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Certified Pharmacy Tech

Company: Ascension
Location: Grand Blanc
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

 

JOB INFORMATION:

 

Certified Pharmacy Tech

 

PRN

 

Ascension Genesys Hospital - Grand Blanc,MI

 

 

Ascension Genesys Hospital is a state-of-the-art community teaching hospital with 410 beds, a level 2 emergency trauma center with a cardiac rapid diagnostic center, the Genesys Heart Institute, the Family Birthing Center, and expanded clinical expertise in neurosciences, orthopedics, geriatric services, oncology, and surgical procedures in almost every specialty area including minimally invasive and robotic procedures.  We offer rewarding career paths for healthcare professionals across all disciplines.  Ascension offers a collaborative environment with competitive wages and opportunities for advancement.

 

 

What You Will Do:

Under the direction of a registered pharmacist, fills medication orders (including making IV admixtures), maintains records, and performs related duties. Follows departmental and Medical Center policies.

  • Package and label medications as required for dispensing.
  • Compound creams, ointments, and oral solutions under direction of pharmacist.
  • Sort and file patient orders, profiles, prescriptions and other records.
  • Access pharmacy computer system to record information, run programs, print reports and labels.
  • Handle phone inquiries, direct calls to appropriate personnel.
  • Monitor medication expiration dates.
  • Keep work area neat and clean.
  • Maintain logs, records, other required documentation, and file in appropriate location.
  • Stock medications and supplies.
  • Assist in training of new personnel.
  • Performs other related duties as directed by staff pharmacist or pharmacy coordinator.
  • Inpatient Pharmacy-Specific Duties, Responsibilities:
    • Receive, direct work flow from window and pneumatic tubes.
    • Fill physician orders, medication carts, floor stock requisitions.
    • Process admission, transfer, discharge invoices.
    • Prepare intravenous admixtures, stock intravenous solutions, irrigations, other sterile products.
    • Uphold procedure, activity standards for clean-room environment.
    • Retrieve unused meds from nursing stations.
    • Process patient med charges.
    • Make scheduled med deliveries (runs) to point-of-use stations.
    • Enter charges, credits for patient meds; restock unused meds.
    • Complete, document med storage area inspections as assigned; identify, replace outdated, unusable drugs.
    • Fill carousel, perform routine maintenance on automated equipment.
    • Record, dispose of expired meds, IVs.
    • Check, replenish crash cart, dialysis, EMS box meds.
  • Outpatient Pharmacy-Specific Duties, Responsibilities:
    • Provide exemplary customer service.
    • Enter prescriptions into pharmacy computer system.
    • Receive prescriptions, verify that information is complete, accurate.
    • Use Telemanager system to process phone-in prescriptions, refills.
    • Fill baker-cells, perform routine maintenance on APS equipment.
    • Order, label, count stock of medications, supplies, enter inventory data into computer.
    • Receive incoming supplies, verify quantities against invoices, inform supervisor of stock needs, shortages; place orders on shelves.
    • Transfer prescriptions under direction of pharmacist.
    • Enter purchases on pharmacy cash register.
    • At point of sale, verify that customer receives correct prescriptions.
    • Scan prescriptions into pharm computer system.
    • Establish, maintain patient profiles in pharm computer system.
    • Communicate with pharmacy benefit manager as needed for prescription adjudication.
    • Transport third-shift employee prescriptions, back-up tapes to-from main pharmacy.
    • Communicate with prescribers to obtain refill authorization.
    • Assist pharmacist maintaining efficient workflow.
  • Minimum Qualificatons--Inpatient Pharmacy:
    • Ability to compound medications and mix intravenous products under supervision of pharmacist.
  • Minimum Qualifications-Outpatient Pharmacy:
    • Good customer service skills.
    • Proficient with MS Windows.
    • Ability to pay close attention to detail
    • Work independently without constant supervision.
    • Accurate typing skills.
  • Essential Functions:
    • Intradepartmental, Medical Center wide mobility including transporting wheeled carts.
    • Lift, transport 30 pound boxes.
    • Remove, replace items from under counter and above counter shelves.
    • Ability to work at a laminar flow hood, vertical flow hood.
    • Basic math, analytical, organizational skills.
    • High degree of manual dexterity to accomplish medication packaging, preparation, handling pneumatic tubes.
    • Ability to use computer for work processes.
    • Effective communication skills with pharmacy co-workers, pharmacists, pharmacy coordinators, nursing personnel, ancillary department personnel using oral, written, telephone and computer.
  • Working Conditions: Well lighted, computerized pharmacy; working at computer terminal 10-25% of time; standing or moving about department most of shift; must travel to nursing stations; lift, carry supplies, equipment involved; possibility of finger puncture from sterile syringe needle during IV admixture preparations (can be prevented with proper technique); includes handling chemotherapy meds; exposure minimized by using proper safety equipment/techniques.
  • Orientation Requirements: Must attend Medical Center new hire and department orientations.
  • The above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification; It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or qualifications for people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify in any way, the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control work of employees under their supervision; the most recently dated job description on file in Human Resources will be considered the official job description.
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Certified Pharmacy Tech credentialed from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.In lieu of a Pharmacy Tech certified by the PTCB, certification from the NHA will be acceptable required.
  • Licensed Pharmacy Tech credentialed from the Michigan Board of Pharmacy required.

Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent from an accredited program required

Work Experience:

  • Graduate of Pharmacy Tech program preferred.
Additional Preferences:

Additional experience:

  • Prior hospital or retail experience preferred.
Why Join Our Team:

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Genesys is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement


Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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