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University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on July 30, 2019
Req #: 164651
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 04/11/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $20.62 per hour 
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 
Notes: Open only to currently enrolled students in the UW School of Pharmacy - Year 1  

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) 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.  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, and natural beauty. 

HMC PHARMACY is looking for an outstanding TEMPORARY/HOURLY PHARMACIST INTERN - YEAR ONE, 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. 

• 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. REQUIREMENTS: Six months of experience as a Pharmacy Assistant OR equivalent education/experience.

Open only to currently enrolled students in the UW School of Pharmacy - Year 1

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Certification as a Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacist Intern with the Washington State Board of Pharmacy.    

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