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Swedish Medical Center Pharmacy Technician - Medication Reconciliation in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Pharmacy Technician (1.0 FTE, Days) at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

Swedish Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a

Pharmacy Technician with a focus on accurate patient medication histories to

join our team! The Medication History Pharmacy Technician will assist the

pharmacist by performing the following medication history activities, with the

goal of compiling an accurate and complete medication list prior to hospital


  • Collectionand clarification of the home medication list through patient or caregiverinterview, information gathered from electronic sources, communitypharmacies and primary care provider.

  • Verificationof allergy information.

  • Entryof the home medication list into the electronic health record (EHR), aswell as updating the patient’s preferred community pharmacy information inthe EHR.

  • Documentationin the EHR and communication of relevant information associated with homemedications in the EHR and/or verbally to the pharmacist.

  • Communicatingconcisely and effectively with patients, families, pharmacists, and otherhealth care providers related to patient home medication histories.

The Medication History Pharmacy Technician will also be

cross-trained in other Inpatient Pharmacy areas to support coverage as needed,

however the primary work location will be within the Emergency Department.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • HSDiploma or equivalent

  • Completionof an approved pharmacy technician training program

  • Currentlicense to practice as a pharmacy technician in the State of Washington

  • Excellentcomputer, customer service, and written/verbal communication skills.

  • Accuratework performance with an attention to detail.

  • Proactivelysets priorities and solves problems.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Twoyears’ experience as a Certified Pharmacy Technician in a hospital orcommunity pharmacy setting.

  • Broad pharmacy experiencein different settings (e.g. community, hospital, home health, etc.)

  • Prior experience withobtaining medication histories and/or medication reconciliation

  • Working knowledge ofcommon outpatient medications, doses and forms

About the First Hill Campus.

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Pharmacy Technician

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 209905


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