Ambulatory Pharmacy Assistant

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center


CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits.  We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!


Job Summary:
Performs general clerical, cash handling and customer service duties in support of the day-to-day operations of the assigned pharmacy.   Work includes (but is not limited to) activities such as:  cashiering, stocking, delivery, and answering phones, typing prescription labels, filing, entering patient demographics information and daily STATS into a computer system, and pricing. 
Incumbents may prepackage and labels drugs for subsequent use in prescription dispensing operations and count and pour for individual prescriptions.
The work involves the exercise of strong customer service/communication skills. Incumbents are also accountable for maintaining their knowledge of internal policies and procedures, and assisting with the on-boarding of peers. 
Essential Duties:
  • Performs cash register operation and cash handling.
  • Assists customers/patients with incoming prescriptions at the counter. 
  • Assists with inventory control and replenishment, pharmaceutical returns, return-to-stock, and product rotation. 
  • Assists in maintaining cleanliness of all department work and storage areas, department conference room, intra-departmental break areas on a regular basis.
  • Assists in medication packaging in accordance with the Board of Pharmacy regulations.
  • Performs routine clerical/operations support.


Education/Work Experience Requirements:
Any combination of experience and education that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities.  Knowledge of medical terminology is desirable.
Current Certification by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Assistant or Certification within one year of hire into the position.


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