Drug therapy monitoring, including, but not limited to:
- Ensure appropriate drug therapy and nutrition, including indication, dose, drug interactions, and drug allergies.
- Evaluate pharmacotherapeutic regimens for effectiveness and adverse drug events, and intervene as needed.
- Utilize the medical record and other appropriate documentation systems to communicate with healthcare professionals and to document specific pharmacotherapeutic recommendations.
- Provide drug information and education to medical teams, and nursing and dietician staff.
- Provide patient counseling and education.
- Develop and maintain procedures to improve the efficiency and accuracy of medication distribution and administration.
- Facilitate efficient medication delivery and appropriate scheduling of medications.
- Provide primary preceptorship of PGY1 pharmacy residents and student pharmacists.
- Provide education to medical/surgical residents, nursing staff, and medical students.
- Present at educational conferences to multidisciplinary staff, as requested.
- Develop and provide nursing in-services.
- Provide didactic teaching to student pharmacists at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, as requested.
- Participate in collaborative research endeavors with healthcare professionals and the schools of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Medicine.
- Encourage pharmacy staff and residents’ understanding of and participation in practice-oriented research projects.
- Develop research projects in the areas of:
- Pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of medications frequently used in the service patient population.
- Efficacy of medications specifically used in the service patient population.
- Patient monitoring and information systems related to the optimal care of patients.
- Implement and maintain departmental policies and procedures related to the safe and effective use of medications.
- Routinely evaluate current updates in service-specific literature.
- Develop and maintain drug therapy monitoring systems for patients.
- Establish and maintain efficient lines of communication between pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and dieticians.
- Participate in the development and implementation of quality assurance programs for pharmacy services, including, but not limited to, prevention of medication errors.
- Perform drug utilization evaluation and cost-containment analyses, as needed.
- Create a system ensuring appropriate distribution of drug information related to investigational drug agents used in the management of patients.
- Submit unique work for publication in professional journals.
- Attend, present at, and participate in national pharmacy conferences and educational meetings.
REQUIREMENTS: State of Washington Pharmacist License and two years of 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 required experience.