Medication Safety Lead Pharmacist

University of Washington C4C   •  

Seattle, WA

Industry: Education.


Less than 5 years

Posted 240 days ago

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UW Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME MEDICATION SAFETY LEAD PHARMACIST (PHARMACIST 4). The Medication Safety Lead Pharmacist directs, develops, implements, and evaluates the Medication Safety program within UW Medical Center. The Medication Safety Lead Pharmacist helps direct pharmacists and other staff in the safe operations of the UWMC pharmacy; collaborate on the training of new staff pharmacists, technicians, residents, and interns; and develops and implements policies and procedures for specific program areas.



  • Direct the Medication Safety Program for the pharmacy department.
  • Oversee the prioritization of medication safety program activities.
  • Review all medication-related Patient Safety Net (PSN) reports.
  • Prepare summary and trend reports of PSN data.  Present these data to hospital committees and pharmacy leadership as requested.
  • Assist with root cause analysis of harm events related to medications.
  • Direct the development of safe medication practices to prevent errors by providing oversight and guiding decisions related to the Medication Safety Program. Work pro-actively with pharmacy staff and other departments to resolve identified safety-related patient care or service issues.
  • Maintain effective communications with the administrative staff of the Department of Pharmacy and other departments in the medical center.  Collaborate with the Center for Clinical Excellence on UWMC safety program initiatives.
  • Provide education to pharmacy staff and other departments on medication safety trends, initiatives, or topics that require heightened awareness.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities for the Medication Safety Program.  Coordinate the documentation and reporting of program activities for regulatory and accreditation agencies.
  • Chair the UWMC multidisciplinary Safe Medication Practices Committee.
  • Participate in development, implementation and evaluation of departmental policies related to medication safety.
  • Participate in pharmacy and hospital committees as requested.
  • Direct the work of staff which may include interns, technicians and pharmacists
  • Assure compliance with all pharmacy laws and regulations.


  • Participate in pharmacy staff development including new employee orientation and training. 
  • Assists in developing training materials for new staff and educational materials for current staff.
  • Responsible for scheduling of pharmacist staff if required.

Education and Research:

  • Provide periodic in-services to physicians, nurses, patients, and pharmacy staff.
  • Provide primary preceptorship of pharmacy residents and student pharmacists.
  • Participate as Affiliate Faculty for the UW School of Pharmacy.
  • In conjunction with UW School of Pharmacy guidelines, develop and update rotation curriculum for IPPE and APPE student programs for the assigned area.
  • Participate in collaborative research projects with healthcare professionals, pharmacy residents and student pharmacists.

Other duties:

  • Perform the duties of a Pharmacist 3.
  • Promote the image of service and goodwill to patients, public, and medical center staff.
  • Participate in professional pharmacy organizations.
  • Model UW Medicine Professional image policy.
  • Serve as role model and mentor to staff on AIDET; use key words at key times.
  • Serve as role model and mentor to staff on UW Medicine Service Culture Guidelines.

REQUIREMENTS: State of Washington Pharmacist license and three 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. 


$112K - $160K