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Pharmacy Technician


Pharmacy Technician


Seattle , WA


Compounding experience (chemo or non-chemo mixing) is preferred

Job Summary:
Pharmacy technicians provide support to the pharmacists in preparing and dispensing safe, effective medications to patients. They perform these duties under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

Essential Responsibilities:
Performs functions that support the daily workflow of the pharmacy including typing new prescriptions, processing refill prescriptions and entering other prescription data into the computer; entering chronic condition information; prepackaging and labeling medications; stocking shelves; reconstituting medications; counting and pouring medications from stock bottles; filing prescriptions; performing inventory functions; releasing refill medications and OTC products to patients; processing requests for refills; handling non-professional phone calls including refill requests from patient and refill authorizations from prescribers; calling prescribers to obtain refill authorization; triages phone calls to the appropriate person.

Ensures patient safety by identifying opportunities to prevent unusual occurrences; consistently performing safety checks when dispensing medications; and taking appropriate steps to resolve and report unusual occurrences.

Demonstrates dedication to evidence-based medicine by staying current on clinical initiatives and priorities; and identifying specific issues and bringing them to a pharmacists attention (such as high risk meds, glucose strips, preferred drugs). Understands how to read and interpret prescription orders and determine correct quantities based on the sig and accurately calculate dosages based on the patients weight.

Understands and administers the different medication formularies and follows Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington policies, procedures and protocols. Maintains current knowledge of basic drug information and medical terminology.

Supports the pharmacists by assuming responsibility for any additional operational functions as requested by the pharmacists or pharmacy manager.

Basic Qualifications:

Completion of an approved pharmacy technician training program, or equivalent, in order to obtain Department of Health Pharmacy Technician Certification is required by date of hire/transfer.

License, Certification, Registration

Pharmacy Technician License (Washington) required at hire

Additional Requirements:
Ability to use available resources and tools efficiently and effectively.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent customer service skills.

Ability to identify specified issues and bring to attention of pharmacist.

Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

May be required to travel to other Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington locations as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:
One (1) plus year of Pharmacy Technician experience.

Two (2) plus years of IV experience.

Two (2) plus years of warehouse experience.

Experience interacting with an interdisciplinary team including physicians.

Knowledge of managed care health systems and evidence-based medicine theories.

Completion of an approved pharmacy technician training program.

PrimaryLocation : Washington,Seattle,Capitol Hill Main Building
HoursPerWeek : 1
Shift : Variable
Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
WorkingHoursStart : 12:00 AM
WorkingHoursEnd : 11:59 PM
Job Schedule : Part-time
Job Type : Standard
Employee Status : Temporary
Employee Group/Union Affiliation : J07|UFCW|UFCW Pharmacy
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Job Category : Pharmacy
Department : Central Campus Main - O/P Infusion Pharm_ClinicBased - 1130
Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

General Requirements

Required Skills

Non-Sterile Compounding Sterile Compounding Typing Prescription Pharmaceutical Calculations

Nice to Have Skills

Filling Prescriptions Computer Skills Inventory control Inventory management Telephone Skills Quality Assurance Reading Regulatory Compliance Communication Skills

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Pay for this job

$24.00 to $31.00 per hour

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