Catholic Health Initiatives Pharmacy Technician - Outpatient, Full Time - St. Clare in LAKEWOOD, Washington

Pharmacy Technician - Outpatient, Full Time - St. Clare


Job Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Daily Schedule: 9:00AM - 5:30PM

Weekends Required: None

Location: St. Clare


Performs a variety of tasks in support of the daily workflow of the ambulatory pharmacy department to include the appropriate distribution of drug therapy under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist and in compliance with State and Federal Laws and in accordance with FHS policies and procedures.

Incumbents are accountable for 1) order entry, 2) preparation and dispersion of prescribed medications, 3) insurance billing 4) cashiering/customer service, 5) taking inventory/stocking and tracking medication and supply orders, and 5) performing routine clerical/administrative tasks. Incumbents may oversee the operational dispensary.

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.


Receives and enters pharmaceutical orders in systems.

  • Prioritizes and organizes daily work for optimal operations of pharmacy.

  • Provides first line screening for medication order errors, drug or allergy contraindications, and processing non-formulary drug requests.

  • Verifies information on prescriptions for accuracy; alerts the pharmacist to patient-specific data indicating potential medication misadventure.

  • Enters required data into systems.

Prepares and distributes medications in accordance with American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) guidelines.

  • Conducts medication order processing to include packaging, reconstituting, compounding, and flavoring.

  • Distributes medication to the patient/customer and collects payment; performs cashiering duties.

  • Provides customers assistance and advise on non-prescription medications.

Maintains proper stock levels in assigned pharmacy locations.

  • Tracks medication and supply orders and stocks.

  • Assists in keeping inventory at acceptable levels.

Performs insurance billing and administrative support functions.

  • Captures charges for purposes of billing third party payers; reconciles billing and administration records.

  • Enters information into a computer system.

  • Keeps records in accordance with department policies and procedures.

  • Reviews and files all required reports.

  • Answers telephones, screens phone calls/orders.

Contributes to the department’s safe and accurate operations.

  • Documents quality assurance data.

  • Participates in the on-boarding of new Technicians.

  • Operates and maintains automated dispensing devices.

  • May problem solve for operation and maintenance of all automated systems in the Pharmacy.



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.

Job Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the standards, techniques and tools relating to pharmaceutical patient care.

  • Knowledge of the regulatory requirements applicable to pharmaceutical patient care.

  • Knowledge of mathematical functions, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, basic algebra and calculations.

  • Ability to mix oral powders and compounded drugs and to prepare intravenous admixture and other parental drugs.

  • Ability to understand and use/apply I.V. admixture, automated distribution systems, outpatient services and decentralized pharmacy services.

  • Ability to read, understand and communicate in English sufficient to perform the duties of the position.

  • Ability to use office equipment and automated systems/applications/software at an acceptable level.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as required by the duties of the position.


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

  • Current healthcare provider BLS Certification.

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health


Daily Schedule 9AM - 5:30PM

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2018-R0163773

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.