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University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on December 31, 2019
Req #: 165273
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 01/22/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $19.83 to $29.21 per hour 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 
Notes: The shift for this position is rotating day shifts.  

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.

The UW MEDICAL CENTER - MONTLAKE - OUTPATIENT PHARMACY has an outstanding opportunity for a TEMPORARY/HOURLY PHARMACY TECHNICIAN 1 (ROTATING DAY SHIFTS). The Pharmacy Technician 1 will assist the Pharmacist in professional activities and perform assigned tasks. All activities of Pharmacy Technicians are performed under the direct supervision of a registered Pharmacist. Additionally, the person in this role may engage in preparation and packaging of medications and other pharmacy-related functions. This position provides opportunities to work in an area that promotes a place where healing, science, and learning come together, the opportunity to network with other practitioners in different specialties and to continuously learn about new cutting-edge therapies. 

Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Perform certified order entry of medication orders into the ambulatory pharmacy computer system.
  • Fill prescriptions.
  • Utilize ScriptPro Central for filling, labeling, and batching.
  • Assist with online processing of prescription orders.
  • Assist patients with new prescriptions and refills.
  • Determine payment method.
  • Assist patients with alternate sources of payment.
  • Perform charging and billing functions.
  • Assist in preparation of compound pharmaceuticals under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist.
  • Direct clinical inquiries requiring a Pharmacist’s professional judgment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Competitive candidates will be able to effectively triage and communicate with patients, have the ability to perform computer entry of prescriptions and
charge/credit data, and perform bulk compounding of pharmaceuticals from a formula under the supervision of a Pharmacist. Inherent to success in this position are organizational skills and use of professional judgment. REQUIREMENTS: • Six months of experience as a Pharmacy Assistant or equivalent education/experience.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: State of Washington Pharmacy Technician certification.
• Ability to fill medication orders accurately.
• Ability to assist customers in filling prescriptions and assisting with online orders.
• Ability to accurately maintain inventory of pharmaceuticals and supplies.

UW Medicine is committed to being a drug-free workplace. We require a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 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