Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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.
HMC PHARMACY is looking for an outstanding TEMPORARY/HOURLY PHARMACIST INTERN - YEAR ONE (Rotating/Variable Shifts), to assist the pharmacist in professional activities and performing assigned tasks under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist. Engage in preparation and packaging of medication and other pharmacist related functions under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist. Routinely interacts with the public.
This opportunity is open to currently enrolled UW School of Pharmacy students, Year 1.
Outpatient Pharmacy: • Perform certified order entry of medication orders from the outpatient pharmacy computer. • Perform filling of prescriptions o Utilization of ScriptPro Central for filling, labeling and batching o Assist on-line processing of prescription orders o Assist patients with new and refill prescription orders o Pricing o Determination of payment mode o Assist patient with alternate sources of payment •Perform charging and billing functions o Third-party billing o Collection of payments and co-payments • Staff in satellite clinic pharmacy areas
Inpatient Pharmacy: • Package medications into single-unit packages. • Package patient specific medications in single-unit packages. • Maintain neat and accurate packaging records. • Fill Ward Stock Requisition sheets for nursing units. • Fill medications from Pyxis refill sheets for entire hospital. • Perform certified checking of Pyxis refill and IV batches. • Perform computer functions including label printing, charge/credit data, and order entry of prescriptions. • Delivery of medications and IV admixtures to nursing units or other areas of the hospital. • Prepare IV admixtures using proper aseptic technique in an accurate, efficient and timely manner. • Maintain current aseptic technique certification.
General Departmental Responsibilities: • Answer inquiries under the general supervision of a pharmacist. • Counsel patient on appropriate use of their mediations under pharmacist supervision. • Perform clinical review of patient profiles under the general supervision of a pharmacist. • Maintain inventory control of pharmaceuticals and supplies. • Complete monthly clinic inspections or unit inspections. • Assist in preparation of compound pharmaceuticals under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. • Assist in training and orientation of pharmacy technicians, other interns and pharmacists. • Attend clinical conferences, summer intern conferences and annual retreat. • Prepare presentations as assigned for clinical conferences. • Maintain pharmacy work areas in a neat, orderly and clean fashion at all times. • Demonstrate attitudes and behaviors that contribute to a positive work environment. • Complete all Goals and Objectives as outlined in the Pharmacy Intern Program. • Maintain patient confidentiality according to Harborview Medical Center and HIPAA standards. • Know and follow all Harborview Medical Center and Department of Pharmacy Policies and Procedures. • Perform all related duties as assigned.
DESIRED: • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Excellent analytical and organizational skills. • Ability to work independently. • Experience with computer systems and data entry preferred. • Ability to type 40 wpm, and use other standard equipment accurately and efficiently.
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.