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Pharmacy Assistant

Company: Kaiser
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: March 8, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary: Pharmacy assistants provide support to the pharmacists and technicians by stocking, counting and other non-technical duties. May also dispense safe, effective medications to patients, prescription packaging and parcel management. Duties are performed under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs functions that support the pharmacists and technicians in the daily workflow of the pharmacy including prepackaging and labeling medications; stocking shelves; counting and pouring medications from stock bottles that have been pulled by licensed or certified staff; filing prescriptions; inventory functions; releasing refill medications and OTC products to patients; processing requests for refills when no changes are needed; handling non-professional phone calls including refill requests from patients; calling prescribers to obtain refill authorization, and prescription packaging and parcel management.
  • Ensures patient safety by identifying opportunities to prevent unusual occurrences; consistently performing safety checks when dispensing medications; and taking appropriate steps to resolve and report unusual occurrences.
  • Demonstrates dedication to evidence-based medicine by staying current on clinical initiatives and priorities.
  • Supports and enhances Patient-centered Care efforts by facilitating patient-focused care through a collaborative team approach with patients, pharmacy staff, and other health care professionals. Basic Qualifications: Experience
  • N/A. Education
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required. License, Certification, Registration
  • Pharmacy Assistant License (Washington) required at hire Additional Requirements:
  • Ability to use available resources and tools efficiently and effectively.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to identify specified issues and bring to attention of pharmacists.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • May be required to travel to other Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington locations as needed. Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a pharmacy environment.
  • Knowledge of managed care health systems and evidence-based medicine theories.
  • One (1) year of experience working in a customer service environment.
  • Some college coursework.Job Schedule: Job Category: Pharmacy

Keywords: Kaiser, Bellevue , Pharmacy Assistant, Healthcare , Bellevue, Washington

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