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Pharmacy Technician - Inpatient

Company: Swedish Health Services
Location: Edmonds
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

Swedish is looking for a Pharmacy Technician (Per Diem, Variable Shift) in the Pharmacy Department at Swedish Edmonds in Edmonds, Washington.
Pharmacy Technicians assist pharmacists in preparing and distributing medications, maintaining the drug inventory, and maintaining patient records. Pharmacy technicians work only under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. They do not perform duties that can legally be performed only by a registered pharmacist.
In this position you will:
Procure and distribute medication orders per physician request, pharmacist request, or prearranged work assignment according to established policies, procedures, and protocols:
Fill physician orders, medication surgical kits, medication carts, or stock requisitions accurately.
Replenish medications in emergency crash carts, floor stock and automated dispensing machines accurately.
Prepare intravenous admixtures or other sterile products (including chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition) accurately.
Deliver medication and supplies to patient care and ancillary areas accurately per established schedule.
Maintain adequate stock of medication and supplies according to established policies and procedures.
Assist in ordering, receiving, unpacking, and storing pharmaceuticals and supplies in appropriate locations.
Rotate stock to ensure use before expiration date.
Identify and replace outdated and unusable drugs.
Restock medication and IV dispensing areas.
Prepackage bulk medications in unit dose packages.
Contribute to the effective operation of the department
Pick up orders, requisitions, and medications for return from patient care areas when on delivery rounds.
Enter medication orders into pharmacy computer system accurately.
Generate reports, pick lists, and labels as required.
Answer the telephone, identifying self and department. Direct calls to appropriate personnel.
Answer requests at the window and make stat deliveries to patient carea areas when requested.
Organize and prioritizes work assignments.
Maintain logs, records, and other required documentation accurately. File documentation in appropriate locations.
Demonstrate good oral and written communication.
Keep pharmacy areas clean, neat and well-organized. Keeps pharmacy equipment clean.
Participate in the quality improvement activities of the department:
Complete and document all assigned medication storage area inspections monthly. Identify and replace outdated and unusable drugs.
Collect data, conduct quality monitors, and complete documentation as assigned.
Maintain competence required for current job title/position:
Maintain current Pharmacy Technician License.
Attend pharmacy staff meetings.
Participate in orientation, education, and training programs. Reviews literature and other materials as assigned.
Complete all competence/skills assessment requirements.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Current Washington state Pharmacy Technician license
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
College courses desirable
Two (2) years experience as a Pharmacy technician experience
About the Edmonds Campus.
Swedish/Edmonds (formerly Stevens Hospital) has been providing sound and thoughtful care for patients in the greater Seattle area for more than 45 years. We pride ourselves in employing only the most qualified and caring professionals. We are not simply a hospital or a workplace. We are a family. We are a community. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community through local, high-quality and compassionate health care services. On Sept. 1, 2010, Stevens joined the Swedish family and became Swedish/Edmonds to create an innovative, regional health-care delivery network that provides more local services, while giving residents greater access to the latest medical treatments and the comprehensive services of the Swedish system.
The Swedish/Edmonds campus includes:
217 licensed beds
450 of the most qualified physicians and specialists on medical staff
1,400 staff including clinical and non-clinical personnel
Full scope of medical and surgical services, including Level IV Trauma emergency medicine, diagnostic, treatment and support services
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details - https://caregiver.ehr.com
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
Our Mission
Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.
Our Vision is Health for a Better World.
About Us
Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. 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: On Call
Shift: Variable
Job Category: Pharmacy Technician
Location: Washington-Edmonds
Work Locations: Edmonds Main Bldg (WA151) 21601 76th Ave W Edmonds, 98026
Req ID: 326786

Keywords: Swedish Health Services, Edmonds , Pharmacy Technician - Inpatient, Healthcare , Edmonds, Washington

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