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Kootenai Health Certified Pharmacy Technician - Inpatient Pharmacy in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Kootenai Health’s Inpatient Pharmacy is seeking a Certified Pharmacy Technician to join our team!

As a pharmacy tech on our team, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of state-of-the-art technology and equipment including Pyxis Pharmogistics Perpetual Inventory Manager, Pyxis Medstation ES, Pyxis Anesthesia Carts, CII Safe, pneumatic tube system, and TPN compounder. You will assist pharmacists with preparing medication to send/deliver to patient/nursing units and you’ll will interact with nursing staff to help provide excellent care for patients. You will compound and package both sterile and non-sterile products for patient use. In this role, you'll also interact patients to obtain an accurate and safe home medication list for use while in the hospital.

At Kootenai Health, we love to invest in our employees. Opportunities for professional development are offered and encouraged by joining committees, getting involved in continuous process improvement projects, and even all-expense paid conferences and national certification opportunities!

Position Summary:

As a certified pharmacy technician, prepares, compounds, and dispenses medical orders/prescriptions under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist.


  • May be expected to perform some clerical duties relating to the department

  • Receives and stores incoming supplies

  • Verifies stock and enters data in computer to maintain inventory records

  • Communicates effectively with customers

  • Performs a variety of tasks

  • Typically reports to supervisor or manager

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field

  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals

  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential job function

  • Competent to meet age specific needs of the patients served

Requirements and Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred

  • Graduate of a Pharmacy Technician training program or equivalent work experience preferred

  • Must have a Certified Pharmacy Technician license with the Idaho Board of Pharmacy

  • Must have at least one year of experience as a Pharmacy Technician

  • Demonstrated ability to use computer skills including keyboarding and practical data entry into data based software programs

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to lift or move up to 25 lbs

  • Must be able to maintain a standing position

  • Typical equipment used in a clinical job

  • Must be able to stoop, crouch or bend

Why Kootenai Health?

Kootenai Health has a solid reputation in the Pacific Northwest and has a rich history that spans nearly 60 years of innovation, achievements, and benchmarks in healthcare. Providing a comprehensive range of medical services, our main campus is located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and includes a 330-bed community-owned Level II Trauma hospital. We have been recognized among large employers as the No. 1 Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine, and are regularly recognized by Cleverly and Associates for providing value to our community.

Employer Highlights:

  • 3 Time Magnet Designated since 2006 – This designation is nursing's top honor, accepted nationally as the gold standard in nursing excellence. Kootenai was the first hospital in the Inland Northwest to receive this designation and the second in Idaho.

  • Member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network – in 2014 Kootenai Health became the 30th member, a national network of like-minded organizations that share a commitment to better serving patients and their families. Kootenai Health is the first health care organization in the Pacific Northwest to be selected as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and, like all network members, will remain locally-owned and independent health care provider.

  • Most Wired / Wireless Hospital, Hospital & Health Networks – Kootenai is consistently named one of the 100 Most Wired hospitals in the country. In this same survey, Kootenai also earned a spot on the list of Top 25 Most Wireless hospitals.

  • 3 Time Gallup Great Workplace Award Winner – Kootenai Health has been recognized as one of the most engaged and productive workforces in the world!

Employer Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits! 100% employer-paid health insurance premiums for full-time employees.

  • A tuition assistance program! If you want to further your education, we’ll help you pay for it!

  • Looking forward to retirement? We’ll help you with that! We offer a 457 retirement plan through Fidelity with a match of 3-6% based on years of service and defined contribution account which puts 2% of your annual income into a retirement account for you.

  • Convenient daycare near campus!

  • Competitive wages and annual increases!

  • An award winning and incentive-driven wellness program!

  • Employee reward, recognition, and retention programs!

  • Professional development and leadership training opportunities!

  • And much more!

Have you considered a career at Kootenai Health? Maybe you should! Apply today!

Questions? Please reach out to Doug Jackson at

Kootenai Health complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sex. Kootenai Health does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sex.