• Retail Pharmacy Technician I

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Allied Health
  • Overview

    The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

    As a pharmacy technician in this position, you will be interacting with patients and healthcare providers. This technician is responsible for data entry of the medication list into the electronic medical record which will include order entry of prescriptions into the outpatient pharmacy computer and assist in filling of new prescriptions or refills including cashiering. This role requires excellent communication skills and ability to work independently to accurately maintain electronic patient medication records. As the technician in this role you will perform a variety of technical pharmaceutical tasks in the outpatient pharmacy.


    This job may also be responsible for routinely compounding and distributing medication and pharmaceutical supplies in IV admixture distribution areas, in accordance with facility standards and procedures and regulatory requirements. Maintaining inventory control of pharmaceuticals including Pyxis refilling may also be required. All work is performed under the direct supervision of a pharmacist and pharmacy technician supervisor.


    • Provides good customer service to patients by being attentive and quick to respond at pharmacy window and follows through on problems
    • Runs specific areas of pharmacy operations including Point of Sale (POS), working independently as assigned, assists in maintaining pharmacy stock and ensures no expired medications are in the clinic, by following the inventory control process
    • Uses proper aseptic technique in preparing pharmacy products accurately and efficiently
    • Enters prescription orders into pharmacy system, including billing prescriptions appropriately and accurately
    • Prepares, packages, and labels medication in an accurate and efficient manner
    • Assist in training and orientation of pharmacy technicians, interns and pharmacists and be responsible for other duties as assigned



    • High school graduate or equivalent
    • Certified as a Washington State Pharmacy Technician
    • Ability to work under direct supervision of a pharmacist in providing service to patients
    • Ability to perform basic pharmaceutical calculations
    • Ability to use a mouse, navigate computer programs, enter data into computer systems in accurately and efficiently
    • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
    • Ability to communicate with other health care professionals, and the public in a polite and appropriate manner
    • Ability to work independently in a creative and assertive manner
    • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality
    • Familiar with the generic names of drugs along with their basic indication
    • Must have proper aseptic technique experience in accurate, efficient and timely preparation of parenteral products



    • Certified as a Washington State Pharmacy Technician from an accredited technical institute
    • Ability to operate a Point of Sale system
    • Experience in a retail pharmacy setting with medication order entry preferred
    • Experience with Electronic Medical Records

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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