Swedish Health Services Pharmacist - Inpatient in Seattle, Washington
Swedish Medical Center is looking for an Inpatient Pharmacist (Per Diem, Variable Shift) to work in the Pharmacy Department at Swedish Cherry Hill located in Seattle, WA.
The Pharmacist is a member of a multi-disciplinary team and is responsible for assuring safe, efficient, cost effective drug therapy for all patients.The pharmacist is responsible for providing clinical drug information to meet the needs of the customers, including physicians, nurses, patients and other healthcare professionals. This position is responsible for participating in the training, orientation and education of staff.
In this position you will:
Evaluate provider medication orders for appropriateness of drug, dosage, potential interactions, route of administration and stability and make recommendations for therapy changes as appropriate
Evaluate patient electronic medical records to include appropriate current and past medical history, appropriate clinical and laboratory data, and concurrent medications (including over-the-counter and home therapies)
Collaborate with the healthcare team to provide clinical and technical support as needed
Document relevant communication with physicians, nurses, other members of the healthcare team, patients and their family members in the electronic medical record
Provide cost-effective, evidence-based pharmaceutical care that includes therapeutic drug monitoring, pharmacokinetic evaluation, drug utilization review, use of collaborative drug therapy agreements and drug therapy guidelines
Provide discharge transitions of care services to our high-risk patients
Respond to pharmaceutical inquiries from patients, medical personnel, and pharmacy staff
Oversee activities and assign projects to residents, interns and other pharmacy personnel
Maintain responsibility for handling incoming provider calls and collaborating to resolve issues
Perform other tasks as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy
Current license to practice as registered pharmacist in the State of Washington
Ability to accurately check the compounding of IV admixtures, TPN, other parental and unit dose drugs
Ability to follow a collaborative drug therapy agreement (CDTA) and pharmacy drug therapy guidelines for all relevant pharmacy services
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Experience in hospital inpatient pharmacy with a focus in adult critical care patient populations
ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency or equivalent experience
Board certification in an applicable specialty
About Cherry Hill:
What is now known as the James Tower at Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus was home to the first hospital in Seattle, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic charity. On July 1, 2000, the 385-bed tertiary-care center previously known as Providence Seattle Medical Center became part of the Swedish health-care system.
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Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Schedule: On Call
Job Category: Pharmacists
Work Locations: Cherry Hill Main Bldg (WA150) 500 17th Ave James Tower Seattle, 98122
Req ID: 314981