PHARMACY TECH OP

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POST DATE 8/25/2016
END DATE 11/12/2016

Covenant Healthcare Saginaw, MI

Company
Covenant Healthcare
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
5936
AJE Ref #
575976509
Location
Saginaw, MI
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Associates Degree

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.



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 Promise of Caring and Commitment to 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, inservices, 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
Associate Degree in Business, Office Management or a related field, or comparable experience of five years in a health-care setting

Skills
Demonstrates excellent customer service skills
Math and pharmaceutical proficiency must be demonstrated by testing and observation

Credentials
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

Experience
Previous experience as a hospital pharmacy technician including compounding sterile products
Must be able to work well with the public and able to be tactful in often hectic and stressful situations
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





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.