Pharmacy Technician II in Sebring, FL at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 10/25/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Pharmacy TechnicianII is responsible for accurately performing all advanced and basic pharmacytechnician functions in a timely manner. In addition, they may be responsiblefor performing duties associated with Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs) andother specialized duties as assigned by the pharmacy management team.
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
  • 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
  • Accurately fills orders in the pharmacy
  • Process medication returns and restocking to the pharmacy
  • Proficient in automated dispensing systems 
  • Performing daily ADC routines as assigned (i.e. restocks, outdates, discrepancy resolution, loading and unloading, etc.)
  • Troubleshoots ADC issues. (i.e. orders not coming across, drawer failures, medication jams, communication failures, etc.)
  • Able to reconfigure Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADC).
  • Able to perform ADC build and set up functions
  • Under direction will adjust medication Min & Max
  • Utilizes the Medications Not Loaded report to load appropriate Medications in ADC
  • Under direction will perform ADC expiration Audits
  • Narcotic Discrepancy Audits – Investigates Discrepancies to determine if true discrepancy and completes Audit sheets and/or incidence reports as appropriate.
  • 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
  • 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 product damage.
  • 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” 

Job Requirements

Knowledge,Skills & Abilities
  • Demonstratesome relevant theoretical knowledge
  • Applyknown solutions to a variety of predictable problems
  • Appliesand performs processes that require a range of well developed skills where somediscretion and judgment is required
  • Interpretavailable information using discretion and judgment
  • Takeresponsibility for own outputs in work and learning
  • Takeresponsibility for the outputs of others
  • HighSchool Diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimumof at least 1 year of hospital experience.
  • NationalCertification (CPhT) required
  • ActiveRegistered pharmacy technician, as per State requirements, in good standingwith the appropriate State Board of Pharmacy
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS – Requires prolonged sitting, somebending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manualdexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculatorand other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight torecord, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Requires lifting papers orboxes 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 involvedealing with angry or upset people. Staff must remain flexible and available toprovide staffing assistance for any/all disaster or emergency situations.
OSHACATEGORY – Thenormal 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 whoperform these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to performor assist in emergency care or first aid, or to be potentially exposed in someother way.