VIM was ranked one of 100 Best Nonprofits to work for in Oregon in 2020 and 2021 and won the “Inspiring Workplace” Award from the 2022 Bend Chamber Business Excellence Awards.

Passion. That’s the common attribute of those that work for our organization. Complementing VIM’s tremendous cadre of volunteers are full and part-time staff members who oversee and coordinate all the nuts and bolts of running a medical facility.

This includes oversight of all the medical treatment, volunteer recruitment, training and scheduling, patient management, fundraising, community partnerships and administrative services. Although we each have our individual areas of expertise, we all chip in whenever it is needed, right down to cleaning up the kitchen and shoveling snow.

Like our volunteers, each of us is here because we want to be. And that sense of purpose is what makes us proud to be part of a non-profit that has such a positive impact on our community.

Interested in working at VIM? Complete our employment application and we’ll be in touch if your skills are a match for any of our open positions.

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

May 26, 2022
Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades is a safety net clinic that provides free access to healthcare for low-income individuals in Central Oregon (Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties) without insurance. We engage volunteers, supervised by staff, to provide medical and dental services on a pro bono basis. Our patient-centered, inclusive, approach provides a caring environment that promotes and respects the dignity, culture and values of our patients and families free from bias, stigma, and indifference.
Above all, VIM is a warm, friendly, and rewarding place to work with over 200 people who volunteer their time to ensure that everyone in our community has access to healthcare. VIM was recently listed as one of the 100 Best Nonprofits to work for in Oregon. (2020, 2021)
Job Description
This is a full time position for someone interested in working in a multi-cultural environment to help underserved community members with the support of volunteers. Ideal candidates will strive to create and maintain positive, inclusive relationships with pharmaceutical donors, community partners, staff, volunteers, and patients. In this role you will be dispensing, under pharmacist supervision, both prescription and over the counter medicine to patients. You will also be responsible for entering prescriptions, as well as recording and verifying patient information while maintaining confidentiality and compliance with regulations.
Successful applicants will demonstrate excellent communication skills, an affinity for great customer service, attention to detail and feeling comfortable with working in a fast-paced work environment.
Primary Responsibilities

  • Receive prescriptions or refill requests and prepare them under pharmacist’s supervision, ensuring that information is complete and accurate.
  • Enter prescription information into computer databases.
  • Establish or maintain patient profiles, including lists of medications taken by individual patients in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Maintain proper storage and security conditions for drugs.
  • Receive and store incoming supplies, verify quantities against invoices, check for outdated medications in current inventory, and inform supervisors of stock needs and shortages.
  • Coordinate the use of new Patient Assistance Programs and monthly refills to secure medicines in a timely manner for all patients.
  • Provide a positive and motivating work environment for staff and volunteers by establishing and maintaining open communications with all members of the team.
  • Enter information into databases or software programs.
  • Evaluate Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, information or data.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form

Skills and Requirements

  • Inclusive and compassionate attitude towards all people.
  • Strategic and innovative thought process.
  • Excellent mathematical skills
  • Detail oriented, Able to multitask, Flexibility, Internal Communications, Time Management, Organization, Scheduling, Professionalism.
  • Discrete and able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Familiarity with electronic medical record and Microsoft Office software.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish/English *Preferred
  • High School Diploma/GED *Required
  • Some college / Associates Degree *Preferred
  • Hold a valid and clear Oregon Pharmacy technician license. *Required

Position Specifics:

Full Time at 30 hours per week.
(Availability during clinic hours: Monday 1-5, Tuesday 4-8, Thursday and Friday 8:30-12:30)


$17.50-$23.00 Hourly
Volunteers in Medicine offers a competitive benefit package that includes 100% employer paid health, vision, dental and life insurance, health flexible spending plan (with employer contribution), retirement with (employer match), generous PTO and 8 paid Holidays annually.

To Apply:

Submit a brief cover letter and resume for consideration to
Position is open until filled.
Volunteers in Medicine provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. VIM complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
As a healthcare provider we follow all Oregon State vaccine requirements as outlined by the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division Oregon Health Authority letterhead.