All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.
At UW Medical Center – Northwest (formerly Northwest Hospital & Medical Center), we’re proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row. We’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medical Center – Northwest is a full-service medical center based in North Seattle. We are a non-profit community hospital offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.?With 281 beds, more than 2,000 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus, just north of Seattle.
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. 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.
UW Medical Center – Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a PER DIEM PHARMACY TECHNICIAN (Rotating/Variable Shifts). We are looking for a detail-focused, caring, and thoughtful individual to provide excellent care to our patients. The Pharmacy Technician performs a variety of pharmaceutical tasks under the general supervision and control of a licensed pharmacist. Our technicians independently perform a variety of technical pharmaceutical functions such as medication packaging and dispensing, filling medication orders, and preparing compounded sterile products.
RESPONSIBILITIES: • Accurate and timely medication procurement, preparation and dispensing • Restock drug storage areas and refill automated drug dispensing devices in all hospital areas • Packaging of medications into single unit doses and preparation of patient-specific doses as needed • Handle and prepare non-sterile compounding products and oral hazardous drugs • Promote appropriate, safe, and effective medication use • Serve as a resource to nursing, Pharmacy and medical staff for policies and procedures • Triage incoming phone calls and clinical inquiries requiring a pharmacist’s professional judgement within the Pharmacy Department • Inspect and assist nursing units to maintain compliance with specified medication standards • Ensure secure and effective storage and dispensing of medications and follow specified procedures related to controlled substances and maintenance of required documentation • Actively participate in programs to assure continuous quality improvement and medication safety initiatives • Education and preceptorship, including but not limited to training and mentorship of new pharmacy technicians, pharmacy interns, pharmacy students, and externs • Engage in IV admixture and other parenteral and sterile preparations • Collection of accurate patient home medications lists • Adhere to UWMC Pharmacy Services and UW Medical Center policies and procedures. • Complete additional responsibilities/projects as assigned
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.