Job Description

Location: Carney Hospital
Posted Date: 6/2/2021

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Pharmacy Director and supervision of a pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in preparing and distributing medications, and maintaining the drug inventory. Prepares and repackages unit dose medication, following established protocols and guidelines. Follows all Pharmacy Department established policies and procedures

Delivers and refills Schedule II through VI medication for the automated dispensing machines. The certified pharmacy technician will be able to pick orders for Pyxis. Will check and refill orders for Schedule IV medication. Schedule II through V medication are dispensed by a registered pharmacist and delivered by a certified pharmacy technician. Prepares and prepackages unit dose medication, following established protocols and guidelines.

$18.00-$26.80/hr based on Collective Bargaining Agreement with 1199 SEIU

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

A. Procures and distributes medication orders per pharmacist request, or

pre-arranged work assignment according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.

1. Fills medication orders, medication surgical kits, medication carts, Pyxis machines and stock requisitions accurately.

2. Replenishes medications in emergency crash carts or floor stock areas accurately.

3, Prepares intravenous admixtures or other sterile products (including chemotherapy) accurately.

4, Delivers medications and supplies to patient care and ancillary areas accurately per established

schedule.

B. Maintains adequate stock of medications and supplies according to established

policies and procedures.

1. Assists in ordering, receiving, unpacking, and storing pharmaceuticals and supplies in

appropriate locations.

2. Rotates stock to ensure use before expiration date.

3. Identifies and replaces outdated and unusable drugs.

4. Restocks medication and IV dispensing areas.

5. Prepackages bulk medications in unit dose packages.

C. Contributes to the effective operation of the department.

1. Picks up orders, requisitions, and medications for return from patient care areas when on

delivery rounds.

2. Enters charges and credits for patient medications accurately.

3. Generates reports, pick lists, and labels as required.

4. Answers the telephone, identifying self and department. Directs calls to appropriate personnel.

5. Answers requests at the window and makes stat deliveries to patient care areas when requested.

6. Comply with chapter 797 monitoring standards.

7. Complies with all State and Federal rules, regulations and laws which govern the practice of pharmacy.

D. Organizes and prioritizes work assignments.

1. Maintains logs, records, and other required documentation accurately. Files documentation in

appropriate locations.

2. Demonstrates good oral and written communication.

3. Keeps pharmacy areas clean, neat, and well-organized. Keeps pharmacy equipment clean.

E. Participates in the quality improvement activities of the department.

1. Completes and documents all assigned medication storage area inspections at least monthly.

Identifies and replaces outdated and unusable drugs.

2. Collects data, conducts quality monitors, and completes documentation as assigned.

F. Maintains competence required for current job title/position.

1. Maintains current technician certification.

2. Attends pharmacy staff meetings.

3. Participates in orientation, education, and training programs. Reviews literature and other

materials as assigned.

4. Completes all competence/skills assessment requirements.

G. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  1. Good organizational and communication skills required.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

Satisfies requirements as a certified pharmacy technician.

Registered with the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy as a technician

High School Diploma or Equivalent.

Hospital Pharmacy experience is preferred

Computer literacy

Meditech and Pyxis experience a plus

  1. TEAM WORK
  1. Involves other departments in project planning and implementation.
  2. Supports others in the Pharmacy department and provides help and assistance when possible.
  3. Stays current with corporate mandatory education programs
  4. Keeps others in the department informed of relevant information.
  5. Regularly offers and requests constructive feedback and coaching.
  6. Establishes and maintains effective working relations.
  1. SERVICE EXCELLENCE (both internal and external)
  1. Welcomes patients/customers/employees in a warm, friendly manner.
  2. Actively listens and constructively responds to questions and concerns in a timely manner.
  3. Ensures that the dignity of the patient/customer/employee is maintained at all times.
  4. Abides by and upholds the hospital’s service excellence standards.
  5. Respects the diversity of the patient/customer/employee population.
  6. Demonstrates safe and effective use of equipment. (MediTech, Pyxis, fax, copier, software programs)

Additional Information

EEO Statement:

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic

Important COVID message

Please note, our Carney Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

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