Nov 29, 2021

Pharmacist - First Hill Cancer Pharmacy

  • Providence
  • Seattle, WA, USA
Full-time Pharmacy

Job Description


Where you work matters! Swedish Medical Center is looking for an inpatient pharmacist (1.0 FTE, variable shifts) with focus in oncology to work at Swedish First Hill inpatient pharmacy, Swedish Cancer Institute pharmacy located in Seattle, WA.

We are seeking a detail, focused, caring, and thoughtful individual in pharmacy care. Promoting the goals and upholding the ideals of Swedish Medical Center in providing excellent care an experience for our diverse patient population. This position is a member of multi-disciplinary team and is responsible for assuring safe, efficient, cost-effective therapy for all patients.

Essential Functions:

  • Evaluates physician medication orders for appropriateness of drug, dosage, potential interactions, route of administration and stability and makes recommendations for therapy changes to the providers and facility staff as appropriate
  • Evaluate patient electronic medical records to include appropriate current and past medical history, appropriate clinical and laboratory data, and concurrent medication (including over the counter and home remedies)
  • Collaborates with the healthcare team to provide clinical and technical support as needed
  • Documents all communication with physicians, nurses, other members of the healthcare team and patients and their family members in the electronic medical record
  • Provide pharmaceutical care that includes cost conscious therapeutic drug monitoring, pharmacokinetic evaluations, and documentation of patient medical records
  • Respond to pharmaceutical inquiries from patients, medical personnel, and pharmacy staff
  • Oversee activities and assign projects to resident pharmacist, interns, and other pharmacy personnel
  • Maintain responsibility for handling incoming provider calls and collaborating to resolve issues
  • Perform other tasks as assigned
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy
  • Current license to practice as registered pharmacist in the State of Washington
  • Ability to accurately to process and check the compounding of IV admixtures, TPN, other parental drugs, chemotherapy, and other hazardous drugs
  • Ability to follow collaborative drug therapy agreement (CDTA) and pharmacy guidelines and protocols for appropriate monitoring and dosing of antimicrobial agents, anticoagulation, Glycemic control, and all relevant pharmacy service

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in hospital inpatient pharmacy with a focus in adult Oncology patient populations
  • ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency or equivalent experience with focus in oncology and/or Oncology Board Certification

About the Swedish First Hill Campus:

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. 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 Broadway 1 (WA199) 601 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 311894