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Pharmacy Technician, Full Time - Midnight Shift

Company: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Location: Howell
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Night ShiftDescription:Michigan Licensed Pharmacy Technician Required

  • An Opportunity to Join Our Remarkable Care Team!Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, one of the nation's top health care services providers, spanning five counties in Southeastern Michigan. SJMHS represents more than 2,700 physicians and 14,000 nurses and staff, and includes 6 Hospitals, 5 Outpatient Health Centers, 8 Urgent Care Facilities and over 25 Specialty Centers.GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSE:Under the immediate supervision of a pharmacist and Pharmacy Department leadership, provides daily pharmaceutical supportive services for the Department of Pharmacy according to established procedures and in compliance with pharmacy laws, other regulatory agencies and other members of the multi-disciplinary team. Responds to routine and emergency requests in a prompt and efficient manner, requiring a relatively high degree of independent judgement. Participates in departmental education activities and competency assessment. Actively supports and participates in the department's continuous quality improvement initiatives; promotes the organizational commitment to customer service.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    • Reads and interprets physician's medication orders, assists with filling, processing and dispensing of medications, re-packages and labels medication, including bulk supplies, with final check performed by a pharmacist.
    • Maintains cleanliness and aseptic technique while following established departmental compounding practices and procedures when mixing intravenous admixtures including IVPBs, large volume parenterals, and total parenteral nutrition, if necessary.
    • Prior to performing drug preparation proven competency while working aseptically in a horizontal orvertical laminar (biological safety cabinet) flow hood using aseptic technique is required.
    • Delivers controlled substances and other medications to nursing units' automated medication dispensing cabinets (ADC).
    • Fills inventory needs for nursing unit ADCs, non-cabinet stock, and fills unit dose drawers by placing the proper drugs in the bins according to the computerized patient profile.
    • Supports the drug inventory process including rotation and restocking of drug dispensing areas with drugs and supplies needed to process patient medication orders.
    • Answers phones according to established phone etiquette and directs calls to the proper personnel.
    • Determines when phone calls or emergency situations need to be referred to a pharmacist.
    • Completes nursing unit inspections, as assigned.
    • Restocks crash cart trays and OCMCA boxes etc., as required in a timely manner.
    • Alerts the pharmacists or pharmacy management of any discrepancies.
    • Fills controlled substance orders and reconciles all discrepancies on a daily basis.
    • Reports any discrepancies to the pharmacist or pharmacy management as appropriate.
    • Monitors any unusual activity for potential drug diversion.
    • Adheres to all safety measures for handling chemotherapy/hazardous materials.
    • Maintains all necessary paperwork, legal documents, and records for all medications, including chemotherapy prepared for administration.
    • Obtains medications accurately from the department's automated medication supplier (i.e., BoxPicker).
    • Utilizes the MedBoard software system and bar code scanning to track the delivery of medications to the nursing units.
    • Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships.
    • Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.
    • Must be able to set and organize own work priorities, and adapt to them as they change frequently.
    • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the competencies/essential functions satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, determines that appropriate charges have been entered for the correct patient, encounter, date/time of service, with any required modifiers.
    • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, actively participates in on-going education and communication regarding revenue management.
    • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, assists with tracking and monitoring of equipment assigned to the unit.
    • Mentors and assists with training of Pharmacy Technician students and provides input regarding their progress.
    • Rotational schedule with required weekend and holiday responsibilities.
    • Also available for coverage as needed.
    • Additional duties as assigned by the hiring manager.SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Education:
      • Requires high school diploma or equivalent. Completion of a formal Pharmacy Technician educational program and/or completion of an Associate's Degree preferred.Experience:
        • Previous pharmacy experience, hospital-based pharmacy experience preferred. Formal Pharmacy Technician program experiential education may be considered in lieu of work experience.Licensure:
          • Licensure in the State of Michigan is required.
          • Certification as a Pharmacy Technician is preferred.REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
            • Essential mathematics skills to be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure.
            • Possesses effective computer and keyboarding skills; ability to work with Pharmacy Information Systems and automation used in the medication use process.
            • Able to use email to communicate with other members of the department including pharmacy management.
            • Excellent critical thinking skills and ability to make decisions in a fast-paced work environment
            • A team oriented colleague that is detail oriented and passionate about medication and patient safety as well as quality initiatives.
            • Excellent customer service orientation skills necessary in order to deal effectively with various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers and community groups.Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Health System enjoy---
              • Competitive compensation
              • Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability
              • Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
              • Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity HealthVisit www.stjoeshealth.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
                Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Flint , Pharmacy Technician, Full Time - Midnight Shift, Healthcare , Howell, Michigan

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