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Virginia Mason Memorial Pharmacy Technician in Yakima, Washington


The Pharmacy Technician performs technical duties within the Pharmacy, except those that are legally the Pharmacist’s sole responsibility.

Essential Responsibilities, include:

  1. Maintains records and assures accountability of all controlled substances.

  2. Assists with inventory management, medication and supply ordering.

  3. Practices excellent customer service when answering phone calls; respectfully problem solves to address customer needs.

Outpatient Duties, include:

  1. Assists with the filling of outpatient prescriptions accurately, and processes billing correctly.

  2. Coordinates activities such as third-party billing, Technician training, accounts receivable reconciliation and (if applicable) refill authorization.

Inpatient Duties, include:

  1. Prepares unit dose medications with accurate labeling and documentation, according to department policy.

  2. Processes reports and cart fills for automated dispensing devices (AcuDose, Robot, Connect Rx and Narc Station) accurately and according to department policy.

  3. Prepares IV admixtures aseptically, timely, accurately with proper labeling and documentation per department policy.


Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Graduate of an accredited Pharmacy Technician program.

Experience: Inpatient Pharmacy Technician experience preferred.

Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Washington State (DOH) Pharmacy Technician licensure required.

About Us:

Virginia Mason Memorial, part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is made up of a 226-bed hospital as well as 20+ primary care and specialty care practices/services. We are a nonprofit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for more than 60 years. We are seeking remarkable employees with a passion for patients and customer service to add to our growing team!

We offer a three-tier benefit plan including medical, dental, vision coverage, plus a generous 401K plan (with matching!), life insurance options, competitive compensation, an employee wellness clinic and leadership development and education.

Why do we do what we do? As the region’s leading health care provider and Yakima’s largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we can transform Yakima! Our vision is to "create healthy communities one person at a time." This means that each member of our award-winning team works to provide our patients, and their families, with the best medical and individual care possible. We work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. We would love to hear from you!

"Virginia Mason Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will."