1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 171721
Appointing Department Web Address: https://www.seattlecca.org/
Job Location: South Lake Union
Posting Date: 03/17/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $9,373.00 to $13,411.00 per month  
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 
Notes: This position will work 50% within the IV Room, and 50% in Quality Assurance.  

The mission of University of Washington Medicine is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrows physicians, scientists and other health professionals.  UW Medicine owns or operates the following: Harborview Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated, or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Childrens University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Pharmacy team provides extensive pharmaceutical care to inpatient and ambulatory patients. In addition to direct care, pharmacists participate in drug therapy consults, conduct clinical research protocols, provide patient/family/staff education, and precept pharmacy students and residents. SCCA combines the adult and pediatric oncology patient care services of three world-renowned cancer care institutions Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children's, and UW Medicine.

SCCA has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME STERILE COMPOUNDING QUALITY ASSURANCE PHARMACIST (PHARMACIST 3). The Sterile Compounding Quality Assurance Pharmacist will direct, develop, implement, and evaluate quality assurance programs for compounded sterile products across SCCA Pharmacies. This position will coordinate and manage the interpretation and reporting of microbiological test results, environmental monitoring test results, end product test results, and test results from sterile compounding room staff. Position responsibilities include working with managers, leads and staff to design and implement all quality assurance policies, standards, and performance of all tests in accordance with the pharmacy departments standard operating procedures. The Sterile Compounding Quality Assurance Pharmacist is required to work independently in a highly-efficient and organized manner to ensure timely review and action of results and reports.   

Develop, implement, and maintain training programs and competency assessments designed to ensure a high level of expertise in the compounding of sterile products for pharmacy personnel in collaboration with the pharmacy managers.
Oversee SCCA Pharmacy Departments quality assurance and improvement initiatives, and programs for compounded sterile products.
Advise pharmacy managers and directors of pharmacy on all quality matters related to the preparation of sterile products.
Provide management and project reports as required.
Assume other responsibilities of the pharmacy departments quality assurance program as delegated.
Maintain thorough knowledge of technical advances and current practice standards in quality assurance in the field of sterile compounding and microbiology.
Responsible for microbial environmental testing of air, surfaces, and personnel as outlined in USP standards.
Work collaboratively with the Pharmacy Operations Manager to assess departmental metrics regarding quality assurance initiatives.
Assist with creating and maintaining policies and standard operating procedures for the SCCA pharmacy departments compounded sterile product quality assurance program.
Responsible for quality control, quality assurance, problem-solving, and regulatory compliance for all actions related to sterile product preparation.

Program oversight:
Maintain effective communication with the administrative staff of the SCCA Pharmacy Department. 
Ensure compliance with all pharmacy laws, regulations, and accreditation standards as it relates to sterile compounding. Serve as liaison with regulatory agencies and accreditation entities as delegated.
Review sterility testing reports and communicate results to pharmacy leadership team. Ensure appropriate action when microbial sampling exceeds action levels.
Provide routine, ongoing evaluation of equipment and products utilized in sterile compounding practices. Ensure that required maintenance and monitoring of equipment is completed. 

Ensure pharmacy staff development, new employee orientation, and ongoing training of national quality assurance standards and regulations in coordination with management team members.
Ensure quality assurance documentation is current for licensed or certified personnel.

Provide education for pharmacy department staff regarding state and federal regulations regarding all relevant chapters of USP, state, FDA regulations, and national quality assurance standards of practice.   

Promote an image of service and goodwill to patients, public, and SCCA staff.
Perform the duties of the Pharmacist 2.
Perform all other duties as assigned.

Three years of sterile compounding experience in a health-system pharmacy practice setting.
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 experience.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: State of Washington Pharmacist License.

UW Medicine is committed to being a drug-free workplace. We require a pre-employment drug screen. The use of marijuana for medical purposes accompanied by a prescription, even if permitted by state law, will not be considered acceptable for purposes of explaining a positive lab test result for marijuana.

Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. 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. This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-04-16

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