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Pharmacy Technician-Behavioral Health Hospital

Universal Health Services


Location:
PHOENIX, AZ
Date:
09/19/2017
2017-09-192017-10-18
Job Code:
240867
Universal Health Services
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Pharmacy Technician-Behavioral Health Hospital

Job Code:  240867
Facility: Quail Run Behavioral Health
Location: PHOENIX, AZ US
Region:
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Pharmacy
 
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

POSITION SUMMARY

The Pharmacy Technician, under the direct supervision of the Pharmacist or Consulting Pharmacist and within all regulatory rules governing pharmaceutical services, provides for complete pharmaceutical services to the facility.

Operational Functions:
1. Appropriately fill and label all drug containers issued to service departments.
2. Price medication records daily and appropriately charges patient records for pharmaceuticals used.
3. Deliver patient unit dose medication cassettes to the nursing units.
4. Deliver new medications and pick up new treatment orders from each unit on a regular basis.
5. Repackage unit dose medications for dispensing when the manufacturer does not provide unit dose packaging.
6. Fill controlled substance counters for the nursing units.
7. Check after hours unit dose back up logs and replace the stock after the order is verified by the pharmacist.
8. Under direct pharmacist supervision, fill orders for inpatient.
9. Place orders for medications (when necessary) from designated vendors/wholesalers.
10. Perform nursing station inventories and replenishes the stock if needed on a regular basis.
11. Check and price the merchandise received.
12. Coordinate the return of all outdated medications to the appropriate manufacturer or wholesaler.
13. Submit medication invoices for the Pharmacy department purchases as required.
14. Assist in all other distribution, procurement and clinical functions within the pharmacy.
15. Demonstrate appropriate judgment in communicating with physicians/licensed practitioner, nurses and other facility staff.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

1. Knowledge of all clinical functions of a facility pharmacy.
2. Knowledge of JOINT COMMISSION standards, OSHA regulations and state and federal laws and regulatory requirements.
3. Thorough knowledge of dosages for age-specific populations.
4. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines.
5. Skill in telephone etiquette and paging procedures.
6. Effective oral and written communication skills.
7. Ability to read and discern all medication labels and prescribing orders.
8. Ability to answer and operate a telephone and paging system.
9. Ability to operate and manipulate drug repacking tools and equipment such as a heat sealer, calculator, computer, microfiche, order transmitter, stamper, and typewriter.
10. Ability to communicate effectively with all facility staff, patients and other health care and administrative personnel.
11. Ability to respond to stat orders and emergency situations.
12. Ability to work effectively and resolve problem situations.
13. Ability to exercise good judgment in decision making.
14. Ability to communicate effectively with patients and co-workers.
15. Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.
16. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.
17. Ability to work as a team player.
18. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.
19. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures.
20. Ability to recognize the importance of adapting to the various patient age groups (adolescent, adult and geriatric).
21. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
22. Ability to meet corporate deadlines.
23. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

 
Requirements
Education: High School graduate preferred; previous training as Pharmacy Tech; CPhT certification.
Experience: A minimum of one (1) years hospital pharmaceutical experience is recommended.
Licensure: Currently licensed as a Pharmacy Technician in Arizona.


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