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Technician Pharmacy

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Spokane
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Description:

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; Filling 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 signature; 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 medications, 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:

Experience

N/A

Education

High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required. Completion of an approved pharmacy technician training program.

License, Certification, Registration

Washington State Board of 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:

N/A

Primary Location: Washington,Spokane,Lidgerwood Health Care Center 6002 N Lidgerwood St Scheduled Weekly Hours: 30 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 06:00 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-WA-04|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Lidgerwood Medical Center - O/P Pharmacy 1st Floor-A/Main - 1130 Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time 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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