UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • Pharmacist: Inpatient Main Campus

    Posted Date 2 months ago(2/6/2018 6:17 PM)
    Part Time
    7170 Pharmacy
    2nd, Eves
    Job Location
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  • Overview

    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, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


    The Pharmacist is responsible for providing a safe, efficient, and well-controlled drug distribution system and pharmaceutical care system/structure in the hospital.  This is accomplished by filling medication orders, consulting with physicians and healthcare team members regarding drug therapy, disseminating relevant drug information, monitoring drug therapy, providing direct patient care and education, and participating in in-service education and quality assurance programs. The Pharmacist is also responsible for directly supervising the work of non-pharmacist personnel within the department. 


    The Pharmacist is a professional employee operating under the administrative direction of the Clinical Manager.  The Pharmacist performs within Northwest Hospital & Medical Center’s hospital and pharmacy policies, state and federal laws, and guidelines set forth by The Joint Commission.  AH123             *CA


    Education Background

    • Graduate from an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy resulting in Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) or Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSPharm) degree.

    • Completion of an ASHP-accredited residency program and/or fellowship (or equivalent experience) is preferred.

    Licensure, Registration, Certification

    • Licensure as a Registered Pharmacist in the State of Washington or eligible for and pursuing such licensure.

    Special Training/Skills

    • Patient population includes adult, adolescent, geriatric, and neonatal patients depending on the practice location. 

    • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served. 

    • Must be able to demonstrate medication dosing and identify pharmaceutical needs relative to the disease process and age.

    • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

    • Maintain a positive, direct, open communication line with members of the Northwest Hospital & Medical Center Medical Staff and their employees, hospital staff, patients and patient family members, and colleagues.

    • Demonstrated skill in developing and maintaining positive interpersonal relationships with a diverse population.

    • Up-to-date on current prescribing trends, new drugs, and drug treatment developments in the hospital setting. 

    Work Experience

    • At least 3 years (or equivalent) of direct patient care experience in hospital setting is preferred.

    Physical Abilities
    Physical Demand Level:  Medium
    In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-
    Lift / Carry
    20 to 50 pounds occasionally
    10 to 25 pounds frequently
    up to 10 pounds constantly

    As required, must be able to-
    Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders
    Push and Pull
    Perform fine motor functions
    Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.

    Note: This position may be exposed to low-level electromagnetic (gamma ray) radiation. 


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