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MultiCare is offering an opportunity to be trained as a Pharmacy Technician.Â Under the direct supervision of the Pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician is responsible for the day-to-day operations, from handling medications to maintaining patient records.Â
MultiCareâs Pharmacy Technician Training Program will provide the student with experience in retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, as well as specialty areas within pharmacy.Â
The program is broken up into two parts: didactic and experiential.Â The didactic portion is the educational part of the program that will be taught through computer modules.Â The experiential portion is the hands-on training the student will receive at various sites within MultiCare.Â The program is designed to prepare the student for state and national certification.
This is an on-the-job training position working with pharmacy technicians under direct supervision of a pharmacist. This position will be conducted concurrently with a didactic pharmacy technician program and supervised experiential work. Upon completion of the didactic and experiential components, the candidate will be qualified to take the national pharmacy technician certification exam. Work situations require organization and attention to detail. External contact/interactions with MultiCare patients are frequent.Â
This is full time or part time/ and benefit eligible after the appropriate waiting period, paid positions, at the time of your training hire date. The full or part time is dependent on the available positions at a site. You are paid during the experimental portion of this program.
â¢ No experience needed.
â¢ High School Diploma or equivalent.
â¢ Washington State Board of Pharmacy âPharmacy Assistantâ License with technician-in-training endorsement (to be acquired prior to start date):Â Employee/Trainee will pay for this fee (The timing of this is, if offered a position at MultiCare)
Pharmacy Tech Trainee Program Info:
The Pharmacy Tech Program is paid by MultiCare.
Program length: 4-6 months:Â Vacations are not permitted during this time. Attendance is mandatory for successful completion of the program.
This program is through ASHP https://www.ashp.org/Â (A web-based, online program which is approximately 160hrs that is self paced, to be completed outside of work.)
Overall, the training can be up to 1000 hours depending on the progression of the training.
This is full time or part time/ and benefit eligible, paid positions, at the time of your training hire date. The full or part time is dependent on the available positions at a site. You are paid during the experimental portion of this program.
Please note: the trainee will not be paid for their didactic work, but in this position, is required to complete the program. The Didactic duration is hours as required by the State of Washington.
Internet and computer access is required to complete the didactic portion of the training.
Days/hours of all the training: To be determined as this can vary per site depending on when trainers are available.
The candidate will sign a two year work agreement, if hired, to stay with MultiCare at least two years, once certified as a Pharmach Tech, due to the investment. Â
If offered a position, the Trainee would need to send a copy of the MultiCare offer letter, along with the endorsement (provided by the Program team) and Pharmacy Assistant application, to Dept of Health.
The trainee employee will pay and obtain their Washington State Board of Pharmacy â Pharmacy Assistantâ licensure.Â Pharmacy Assistant Application fee: currently is $70.00
Trainee will pay for the National Certification fee, licensure and endorsement fees. The Pharmacy Tech credential fee: currently is $140.00
Upon successful completion of the program/education the testing is not covered by MultiCare. This will be the candidate/trainee responsibility.
Upon successful completion of the program, there is the opportunity to apply/transition to a Pharmacy Tech position at MultiCare.
Final Pharm Tech positions:Â Available open positions after the completion of the training program will determine the schedule. The training schedule might be different than the permanent role.
FTE:1.0fte, Shift: Day, Schedule: variable
This is an on-the-job training position working with pharmacy technicians under direct supervision of a pharmacist. This position will be conducted concurrently with a didactic pharmacy technician program and supervised experiential work. Upon completion of the didactic and experiential components, the candidate will be qualified to take the national pharmacy technician certification exam. Work situations require organization and attention to detail. External contact/interactions with MultiCare patients are frequent.
High School graduate or equivalent
Washington State Board of Pharmacy âPharmacy Assistantâ license with technician-in-training endorsement (to be acquired prior to start date)
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Mission-driven: Partnering for healing and a healthy future
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Pay and Benefit Expectations
We provide a comprehensive benefits package, including competitive salary, medical, dental and retirement benefits and paid time off. As required by various pay transparency laws, we share a competitive range of compensation for candidates hired into each position. The pay scale is $20.00 - $20.00 USD. However, pay is influenced by factors specific to applicants, including but not limited to: skill set, level of experience, and certification(s) and/or education. If this position is associated with a union contract, pay will be reflective of the appropriate step on the pay scale to which the applicantâs years of experience align.
Associated benefit information can be viewed here.
Position Type: Full time - Regular Primary Shift: Day Work Schedule: Day
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Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.