ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
TITLE: Pharmacy Technician
REPORTS TO POSITION:Varies
DATE LAST REVIEWED:May 17, 2016
OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community, together
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
The St Charles Health System Pharmacy provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical care services to ensure safe and effective medication use.
The Pharmacy Technician is under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, assists in providing pharmaceutical care to the patient by preparing, storing, ordering, billing, labeling, and distributing IV and other medications in a safe, accurate and timely manner in accordance with Medical Center policies and procedures, and state and federal law. Performs other technical and clerical duties as necessary for the daily operation of the Pharmacy department.
This position does not directly manage any other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Maintains stock supplies in the pharmacy and packages medications as necessary under the supervision of a pharmacist.
Prepares IV or other medications using aseptic technique for administration by the nursing staff, maintaining accurate documentation and properly billing, labeling, compounding, packaging, obtaining a pharmacist verification, and delivering these medications in an accurate safe, and timely manner.
Prepares chemotherapy and handles blood products in a safe manner utilizing appropriate safety equipment to assure environmental safety of self and others.
Maintains and cleans the equipment necessary to perform duties, reporting any failures or need for repair to immediate supervisor or Pharmacy Manager immediately.
Prepares and delivers a 24 hour supply of medication to patients daily, checking for and collecting each discharged patient's medications for crediting.
Maintains, prepares, and delivers the floor stock medications by nursing units to replenish their stock per department policy and procedure.
Follows all policies and procedures for the automated dispensing cabinets.
Accurately placing daily order for medications and supplies with wholesaler, vendors, Purchasing department, and other pharmacies, communicating potential supply issues to immediate supervisor in a timely manner.
Verifies inventory received against the invoice noting any exceptions and communicating these to immediate supervisor or pharmacy inventory coordinator.
Stocks the shelves, rotating stock appropriately.
Withdraws and prepares controlled substances for delivery following the policies and procedures for the pharmacy controlled substance vault. Reports any discrepancies immediately.
Accurately bills and credits medication charges as necessary.
Makes recommendations for changes to the policies and procedures to the Pharmacy Manager, or other appropriate hospital manager.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.
Required: High school diploma or GED.
Required: Contingent upon successful Pharmacy Technician licensure with the Oregon Board of Pharmacy. National Technician Certification or theabilityto obtain within one year of hire date.
Preferred: Six months or more hospital pharmacy experience, or related field with experience in medications, sterile technique experience, and computer skills.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Continually (75% or more): Standing, walking, lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling 1-10 pounds, grasping/squeezing
Frequently (50%): Sitting, stooping/kneeling/crouching, climbing stairs, lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling 11-25 pounds.
Occasionally (25%): Climbing ladder/step stool, reaching overhead, Lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling 25-50 pounds, Operation of Motor Vehicle, Use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Rarely (10%): Keyboard Operation
Never (0%): Whispered speech level
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Occasionally (25%): Heat, cold, wet/slippery area, noise, dust, vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
Variable (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
TECHNICIAN CLINICAL, Technician Clinical Pharmacy
Scheduled Days of the Week:
Variable; includes every other weekend and holidays
Shift Start & End Time: