U W Health Pharmacy Services

U W Health Pharmacy Services

Founded:
1984

U W Health Pharmacy Services

Founded:
1984
  • Oct 31 at 6:03 PM
    Check out some of the characters we found around UW Health today. Watch our Instagram story for more pics. . . #halloween2017 #halloween #halloweencostume #TeamUWHealth
  • Oct 27 at 11:33 PM
    I work in in the Communications Center, which is our dispatch system. We serve as the connectors in a web of communication among our providers, staff, patients, and others. We handle thousands of pages and hundreds of calls every day, 365 days a year! Its our responsibility to respond with care, compassion and urgency as we answer calls 24/7 for University Hospital, American Family Childrens Hospital, The American Center and UW Healths clinics. I started on the night shift a few years ago and its been a wonderful experience. Ive learned a lot and grown a lot, too. I am not medically trained but I help by listening, gathering the facts and connecting people. My aim is to get people on the same page so things can run as smoothly as possible. I keep in mind that when someone calls, its probably because something is not necessarily going well or the person might not be feeling well. We also manage the emergency call lines and handle overhead announcements when a medical code is called. We send emergency notifications to our workforce, such as when there is a tornado warning or other imminent threat. There is a lot of variety in this job. No day is ever the same. To do well, you have to a strong desire to learn because you cant possibly know everything. Also patience, listening and problem-solving skills, and above all, a strong drive to help others. Were always trying to improve. We regularly discuss whats gone well, what hasnt and what we can do better next time. My mom raised me to believe that if Im going to do something, Im going do it right. Ive always treated work as important, no matter what my job has been. With anything I do, I make sure Im doing it well and with purpose. - Javiera Bravo, Communication Center Representative ---- Were celebrating Quality & Safety Week throughout UW Health this week. Staff members, like Javiera, are passionate about doing their part to keep our patients safe and help ensure the best care and experiences possible. #RemarkableHealthcare #TeamUWHealth
  • Oct 26 at 3:58 PM
    ""I always knew I wanted to work in healthcare and when I was deciding between research or pharmacy, I chose pharmacy because of the opportunity to interact with patients. When working at our specialty mail service pharmacy, I spend most of my day talking with patients on the phone, discussing how the medications are working for them, along with potential solutions for any side effects. Its really gratifying when I can help a patient who is struggling. I remember a new patient who seemed to have just accepted the side effects of her MS medication, not realizing there are things she could try. I asked her if she took it with food? (no). Had she tried talking an aspirin with it? (no). These two small changes made a big difference for her. Helping patients work through their medication issues is really important to their safety and health. If they are not taking their medications correctly or if they stop taking them altogether, it can be serious, even life-threatening. I want to help people have the best outcome from their medications so their quality of life improves. Sometimes its like a puzzle youre trying to piece together all of the factors affecting a patient and figure out how you can help and who else can help, too. We work as a team with the patients providers, care coordinators, social workers and others. Sometimes I serve as a patients cheerleader, supporting them through a difficult time, like those undergoing treatment for Hepatitis C. Its a relatively short course of medicine, but its intense and not much can be done about some of the side effects. So I offer encouragement as they push through. Its challenging to keep pace as well as stay current on all of the new medications and options for patients. But I love my job and cant imagine doing anything else."" - Connie Vo, Pharmacist, PharmD, CSP #RemarkableHealthcare #TeamUWHealth #pharmacist
  • Oct 25 at 9:21 PM
    ""While I dont have direct contact with our patients, I know that my efforts directly impact their health and safety; and thats what drives me to do my best every day. In Reprocessing, we are responsible for ensuring that the medical devices that go on or inside a patients body are cleaned, sterilized and safe for use. Each step we follow is really important. We are fortunate to have established procedures that ensure safety; all we have to do is follow them. Our steps might look simple, but each one is critical to preventing infection and harm. We must take our jobs seriously and not miss a single step. To me, this job requires not just high professional standards, but high ethical standards. We are always thinking of our patients and how what we do or fail to do could impact their lives. The person who will be fitted with this device could be your child or your spouse. Think of what you would want for them only the safest and best outcome will do. So every day, we must do the right thing, every time. I feel a strong moral obligation to do my best and also to hold others accountable. If any mistakes are made, they must be corrected right away. Thats why we work closely as a team. Were supportive and helpful to each other. We do not hesitant to point out an oversight and make sure its fixed immediately. We look out for each other, which makes a big difference, and, ultimately, protects our patients I feel good at the end of each day knowing I did my best and helped others do their best, too. It brings me joy to be able to consistently work to the best of knowledge and ability for patient care and safety and to keep an open and positive attitude towards my co-workers and anything related to my work."" - Tashi Dolotsang, Sterile Processing Technician #RemarkableHealthcare #TeamUWHealth

