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Pharmacy Technician

Location: Bellingham, WA Job Number: 932197 Date posted: 06/04/2021

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The Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Technician performs functions that support the daily workflow of the pharmacy. The Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Technician ensures the timely and appropriate distribution of drug therapy in compliance with state and federal laws and in accordance with Kaiser Permanente policies and procedures.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs functions that support the daily workflow of the pharmacy including: Typing new prescriptions; Processing refill prescriptions and entering other prescription data into the computer; Counting and pouring medications from stock bottles; Entering chronic condition information; Prepackaging and labeling medications; Stocking shelves; Filing prescriptions; Performing inventory functions; Releasing refill medications and OTC products to patients; Handling non-professional phone calls including refill requests from patients and refill authorizations from prescribers; Calling prescribers to obtain refill authorization; Triaging phone calls to the appropriate person. Working knowledge and competency with cashiering processes and procedures.Adherence to Kaiser Permanente Cash Security and Compliance standards.

  • Ensures the timely and appropriate distribution of drug therapy by:reading, interpreting, and filling prescription orders with the correct medication; ensuring the quantities are correct based on the sig; accurately calculate dosages based on the patient's weight

  • Ensures patient safety and provides excellent customer service to the patient by:identifying opportunities to prevent unusual occurrences; consistently performing safety checks when dispensing medications; taking appropriate steps to resolve and report unusual occurrences; and following standard work for greeting patients and providing excellent customer service; providing service recovery when appropriate and by following proper procedures

  • Demonstrates dedication to evidence-based medicine in daily duties by staying current on clinical initiatives and priorities; and identifying specific issues and bringing them to a pharmacist's attention (such as high risk meds, glucose strips, preferred drugs)

  • Administers the different medication formularies by following Kaiser Permanente policies, procedures and protocols. Maintains and utilizes current knowledge of basic drug information and medical terminology when performing duties.

  • Basic Qualifications:


    • N/A


    • Completion of an approved pharmacy technician training program, or equivalent, in order to obtain Department of Health Pharmacy Technician Certification is required by date of hire/transfer.

    License, Certification, Registration

    • Washington State Department of Health Pharmacy Technician Certification is required by date of hire/transfer.


    Additional Requirements:

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

    • Knowledge of Pharmacy law and its standards of practice.

    • Skill in compounding extemporaneous entities.

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

    • Problem-solving skills to work with patients and other health care providers.

    • Verbal and written communication skills.

    • Customer service skills.

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

    • Ability to perform pharmaceutical calculations, identify drug names, and have knowledge of most common uses for pharmaceuticals.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • One (1) plus year of Pharmacy Technician experience.

    • Two (2) plus years of IV experience.

    • Two (2) plus years of warehouse experience.

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

    • The ability to perform pharmaceutical calculations, identify drug names, and have knowledge of most common uses for pharmaceuticals.

    • Completion of an approved pharmacy technician training program.


    Primary Location: Washington,Bellingham,Bellingham Pharmacy Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable 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.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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    Whether you're a resident, technician, or specialist, you'll find a wide array of clinical services in our progressive practice environment. In addition to outpatient, inpatient/hospital, and ambulatory care/clinical opportunities, we maintain specialized pharmacy services, automated refill pharmacies, regional call centers, drug information services, and pharmacy analytical services. In fact, our mail-order pharmacy was ranked highest in customer satisfaction by a J.D. Power U.S. Pharmacy Study.

    Our pharmacists also have access to a wealth of information and integrated technologies, meaning you have the information you need at your fingertips, enabling you to make the right decisions, expedite patient care, and actively participate in your patients' health.

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