Informatics Pharmacist - Beacon

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Information Technology


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


The position of 'Informatics Pharmacist - Beacon' in the IT Division is the subject matter responsible for the design, development, implementation, analysis, support, and maintenance of Oncology Clinical Trials in Epic for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. This position maintains a strong partnership with Pharmacy, Investigational Drug Services Pharmacy, Research Operations, and other integrated applications and teams.  


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Beacon Treatment Plan build and maintenance for Oncology Clinical Trials.
  • Apply Pharmacy expertise to evaluate and assess clinical appropriateness of system design.
  • Work with clinical, research, and operational teams to develop specifications for system design/build.
  • Review and understand system options and make recommendations on usage and best practices.

  • Participate in application testing, troubleshooting, and support of new projects and upgrades.
  • Coordinate among team of Beacon Informatics Pharmacists and Research Informaticists to prioritize and assign work in effort to reduce study start up period. 
  • Align Research system and clinical design with Standard of Care.
  • Adhere to strict change control processes and assess system change impact for Oncology Research.  


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree and licensure in Washington state
  • Pharmacy Informatics Residency Training or equivalent experience in informatics
  • Experience collecting user requirements, translating to system feature enhancements, and requesting enhancements of a system administrator
  • Demonstrated experience in training clinical end-users of various levels of technical savvy
  • Demonstrated experience working with teams in the development and support of applications, and in implementing production systems in a healthcare organization
  • Ability to evaluate user proficiency in application via direct observation
  • Ability to work exceptionally well independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent ability to communicate expectations clearly and succinctly, both in e-mail and
  • Good follow-up skills
  • Ability to use initiative and sound judgment in carrying out responsibilities
  • Ability to develop, maintain, and report on timelines


Preferred qualifications:

  • Prefer Epic certifications in Beacon and Willow
  • Prefer IDS Pharmacy experience
  • Strong understanding of computer terminology and database design basics
  • Strong understanding of software usability criteria and design
  • Knowledge oncology patient care services
  • Knowledge of patient care operations in out-patient or acute care and/or research
  • Knowledge of TJC, DOH, and other regulatory requirements
  • Lean processes or CPI knowledge and exposure

SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

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