Clinical Pharmacist - Emergency Department

University of Washington • Seattle, WA 98113

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description

This position requires a seven on/seven off schedule. The person in this position will work an alternating schedule of seven 10-hour days, then have seven days off. 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 2016-2017 "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. 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.

The University of Washington Medical Center is seeking a highly motivated PART-TIME CLINICAL PHARMACIST (87.5%, Evening Shifts) to provide pharmaceutical care in our Emergency Department. Our clinical pharmacists (Pharmacist 3) provide extensive pharmaceutical care and are a vital part of the inpatient 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 transition of care, precept pharmacy students and residents, and perform the duties of a Pharmacist 2.



Drug therapy monitoring, including, but not limited to:

* Ensure appropriate drug therapy, 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 other healthcare students and staff.

* Provide patient/family counseling and education.

Education and Research:

* Provide primary preceptorship of pharmacy residents and student pharmacists.

* Provide education to medical/surgical providers and 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.

Practice Management:

* 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, providers, nurses, and other members of the healthcare 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 the duties of a Pharmacist 2.

REQUIREMENTS:State of Washington Pharmacist License AND two years of experience in pharmacy practice. Months spent in the completion of an American Society of Health System Pharmacists accredited residency training program may substitute month-for-month for the required experience.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


* Applicants should have an advanced degree, residency, or two years of experience in clinically oriented hospital pharmacy practice.

* PGY-2 critical care training preferred.


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


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