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Pharmacy Technician

PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth

Medical
Bellingham, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Pharmacy Technician for a Per Diem/Relief, 0.00 FTE, Variable position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $21.17 – $35.96. 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.

DETAILS OF THE POSITION:

  • 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.

WHAT YOU BRING: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred. (See section below for varied requirements by state.)
  • Currently licensed as a Pharmacy Technician by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy.
  • Minimum of one year’s experience in hospital pharmacy utilizing unit dose, IV admixtures, and pharmacy computer systems preferred.
  • Retail pharmacy experience considered
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Proficient computer and keyboarding skills including MS Office applications
  • Good mathematical and analytical skills
  • Strong customer service skills including excellent communication skills
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and organize workflow in a dynamic and sometimes chaotic environment
  • Ability to take suggestions, corrections, and directions from the pharmacists

 This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

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.