Pharmacy Technician III - Quality Assurance

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Regular Full-Time
Allied Health


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


The Pharmacy Technician III operational functions of pharmacy technicians as required for the specific role. The pharmacy technician III independently performs a variety of technical pharmaceutical functions which may include compounding medications, preparing prescriptions, performing order entry, ordering medications, prior authorization of patient specific therapies, and internal auditing. This position will work with stakeholders inside and outside of the pharmacy department to complete crucial and complex tasks relating to patient care, financial and billing practices, or regulatory compliance.


In conjunction with the Quality Assurance Sterile Compounding Pharmacist and Pharmacy Operations Manager, the Quality Assurance Sterile Compounding Technician is responsible for coordinating personnel and compounding room compliance with USP Chapter <797> and USP Chapter <800>. This position will also be required to staff in the IV room pharmacy to maintain their own competency and ensure they can effectively conduct training, education of new employees, complete competencies of current employees, and develop policies and procedures that align with the pharmacy workflows and meet facility requirements.


  • Performs complex and unique duties within the pharmacy department
  • Interpret, evaluate, and summarize information and datasets of varying sizes
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with stakeholder inside and outside of pharmacy department
  • Develop and maintain internal (within FHCC) and external relationships (such as vendors, payors, distributors)
  • Work independently and within teams to complete tasks
  • Documentation information or results in clear and concise ways
  • Generate and present reports of tasks to Pharmacy Operations Manager or Director of Pharmacy
  • Complete routine and as needed environmental sampling of sterile compounding areas and coordination of action plans based on sampling results
  • Coordination of semi-annual recertification of compounding areas
  • Reviews all certifications and recertification records to ensure the sterile compounding areas comply with requirements and prepares these items for review by the Quality Assurance Sterile Compounding Pharmacist and Pharmacy Operations Managers
  • Reports any problems or failures (as related to sterile compounding) to pharmacists and ensures there is documented response with corrective action
  • Educates and trains new employees to ensure competency of all individuals involved in sterile compounding
  • Recertifies sterile compounding staff involved in sterile compounding at required intervals
  • Write and review sterile compounding policies and standard operating procedures
  • Record keeping relating to sterile compounding such as training records, area certification records, and cleaning records
  • All primary responsibilities of a Pharmacy Technician II



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of Pharmacy Technician Program
  • WA State Pharmacy Technician Certification
  • 2 years relevant pharmacy technician experience
  • Knowledge and experience compounding intravenous admixtures
  • Excellent communication skills and experience working with large teams
  • Attention to detail and accuracy documentation of information
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Able to perform basic pharmaceutical calculations
  • Ability to use a mouse, navigate computer programs, enter data into computer systems accurately and efficiently
  • Ability to multitask and work efficiently in a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team


  • Ability to operate a Point of Sale system
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records
  • Knowledge and experience working with hazardous medications
  • Knowledge and experience working with investigational drug services
  • Experience working with educational training programs such as pharmacy apprenticeships and internships
  • Knowledge and experience training new employees
  • Demonstrated ability to independently complete projects and improve workflows
  • Knowledge and experience finding and interpreting regulatory guidance documents
  • Experience training staff on regulations and/or workflows

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

The hourly pay range for this position is from $31.49 to $46.32 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).  

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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