Job Description

Location: Carney Hospital
Posted Date: 8/15/2022

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized 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:

  • Under the direction so the Pharmacy Director and supervision of a pharmacist, Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in preparing and distributing medications and maintaining the drug inventory. Prepare and repackages unit does medication, following established protocols and guidelines. Follows all Pharmacy Department established policies and procedures.
  • Delivers and refills schedule II through IV medication for the automated dispensing machines. The certified pharmacy technicians will be able to pick orders for Pyxis. Will check and refill orders for schedule IV medication. Schedule II and prepackages unit does medications, following established protocols and guidelines.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Procures and distributes medication orders per pharmacist request or pre-arranged work assignment according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Fills medication orders, medication surgical kits, medication carts, Pyxis machines and stock requisitions accurately
  • Replenishes medications in emergency crash carts or floor stock areas accurately.
  • Technician prepares intravenous admixtures or other sterile products (including chemotherapy) accurately
  • Delivers medications and supplies to patient care and ancillary areas accurately per established schedule
  1. Maintains adequate stock of medications and supplies according to established policies and procedures
  • Assists in ordering, receiving, unpacking, and storing pharmaceuticals and supplies in appropriate locations
  • Rotates stock to ensure use before expiration date
  • Identifies and replaces outdated and unusable drugs
  • Restocks medication and IV dispensing areas
  • Prepackaging bulk medications in unit dose packages
  1. Contributes to the effective operation of the department
  • Picks up orders requisitions and medications for return from patient care areas when on delivery rounds.
  • Enters charges and credits for patients medications accurately
  • Generates reports, pick lists and labels as required
  • Answers the telephone, identifying self and department. Direct calls to appropriate personnel
  • Answers requests at the window and makes stat deliveries to patient care areas when requested
  • Comply with chapter 797 monitoring standards
  • Complies with all State and Federal rules, regulations and laws which govern the practice of pharmacy
  1. Organizes and prioritizes work assignments
  • Maintains logs, records, and other required documentation accurately. Files documentation in appropriate locations.
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication
  • Keeps pharmacy areas clean, neat, and well organized. Keeps pharmacy equipment clean.
  1. Participates in the quality improvement activities of the department
  • Completes and documents all assigned medication storage area inspections at least monthly
  • Identifies and replace outdated and unusable drugs
  • Collects data, conducts quality monitors and completes documentation as assigned
  1. Maintains competence required for current job title/position
  • Maintains current technician certification
  • Attends pharmacy staff meetings
  • Participates in orientation, education, and training programs. Reviews literature and other materials as assigned
  • Completes all competence/skills assessment requirements
  1. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • 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.

Must be available every other weekend 6:30am-3pm

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Ability to hear, see and communicate (written/verbally) with patients in an effective manner
  • Able to walk, stand, move, stoop, bend, and lift to perform job responsibilities
  • Able to complete work on full assigned shift productively and basic computer skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with large numbers of professionals
  • Ability to work harmoniously while under pressure

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  1. Education: High school diploma or GED required
  2. Experience: No experience necessary
  3. Certification/Licensure: MA certification/license in the state of MA
  4. Software/Hardware:
  5. Other:

Additional Information

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 canceled 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.

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.

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