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Inpatient Pharmacy Tech

St Clare Hospital Lakewood, Washington
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The posted compensation range of $23.32 - $36.07 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-365885 Employment Type Part Time Department Pharmacy Hours/Pay Period 64 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Day Shift Hours Remote No Category Pharmacy
Overview

In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities.

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility, and more!


Responsibilities

Job Summary

Performs a variety of tasks in support of the daily workflow of the pharmacy to include the appropriate distribution of medications in compliance with state and federal laws and in accordance with FHS policies and procedures. 

Under the supervision of a pharmacist, technicians are accountable for: 1) preparing and dispensing prescribed medications for patients, 2) performing compounding of medications, 3) assisting in managing inventory, 4) performing charging and crediting functions for medications associated with drug distribution processes, and 5) performing routine clerical/administrative tasks.

Incumbents are also accountable for: maintaining a clean and safe environment; using appropriate aseptic technique; handling controlled substances appropriately; completing all educational modules; attending regular staff meetings; keeping abreast of departmental changes/current FHS policy and procedures and The Joint Commission requirements. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Prepares, distributes and delivers medications in accordance with FHS policies and procedures, The Joint Commission requirements, and Department of Health regulations.
  • Performs clerical and administrative tasks in support of the day to day operations of the department.
  • Maintains proper medication and supply stock levels.
  • Operates and maintains automated medication delivery systems and devices.
  • Participates in department quality assurance programs and maintains appropriate quality assurance documentation.

Qualifications

Education/Work Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited Pharmacy Technician training program, and one year of hospital work experience or hospital rotation within an accredited training program that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities preferred.

Licensure/Certification:

Current license as a Pharmacy Technician by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy.

Possession of a current Washington State Driver’s license required only for those staff with an “off site refill” assignment.

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While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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