Steward Health Care System Pharmacy Technician, II - Full Time in Dorchester, Massachusetts
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.
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
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Identifies and replaces outdated and unusable drugs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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).
- Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.
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: High school diploma or GED required
Experience: 2 years of experience preferred
Certification/Licensure: MA certification/license in the state of MA