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Req #:170282Department:HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER PHARMACYJob Location: Harborview Medical Center Posting Date:09/23/2022 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary: $23.48 - $36.74 per hour 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 UWs School of Medicine.

HARBORVIEW PHARMACY looking for an outstanding HOURLY PHARMACY TECHNICIAN 1 (ROTATING/VARIABLE SHIFTS) to join our Pharmacy team! The Pharmacy Technician 1 assists the Pharmacist in professional activities and performing assigned tasks. All activities of Pharmacy Technicians are performed under the direct 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 pharmacists professional judgment.
  • Answer inquiries not requiring a pharmacists 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: 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.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

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.