Central Pharmacy Work Settings


  • Staffed 24 hours per day
  • Work schedules are 75 percent day shift and 25 percent evening shift
  • Rotating weekends and holidays
  • Night rotation required approximately 3-4 shifts per month



University Hospital and on- and off-site clinics


Area Mission


To ensure accurate and timely purchasing, preparation, and distribution of medications


Service Activities

  • Preparation and delivery of intravenous, oral, topical, and special dilution medications
  • Restocking of drugs throughout UW Hospital and Clinics

Service Environment

  • No direct patient contact
  • Areas include: 
    • Sterile Products Area
    • Central Unit Dose
    • Manufacturing
    • Acudose
    • Operating Room Areas
    • Purchasing

Service Demands

  • On feet for majority of day
  • Light to moderate lifting
  • Basic math skills necessary
  • Ability to handle high volume workload and meet regular deadlines
  • Ability to be self-directed and multi-task effectively