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

Date Posted: 12/4/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

THE COMPANY:
  • Take your career in the right direction – joinus at HealthTrust.  Amidst thefast-changing dynamics of healthcare within HealthTrust and our parent company(HCA – Hospital Corporation of America), come work as a Pharmacy Tech II to putinto practice sustainable, practical solutions that will ultimately transformpatient care and the communities we support.
  • More than 1,600 hospitals have partnered withHealthTrust to lower expenses and improve outcomes across healthcareoperations.
  • HealthTrust delivers supply chain, workforce,and clinical integration services to help healthcare providers improveperformance with superior pricing and operator-driven practices.Thisis accomplished by hiring professionals like you!
  • A seven-time recipient of a “Champion forChange” award from Practice Greenhealth, HealthTrust actively encourages andenables ecologically responsible purchasing alongside fully embracing a cultureof integrity and a code of ethics.
THE POSITION:
  • Seeking a full-time Pharmacy Technician-IIresponsible for accurately performing all advancedand basic pharmacy technician functions in a timely manner. In addition, theymay be responsible for performing duties associated with Automated DispensingCabinets (ADCs) and other specialized duties as assigned by the pharmacymanagement 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 andprepares medications for dispensing as assigned


THE LOCATION:
St. Lucie Medical Center- Port St, Lucie County FL
  • Fort Pierce is home to Heathcote BotanicalGardens which houses the nation’s largest collection of tropical bonsai treesin the James J. Smith Bonsai Gallery.
  • The city is home to New York Mets springtraining, the St. Lucie Mets Florida State League team and the Mets rookielevel 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 facetcompared to the rest of Florida’s coastline.
  • Port St. Lucie features a warm humid subtropicalclimate, falling just short of having a true tropical climate.


Job Requirements

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?
  • HealthTrust offers one of the leading 401(k) plansin the healthcare industry (a 100% match on up to 9% of pay based on years ofvesting service). 
  • Tuition Reimbursement program for individualsseeking higher education. Generous annual incentive bonus program.
  • Professional growth and advancement. Network ofother highly skilled Pharmacists to work and collaborate with across sisterfacilities and multiple divisions.
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Demonstrates basic operationalknowledge in a moderate range of areas
  • Applies known solutions to alimited range of predictable problems
  • Applies and performs a definedrange of skills and tasks where choice between a limited range of options isrequired
  • Assess and record informationfrom varied sources
  • Take responsibility for ownwork outputs.
EDUCATION
  • High SchoolDiploma or equivalent required
EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum of at least 1 year of hospital experience.
 
CERTIFICATE/LICENSE
  • NationalCertification (CPhT) required
  • Active RegisteredPharmacy Technician, as per State requirements, in good standing with theappropriate State Board of Pharmacy
 
PHYSICALDEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping andstretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient tooperate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other officeequipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare andcommunicate appropriate reports. Requires lifting papers or boxes up to 50pounds occasionally. May be exposed to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents. Workis performed in a hospital (pharmacy, nursing units, etc.) Work may bestressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with angry or upset people.Staff must remain flexible and available to provide staffing assistance forany/all disaster or emergency situations.
OSHA CATEGORYThe normal work routine involves noexposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues (although situations can be imaginedor hypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounter potentialexposure to body fluids). Persons who perform these duties are not called uponas part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency care or firstaid, or to be potentially exposed in some other way.

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