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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Ambulatory Pharmacy Tech in Gig Harbor, Washington


In 2020 united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care including 11 hospitals and nearly 5000 physicians and providers. Together we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities.


Job Summary:

Performs a variety of tasks in support of the daily workflow of the ambulatory pharmacy department to include the appropriate distribution of drug therapy under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist and in compliance with State and Federal Laws and in accordance with FHS policies and procedures. Incumbents are accountable for 1) order entry, 2) preparation and dispersion of prescribed medications, 3) insurance billing 4) cashiering/customer service, 5) taking inventory/stocking and tracking medication and supply orders, and 5) performing routine clerical/administrative tasks. Incumbents may oversee the operational dispensary.

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:

  • Receives and enters pharmaceutical orders in systems.

  • Prioritizes and organizes daily work for optimal operations of pharmacy.

  • Prepares and distributes medications in accordance with American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) guidelines.

  • Maintains proper stock levels in assigned pharmacy locations.

  • Performs insurance billing and administrative support functions.

  • Contributes to the department’s safe and accurate operations.

  • 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.

Pay Range

$23.87 - $36.37 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.