Nov 29, 2021

Pharmacy Technician I Retail *1.0/Days*

  • Providence
  • Anchorage, AK, USA
Full-time Pharmacy

Job Description


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Providence is calling a Pharmacy Technician I Retail (Medical Arts Pharmacy, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, AK. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Utilize technical skills in performance of daily operations. This includes filling floor stock and cassettes, packaging unit dose medications, accurately completing daily computer entry and backup. Perform compounding of preparations under the supervision of a licensed Pharmacist. Responsible for proper drug and chemical storage according to department guidelines.
  • Utilize critical thinking in performance of Pharmaceutical Care activities. Perform mathematical calculations. Utilize sterile technique in the compounding of oral, topical, and/or perinatal pharmaceutical.
  • Collaborate with team members to utilize resources efficiently. Make suggestions on ways to improve quality of services.
  • Work with other team members to obtain and/or provide information and identify patient and other customer needs.
  • Document patient and procedural information accurately and thoroughly. Perform inventory functions: checking in and putting away orders, maintenance of appropriate records.
  • Utilize abilities and knowledge to maximize individual performance. Handle hazardous agents in a manner that ensures asepsis and minimal exposure to hazardous substances.
  • Complete initial and annual Competency Plan for assigned job and department.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Licensed as a Pharmacy Technician in the State of Alaska
  • Must submit current, valid and original Alaska Pharmacy Technician license at time of hire to the department for verification.
  • Copies of the license as well as the wallet card verification are not acceptable

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • National Certification
  • 6 months experience working as a technician in a retail or hospital pharmacy
  • Knowledge of computer operations and insurance systems
  • Knowledge of drug names, generic and trade, drug strengths, and dosage forms
  • Insurance billing knowledge

About Providence Alaska Medical Center:

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Pharmacy Technician

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 310711