Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2016-2017 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine.
The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. 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. As an employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.
UWMC OUTPATIENT PHARMACY has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME PHARMACY TECHNICIAN 2 (Day Shifts) at the UW Medicine South Lake Union Pharmacy. The Pharmacy Technician 2 will assist the Pharmacist in professional activities and perform assigned tasks. All activities of Pharmacy Technicians are performed under the direct supervision of a registered Pharmacist. Additionally, the person in this role will perform specialized, technical pharmacy tasks within the medical clinics and outpatient pharmacy areas and act as a liaison to clinic personnel and maintain a controlled substance area. The Pharmacy Technician 2 will engage in the preparation of sterile and non-sterile medications and other pharmacy-related functions.
This position provides an exciting opportunity to work in our new UW Medicine South Lake Union Pharmacy. This new pharmacy is in a unique setting and will work closely with medical staff in patient care clinics such as the Diabetes, Retina, and UW Neighborhood clinics that share the same building. Be part of this exciting new initiative as UW Medicine expands its reach and ability to provide patient care in a quickly expanding and popular neighborhood. This will be a fantastic opportunity to work in a new pharmacy and utilize distribution and compounding skills while working with staff in different specialties and continuously learning about new cutting-edge therapies.
Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Perform certified order entry of medication orders into the ambulatory pharmacy computer system.
Online processing and filling of prescriptions.
Assist patients with new prescriptions and refills.
Determine payment method, assist patients with alternate sources of payment, and perform charging/billing functions.
Compound and prepare medications from a physician order, which may include compounded sterile and non-sterile products and investigational drugs under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist.
Maintain controlled substance documentation and complete assigned outdate checking and unit inspections.
Troubleshoot technical questions related to specialized area and direct clinical inquiries requiring a Pharmacist's professional judgment.
Accurately maintain inventory of pharmaceuticals and supplies. Coordinate the movement of stock items when drugs are in short supply.
Train pharmacy assistants, technicians, students, and interns on specialized job duties as assigned.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Competitive candidates will be able to effectively triage and communicate with patients, have the ability to perform computer entry of prescriptions and charge/credit data, and perform sterile compounding of pharmaceuticals under the supervision of a Pharmacist. Inherent to success in this position are organizational skills and use of professional judgment.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.