University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Pharmacy
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Posted on March 24, 2020
Req #: 178205
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 03/23/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $50.43 to $72.16 per hour  
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 

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 2018-2019 "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.

UW MEDICAL CENTER - MONTLAKE - INPATIENT PHARMACY has an outstanding opportunity for a TEMPORARY/HOURLY PHARMACIST 2 (Rotating/Variable Shifts). The Pharmacist 2 will be responsible for performing and supervising the dispensing functions in the Inpatient, IV Admixture, and Satellite Pharmacies.


• Conduct a thorough patient profile review to assess the appropriateness of the prescribed medication including monitoring for drug duplications, interactions, allergies, appropriate dose, strength, and route of administration at the time each order is received; document relevant information in medical record as required.
• Promote rational, cost-effective drug therapy by promoting the use of formulary items and optimizing patient care through appropriate selection of treatment options.
• Direct pharmacy technicians in all areas of technical responsibilities.
• Ensure proper preparation and labeling of all medications.
• Ensure that controlled substances are properly stored, dispensed, recorded, and inventoried.
• Ensure timely delivery of medications to proper patient care areas.
• Ensure that all bulk packaged items are properly prepared, labeled and documented.
• Ensure correct aseptic preparation, labeling and delivery of compounded sterile products.  Perform routine visual observation and oversight to ensure proper garbing, handwashing, cleaning and aseptic technique processes is followed during sterile compounding.

• Provide drug information to patients, physicians, nurses, and other members of the health care team.
• Participate in protocol development, exploratory projects and committees which contribute to improved patient care.
• Document clinical interventions as appropriate.
• Detect, monitor, document and report any adverse drug reactions and medication errors.
• Assist in developing safe medication practices to prevent errors.
• Participate in teaching pharmacy students, interns and technicians and guiding experiential training.
• Participate in Code Blue response, specifically preparing drugs for administration and recommending agents and doses.
• Comply with all state and federal pharmacy laws. Perform related duties as assigned REQUIREMENTS: One year of experience in pharmacy practice or completion of an American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists accredited residency training program.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: State of Washington Pharmacist license.
UW Medicine is committed to being a drug-free workplace. We require a pre-employment drug screen. 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.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or