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Pharmacy Technician

Job ID: 85663
Location: Sedro Woolley, WA
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Pharmacy Technician for a Per Diem/Relief, 0.00 FTE, Day position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $24.96 – $37.44. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

Under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist, this position is responsible for performing supportive clerical and technical tasks to assist the pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical care. Accuracy, reliability and excellent customer service skills are the cornerstone of the pharmacy technician expectations. May perform receiving and stores clerk functions.

Essential Functions

  • Enter inpatient orders/prescriptions into the computer and prepare labels for medications to be checked by the pharmacist.
  • Answer telephones when appropriate and within legal guidelines and direct calls to appropriate personnel.
  • Inspects medications for outdates in patient care area Pyxis stations on a quarterly basis.
  • Prepares IVs, PCAs, Epidurals and labels all IV products. Prepares chemotherapeutic intravenous medications as requested.
  • Packages drugs into unit dose packaging and maintains packaging records.
  • Reconstitutes medication by adding a specific quantity of distilled water requiring no calculation.
  • Run fill lists and prepares medications for Cubies or Pyxis stations.
  • Delivers medications and IVs to patient care areas. Delivers controlled substances to patient care areas, takes controlled substance physical inventories and reconciles controlled substance inventory counts.
  • Data enters patient charges and credits.
  • Check in the order, processes invoices, credits and backorders. Restocks medication on the shelves as needed and, if needed, purchases medication from suppliers.
  • Maintain assigned work areas and equipment in clean and orderly condition.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma Preferred: or equivalent
  • Preferred: Experience in hospital pharmacy utilizing unit dose, IV admixtures, and pharmacy computer systems. Retail pharmacy experience considered and
  • Required: Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Required Upon Hire: Certified Pharmacy Tech - Washington 
  • Proficient computer and keyboarding skills including MS Office applications (Required)
  • Good mathematical and analytical skills (Required)
  • Strong customer service skills including excellent communication skills (Required)
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and organize workflow in a dynamic and sometimes chaotic environment (Required)
  • Ability to take suggestions, corrections and directions from the pharmacists (Required)

Department / Location Specific Notes

WASHINGTON:

  • Graduation from, or completion of, a Pharmacy Commission-approved technician training program.
  • For initial licensure, must show proof of passing a board-approved national standardized Pharmacy Technician Certification exam.

Working Conditions

Lifting

  • Ability to move around area with occasional sitting.
  • Occasional squatting/ kneeling/ bending.
  • Fine motor skills to be able to grasp to perform precise procedures frequently.
  • Frequent reaching.
  • Lift/Carry: Occasionally up to 30 lbs.
  • Push/Pull: Occasionally up to 14 lbs. force.

Environmental Conditions

  • Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals.

Mental/Visual

  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers. The benefits included in positions less than 0.5 FTE are 403b retirement plan for caregiver contributions; wellness benefits, discount program, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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