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Per Diem Pharmacy Technician

Company: Surgery Partners
Location: Altoona
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionJob Summary:
The Pharmacy Technician, under the supervision of a Pharmacist supports pharmacological services by ordering, stocking, preparing, and distributing medications in compliance with departmental policies and procedures.

  • Per Diem
  • Varied Weekdays between 6AM-8PM (8 or 10 hour shifts)

    Essential Job Functions:
    * Answers and screens phone calls for the pharmacists
    * Accurately pulls medications for the Pyxis refill
    * Accurately delivers and refills medications into the Pyxis machine
    * Prints and analyzes reports as instructed
    * Keeps record of Pyxis lost inventory
    * Orders pharmacy supply of medications according to stock levels
    * Repackages medications into unit dose containers
    * Prepares sterile IV compounded medications according to USP 797/800 guidelines
    * Troubleshoots various issues within the medication distribution system
    * Accurately refills crash cart trays
    * Rotates stock and checks for expired medication throughout the facility
    * Participates in assigned projects
    * Efficiently and accurately completes the tasks on the pharmacy technician checklist
    * Assists in the training of new pharmacy technician staff members
    * Be an active participant in meetings
    * Delivers medications throughout the facility
    * Assists the pharmacist in assigned tasks
    * Disposes of pharmaceuticals according to policy and procedure
    * Maintains medication barcodes in Meditech and Pyxis
    * Restocks the pharmacy shelves with supplies from materials management according to posted levels
    * Accurately and timely puts away the pharmacy order
    * Assists the pharmacist with appropriate billing of medications
    * Demonstrates proficiency in the pharmacy distribution services
    * Demonstration of aseptic technique according to USP 797/800 guidelines
    * Actively collaborates and demonstrates teamwork to ensure drug distribution is communicated and delivered safely and effectively
    * Supports the educational and professional development of the Pharmacy department
    * Maintains positive working relationships with peers, management and customers
    * Participates as a team member and is accountable for own work responsibilities
    * Communicates effectively with patients, patient family and all of the healthcare
    * Maintains a limited hospital formulary
    * Reports medication errors and adverse drug reactions in a timely fashion
    * Maintains privacy at all times for patient and employee information
    * Actively participates in practice specific hospital alert response when necessary
    * Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
    * Complies with state and federal drug laws as regulated by the State Board of Pharmacy, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Food and Drug Administration
    * Assists in the training, educating and mentoring of students in the Pharmacy field
    * Complies with Joint Commission standards and Patient Safety Goals
    * Protects patients by adhering to infection-control protocols
    * Actively participates in the development and implementation of performance/quality improvement and patient safety activities
    * Routinely works rotating shifts. Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly shortened/extended due to the requirements of the daily surgical schedule
    * Regular and prompt work-site attendance
    * Complies with the OakLeaf customer service standards
    * Other duties as they are assigned
    Qualifications, Knowledge & Ability:
    * Demonstrates eligibility for employment in the U.S.
    * Certified Pharmacy Technician or Certification within 3 months of hire
    * Previous experience as a Pharmacy Technician in a hospital environment preferred
    * Ability to relate and work effectively with others
    * Demonstrated skills in verbal and written English communications for safe and effective patient care and to meet documentation standards
    * Willingness to participate in goal-setting and educational activities for own professional advancement
    * Is aware of professional standards and performs in accordance with them

Keywords: Surgery Partners, Rochester , Per Diem Pharmacy Technician, Healthcare , Altoona, Minnesota

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