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 MEDICATION SAFETY PHARMACIST (Day Shifts). The Medication Safety Pharmacist (Pharmacist 4) is responsible for the management of the pharmacy department’s quality assurance programs. This position independently provides accountability for the program area, functioning with a high degree of autonomy, and offering expertise in the program area inter- and intra-departmentally and to the community.
RESPONSIBILITIES: • Manage the patient pharmacy’s quality assurance program. • Review and evaluate all medication related Patient Safety Net (PSN) reports with the area managers. • Prepare patient safety and quality reports for the pharmacy department. Present this data to hospital committees as assigned. • Prepare quarterly and annual summary reports of PSN data. Present this data to hospital committees as assigned. • Use trended PSN data to make recommendations to the pharmacy administrative team regarding system improvements. Perform follow-up analysis of changes to ensure effectiveness. • Assist with root cause analysis of high harm score PSN reports related to medications. • Assist with the annual review of the departmental policy and procedure manual. • Run reports from the electronic health record databases to meet the needs of the Medication Safety program. • Encourage pharmacy staff and students/residents to understand and participate in practice-oriented research. • Assist pharmacy staff with research activities by providing education and assistance with obtaining data from various reporting databases. • Assist with new employee orientation and training of staff in coordination with the pharmacy managers. • Participate in medical center committees as assigned. • Develop and maintain effective communications with staff throughout the medical center. • Promote an image of service and goodwill to patient, public, and medical center staff. • Perform other related tasks as required.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.