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Pharmacy Assistant

Primary Location Bellingham, Washington Job Number 1035656 Date posted 07/19/2022
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Pharmacy assistants provide support to the pharmacists and technicians by stocking, counting and other non-technical duties. May also dispense safe, effective medications to patients, prescription packaging and parcel management. Duties are performed under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs functions that support the pharmacists and technicians in the daily workflow of the pharmacy including prepackaging and labeling medications; stocking shelves; counting and pouring medications from stock bottles that have been pulled by licensed or certified staff; filing prescriptions; inventory functions; releasing refill medications and OTC products to patients; processing requests for refills when no changes are needed; handling non-professional phone calls including refill requests from patients; calling prescribers to obtain refill authorization, and prescription packaging and parcel management.

  • Ensures patient safety by identifying opportunities to prevent unusual occurrences; consistently performing safety checks when dispensing medications; and taking appropriate steps to resolve and report unusual occurrences.

  • Demonstrates dedication to evidence-based medicine by staying current on clinical initiatives and priorities.

  • Supports and enhances Patient-centered Care efforts by facilitating patient-focused care through a collaborative team approach with patients, pharmacy staff, and other health care professionals.

Basic Qualifications:



  • N/A.



  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.


License, Certification, Registration

  • Pharmacy Assistant License (Washington) required at hire


Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to use available resources and tools efficiently and effectively.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to identify specified issues and bring to attention of pharmacists.

  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

  • May be required to travel to other Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington locations as needed.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a pharmacy environment.

  • One (1) year of experience working in a customer service environment.

  • Some college coursework.

  • Knowledge of managed care health systems and evidence-based medicine theories.

Primary Location: Washington,Bellingham,Bellingham Pharmacy Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 08:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: J07|UFCW|UFCW Pharmacy Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Bellingham Pharmacy - O/P Pharmacy 1st Floor-A/Main - 1130 Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.