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Pharmacy Technician (Per Diem) - (26062)

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Deltek Talent Management - Pharmacy Technician (Per Diem) - (26062)

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Pharmacy Technician (Per Diem) - (26062)

Facility Name
North Star Behavioral Health
ANCHORAGE, AK 99508 US (Primary)
Career Area
Support & Entry Level
Job Description

The Pharmacy Technician is responsible for performing a variety of routine technical duties related to the purchasing, preparation, and dispensing of medication in accordance with the applicable local, state, and federal laws. The Pharmacy Technician:

  • Retrieves medication orders from nursing floors in a timely manner; labels, fills, and delivers all patient medications in a safe and timely manner.
  • Efficiently inventories, orders, stocks, and distributes pharmacy products.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of drug names, routes of administration, dosage forms, drug interactions and pharmaceutical terms, abbreviations and symbols
  • Cognizant of local, state, federal, reviewing bodies, regulations and laws
  • Assists Pharmacist in fiduciary planning and seeks opportunities to reduce cost and minimize waste.
  • Admits to and/or discharges patients from the pharmacy systems; process provider orders for each patient in the pharmacy systems and on weekly basis generates medical renewal sheets and delivers them to each unit.
  • Checks daily census for admitted, discharged, and transferred patients, retrieves discharged patients’ medications from floors.
  • Picks and labels patient’s medication container/bag per the provider’s order; deliver medications to correct nursing unit and patient medication drawer after they have been checked by a pharmacist.
  • Checks in orders, color-codes each product with expiration date, checks in any order that came via drop ship, rotates and dates medications for expiration when putting away the deliveries, make copies of invoices.
  • Runs weekly and monthly pharmacy reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Job Requirements

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Must have a HS Diploma and an Alaska State Pharmacy Technician license. Pharmacy Technician Certification is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Must be able to perform assignments with minimal supervision, work successfully under highly stressful conditions, make sound, independent judgment based on scientific and/or ethical principles, adapt to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis, and demonstrate effective comprehensive reading skills, strong communication skills, and have a working knowledge of computers.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION: Must be willing and able to execute the patient de-escalation methods, both verbal and physical; able to complete new hire requirements such as State of Alaska Background Check and Drug Testing; demonstrate special training, knowledge and skills specific to age groups, as well as job and/or program specific competency within the first three (3) months of training; be certified in CPR and Handle with Care Training within the first month of employment and annually thereafter; complete all required mandatory in-services annually; be tested for Tuberculosis with a PPD skin test or chest x-ray upon hire; PPD skin test required annually or chest x-ray tri-annually thereafter.

GENERAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Working conditions for all employees are as follows, but are not limited to a psychiatric hospital setting: risk involved in the event of aggressive patient(s); workload may include day, evening, night, weekend, and/or holiday shifts. Employees may occasionally be exposed to blood borne pathogens and loud noises. Mental demands described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, but are not limited to the ability to remain calm in stressful environments; and the emotional stability, physical stamina, and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Requirements include, but are not limited to, the ability to communicate effectively with employees; the ability to effectively utilize communication equipment; the physical agility to manage patients; the ability to read, write, and spend a great deal of time at a computer; ability to stand or sit for long periods of time; speak, hear, and see with correction for close and distance vision; and maintain emotional stability, physical stamina, and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.

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