Pharmacy Technician IV Specialist/ Sharp HealthCare - Centralized Pharmacy/ Day Shift/ Full Time
- Centralized Pharmacy
Shift Start Time:8:30 AM
Shift End Time:5 PM
Additional Shift Information:Start time may include 6:00am on occasion
Weekend Requirements:Every Other
Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum):$25.966 - $32.457 - $38.948
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
To assist the pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical services that supports the mission, values and philosophy of Pharmacy Services and Sharp HealthCare. Performs technical tasks involved in the preparation, documentation and distribution of intravenous medications. Provides operational, developmental, and quality assurance / improvement support for IV admixture programs.
- 1 Year Experience in a hospital pharmacy environment or equivalent intravenous sterile compounding experience.
- California Pharmacy Technician License (TCH) - CA State Board of Pharmacy -REQUIRED
- H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
- Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board -PREFERRED
- Clinical IV practice
Displays consistently high accuracy in the preparation of IV admixtures by using strict aseptic technique, picking the correct medication and calculating admixture contents. Is familiar with available technologies utilized in sterile compounding.
Prepares all IV admixtures in strict accordance with established guidelines.
Properly handles and prepares chemotherapeutic agents using the appropriate precautions and in accordance with current USP 800 guidelines.
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.
Willingly responds to special admixture requests: i.e. STAT, ASAP and now medication orders.
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.
Communicates workload or operational issues to supervisors in a consistent and timely manner.
O: Observation; T: Test; M: Quality Monitoring; D: Demonstration
- Equipment maintenance and monitoring
Monitors hood inspection dates and facilitates inspection process.
Assures that laminar hood pre-filters are checked each month and either cleaned or replaced as appropriate.
Maintains documentation of pre-filter changes.
Maintains documentation in the Manufacture Logs and Patient Picklists.
Participates in employee process validation and end product testing of admixed products.
Cleans and documents cleaning of horizontal laminar flow hood / Biological Safety Cabinet, and performs all tubing and IV solution changes, equipment setup, testing and calibrations according to department procedures 100% of the time.
Monitors and documents monitoring on refrigerator/freezer temperature log.
Removes outdated and unusable medications.
Maintains neat and organized work area at all times.
Maintains integrity of Pharmacy Waste streams.
O: Observation; M: Quality Monitoring; DR: Document Review; D: Demonstration
- Inventory management
Performs computer order entry for enteral products and prescription service.
Perform pharmacy buyer functions of inventory control, purchasing, verifying receipt of invoiced items, restocking, and maintenance of drug par levels. Updates prices in the computer system.
Assists with the completion of Bi-Annual controlled substance inventory and annual drug inventory preparation.
Assures that incoming phone calls are answered promptly and with courtesy.
Prioritizes new orders/requests and enters them into the computer (where applicable) for verification by the pharmacist.
Packages pharmacist checked medications and supplies for delivery.
Consistently prioritizes and accomplishes all workload in a manner that promotes smooth pharmacy operations and the medication preparation delivery process.
Performs clerical functions such as: filing filled prescriptions and picklists.
Performs intake phone interviews and documentation for new referrals. Coordinates intake process with pharmacists and account analysts.
O: Observation; M: Quality Monitoring; D: Demonstration
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
California Pharmacy Technician License (TCH) - CA State Board of Pharmacy; Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board; H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
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