Pharmacy Technician
Tacoma, WA Pharmacy
Job Type


POSITION CLOSES: March 26, 2023

PUYALLUP TRIBAL HEALTH AUTHORITY, located in Tacoma Washington, is seeking a full time Pharmacy Technician with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience.


“It is the mission of the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority to provide quality healthcare and promote wellness in a culturally appropriate manner.”

We offer an outstanding workplace, competitive market based salary, and benefits packages including:

  • Monday – Friday schedule
  • Medical/Dental/Vision benefits – monthly premiums paid 100% for employees
  • 19+ annual paid holidays
  • Generous paid sick and vacation accruals
  • 401(k) with annual profit sharing
  • Life & AD&D insurance coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent work/home life  balance

GENERAL FUNCTION:  Assists pharmacists with dispensing functions and processes refill requests. Triage patients at pharmacy window and helps with prep work to process prescriptions. Maintains drug stock and performs drug purchasing. 


  • Know   and continually review medication brand and generic names, medical   terminology, pharmaceutical calculations, and be able to type accurately at   least 35 words per minute.
  •  Rotate   through all work areas of the pharmacy weekly.
  • Obtain,   review, update, and print (if requested) patient eligibility, insurance   information, and health information on the pharmacy patient profile daily.
  • Issue   prescriptions refills after verifying patient and record patient signature   for such transactions daily.
  • Process   in-person and phone requests for prescription refills, determine if requests   require approval, retrieve patient record if needed, collate and/or route   requests electronically, in writing, or by facsimile to the Medical Provider   or authorizing entity daily
  • Triage   in-person, written, or phone requests for drug information or health advice   to a registered pharmacist or to an appropriate entity within the health   organization daily.
  • Retrieve   and process new or refill prescription orders electronically, by facsimile,   telephone, or brought in-person which includes but is not limited to typing,   counting and pouring, labeling, mixing, and collating in preparation for   final check by a registered pharmacist daily.
  • Trouble   shoot prescription third party claim rejections by understanding formulary   restrictions, plan limitations, drug utilization review override codes,   relationship codes; requesting and completing prior authorization forms;   and/or communicating with plan help desk representatives and prescribing   entity daily.
  • Inspect   pharmaceutical stock and supplies for re-ordering, outdates, or deterioration   daily.
  • Document   on log sheets pharmaceutical stock issued to floor stock, return to   manufacturer, or items mark to be destroyed at least weekly.
  • Compare   received pharmaceutical stock and supplies with invoices, sign, date, and   forward invoices to Technician Supervisor for review before submission to   Accounting daily.
  • Attend   monthly Pharmacy and Technician   meeting and provide relevant feedback to workflow issues.

Graduation   from an accredited pharmacy technician program. Two or more years’ experience   as a Pharmacy Technician, with most recent 12 months working in a retail   pharmacy.  Proficient with 3rd party billing and dosage   calculations.  Ability to work in fast paced pharmacy filling from 800-   1200 prescriptions per day.  Current WA State Pharmacy Technician   Certification required.  Experience and / or ability to work with   electronic health record systems.