Job Number: 210031
Department: Internal Pres Refill
Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM
Role of Pharmacy Technician is to manage the technical duties within a pharmacy and provide support under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, ensuring optimal pharmaceutical care to the patients within the health system.
This position is a non-traditional pharmacy role that optimizes the non-dispensing skills of the Ambulatory Pharmacy Technician. Technicians in this role work under clinic-based pharmacists to support indirect patient care. Daily tasks will include but are not limited to clinic functions such as patient scheduling, triaging electronic messages, pulling daily labs, managing referrals, etc. Key skills needed to be successful in this role include:
Individuals considering this role must be able to function well in a high pressure, high volume environment with no face to face patient interaction.
With numerous awards and distinctions, including our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason has transformed health care through our innovations in patient safety and our ability to provide patients in our community with easier access to our high-quality care. Consisting of a 336-bed hospital in Seattle, WA, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, joining Virginia Mason is an exceptional opportunity to partner with nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization recognized as the benchmark for health care.
As a member of our team, you will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine. You will also help to further our commitment to continuous improvement through our Virginia Mason Production System, and our philosophy of empowering you to facilitate real change in the delivery of care. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - your patients.
A Washington State Pharmacy Technician License and completion of an accredited Pharmacy Technician training program is required for this position. National Certification (CPhT) is also required or must become nationally certified within 90 days of hire. A thorough knowledge of legend drugs and medical terminology; excellent computer knowledge and skills; exceptional customer service (ability to communicate clearly with patients and adept at conflict resolution); strong communication and interpersonal skills; comprehensive knowledge of third-party insurance plans and claims processing; the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; strong organizational skills. Must have general knowledge of the local pharmacy benefit managers in the local region. Operation knowledge of formulary, tiering, and copay concepts.
One year related work experience preferred.
Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing.
There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the most livable cities in the country, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.