UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • Pharmacy Intern: Class of 2022

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/3/2018 4:27 PM)
    Part Time
    7170 Pharmacy
    1st, Days
    Job Location
    New Grads?
  • Overview

    Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

    • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
    • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
    • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
    • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
    • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

    Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

    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 a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


    We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE


    UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply


    1.  Prepares and distributes assigned medications, includes but is not limited to:

    Processes medication orders.
    Monitors patient medication profile records for hypersensitivities, allergies, idiosyncrasies and incompatibilities.
    Maintains required documentation and records.
    Consistently follows hospital and departmental policies and procedures, including safety procedures.
    Accurately prepares and distributes assigned medications and IV solutions.
    2.  Coordinates medication supplies, includes but is not limited to:
    Evaluates drugs and supplies and participates in selection of suppliers.
    Assesses inventory and maintains appropriate par levels.
    Orders drugs / supplies from various suppliers.
    3.  Medication Control, includes but is not limited to:
    Performs unit inspections.
    Participates in narcotic accountability audits and documentation.
    4.    Quality Improvement: includes but is not limited to: 
    Activelyparticipates in programs to assure and continuously improve quality.
    Assists in the collection, compilation and interpretation of adverse drug reactions.
    Participates in department projects as assigned.


    Education Background

    • Current enrollment in an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy.

    Licensure, Registration, Certification 

    • Current licensure as a pharmacy intern in the state of Washington

    Special Training/Skills

    •  Effective communication skills (verbal, written).
    • Able to effectively interact with staff, physicians, patients, and visitors.
    • Active membership encouraged in professional organizations such as ASHP, and WSSHP.
    • Demonstrates professional development through appropriate research and learning activities.
    • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients serviced on his or her assigned unit. 

    Work Experience

    • Hospital experience or volunteer preferred.
    • Pharmacy Technician experience preferred.

    Physical Abilities

    • Must have the manual dexterity sufficient for typing and medication preparation for dispensing, including preparation of IV additives.

    Physical Demand Level:  Medium
    In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-
    Lift / Carry
    20 to 50 pounds occasionally
    10 to 25 pounds frequently
    up to 10 pounds constantly

    As required, must be able to-
    Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders
    Push and Pull
    Perform fine motor functions
    Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.



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