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Pharmacy Technician I PRN- NWMC in Margate, FL at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 3/25/2019

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Job Description

Pharmacy Technician I

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 Technician I 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 valued individuals 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:

Pharmacy Technician I

Job Summary – The Pharmacy Technician I is responsible for accurately performing all basic pharmacy technician functions in a timely manner.

Supervisor – Director of Pharmacy or Pharmacy Operations Manager, Pharmacy Clinical Manager and Pharmacists

Supervises – N/A

Key Interactions – Pharmacists, other Pharmacy technicians, Nurses, Pharmacy Students, Pharmacy Interns and other Facility Staff

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (included but not limited to):

•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

•Performs quality control and performance improvement functions as assigned

•Accurately performs and documents monthly medication storage area inspections as assigned

•Performs basic billing functions

•Completes basic OR charges in a timely manner as assigned

•Accurately performs required calculations

•Accurately and safely compounds and labels medications and parenteral admixtures

•Always utilizes aseptic techniques in the preparation of parenteral compounding

•Compliant with all USP 797 shift/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

•Accurately transports medications and other pharmacy supplies in a timely manner to appropriate areas.

•Accurately fills orders in the pharmacy

•Processes medication returns and restocking to the pharmacy

•Provide basic technical support for automated dispensing machines and other pharmacy computer systems

•Performs daily ADC routines as assigned (i.e. restocks, outdates, discrepancy resolution, loading and unloading, etc.)

•Replenishes ADCs, emergency cart trays and floor stock accurately and as needed

•Accurately packages and prepares medications for dispensing as assigned

•Appropriately and timely notifies the pharmacy inventory manager of products that need to be reordered.

•Complies with ongoing processes to monitor outdates as per policy and procedures

•Performs receiving and check in of medication/supply orders as defined in policy and notifies the pharmacy inventory manager of any shortages, overages or damages of product

•Manages drug supplies in a cost effective manner and identifies opportunities to minimize waste

•Perform other duties as assigned

•Practice and adhere to the “ Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”

•Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

•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

THE LOCATION:

Northwest Medical Center– Margate, Broward County FL

•Margate is a city located in Broward County Florida.

•The name of the city itself is a portmanteau of the first three letters of the founder's last name, Jack Marqusee, and the first four letters of gateway, since it was considered a "gateway" to western Broward County.

•The city also has a water park called Calypso Cove, and two golf courses, with one of them also a tennis court as well: The Carolina Golf Club, and the Oriole Golf and Tennis Club.

•Margate is home to the largest butterfly park in the world. Located in Trade winds Park, Florida, and the first park in the Western Hemisphere

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

• To attract the best talent, 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).

• Opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

• Balance of working in partnership with other Facility Supply Chain Operating Room Technicians and completing tasks on an individual basis.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

• Hospital Pharmacy experience preferred

• High School Diploma or equivalent required

CERTIFICATE/LICENSE

• National Certification (CPhT) required

• Active Registered Pharmacy Technician, as per State requirements, in good standing with the appropriate State Board of Pharmacy

PRN Position

This position is a PRN position. Meaning, employment and scheduled hours are only given on an “as needed” basis. A PRN employee is not eligible for most company benefits (including healthcare), nor is the employee eligible to accrue PTO.