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Pharmacy Technician II in Port St. Lucie, FL at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 1/14/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

THE COMPANY:
  • Take your career in the right direction – join us at HealthTrust.  Amidst the fast-changing dynamics of healthcare within HealthTrust and our parent company (HCA – Hospital Corporation of America), come work as a Pharmacy Tech II to put into practice sustainable, practical solutions that will ultimately transform patient care and the communities we support.
  • More than 1,600 hospitals have partnered with HealthTrust to lower expenses and improve outcomes across healthcare operations.
  • HealthTrust delivers supply chain, workforce, and clinical integration services to help healthcare providers improve performance with superior pricing and operator-driven practices.This is accomplished by hiring professionals like you!
  • A seven-time recipient of a “Champion for Change” award from Practice Greenhealth, HealthTrust actively encourages and enables ecologically responsible purchasing alongside fully embracing a culture of integrity and a code of ethics.
THE POSITION:
  • Seeking a full-time Pharmacy Technician-II responsible for accurately performing all advanced and basic pharmacy technician functions in a timely manner. In addition, they may be responsible for performing duties associated with Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs) and other specialized duties as assigned by the pharmacy management team.
  • Identifies critical issues, prioritize workload and communicate to appropriate personnel any issues in a timely manner
  • Completes all education requirements and/or other activities needed to maintain competency
  • Interacts in person and by phone with hospital personnel politely and appropriately.
  • Accurately maintains required documentation logs
  • Complies with facility policy and procedures and regulatory requirements
  • Responsible for maintaining medication storage and security as per regulatory requirements throughout the organization
  • Accurately performs audits (i.e. anesthesia, overrides, billing, etc.) as assigned
  • Performs quality control and performance improvement functions as assigned
  • Accurately performs and documents monthly medication storage area inspections as assigned
  • Performs administrative billing functions
  • Completes OR charges in a timely manner as assigned
  • Assists the pharmacists in clinical reviews as assigned (i.e. medication reconciliation, triaging reports, etc).
  • Accurately performs required calculations
  • Accurately and safely compounds and label medications and parenteral admixtures
  • Always utilizes aseptic techniques in the preparation of parenteral compounding
  • Compliant with all USP 797 daily/monthly requirements (i.e. cleaning laminar airflow cabinets and biological safety cabinets, wearing personal protective equipment, etc.)
  • Always obtains a final check from the pharmacist before releasing any prepared parenteral compounds, before packaging any medication, or dispensing any medication
  • Prepares all work records needed for day at their designated times including the Discontinued, Transfers, and Discharges Lists of parenteral preparations and efficiently processes these reports before they are dispensed to the patient care areas
  • Compounds chemotherapy preparation per established protocol
  • Accurately transports medications and other pharmacy supplies in a timely manner to appropriate areas
  • Replenishes ADCs, emergency cart trays and floor stock accurately and as needed
  • Monitor ADT activities and communicate any problems to appropriate individual
  • Accurately packages and prepares medications for dispensing as assigned


THE LOCATION:
St. Lucie Medical Center- Port St, Lucie County FL
  • Fort Pierce is home to Heathcote Botanical Gardens which houses the nation’s largest collection of tropical bonsai trees in the James J. Smith Bonsai Gallery.
  • The city is home to New York Mets spring training, the St. Lucie Mets Florida State League team and the Mets rookie level team in the Gulf Coast League.
  • St. Lucie County has 21 miles of pristine, natural beaches with nearly half being nature preserves—a very rare facet compared to the rest of Florida’s coastline.
  • Port St. Lucie features a warm humid subtropical climate, falling just short of having a true tropical climate.


Job Requirements

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?
  • HealthTrust offers one of the leading 401(k) plans in the healthcare industry (a 100% match on up to 9% of pay based on years of vesting service). 
  • Tuition Reimbursement program for individuals seeking higher education. Generous annual incentive bonus program.
  • Professional growth and advancement. Network of other highly skilled Pharmacists to work and collaborate with across sister facilities and multiple divisions.
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Demonstrates basic operational knowledge in a moderate range of areas
  • Applies known solutions to a limited range of predictable problems
  • Applies and performs a defined range of skills and tasks where choice between a limited range of options is required
  • Assess and record information from varied sources
  • Take responsibility for own work outputs.
EDUCATION
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum of at least 1 year of hospital experience.
 
CERTIFICATE/LICENSE
  • National Certification (CPhT) required
  • Active Registered Pharmacy Technician, as per State requirements, in good standing with the appropriate State Board of Pharmacy
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS – Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Requires lifting papers or boxes up to 50 pounds occasionally. May be exposed to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents. Work is performed in a hospital (pharmacy, nursing units, etc.) Work may be stressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with angry or upset people. Staff must remain flexible and available to provide staffing assistance for any/all disaster or emergency situations.
OSHA CATEGORY – The normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues (although situations can be imagined or hypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounter potential exposure to body fluids). Persons who perform these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid, or to be potentially exposed in some other way.

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