Pharmacy Technician I

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 weeks ago

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

Working independently, the Pharmacy Technician I role interacts with patients and healthcare providers to perform a variety of technical pharmaceutical tasks including filling of new prescriptions and refills, performing pharmaceutical calculations, preparing, medications and performing point of sale activities and maintaining the electronic medication medical record for patients. All work is performed under the direct supervision of a pharmacist and pharmacy technician supervisor.

Responsibilities

  • Provides good customer service to patients by being attentive and quick to respond at pharmacy window and follows through on problems.

  • Runs specific areas of pharmacy operations including Point of Sale (POS), working independently as assigned, assists in maintaining pharmacy stock and ensures no expired medications are in the clinic, by following the inventory control process.

  • Uses proper aseptic technique in preparing pharmacy products accurately and efficiently.

  • Enters prescription orders into pharmacy system, including billing prescriptions appropriately and accurately.

  • Prepares, packages, and labels medication in an accurate and efficient manner.

  • This job may also be responsible for:

  • routinely compounding and distributing medication and pharmaceutical supplies in IV admixture distribution areas, in accordance with facility standards and procedures and regulatory requirements.

  • maintaining inventory control of pharmaceuticals including Pyxis refilling may also be required.

  • Assist in training and orientation of pharmacy technicians, interns and pharmacists and be responsible for other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required:

  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • Certified as a Washington State Pharmacy Technician

  • Able to perform basic pharmaceutical calculations

  • Ability to use a mouse, navigate computer programs, enter data into computer systems in accurately and efficiently

  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner

  • Familiar with the generic names of drugs along with their basic indication.

Preferred:

  • Certified as a Washington State Pharmacy Technician from an accredited technical institute

  • Ability to operate a Point of Sale system

  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records

Our Commitment to DiversityWe are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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