duties:

Model the UW Medicine Service Culture Guidelines, including:
- Work toward a culture of service excellence and model behaviors that demonstrate our commitment.
- Communicate in a clear and consistent manner.
- Continually improve the quality and safety of patient care and services.
- Set goals and hold each other accountable for attaining them.
- Allocate resources consistently to support our accomplishment of these goals.
- Ensure that everyone who works at UW Medicine is also committed to these quality, values, mission, and service standards.
- Recognize those who consistently exceed the expectations of our patients and families and who demonstrate exceptional performance in their work.

Participate in professional Pharmacy organizations.

Promote an image of service and goodwill to patients, family members, the public, and other medical center staff.

Perform other duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS:
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD).

Eligible for licensure as a Pharmacist in the State of Washington.

Graduate degree in pharmacy and an ASHP-accredited Residency are preferred.

Three to five years of experience as a clinical pharmacist.

Demonstrated leadership abilities in the area of hospital pharmacy.
UW Medicine is committed to being a drug-free workplace. We require a pre-employment drug screen and background check. The use of marijuana for medical purposes accompanied by a prescription, even if permitted by state law, will not be considered acceptable for purposes of explaining a positive lab test result for marijuana.
The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at ************ / ************ (tty) or **********. Apply for this job


Keywords: University of Washington, Seattle, CLINICAL MANAGER, INPATIENT PHARMACY SERVICES, Healthcare, Seattle, Washington

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