Pharmacy Technician/Trainee - Pharmacy - ON Call - Varied Shifts

Bay Area Hospital Coos Bay , OR 97420

Posted 3 months ago


Two On-Call Positions, No Guarantee of Hours

Shift: Varied hours Days: Varied

Wages Based Upon Experience

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled



Support the organization's mission, vision and values by adhering to the behavioral standards of Bay Area Hospital. Comply with all laws and regulations affecting Bay Area Hospital. Be familiar with and adhere to the Code of Conduct and support the Bay Area Hospital Compliance Program. Effective communication skills and the ability to work effectively with people from various backgrounds are critical.


Under supervision of a Pharmacist and a Certified Pharmacy Technician, trains to fill unit dose orders and maintain records of patient's use as well as more complex duties throughout the training process with goal of becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician.


(Essential job requirements listed in bold)

  • Answers telephone, receiving and relaying messages as needed; performs clerical functions

  • Utilizes computer systems for review and revision of medication to the patient's pharmacy profile

  • Performs inventory record keeping, and activities concerning billing of medications to a patient's profile

  • Watches inventory levels to assist with maintenance of efficient inventory management

  • Prepares labels for patient items to be sent to patient care areas

  • Adds intravenous medication to intravenous solutions, and prepares piggyback intravenous bottles/bags/ADD-vantage system with appropriate labeling, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures

  • Consults with pharmacists and other pharmacy staff to perform daily functions and work duties

  • Places unit dose packaged medications in patient's cassette drawer, patient bin, and automated dispensing system

  • Refills patient medication carts drawers and automated dispensing system pockets

  • Dispenses outpatient medication refills under direct supervision of a pharmacist

  • Prepares extemporaneous and STAT single doses of medications

  • Serves as courier for deliveries and retrieval of orders/medications

  • Cleans IV hoods on a routine schedule

  • Reviews computer system for accurate allergy information for individual patients

  • Attends department staff meetings and in-services

  • Files physician's orders, interdepartmental transactions, memoranda to maintain an accurate and clean work area

  • Handles hazardous materials (e.g., chemotherapy medication), if applicable for role

  • Picks up medications from community pharmacies for urgent patient care needs

Minimum Requirements


(Essential job requirements listed in bold)

  • Demonstrates the ability to use a personal computer and various software programs applicable to the position

  • Demonstrates the ability to operate applicable office equipment

  • Exhibits the ability to deal effectively interdepartmentally & with the public

  • Exhibits the ability to maintain confidentiality, think and act independently with minimal supervision

  • Maintains regular, consistent and punctual attendance at the assigned job location


(Essential job requirements listed in bold)

  • Valid Oregon Pharmacy Technician License (High School Diploma or Equivalent required for license)

  • Attempt to pass a national certification exam through NHA (ExCPT) or PTCB and comply with NHA or PTCB's requirements at 6 months

  • Completion of medical terminology course or experience in related medical position preferred


Union Affiliation: UFCW

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and job skills required.

The future looks bright at Bay Area Hospital, and we are always searching for quality people to join our team. We offer a great atmosphere, competitive pay, a wide array of benefits, and many growth opportunities for our employees.

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Pharmacy Technician/Trainee - Pharmacy - ON Call - Varied Shifts

Bay Area Hospital