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Pharmacy Technician

Team Placement Service Inc Oak Harbor, WA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


PAY: $20.47--$23.34/hour (non-negotiable)



  • 27 paid days off per year (10 vacation days, 7 sick days, 10 Federal holidays)
  • Medical insurance, dental insurance, disability, life insurance, 401K



  • Education: Must possess 1 of the following:
  1. Graduate from a formal pharmacy technician program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)


  1. Formal pharmacy technician program (i.e., technical, hospital or retail-based program)


  1. Formal medical services training program of the United States Military
  • Certification:
    1. Certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
    2. Basic Life Support (BLS) hands on course through American Heart Association.
  • Experience:  A minimum of 12 months of full-time experience within the last 36 months as a pharmacy technician.
  • U.S. Citizenship: HCW’s performing under this contract shall be U.S. citizens.
  • English Language Requirement: The Contractor shall ensure that all HCWs providing services under this contract are able to read, write & speak English well enough to effectively communicate.
  • HCW Physical Capability: HCW’s shall be physically capable of standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time & physically capable of performing all services.


REQUIRED DUTIES: The HCW shall provide services within the scope of their competencies, the applicable duties provided in the basic contract, and the following:

  • Review & prepare pharmacy orders for intravenous additive solutions, using sterile technique & maintaining infection control procedures. This duty includes reviewing the patient’s medication profile, entering new drug orders, preparing labels, assembling the necessary ingredients & labeling the completed product.
  • Interpret inpatient and outpatient prescription orders and perform steps to correctly enter prescription data into the pharmacy computer system, fill the requested medication, and dispense the prescription.
  • Maintain & maximize the Unit Dose Drug Distribution System including; preparing patient profiles, comparing new drug orders with existing orders for identification of order duplication, order omission, drug-drug/food interactions/allergies to the prescribed medication or other related items; dispense doses directly to the ward; exchange the medication cassettes & interact with ward personnel.
  • Repackage bulk medications into smaller containers of predetermined size of unit dose packaging. Maintain an adequate level of pre-packs; operate & maintain pre-packing equipment.
  • Prepare & distribute sterile IV products that have been verified by the pharmacist.
  • Respond to pharmacy questions concerning the proper administration & use of medication, drug interactions & incompatibilities, availability of medications, unit of use, from hospital staff and/or patients to ensure correct use in a tactful & helpful manner.
  • Advise supply personnel of any shortages of medications or supplies & informs the supply section of any unusual use or large quantities of drugs that are being dispensed. Maintain storage of medications & supplies according to good pharmacy practices, including checking for & removing outdated or deteriorated supplies.
  • Accurately maintain the required records & accountability documents reflecting the issuance & receipt of controlled substances & immediately report to the MTF supervisor any discrepancies or unusual requests.
  • Practice aseptic techniques as necessary. Comply with infection control guidelines to include the proper handling, storage & disposal of infectious wastes and the use of universal precautions to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Utilize pharmacy computer & robotic systems in accordance with MTW protocols.
  • Perform timely, accurate & concise documentation of patient care.
  • Perform efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, & documenting events. Anticipate potential problems/emergencies & make appropriate interventions.  Notify supervisor, director, or other designated person regarding problems that the HCW is unable to manage.
  • Exercise awareness & sensitivity to patient/significant others' rights as identified within the MTF.
  • Operate & manipulate automated systems such as CHCS, AHLTA, ADS, Essentris, MHS Genesis and Clinical Information System (CIS), participate in clinical staff Performance Improvement (PI) and Risk Management (RM) functions, as prescribed by the Commander.


  • Services shall be provided Monday through Friday, between the hours of 0700 and 2000 hours (Saturday, Sunday & Holidays between the hours of 0700 and 1800).
  • Shifts will normally be scheduled for an 8.5 to 9-hour period, inclusive of an uncompensated 30- to 60-minute lunch break.
  • In no instance will the HCW be required to provide services in excess of 80 hours per two-week period



Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Must be able & willing to reprioritize on short notice & work on multiple simultaneous projects. Flexible & able to work with various personalities. Time management skills mandatory. The ability to meet deadlines in a deadline intensive environment is essential. High level of adaptability & willingness to embrace change in a fast-paced, demanding environment.



  • Current resume showing 1-year Pharmacy Technician experience
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
  • BLS certificate from American Heart Association
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Complete vaccination records
  • Three professional references (at least 1 must be a supervisor)
  • Employment verification contacts for all relevant jobs for the past 10 years (if applicable)
  • Candidate must pass a background check (no arrests, no misdemeanors, no felonies)
  • Candidate must pass a drug test

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Team Placement Service Inc


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