Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is committed to providing quality care to those in the community. The SCCA Oncology Pharmacy team provides extensive pharmaceutical care to inpatient and ambulatory patients. In addition to direct care, pharmacists participate in drug therapy consults, conduct clinical research protocols, provide patient/family/staff education, and precept pharmacy students and residents. SCCA combines the adult and pediatric oncology patient care services of three world-renowned cancer care institutions UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children's Hospital.
The SCCA Oncology Pharmacy Team has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME LEAD INFUSION PHARMACIST - OUTPATIENT INFUSION (Day Shifts). The Lead Infusion Pharmacist (Pharmacist 4) will assist the SCCA Pharmacy Operations Manager in directing the daily pharmacy workflow, training and developing staff, and acting as the primary pharmacy point of contact for continuous performance improvement efforts.
Assist the Pharmacy Operations Manager with the following:
Oversight of day-to-day SCCA South Lake Union (SLU) Infusion Pharmacy operations and active resolution of issues (including occasional after-hours issues)
Planning, developing, organizing, and evaluating SCCA SLU Infusion Pharmacy services
Collaborate with outside pharmacies, SCCA Materials Management, Fred Hutch Facilities/Engineering, and the Investigational Drug Services pharmacy team, Clinical Pharmacy team, Pyxis team, and Community Site pharmacy teams
Serve as the SCCA SLU Infusion Pharmacy liaison and communicate updates and major changes to pharmacy staff/leadership, nursing leadership, and other departments as applicable
Develop, review, and update policies, procedures, and pharmacy reference binders for the SCCA SLU Infusion Pharmacy, including maintenance of the Non-Chemotherapy Reference Chart
Assist the SCCA Informatics Pharmacist with the following:
Maintaining appropriate computer operations and other automation systems for the SCCA SLU Infusion Pharmacy
Validating pharmacy labels as applicable
Generating and analyzing reports as applicable
Assist the SCCA Purchasing team with the following:
Determining PAR levels based on average dose parameters and past/future usage
Drug shortage/recall management
Operationalize roll-out of medications that are new to the market and/or SCCA SLU Infusion Pharmacy
Review literature to clarify medication preparation questions and/or concerns and contact drug manufacturers if necessary
Actively participate on committees and meetings as assigned, including, but not limited to, the Chemotherapy Reference Chart Committee, Formulary Workflow Committee, Medication Emergency Readiness Committee (MERC), SCCA Purchasing Team Meeting, Medication Safety Meeting, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee (ad hoc), Weekly IV Meeting, Daily IV Room Huddle, and Infusion Nursing-Pharmacy Meeting
Assist in developing safe medication practices to prevent errors and consult on medication safety events (PSNs) as needed
Serve as back-up for Pyxis refill checks as needed
Serve as the primary trainer and ensure pharmacy staff development, coordinate new employee orientation/training and ongoing training of national quality assurance standards and regulations in coordination with pharmacy management for all pharmacists that staff in the infusion pharmacy
Develop and maintain training materials for infusion pharmacy staff
Assist in the recruitment, interviewing, and evaluation of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Assistants, Pharmacy Technicians, and Pharmacy Interns as applicable to the SCCA pharmacy
Assist with personnel performance reviews and the development and retention of competent personnel in coordination with the Pharmacy Operations Manager
Assist pharmacy management in coordination of the infusion pharmacist schedule and serve as the primary point of contact for coordination of coverage for pharmacist sick calls
Serve as 1st line of coverage for SCCA SLU Infusion Pharmacy staffing coverage
In conjunction with operations manager, coordinate the documentation and reporting of program activities and quality assurance for regulatory and accreditation agencies
Perform the duties of a Pharmacist 2 - SCCA / Outpatient Infusion
Comply with all state and federal pharmacy laws
Perform related duties as assigned
Strong customer service orientation.
Demonstrated ability to effectively use computerization for efficient operations.
Professional and effective verbal and written communication skills.
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.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: 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.
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.
Internal Number: 190502
About UW Medicine Pharmacy/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
The mission of University of Washington Medicine is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates the following: Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated, or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children’s.