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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 UW 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.
UWMC is looking for an outstanding FULL-TIME PHARMACY TECHNICIAN 1 (Evening Shifts) to join our Pharmacy team! We are looking for a detail-focused, caring, and thoughtful individual to provide excellent care to our patients. The Pharmacy Technician 1 performs a variety of pharmaceutical tasks in the central inpatient or satellite pharmacies. Under the general supervision and control of a licensed pharmacist, our technicians independently perform a variety of technical pharmaceutical functions such as compounding medications, filling medication orders, and preparing compounded sterile products.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Prepare medications from a physician order or pharmacy-generated label in single-dose packaging, including compounded sterile products and extemporaneously prepared doses
Load and refill PYXIS automated dispensing cabinets
Deliver medications to nursing units, clinics, and procedural areas. Return and credit discontinued medications from the units back to the pharmacy in a timely manner
Package medications into single-unit packages and perform bulk packaging of medications including batch preparation of compounded sterile products
Participate in monthly outdate and unit inspection program
Perform routine computer functions including charge/credits and label generation
Triage incoming phone calls to the pharmacy department
Interact with professional and technical staff as well as customers in a friendly and courteous manner
Assist in the training of pharmacy assistants, technicians, students, and interns
Adhere to UWMC Pharmacy Services and UW Medical Center policies and procedures
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Six months of experience as a Pharmacy Assistant OR equivalent education/experience.
LEGAL REQUIREMENT: State of Washington Pharmacy Technician certification.
High School diploma or equivalent
Graduation from an accredited Pharmacy Technician training program.
6 months of pharmacy experience.
Experience in a Hospital Pharmacy.
Knowledge and experience with sterile intravenous admixture practices preferred.
Good communication and organizational skills.
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.