Job Description

Location: Morton Hospital
Posted Date: 9/21/2021

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.

***Pharmacy Technician Per Diem

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides assistance to pharmacists by preparing and delivering pharmaceuticals, and maintaining adequate inventory of stock and supplies and to perform other pharmacy service duties as required. Must be proficient at accessing, viewing, and handling medication requests related to the Meditech and Pharmacy Automated Systems. Must be proficient in answering Automated Dispensing System related questions, loading, unloading, and refilling the devices, and operating the Automated Dispensing System. Prepare some intravenous (IV) medications after successful completion of written and hands on competency.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in medication preparation by selecting, counting, compounding, packaging and labeling per established departmental guidelines (not to include Chemotherapy or high risk medications).
  • Prioritizes and manages telephone calls in the pharmacy. Assists customers at the pharmacy. Responds to Stat needs first.
  • Delivers medications to nursing units based on a pre-determined schedule. All TPN’s, and IV admixtures are delivered in a timely manner.
  • Processes patient charges and credits.
  • Maintains appropriate levels of stock and supplies in dispensing area, and places them on order when they are below adequate stock levels to meet departmental needs. This includes prepackaging or assembly of all types of medications for future dispensing.
  • Demonstrates proficiency at accessing and viewing pertinent screens in pharmacy electronic systems and pharmacy-automated systems.
  • Performs intra- and inter-departmental unit inspections monthly (assigned areas) and removes all expired medications.
  • Works in multiple areas of the pharmacy, as directed, to maintain competency and broaden skills for all areas of the job scope.
  • Stocks emergency crash carts and emergency drug boxes and kits.
  • Performs all operations of the pre-packaging machine which includes repackaging and labeling of medications and performing maintenance of packaging and dispensing equipment in the pharmacy.
  • Refills ADM devices in all areas of the hospital. Prepackages and delivers controlled substances according to policy.
  • Checks in the drug order from our suppliers and puts the order into pharmacy stock and delivers floor stock to patient care areas in the hospital.
  • Performs other pharmacy- related duties as assigned.
  • Possesses awareness of programs/services provided by the hospital and where they are located. Performs all the above jobs in accordance with Morton Hospital and Joint Commission guidelines.
  • Fills orders with correct medication
  • Prepares unit of use dosage when necessary
  • Prioritized work to prepare stat, now and waiting, in order of importance.
  • Returns medications to stock and rotates stock.
  • Fills requisitions from nursing floors in a timely fashion.
  • Can calculate appropriate medication does based on patient’s age: adult, pediatric, nenonate, geriatric, and adolescent.
  • Maintains temperature log.
  • Maintains batch logs for IV delivery of RTU products.
  • Documents as required for all process. (Cart Fill, Narcotics, etc)
  • Records medication for ordering when stock is low.
  • Can safely use departmental equipment.
  • Disposes of waste in the proper containers
  • Able to locate MSDS Sheets and the Disaster Plan.
  • Demonstrates fire procedure verbally.
  • Follows safety standards. Notifies supervisor of any hazards immediately.
  • Participates in safety/disaster drills and in-services. Has read departmental safety manual.
  • Assists in training of new staff.
  • Helps other areas when needed.
  • Completes annual competencies.
  • Complies with annual physical requirements.
  • Participates in departmental, meetings and in-services.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Hand-eye coordination; clear speech; knowledge of computer applications.
  • Essential Physical Requirements: Performs repetitive motions including bending, twisting, stooping, pushing and pulling. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds and to push rolling carts weighing up to 150 pounds daily. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Requires specific visual abilities including close vision, depth perception and ability to focus. Physical job demands may be subject to possible modifications as the need arises. Normal range of hearing and vision to perform work Repetitive use of hands and fingers (i.e., use of computer keyboard) and labeling containers. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Essential Mental Abilities: Has the ability to perform pharmacy calculations, maintain records, maintain inventories, measure and comprehend medical terminology.
  • Essential Sensory Requirements: Is detail oriented and recognizes the need for accuracy and quality when performing an activity within the department of pharmacy.
  • Exposure to Hazards: hazardous chemicals.
  • Other - Hours of Work: Works various schedules including weekends, holidays, days, evenings.
  • Population Served: Technicians will have the ability to evaluate and respond to the medication needs for patients in all age categories including neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  1. Education: High School Diploma or equivalent, required. Completion of a Pharmacy Technician Program preferred.
  2. Experience: Prior Pharmacy technician experience in a hospital preferred. Experience is preferred, but not required.
  3. Certification/Licensure: Must be a certified Pharmacy Technician, and registered with the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy.

Additional Information

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, Morton 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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