Pharmacy Tech

Nov 23, 2022

Job title: Pharmacy Tech

Company: Lifespan Health System

Job description: Job Description:

Schedule: 4-hour evening shifts scheduled Monday-Friday, including some Holidays

Summary:

Under the supervision of a pharmacist and direction of a technician group leader or technician specialist, performs a variety of technical and support tasks designed to assist pharmacists in the formulation, preparation, dispensing and delivery of medications and pharmaceutical supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, federal and state rules, and regulations, and in keeping with the scope of services provided and with consideration to the age of the patients being served.

Lifespan employees are expected to embrace Lifespan’s mission of “Delivering health with care” and successfully role model Lifespan’s values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence as these guide our everyday actions with patients, customers and one another.

Responsibilities:

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Is responsible for knowing and acting in accordance with the principles of the Lifespan Corporate Compliance Program and Code of Conduct.

Under the supervision of a pharmacist, assists in the formulation and preparation of medications by:

  • Reviewing practitioner medication orders and preparing medications for review and dispensing by a pharmacist.
  • Performing general operations of electronic drug dispensing system (EDDS; e.g. Omnicell,) used in the inventory control and distribution of pharmaceuticals and related supplies, including maintaining, assigning, refilling and removing medication, including controlled substances, and generating and interpreting reports to perform above.
  • Maintaining operating room medication inventory, including controlled substances.
  • Preparing intravenous admixtures including chemotherapy, critical care infusions, and pediatric infusions utilizing aseptic techniques in a controlled environment according to computer-generated and/or pharmacist approved formulation record, including proper manipulation, labeling and expiration dating. Working in United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) 797 clean room environment and in accordance with procedures of the same.
  • Preparing and repackaging non-sterile pharmaceutical products according to computer-generated and/or pharmacist approved formulation record, including proper technique, labeling, and expiration dating. Working in accordance with USP 795 procedures.

Performs controlled substance discrepancy resolution in conjunction with other licensed health care professionals.

Participates in controlled substances inventory management in the Pharmacy and the hospital.

Delivers medications to clinic, procedural, treatment, operating room, and patient care areas.Retrieves medication orders.

Repackages and labels medications for distribution in accordance with pharmacist approved Packaging and Labeling Records. Prepares various emergency medication kits for pharmacist review and distribution to patient care areas.

Performs routine procurement and inventory management of medications including ordering and receipt of chemotherapy and other pharmaceutical supplies. Completes necessary paperwork for controlled substance procurement and verifies receipt of such.

Processes medication requisitions for departments and laboratories for pharmacist verification.

Reconciles patient and department medication charges.

Performs routine preventive maintenance to all equipment according to standards for same.

Assists in maintaining related Pharmacy records and files, performing equipment calibration and maintenance.

Assists in maintaining the Pharmacy and medication supply areas in a neat and orderly fashion ensuring medications are stored under proper conditions for light, temperature, sanitation, and segregation.

Participates in quality assessment and improvement activities and medication safety initiatives of the Pharmacy and the hospital. Utilizes approved process for reporting actual, prevented and near miss medication errors.

Answers the telephone and triages as appropriate. Interacts with internal and external customers in accordance with hospital Customer Service Standards.

Assists in orientation and training of other pharmacy technicians and interns.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Other information:

EXPERIENCE & BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

High school graduate or equivalent. Completion of one to two years of college preferred.

Maintains current unrestricted Rhode Island Pharmacy Technician licensure.

Holds and maintains current National Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) or has a minimum of one-year licensed pharmacy technician work experience, sits for National Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) exam within first 6 months of hire, and achieves and maintains National Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) within 12 months of hire.

Possesses basic computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Requires the visual and manual dexterity to operate a computer.

New hires into this position must successfully pass a drug screen in conformance with Rhode Island State Law.

INDEPENDENT ACTION:

Performs independently within department policies and practices.

Refers specific complex problems to supervisor where clarification of departmental policies and procedures may be required

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

None

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetics, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Location: The Miriam Hospital, USA:RI:Providence

Work Type: Part Time

Shift: Shift 2

Union: Non-Union

Expected salary:

Location: Providence, RI

Job date: Sun, 13 Nov 2022 03:35:18 GMT

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