Oct 31, 6:03 PM

Check out some of the characters we found around UW Health today. Watch our Instagram story for more pics. . . #halloween2017 #halloween #halloweencostume #TeamUWHealth

Oct 27, 11:33 PM

I work in in the Communications Center, which is our dispatch system. We serve as the connectors in a web of communication among our providers, staff, patients, and others. We handle thousands of pages and hundreds of calls every day, 365 days a year! Its our responsibility to respond with care, compassion and urgency as we answer calls 24/7 for University Hospital, American Family Childrens Hospital, The American Center and UW Healths clinics. I started on the night shift a few years ago and its been a wonderful experience. Ive learned a lot and grown a lot, too. I am not medically trained but I help by listening, gathering the facts and connecting people. My aim is to get people on the same page so things can run as smoothly as possible. I keep in mind that when someone calls, its probably because something is not necessarily going well or the person might not be feeling well. We also manage the emergency call lines and handle overhead announcements when a medical code is called. We send emergency notifications to our workforce, such as when there is a tornado warning or other imminent threat. There is a lot of variety in this job. No day is ever the same. To do well, you have to a strong desire to learn because you cant possibly know everything. Also patience, listening and problem-solving skills, and above all, a strong drive to help others. Were always trying to improve. We regularly discuss whats gone well, what hasnt and what we can do better next time. My mom raised me to believe that if Im going to do something, Im going do it right. Ive always treated work as important, no matter what my job has been. With anything I do, I make sure Im doing it well and with purpose. - Javiera Bravo, Communication Center Representative ---- Were celebrating Quality & Safety Week throughout UW Health this week. Staff members, like Javiera, are passionate about doing their part to keep our patients safe and help ensure the best care and experiences possible. #RemarkableHealthcare #TeamUWHealth

Oct 26, 3:58 PM

""I always knew I wanted to work in healthcare and when I was deciding between research or pharmacy, I chose pharmacy because of the opportunity to interact with patients. When working at our specialty mail service pharmacy, I spend most of my day talking with patients on the phone, discussing how the medications are working for them, along with potential solutions for any side effects. Its really gratifying when I can help a patient who is struggling. I remember a new patient who seemed to have just accepted the side effects of her MS medication, not realizing there are things she could try. I asked her if she took it with food? (no). Had she tried talking an aspirin with it? (no). These two small changes made a big difference for her. Helping patients work through their medication issues is really important to their safety and health. If they are not taking their medications correctly or if they stop taking them altogether, it can be serious, even life-threatening. I want to help people have the best outcome from their medications so their quality of life improves. Sometimes its like a puzzle youre trying to piece together all of the factors affecting a patient and figure out how you can help and who else can help, too. We work as a team with the patients providers, care coordinators, social workers and others. Sometimes I serve as a patients cheerleader, supporting them through a difficult time, like those undergoing treatment for Hepatitis C. Its a relatively short course of medicine, but its intense and not much can be done about some of the side effects. So I offer encouragement as they push through. Its challenging to keep pace as well as stay current on all of the new medications and options for patients. But I love my job and cant imagine doing anything else."" - Connie Vo, Pharmacist, PharmD, CSP #RemarkableHealthcare #TeamUWHealth #pharmacist

Oct 25, 9:21 PM

""While I dont have direct contact with our patients, I know that my efforts directly impact their health and safety; and thats what drives me to do my best every day. In Reprocessing, we are responsible for ensuring that the medical devices that go on or inside a patients body are cleaned, sterilized and safe for use. Each step we follow is really important. We are fortunate to have established procedures that ensure safety; all we have to do is follow them. Our steps might look simple, but each one is critical to preventing infection and harm. We must take our jobs seriously and not miss a single step. To me, this job requires not just high professional standards, but high ethical standards. We are always thinking of our patients and how what we do or fail to do could impact their lives. The person who will be fitted with this device could be your child or your spouse. Think of what you would want for them only the safest and best outcome will do. So every day, we must do the right thing, every time. I feel a strong moral obligation to do my best and also to hold others accountable. If any mistakes are made, they must be corrected right away. Thats why we work closely as a team. Were supportive and helpful to each other. We do not hesitant to point out an oversight and make sure its fixed immediately. We look out for each other, which makes a big difference, and, ultimately, protects our patients I feel good at the end of each day knowing I did my best and helped others do their best, too. It brings me joy to be able to consistently work to the best of knowledge and ability for patient care and safety and to keep an open and positive attitude towards my co-workers and anything related to my work."" - Tashi Dolotsang, Sterile Processing Technician #RemarkableHealthcare #TeamUWHealth

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