Catholic Health Initiatives Pharmacy Technician - Inpatient, Per Diem - St. Joseph in TACOMA, Washington

Pharmacy Technician - Inpatient, Per Diem - St. Joseph


CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

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 Duties:

  • 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.

  • Exhibits and adheres to CHI Franciscan Health’s Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.

  • Performs related duties as required.


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.


  • 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.

  • Current healthcare provider BLS Certification.

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health


Daily Schedule 2:30PM - 11PM

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0163795

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.