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 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, 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.Harborview Inpatient Pharmacy has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME PHARMACY TECHNICIAN 2 - PHARMACY TECHNICIAN LIAISON (Day Shifts). The Pharmacy Technician Liaison will assist Pharmacy and Nursing Staff by performing non-professional/technical tasks related to the medication distribution process, and act as a liaison between Nursing and Pharmacy personnel. All activities shall be performed under the supervision of a registered Pharmacist. Responsibilities:* Complete and maintain Pharmacy Tech Check Tech Program Certification.* As a liaison, establish and maintain a good working relationship with Nursing, Pharmacy, Medical and ancillary staff in assigned nursing units.* Transport medications/medication orders between Nursing unit and Pharmacy as requested by Pharmacists and/or Nurses.* As a resource, educate Nursing staff about the medication distribution system as needed.* Maintain specific area's Pyxis Medstations (inventory, outdates, station maintenance).* Ensure that Pyxis machines have adequate stock levels and that medications stocked reflect the needs of the unit.* Monitor expiration dating of compounded items stocked in Pyxis (PCAs, narcotic drips).* Monitor ward stock supplies, educating nursing staff as needed regarding contents and appropriate use of stock.* Update medication cassettes on nursing units based on admission/transfer/discharge information.* Deliver and return narcotics as necessary.* Keep Nurse Managers apprised of situations or problems which need his/her input.* Maintain knowledge and competency with narcotic vault procedures, processing, and documentation.* Know and follow all Pharmacy department policies.* Perform related duties as assigned. DESIRED: * High school education or GED certificate, or one year of experience in clerical, stockroom, or patient care work.* Knowledge and experience with sterile intravenous admixture practices preferred.* Ability to be self-directed.* Willingness to take direction.* Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.