The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
The position of 'Informatics Pharmacist - Beacon' in the IT Division is the subject matter responsible for the design, development, implementation, analysis, support, and maintenance of Oncology Clinical Trials in Epic for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. This position maintains a strong partnershipwith Pharmacy, Investigational Drug Services Pharmacy, Research Operations, and other integrated applications and teams.
Beacon Treatment Plan build and maintenancefor Oncology Clinical Trials.
Apply Pharmacy expertise to evaluate and assess clinical appropriateness of system design.
Work with clinical, research, and operational teams to develop specifications for system design/build.
Review and understand system options and make recommendations on usage and best practices.
Participate in application testing, troubleshooting, and support of new projects and upgrades.
Coordinate amongteam of Beacon Informatics Pharmacists and Research Informaticists to prioritize and assign work in effort to reduce study start up period.
Align Research system and clinical design with Standard of Care.
Adhere to strict change control processes and assesssystem change impact for Oncology Research.
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree and licensure in Washington state
Pharmacy Informatics Residency Training or equivalent experience in informatics
Experience collecting user requirements, translating to system feature enhancements, and requesting enhancements of a system administrator
Demonstrated experience in training clinical end-users of various levels of technical savvy
Demonstrated experience working with teams in the development and support of applications, and in implementing production systems in a healthcare organization
Ability to evaluate user proficiency in application via direct observation
Ability to work exceptionally well independently and as part of a team
Excellent ability to communicate expectations clearly and succinctly, both in e-mail and
Good follow-up skills
Ability to use initiative and sound judgment in carrying out responsibilities
Ability to develop, maintain, and report on timelines
Prefer Epic certifications in Beacon and Willow
Prefer IDS Pharmacy experience
Strong understanding of computer terminology and database design basics
Strong understanding of software usability criteria and design
Knowledge oncology patient care services
Knowledge of patient care operations in out-patient or acute care and/or research
Knowledge of TJC, DOH, and other regulatory requirements
Lean processes or CPI knowledge and exposure
SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.
Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.
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The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.