Swedish Medical Center Pharmacy Technician in Seattle, Washington
Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Pharmacy Technician (1.0 FTE, Evenings) 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 admission:
Collection and clarification of the home medication list through patient or caregiver interview, information gathered from electronic sources, community pharmacies and primary care provider.
Verification of allergy information.
Entry of the home medication list into the electronic health record (EHR), as well as updating the patient’s preferred community pharmacy information in the EHR.
Documentation in the EHR and communication of relevant information associated with home medications in the EHR and/or verbally to the pharmacist.
Communicating concisely and effectively with patients, families, pharmacists, and other health 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:
HS Diploma or equivalent
Completion of an approved pharmacy technician training program
Current license to practice as a pharmacy technician in the State of Washington
Excellent computer, customer service, and written/verbal communication skills.
Accurate work performance with an attention to detail.
Proactively sets priorities and solves problems.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Two years’ experience as a Certified Pharmacy Technician in a hospital or community pharmacy setting.
Broad pharmacy experience in different settings (e.g. community, hospital, home health, etc.)
Prior experience with obtaining medication histories and/or medication reconciliation
Working knowledge of common 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 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.
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.
Job Category: Pharmacy Technician
Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122
Req ID: 209906