Pharmacy Technician II, Full Time Day/Eve Shifts, St Elizabeth Hospita
Posted on Nov 19, 2018 by Presence Health
Location: Presence St Mary Chicago
2233 West Division Street, Chicago, IL 60622 United States (US)
Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 40
Employment Status: Full-time
Employment Type: Regular
Under the direction of the Pharmacy Director, Manager, Supervisor and/or Pharmacists, prepares and distributes medications including all intravenous product preparation. Serves as a mentor and trainer to other Pharmacy Technicians.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepares IV admixtures including but not limited to chemotherapeutic medications and Total Parenteral Nutrtion (TPN). Performs calculations necessary to determine appropriate amount of drugs needed to prepare admixtures doses.
Prepares and packages medications for delivery to automated dispensing system and/or designated medication areas using manual or automated packaging methods. Retrieves, counts, measures, and compounds drugs under the direction of the Pharmacist. Applies bar codes and labels to packaged medication for Pharmacist review. Loads medications for delivery(s).
Delivers medications and supplies safely and accurately to the nursing unit, stock area and/or automated dispensing cabinet.
Accurately fills automated dispensing machines. Matches medication to dispensing labels and selects appropriate components for dispensed product. Checks dispensing machine stock for outdated and unused items.
Returns discontinued and unused medication to pharmacy for credit and re-stocking.
Assists in inventory control of drug supplies and solutions for the pharmacy department. Performs inventory checks to help ensure stock does not fall below required levels, confirms items are properly stored, and reviews expiration dates to rotate or retrieve items according to their date.
Assists in receiving wholesales orders for placement into pharmacy inventory. Verifies accuracy of receipt of order. Repackages, labels, and bar codes unit doses accordingly.
Answers department phone and screens calls for the Pharmacist. Responds to routine questions and refers other questions to the Pharmacist.
Fills premixed intravenous medications and solutions. Aseptically prepare I.V.solutions according to national pharmacy practice standards. Performs calculations necessary to determine appropriate amount of drugs needed to prepare solutions. Performs hood cleaning per protocol and documents completion.
Provides guidance and training to less experienced Pharmacy Technicians.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High School diploma or G.E.D. required
3 years of pharmacy experience in a hospital setting preferred
Basic knowledge of computers and automated dispensing systems
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Illinois Pharmacy Technician License required. If not licensed, may consider hiring with the stipulation that the license must be received within 60 days of hire.
Certificate by Pharmacy Technician Certification Board required unless grandfathered. If not certified, may consider hiring with the stipulation that certification must be received within 2 years of licensure.
Business Unit: Presence St Elizabeth Hosp
EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability
Nearest Major Market: Chicago
Job Segment: Clinic, Pharmacy, Technician, Pharmacy Tech, Healthcare, Technology
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