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Pharmacy Assistant

Location: Renton, WA Job Number: 939095 Date posted: 04/04/2021

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Description:
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. 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.
  • 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:
    Experience
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience working in a customer service environment.
  • Education
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Washington State Board of Pharmacy Assistant certification is required by date of hire/transfer.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Ability to use available resources and tools efficiently and effectively.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service 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.
  • Knowledge of managed care health systems and evidence-based medicine theories.
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  • Some college coursework AND HIV/AIDS training.
  • Primary Location: Washington,Renton,Renton Administration - Adams Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM Working Hours End: 07:15 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: J07|UFCW|UFCW Pharmacy Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Renton Admin Adam - Op Phcy Call Center - 1130 Travel: No

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    Pharmacy Careers

    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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