Providence Health & Services Pharmacy Pyxis and Automation Specialist in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Pharmacy Pyxis and Automation Specialist to the Pharmacy at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, AK.

The pharmacy pyxis and automation specialist is responsible for basic maintenance, report writing, and database support of our automated dispensing machines and automation in the pharmacy department as well as assessing departments for pyxis needs and coordinating and implementing new machines for hospital departments.

In this position, you will:

  • Repair and maintain pyxis automation equipment or initiates repairs through support as needed.

  • Act as the interface between pyxis and the pharmacy department and coordinates repairs and maintenance through pyxis.

  • Assess department pyxis needs based on drug use data and provides a detailed plan for the amount and type of equipment necessary to meet the needs of the inquiring department.

  • Organize and build new pyxis equipment for departments using ISMP guidelines and specialists assessment of each individual departments drug needs.

  • Participate in quality improvement projects pertaining to any automation or pyxis process involving pharmacy including dealing with items stocking out in pyxis and adjusting drug par levels to optimally fulfill the needs of each department.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.

  • Alaska Pharmacy Technician License.

  • Two years’ work experience in a pharmacy department required.

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical nomenclature.

  • Knowledge of the HBO computer system.

  • Versatile, disciplined, with good organizational skills and good interpersonal communications skill.

  • Able to work in stressful situations and under tight time constraints.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • One year of health care procurement preferred.

Keywords: Pharmacy Technician

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Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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: Variable

Job Category: Pharmacy & Pharmacy Support

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 161191