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Pharmacy Technician II- Pharmacy- Full Time

Company: Steward Health Care System
Location: Methuen
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:CompassionAccountabilityRespectExcellenceStewardshipIf you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you. Full Time 40 Hours- Day and evening rotation.Job Summary:Working under the day to day supervision of the pharmacists and Pharmacy Leadership, the technician is responsible for the proper handling of medications. This includes but is not limited to: receiving, distribution, management of expiration dates, management of inventory in Pyxis, storage, repackaging, compounding, filling orders, delivering, and stocking. Additional and ongoing demonstration of intermediate skills in the practice of pharmacy as defined below are required. The job requires excellent communication skills and a desire to work in a fast-paced environment.Works under the supervision of:+ Pharmacy LeadershipCareer Ladder Criteria (as applicable by site)+ Performs Hazardous Compounding+ Performs batch sterility tests+ Monitors at least one Key Performance Indicator or produces at least one Key Process Improvement+ Assists in revising training materials+ Demonstrates Intermediate skill performance by performing at least one of the following + Intermediate Purchasing Skills+ Decentralized Pharmacy Services+ Medication Histories+ ADC optimizationOrdering/ ReceivingAssists with receiving order from wholesalerScans in deliveryProperly inventories/stickers delivery to ensure all items are receivedConfirms that each med is "scannable". Involves pharmacist when appropriateHelps to maintain proper stock levels of drugs, supplies and solutions by Informing in writing, the need for an item when it is getting lowRepackages medications from bulk to unit-dose when necessaryCompoundingPerforms calculations for dosing, unit conversions, admixture volumesPrepares clean room and sterile products area for daily useFollows clean room policies and proceduresPrepares low and medium risk sterile and non-sterile compoundsComplies with Universal precautions and uses Aseptic technique when compoundingInventory ManagementChecks expiration dates in and outside the departmentCredits and debits patients in Meditech if meds reordered or returnedResolves missing medication issuesPerforms monthly floor inspections to ensure integrity of medications on the units and in patient care areas.Ensures all medications are properly labeledProperly disposes of medications, hazardous substances, sharpsProperly identifies and returns expired meds eligible for creditAssists in semi-annual inventory activities as neededQualifications: Pharmacy technician registration, equivalent work experience, student actively enrolled in a pharmacy technician program, or student actively enrolled in an accredited college of pharmacy. If not already registered, upon reaching the maximum of 1000 hours as a Pharmacy Technician Trainee will be required to obtain registration. National Technician Certification preferred and expected within three years in position.Important COVID messagePlease note, Holy Family hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

Keywords: Steward Health Care System, Methuen , Pharmacy Technician II- Pharmacy- Full Time, Healthcare , Methuen, Massachusetts

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