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University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on February 12, 2020
Req #: 173858
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 02/14/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $3,435.00 to $5,379.00 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 
Notes: Rotating/Variable Shifts.  

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.

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.

The HARBORVIEW INPATIENT PHARMACY has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME PHARMACY TECHNICIAN 1 (Rotating/Variable Shifts). The Pharmacy Technician 1 assists the Pharmacist in professional activities and performing assigned tasks. All activities of Pharmacy Technicians are performed under the general supervision of a registered Pharmacist. Positions in this class are characterized by the performance of certain routine and repetitive functions, and may engage in preparation and packaging of medications and other pharmacy-related functions.

• Fill medications from Pyxis refill sheets for the entire hospital.
• Deliver medications to nursing units and other areas of the hospital.
• Package medications in single-unit packages.
• Restock shelves in the unit dose fill and front counter areas.
• Complete monthly outdate check and cleaning as assigned by Supervisor.
• Fill Ward Stock Requisition sheets for Nursing Units.
• Package patient-specific medications in single-unit packages.
• Perform bulk compounding of pharmaceuticals from a formula, under the supervision of a Pharmacist.
• Perform computer entry of prescriptions and charge/credit data.
• Triage clinical inquiries requiring a pharmacist’s professional judgment.
• Answer inquiries not requiring a pharmacist’s professional judgment.
• Know and follow all Pharmacy Department policies and procedures.
• Work in the IV room and compound IV medications in accordance with USP 797 standards.
• Handle and prepare hazardous drugs in accordance with USP 800 standards.
• Perform related duties as assigned.

• High school education or GED certificate.
• Knowledge and experience with sterile intravenous admixture practices preferred.
• Good communication and organizational skills. REQUIREMENTS: Six months of experience as a Pharmacy Assistant OR equivalent education/experience.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: State of Washington Pharmacy Technician certification.


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