Pharmacy IT Coordinator
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center - Seattle, WA

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Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:
  • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
  • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
  • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
  • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
  • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest.

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle.

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.

As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE

UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Responsibilities:

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS )

  • Leading , includes:
    • Effectively delegates,
    • Manages change,
    • Sets expectations and goals,
    • Makes decisions and solves problems,
    • Models fairness and respect.
    • Fosters teamwork and collaboration to accomplish organization’s goals,
    • Inspires trust,
    • Deals effectively with conflict.
    • Identifies quality benchmarks, assesses departmental performance and designs improvement plans,
    • Models accountability, integrity, ethics, and honesty,
    • Promotes safety and security,
    • Assures compliance with regulations and rules,
    • Promotes excellent customer service.
    • Develops goals and objectives in support of Hospital’s mission,
    • Develops and maintains policies and procedures,
    • Resolves complex problems,
    • Develops budget and monitors/controls expenses to fit budget expectations,
    • Improves department cost efficiency and productivity.
    • Facilitates open communications and joint decision making with staff,
    • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, verbal, writing, listening, and presentation skills.
    • Interviews and selects staff, hires, and promotes,
    • Evaluates staff performance and competency;
    • Coaches/disciplines/discharges to improve individual and departmental performance,
    • Motivates and develops competent staff,
    • Facilitates continuous learning and development,
    • Monitors staff retention and satisfaction,
    • Designs succession plans.
    • Strives to expand own knowledge and skills,
    • Monitors trends in healthcare industry, and adapts to changes and new developments.
  • Building Relationships , includes:
  • Standards & Accountability , includes:
  • Planning & Decision Making , includes:
  • Communications , includes:
  • Developing and Retaining Talent , includes:
  • Professional Growth & Development , includes:


  • Clinical/Technical/Operations Coordination , includes a variety of activities, including but not limited to the following. Duties may be shared between members of the Pharmacy management team, and each is expected to assist and support the others and cover for absences.
    • Committee Participation: Serves as a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Medicare/Medicaid compliance team, and/or other committees, as appropriate.
    • Policies and Procedures: Develops and maintains written policies and procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.
    • Supervision and Training: Supervises assigned pharmacy staff; audits work; and provides education and training in assigned area of responsibility.
    • Collaboration: Serves as consultant or liaison to other clinical service areas, including nursing, to foster interdisciplinary approach to medication management, shared pharmacy information systems, or as assigned.
    • Medication Inventory: Oversees ordering and maintaining of medication inventory including controlled substances. Maintains electronic pharmacy formulary database.
    • Regulatory and Accreditation: Oversees compliance with regulatory rules and regulations (e.g. Department of Health, Board of Pharmacy, Joint Commission, and Department of Ecology). Maintains survey readiness.
    • Projects: Participates and/or leads assigned pharmacy projects.
    • Pharmacy Coverage: Performs functions of clinical pharmacist, if needed for coverage and to maintain skills (current expectation is about 25% of time).
    • Pharmacy Information Systems Coordination:
      • Directs all electronic information programs / systems / devices and activities in the department, including maintenance of the departmental internet website. Serves as super-user for all pharmacy systems.
      • Works with IMS department to implement new or enhanced software/hardware. Interfaces with outside vendors.
      • Provides ongoing management of pharmacy technology activities such as barcode medication administration, pre-printed routine order sets for standards compliance, etc.
    • Medication Safety Coordination
      • Patient Safety: Coordinates all activities related to patient safety. Develops and implements best practices to promote medication safety. Investigates medication errors (PIs); performs audits and periodically reports findings and makes recommendations to Director, Managers, and/or Committees. Facilitates changes in organizational attitudes towards medication errors. Oversees Medication Safety Newsletter.
      • Medication Usage: Coordinates and implements improvements in medication use. Assists in formulary reviews and makes recommendations for additions and deletions to the P&T Committee. Conducts drug utilization reviews and analysis. Advises on drug distribution policies and procedures.
    Qualifications:

    QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

    · Education Background
    • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy with a Pharm D degree or the combination of a Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy plus extensive experience demonstrating a high level of clinical competency, which, in the Director’s opinion, is the equivalent of an advanced degree.
    • Clinically oriented ASHP accredited residency (or training in areas of clinical pharmacy), preferred.
    • Licensure, Registration, Certification
    Current license (or license-eligible) as a registered pharmacist in the State of Washington.
    • Special Training/Skills
      • Training in areas of pharmacy information management and/or clinical pharmacy, as applicable to assigned area of responsibility.
      • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the ages of patients served by the department.
      • Demonstrates continuous professional growth and awareness of emerging industry trends by maintaining membership in professional organizations.
      • Work Experience
        • Two years hospital pharmacy experience required.
        • One year of lead or management experience required.
        • Experience with project management, preferred.
        • Experience using pharmacy information systems (e.g., PXYIS, Siemens Pharmacy, Carousel).
    • Physical Abilities
    Must have the manual dexterity sufficient for typing and medication preparation for dispensing, including preparation of IV additives.

    Physical Demand Level: Medium

    In an 8-hour workday, must be able to- ü Lift / Carry
    • 20 to 50 pounds occasionally
    • 10 to 25 pounds frequently
    • up to 10 pounds constantly

    As required, must be able to -

    ü Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

    ü Push and Pull

    ü Perform fine motor functions

    ü Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.

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