Job Description

Location: Good Samaritan Medical Center
Posted Date: 9/22/2020

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

Position Summary:

Works under the direct supervision of a Registered Pharmacist. Utilizes established policies and procedures to maintain and distribute floor stock and unit dose medications and pharmaceuticals to patient care units, special services and other areas throughout the medical center complex. Position also participates in the filling and stocking of automated dispensing devices. Under direct supervision, manufactures the products dispensed by the Sterile Products division of the Pharmacy, such as large and small volume parenterals, chemotherapeutic preparations, total parenteral nutrition solutions, etc.
Key Reponsibilities:

• Under direct pharmacist supervision, assists in the filling of unit dose medications for delivery to Patient Care units by selecting proper medication from Pharmacy stock, and delivering to Nursing units on a pre-determined time schedule.
• Stocks patients medication cassettes for delivery to Patient Care units by selecting proper medication from Pharmacy stock, labeling each drawer with patient name and room number, and delivering cart to Nursing units on a pre-determined time schedule.
• Restocks automated dispensing devices on a daily basis.
• Assists in the transport, delivery and restocking of controlled substances, within the limits of established hospital pharmacy policies and procedures.
• Inventories, orders and restocks medications in pick stations on a daily basis.
• Responsible for the answering of telephone calls to the pharmacy. Handles calls as needed, or finds person qualified to respond.
• Generates floor stock replacement reports and replenishes stock medications on a pre-determined time schedule.
• Performs monthly inspections of medication rooms on Patient Care units for appropriate medication storage and expiration dating.
• Performs monthly inspections of pharmacy inventory for appropriate medication expiration dating.
• Assembles and prepares medication trays for hospital code carts.
• Assembles drugs and supplies required in customized medication kits.
• Calculate and prepare extemporaneous dosage forms not available from commercial sources.
• Assembles and prepares ingredients to manufacture intravenous admixtures, small and large volume parenterals, irrigation solutions, skin tests, and other sterile dosage forms.
• Assembles and prepares ingredients to manufacture Total Parenteral Nutrition, including the aseptic transfer of amino acids to dextrose solutions and the aseptic addition of electrolytes, trace elements, vitamins, and medications using computer aided compounders.
• Assembles and prepares cancer chemotherapy agents including the aseptic transfer of chemotherapy agents to large volume parenterals using aseptic technique to assure sterility and negative pressure technique to assure no drug contact to technicians' hands.
• Records all products made in the Sterile Products Room indicating drug, dose, vehicle, lot numbers, and date of preparation and volume of medication added.
• Assists, occasionally, cleaning pharmacy delivery carts, medication bins, shelves, patient medication cassettes and drawers, and other pharmacy equipment.
• Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
1. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).
2. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.
• Performs other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge & Skills:
• Interpersonal skills sufficient to communicate with other health care personnel.
• Familiarity with medical/ drug terminology, abbreviations, routes of administration, pharmacy security and product selection.
Education:
Must be a high school graduate or the equivalent, or currently enrolled in a program which awards such degree, or a registered Pharmacy Intern.
Experience:
Must have successfully completed a board approved training program, or successfully completed a minimum of 500 hours of employment as a pharmacy technician.
Certification/Licensure:
Must be licensed with the Board of Pharmacy as a registered pharmacy technician or must be a registered Pharmacy Intern.
Software/Hardware:
Pyxis, Meditech
Other:

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