Pharmacy Automation Tech

Professional - Non Clinical Kirkland, Washington

Department: Pharmacy
Job Type: Full-Time Shift: Day
Hours/Week: 40
Req: 45120


Sign-on bonus up to $3,000 for a new employee to EvergreenHealth

Job Summary:
The Pharmacy Automation Technician will assist and work closely with the automated dispensing cabinet (ADC) administrator to troubleshoot, maintain, and optimize ADC use in the organization.

Primary Duties:
1. Functions as the ADC point person for troubleshooting of hardware and software issues; escalates issues as needed to ADC administrator and pharmacy leaders; Communicates with pharmacy staff regarding ADC issues.
2. Works with ADC administrator to optimize pharmacy ADC workflow; assists ADC administrator with managing inventory, including shortage notification, restocking, invoice discrepancies, and par levels.
3. Takes necessary corrective action to resolve ADC problems; triages and submits helpdesk tickets for IT-related ADC issues; arranges for hardware repair of ADCs; assists service technician from the ADC company with maintenance and repair issues.
4. Performs medication stocking, troubleshooting, and accountability for off-site ADC locations, such as Redmond ED.
5. Audits ADC transactions and reviews discrepancy reports and responds to discrepancies; sends out informational messages to pharmacy staff and nurse leaders as requested.
6. Serves as an ADC trainer and resource for pharmacy staff members and other ADC end users; creates training materials as requested.
7. Works with pharmacy technician scheduler to arrange vacation coverage for automation support.
8. Provides backup support for on-line technician shifts or spikes in workflow, as needed.
9. Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED for the position:

  • Currently licensed as a Pharmacy Technician with the State of Washington
  • Familiarity with pharmacy automation
  • Hospital pharmacy experience
  • Current Washington State Driver’s license and proof of insurability

DESIRED for the position:

  • Experience providing training and education

EvergreenHealth offers a rich benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Benefits, Employer Match Retirement Plan, Employee Discounts and Commuter Benefits including Transit Pass for Commuters.
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