Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Medication Safety Pharmacist (1.0 FTE, Day shift) to join the Medication Safety Team for the Swedish system hospitals.
We are seeking a detail-oriented, caring individual who has a passion for medication safety and improving patient outcomes. This position is a member of a multi-disciplinary medication safety team responsible for ensuring that the Swedish medication use processes are as safe as possible.
In this position you will: • Serve as expert resource on medication safety for the organization • Collaborate with others in the healthcare system to identify and prioritize medication safety issues for improvement • Participate in the orientation, education and training of staff in the area of medication safety • Ensure compliance with Regulatory/Accreditation processes as it relates to safe medication use • Participate in interdisciplinary medication safety walk-arounds within the care units • Oversee reporting and data collection of errors, near misses and adverse drug events • Research, write and present Focused Case Reviews and Root Cause Analysis events • Employ quality improvement methodologies and detection methods to identify and improve processes • Participate in system and local medication safety committees and other committees as appropriate
Qualifications: Required qualifications for the position include: • Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy • Current license to practice as a registered pharmacist in the State of Washington
Preferred Qualifications for this position include: • 5 years inpatient hospital experience preferred • 5 years in inpatient operations and medication use processes • Experience working across multiple disciplines within a large organization • Knowledge of HPI event scoring, RCA, FCR processes • Familiarity with error reporting data bases systems (RL Solutions, Datix, etc.) • Experience implementing ISMP Best Practices • Advanced computer proficiency (Excel, Visio, Word, Access) • Expertise in medication safety principles and evidence-based safety practices • Knowledgeable in the application and use of quality improvement methodologies and tools • Experience in leading teams, improving processes and system enhancements to improve safety • Outstanding ability to organize multiple projects, collaborate effectively, and lead groups to accomplish desired results • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Swedish Medical Center is the largest nonprofit health provider in the greater Seattle area.
Swedish has three hospital locations in Seattle, a hospital in Edmonds, a hospital in Issaquah, a freestanding emergency room and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and in the Mill Creek area in Everett, and a network of more than 100 specialty-care and primary-care clinics. As of 2015 Swedish has 12,205 employees and 4,050 Physicians and allied health professionals.— one of the few hospital-based drug- and alcohol-treatment programs in Seattle.
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ABOUT US Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the Greater Seattle Area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 183 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Great Puget Sound area. Swedish employs more than 13,000 employees and 4,200 physicians. Whether through physician clinics, health education, research and innovation or other means of outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
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