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 2016-2017 "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 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. As an employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.
UWMC is looking for an outstanding FULL-TIME PHARMACY TECHNICIAN 2 (Rotating/Variable Shifts) to join our Investigational Drug Services (IDS) Pharmacy team! We are looking for a detail-focused, caring, and thoughtful individual to provide excellent care for our patients.
Under general supervision and control of a licensed pharmacist, the IDS Pharmacy Technician 2 independently performs specialized, technical pharmaceutical tasks to support the Investigational Drug Services program.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Prepare investigational medications from a physician order, which may include compounded sterile products, hazardous medications, and extemporaneously prepared doses.
Accurately perform pharmaceutical calculations.
Prepare sterile products and chemotherapy hazardous medications using appropriate aseptic technique according to USP 797 and USP 800 guidelines.
Troubleshoot technical questions related to Investigational Drug Services. Serve as a resource to nursing, pharmacy, and medical staff for policies and procedures.
Maintain all quality assurance and other regulatory documentation required for dose preparation for investigational drug studies.
Perform billing activities to drug study budgets and provide documentation to study coordinators as required.
Receive Investigational Drug shipments, document required elements into inventory logs, and ensure proper storage. Prepare Investigational Drugs for shipment when required utilizing established cold chain practices.
Participate in monthly outdate and unit inspection program.
Monitor and document required storage conditions for investigational drugs.
Interact with professional and technical staff, study monitors, patients and other customers in a friendly and courteous manner.
Assist in the training of pharmacy assistants, technicians, students, and interns.
Adhere to UWMC Pharmacy Services and UW Medical Center policies and procedures.
Perform the duties of a Pharmacy Technician 1.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast paced, challenging, rewarding and diverse environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits, a competitive salary and work/life programs.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Graduation from an accredited Pharmacy Technician training program.
Knowledge and experience with sterile intravenous admixture in accordance with USP 797 and USP 800 guidelines.
Demonstrated ability to perform at a high level of attention to detail.
Good communication and organizational skills.
Ability to interpret study documents and follow detailed instructions with precision.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: 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.
Six months of experience as a Pharmacy Technician I OR equivalent education/experience.
LEGAL REQUIREMENT: State of Washington Pharmacy Technician certification.
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