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As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally and medically vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine.
Harborview is looking for an outstanding TEMPORARY/HOURLY PHARMACY TECHNICIAN 1 (Rotating/Variable Shifts) to join our Inpatient Pharmacy team! The Pharmacy Technician 1 will assist the Pharmacist in professional activities and performing assigned tasks. All activities of Pharmacy Technicians are performed under the direct supervision of a registered Pharmacist.
Positions in this class are characterized by the performance of certain routine and repetitive functions, and may engage in preparation and packaging of medications and other pharmacy related functions.
Fill medications from Pyxis refill sheets for the entire hospital.
Deliver medications to nursing units and other areas of the hospital.
Package medications in single-unit packages.
Restock shelves in the unit dose fill and front counter areas.
Complete monthly outdate check and cleaning as assigned by Supervisor.
Fill Ward Stock Requisition sheets for Nursing Units.
Package patient-specific medications in single-unit packages.
Under the supervision of a Pharmacist, perform bulk compounding of pharmaceuticals from a formula.
Perform computer entry of prescriptions and charge/credit data.
Triage clinical inquiries requiring a pharmacist's professional judgment.
Answer inquiries not requiring a pharmacist's professional judgment.
Know and follow all Pharmacy Department policies and procedures.
Work in the IV room and compound IV medications in accordance with USP 797 standards.
Handle and prepare hazardous drugs in accordance with USP 800 standards.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Six months of experience as a Pharmacy Assistant or equivalent education/experience.
Legal requirement: State of Washington Pharmacy Technician certification.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: UW Medicine is committed to being a drug-free workplace. We require a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 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.
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 undergra...duate 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.