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Pharmacy Technician II - Inpatient

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Job ID: 1524
Posting Date: Nov 21, 2022
Shift: Varies
Work Environment: On Site
Job Family: Licensed Technical
FTE: 1.0 FT
Location: Pensacola, FL

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist, supervisor, and/or director/manager of pharmacy services, the Pharmacy Technician II - Inpatient performs a variety of technical and clerical duties for the hospital-wide unit dose drug distribution system, intravenous admixture program, and medication reconciliation programs. This position is responsible to maintain confidential reports, enter and retrieve data utilizing the computer system, prepare intravenous medication, including but not limited to, hyper-alimentations and antibiotics, assists in all aspects of labeling and preparation of medication, assists with management of inventory including receiving and storing medication as well as preparation and delivery of controlled substances, data collection related to medication review and quality improvement, assists in monitoring and management of emergency carts through the hospital, fill automated medication dispensing system with a supply of unit dose medications, procure, and fill requests for pharmaceutical supplies and deliver supplies to patient care units.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for safe and secure handling, storage, and disposal of all medications according to policies and procedures, including medications that require additional special handling requirements such as hazardous medications and controlled substances.
  • Fills and labels patient medication orders, floor stock requisitions, and automated dispensing machine restocks with the correct medication, strength, dosage form and quantity.
  • Delivers verified medications to the patient care area and restocks automated dispensing machines in a timely manner as defined by department standard operating procedures.
  • Performs prepacking into unit of use doses from bulk supply and repackaging in accordance with policy and procedure and under the direct supervision of the pharmacist.
  • Utilizes excellent customer service skills to triage phone calls and medication requests to the pharmacy and ensures questions and concerns are appropriately directed to a pharmacist as defined by a pharmacy technician's scope.
  • Maintains required documents and electronic records for pharmacy practice and workload statistics in the correct format and location. Bills and credits patient medications by use of the computer charging system.
  • Inventory Management: Contributes to the maintenance of a fixed, minimum level of pharmacy inventory that is rotated and recycled for a first in, first out inventory model. Maintains pharmacy in a clean and organized fashion ensuring work areas are free of clutter and a safe environment is maintained. • Checks in and receives inventory from outside suppliers and replenishes work areas with supplies. • Ensures accurate inventory counts and beyond use dates are maintained in the pharmacy virtual inventory system. • Expired drugs are quarantined and discontinued medications are removed from patient care areas. • Reorders pharmacy supplies from warehouse or other suppliers within par levels and standard operating procedures.
  • If documented competencies are present, performs sterile and non-sterile medication compounding using appropriate technique under the direct supervision of a pharmacist and in accordance with department standard operating procedures and master formulations. Maintains clean medication preparation areas in the pharmacy and conducts routine cleaning procedures in the sterile compounding environment.
  • If documented competency is present, verifies the accuracy of non-patient specific automated cabinet restocks by checking the inventory filled by another technician ("Tech Check Tech").
  • Medication Reconciliation: If competencies present, conducts patient or caregiver interviews to obtain best possible medication histories and accurately transcribes medication information into the electronic health record for review. - Communicate with patients, caregivers, external pharmacies, physicians or other third parties regarding patient medications, refill dates, instructions for use, etc to obtain a patient's current medication history. - Communicates effectively with pharmacists, nurses, case managers, and medical staff about identified problems or issues discovered during the interview. - Exhibits solid knowledge of outpatient medications, strengths available, and indications along with an excellent ability to use drug information database products to obtain medication information needed to perform assigned functions.


Qualifications

Minimum Education
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Required

Licenses and Certifications
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician State of Florida Upon Hire Required or
  • Pharmacist Intern State of Florida Upon Hire Required

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Knowledge with pharmacy computer systems and word processing software
  • Phone etiquette and customer service
  • Experience in receipt, check-in, and stocking of received orders are key functions of this position and experience in these areas is desirable
  • Knowledge of pharmacy operations
  • Strong organizational skill set
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to adjust work time and schedule to meet daily demands in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to effectively work within a collaborative team-focused environment
  • Ability to multi-task


About Us

Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care system committed to improving the quality of life for people and communities in northwest Florida and south Alabama. The organization includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, and an extensive primary and specialty care provider network. With more than 4,000 team members, Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.
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