PHARMACY TECH CERT 8/25/2016

Covenant Healthcare Saginaw, MI

Company
Covenant Healthcare
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
5933
AJE Ref #
575976507
Location
Saginaw, MI
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Description



COVENANT HEALTHCARE

US:MI:SAGINAW

VARIABLE SHIFT

FULL TIME BENEFITED



Summary:
The Pharmacy technician demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of Covenant Healthcare and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation. Performs accurate and efficient technical support tasks to assist and follow the supervision and direction of the Pharmacist in the preparation, dispensing, and delivery of pharmaceuticals and other supplies. Maintains stock levels of pharmaceuticals and other supplies. Provides pharmacy services to patients of all ages. Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of technician capability. The Pharmacy technician demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of Covenant Healthcare and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation. Performs accurate and efficient technical support tasks to assist and follow the supervision and direction of the Pharmacist in the preparation, dispensing, and delivery of pharmaceuticals and other supplies. Maintains stock levels of pharmaceuticals and other supplies. Provides pharmacy services to patients of all ages. Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of technician capability.



Responsibilities:
Participates in cost containment efforts through efficient use of supplies, services, and time management.
Remains flexible in cooperation with 24-hour staffing patterns and scheduling needs for provision of Pharmacy services
Follows all Covenant Healthcare policies in regards to attendance, punctuality, and break times.
Models Covenant s Mission, Vision and Values of keeping our commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation.
Demonstrates excellent customer service.
Communicates with customers in a professional and courteous manner.
Compounds and prepares pharmaceuticals under the direct supervision of the pharmacist and gets a final check of all items leaving the Pharmacy department. Performs and completes quality monitoring and other assignments.
Sterile products: Responsible for the admixing of large volume parenterals, IVPBs, Irrigation solutions, IV stock solutions, and syringes using and following aseptic technique procedures. TPN and chemotherapy compounding which require specialized training may be delegated to the technician upon special testing and quality review. Compliance to the standards of USP 797 as provisions are made applicable to Pharmacy operations.
Filling of unit dose carts as assigned. Ordinarily cart filling will be performed utilizing Fastpak Automed and manual fill. Specific technicians are primarily assigned these functions.
Unit dose medication cart delivery to patient care units as assigned.
Answering all incoming phone calls, assisting where possible and transferring when necessary to pharmacists. Basic dispensing skills in EPIC and some other verifiable information such as basic IV compatibility checking are required.
Performs all required checks and functions as assigned including refrigerator/freezer temperature checking, date checking in the pharmacy and floor stock, and cleaning.
Dispensing: It is the technician s responsibility to get the medication in the appropriate location for pharmacist checking and to deliver via appropriate means( pneumatic tube, hand delivery, floor pick up). The majority of this is generated through labels from the EPIC system. Prepacking medications as necessary is required to get the medication into the proper dispensing unit.
Stock: Filling of stock and replenishment orders for non Omnicell departments and filling replenishment orders generated by Omnicell. Filling the Omnicell machines as assigned to maintain stock levels.
Performing inventory functions as assigned including maintaining the forms necessary for controlled substances. Provide discrepant information to Pharmacy management.
Filling ALS kits and boxes as assigned.
Participates in unit meetings, in-services, and activities which support unit function and the overall goals of the organization. Passing competency exams as required
Other duties as assigned.



Other information:
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Certification as a Pharmacy Technician by successfully passing the National Certification test. Technician certification must be maintained while employed as evidenced by certificate renewal. If exceptions are made the technician must obtain certification no later than 6months after employment or employment will be terminated.
Previous experience as a hospital pharmacy technician including compounding sterile products.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
Math and pharmaceutical proficiency must be demonstrated by testing and observation.
Must be able to work well with the public and able to be tactful in often hectic and stressful situations. Includes proper phone etiquette.
Must be able to type and use basic Windows computer applications.
Sound judgment in handling confidential or sensitive issues and material.
Ability to work with accuracy and meet established deadlines.
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Frequent lifting up to 10 lbs.
Frequent standing, walking, feeling, talking, hearing, near vision, midrange vision, depth perception, visual accommodation, color vision and field of vision.
Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
Occasional sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, squatting, twisting, reaching, handling and far vision.









NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT.



IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT COVENANT HEALTHCARE CANNOT PROVIDE A LATEX SAFE OR LATEX FREE WORK ENVIRONMENT AT ANY OF ITS FACILITIES. UNFORTUNATELY, THAT MEANS THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL, INCLUDING AN APPLICANT OR AN EMPLOYEE, IS LIKELY TO BE EXPOSED TO LATEX WHILE ON COVENANT S PREMISES. THEREFORE, LATEX TOLERANCE IS CONSIDERED TO BE AN ESSENTIAL FUNCTION FOR ANY POSITION WITH COVENANT.