Pharmacy Technician - Sharp Grossmont - Variable - Full Time
- Grossmont Hospital
Shift Start Time:Variable
Shift End Time:Variable
Additional Shift Information:Per Diem - 8 hour shift
Weekend Requirements:Every Other
Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum):$24.091 - $30.113 - $36.136
The stated pay scale reflects the range that Sharp reasonably expects to pay for this position. The actual pay rate and pay grade for this position will be dependent on a variety of factors, including an applicant’s years of experience, unique skills and abilities, education, alignment with similar internal candidates, marketplace factors, other requirements for the position, and employer business practices.
What You Will Do
Under the supervision of a pharmacist, provides technical knowledge, skill and expertise required for the provision of comprehensive pharmaceutical care that supports the mission, values and philosophy of Pharmacy Services and Sharp HealthCare. Position requirement must include the ability to perform a majority of defined tasks below.
- Other Education pursuant to licensure requirement.
- California Pharmacy Technician License (TCH) - CA State Board of Pharmacy -REQUIRED
- H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
- 1 Year experience in hospital pharmacy environment.
- Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board -PREFERRED
- IV preparation management
Prepares all IV admixtures in strict accordance with established guidelines.
Properly handles and prepares chemotherapeutic agents using the appropriate precautions in the Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC).
Runs fill lists (IV labels) and organizes workload to accomplish all admixture tasks in time to meet established batch delivery times.
Performs primary check of labeling to ascertain completeness of label according to established procedures.
Always obtains pharmacist check prior to dispensing IV admixtures.
Responds to special admixture requests to meet criteria established for STAT, ASAP and NOW IV admixtures.
Recycles IVs where possible and removes expired products from circulation.
Maintains IV area in a clean/orderly manner and restocks prior to the end of shift.
- Inventory control
Communicates special or urgent inventory needs to buyer, or follows-through with ordering or procuring if required.
Cleans and documents cleaning of horizontal laminar flow hood, Biological Safety Cabinet contiguous admixture areas, and shelving areas.
Performs all tubing and IV solution changes, equipment setup, testing and calibrations according to department procedures 100% of the time.
Ensures proper med storage to prevent premature degradation or expiration.
Monitors and documents refrigerator/freezer temperatures daily and follows up on variances.
Completes assigned pharmacy and nursing inspections.
Removes outdated and unusable medications to segregated storage site.
Maintains neat and organized work areas.
Maintains integrity of Pharmacy Waste streams.
- Medication delivery
Delivers medications to and accurately places medications in Pyxis MedStations
Exchanges medication cassettes within designated time frame, appropriately transfers bulk medications/ removes discontinued medications from non-exchange medication cassettes.
Routinely checks nursing station refrigerators for discontinued medications.
Responds to special delivery requests to meet criteria established for STAT, ASAP and NOW medication orders.
- Medication safety and use
Participates in surveillance initiatives such as: Pyxis override report monitoring, anesthesia controlled substance audits, medication safety event reporting etc.
Proactively identifies potential medication safety improvement opportunities such as look alike, sound alike medication storage and packaging issues, delivery / storage / security related issues, inventory management issues etc.
Proactively participates in the development of medication safety initiatives to prevent occurrence or reoccurrence of medication safety events.
Demonstrates awareness of medication safety communications delivered by pharmacy management and safe medication practice pharmacist.
Prepares laboratory reports, target renal lists and other targeted report data as required for pharmacist consult or advisory service review.
- Processes medication orders
Adheres to all legal and pharmacy procedures, including pharmacist check of all work prior to dispensing.
Assures that incoming phone calls are answered promptly and with courtesy.
Assures that all tasks are accomplished during shift.
Prioritizes new orders/requests and enters them into the computer (where applicable) for verification by the pharmacist.
Accurately prepares and labels first and subsequent doses for pharmacist check prior to dispensing.
Prepares pharmacist checked medications for delivery.
Helps to resolve discrepancies in a timely manner.
- Supply maintenance
Demonstrates consistent commitment to efficient pharmacy operations by printing, accurately filling and verifying completion of all fill lists associated with Pyxis MedStation operations, unit dose patient cassettes, floor stock, and stock out notices.
Consistently prioritizes and accomplishes fill list related workload in a manner that promotes smooth pharmacy operations and the medication preparation delivery process.
Sustains a high level of accuracy by consistently selecting, ordering and restocking the correct medication, dosage, and strength.
Obtains pharmacist check prior to dispensing 100% of the time.
Accurately documents doses dispensed/credited on fill lists.
Prepares, labels and documents the pre-packing / re-packaging of unit dose, bulk and compounded medications according to policy, procedure and regulatory standards.
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class
H.S. Diploma or Equivalent; Other; California Pharmacy Technician License (TCH) - CA State Board of Pharmacy; Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
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