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Swedish Medical Center Pharmacist - Medication Safety in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Medical Safety Officer 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:

  • Serveas expert resource on medication safety for the organization

  • Collaboratewith others in the healthcare system to identify and prioritize medicationsafety issues for improvement

  • Participatein the orientation, education and training of staff in the area of medicationsafety

  • Promotecompliance with Regulatory/Accreditation processes as it relates to safemedication use

  • Participatein interdisciplinary medication safety walk within the care units

  • Overseereporting and data collection of errors, near misses and adverse drug events

  • Research,write and present Focused Case Reviews and Root Cause Analysis events

  • Employquality improvement methodologies and detection methods to identify and improveprocesses

  • Participatein system and local medication safety committees and other committees asappropriate

  • Opportunityto precept pharmacy students and residents


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

  • Outstanding ability to organize multiple projects, collaborate effectively, and lead groups to accomplish desired results

  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities

  • Exceptional interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration skills

Preferred Qualifications for this position include:

  • 5 years inpatient hospital experience

  • Experience working across multiple disciplines within a large organization

  • Knowledge of HPI event scoring, RCA, FCR, Event Analysis processes

  • Familiarity with error reporting data bases systems (Datix)

  • 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

  • PGY-2 Medication Safety

Swedish Medical Center is the largest nonprofit health provider in the greater Seattle area.

It operates 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 100 primary-care and specialty clinics. It is affiliated with many other health care providers across the state of Washington

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details

Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

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 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other 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.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Pharmacists

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 227529

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