University of Washington
Seattle, WA

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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution
OPERATIONS LEAD PHARMACIST - INPATIENT (FULL-TIME, ROTATING/VARIABLE SHIFTS) Req #:199094Department:HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER PHARMACY Job Location: Harborview Medical Center Posting Date:05/13/2022 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:$10,148 - $14,521 per month Shift:Alternate Work 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 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 OPERATIONS LEAD PHARMACIST - INPATIENT (Rotating/Variable Shifts). The Operations Lead Pharmacist (Pharmacist 4) will assist the Inpatient Operations Manager with the implementation and evaluation of pharmacy services.

• Coordinate the scheduling for staff assigned to area if required.
• Direct the operation of the assigned area in the pharmacy department.
• Direct the work of pharmacy staff assigned to the work area or shift including pharmacists, interns, and pharmacy technicians.
• Participate in pharmacy staff development including new employee orientation and training. Assist in developing training materials for staff.
• Develop, review, and update policies and procedures for the assigned area.
• Actively resolve issues identified with daily operations and works with other departments to solve service-related issues when identified.
• Provide oversight for new program development for the assigned area.
• Coordinate the documentation and reporting of program activities and quality assurance for regulatory and accreditation agencies (Joint Commission, Department of Health, and Board of Pharmacy)
• Detect, document and report adverse drug reactions and medication errors. Assist in developing safe medication practices to prevent errors.
• Ensure the assigned pharmacy area is secure, orderly, and in a sanitary condition.
• Perform the duties of a Pharmacist II.
• Perform related duties as required.

• Arrange coverage for inpatient pharmacy including sick calls on weekdays, provides weekend on-call coverage on a rotating basis, and staffs in the inpatient pharmacy as needed
• Engage in continual inpatient process improvement through gathering feedback from staff and optimizing processes
• Coordinate and collaborate with the purchasing team to assess and manage inventory cost effectively for inpatient pharmacy and for secure storages areas where medication inventory is available outside of the pharmacy’s direct oversight. This includes, but is not limited to: ambulatory clinics and procedural areas
• Serve as the content expert for Clinic Administered Medications (CAMs), Operating Rooms, and Ambulatory Procedure Areas (APAs) and problem solve
• Understand and optimize operating rooms and procedural area processes and procedures
• Attend weekly drug shortage meeting and coordinates, communicates, and executes medication changes affecting daily operationsREQUIREMENTS:Three years 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 experience.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: State of Washington Pharmacist license.

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.

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.

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 a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

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 [email protected].


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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