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We are seeking a dynamic Pharmacy Technician 2 to join our Inpatient Pharmacy at Rush University Medical Center! The desired candidate will be able to multitask effectively and collaborate well with others.
This is a Full Time position
80 hours every two weeks, benefit-eligible
The Pharmacy Technician II assists licensed pharmacists in the practice of pharmacy performing duties such as preparing, filling and labeling medications for patients in the Medical Center. As patient care assignments dictate, the technician II is responsive to the explicit need of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. When relevant, appropriate standards of practice and sensitivity to the psychosocial needs of these patient populations are exercised. The Pharmacy Technician II exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
Active participation in the Pharmacy Department Technician Career Ladder.
Competency in three two of the twelve specialty areas:
Recognizes and identifies various classifications of medications, medication names, dosage forms and routes of administration.
Ability to use available print and online references as appropriate.
Understand the pharmacy workflow for first doses, pyxis refills, cart fill and batches.
Understand the pharmacy workflow for medication returns and medication disposal.
Performs pharmaceutical calculations accurately, including fundamental math calculations, metric conversions, pharmaceutical dose calculations and parenteral dose calculations.
Responsible for the accurate interpretation of EPIC pharmacy labels:
Interpretation and understanding of medical abbreviations.
Identification and differentiation of different types of medication orders (Scheduled, PRN, Once, STAT, NOW).
Ability to appropriately label all medication dosage forms including auxiliary labels for expiration and storage as required.
Responsible for the accurate and timely filling and delivery of patient-specific medications and pyxis restocks.
Ability to troubleshoot pyxis equipment (i.e.: failed drawers, inventory, outdates).
Ability to utilize technology in the pharmacy including, but not limited to Carousels, DoseEdge, WASP, MILT, and RxVerify as needed for assigned duties.
Responsible for the preparation of non-sterile compounding and packaging:
Ability to accurately draw up oral syringes, compound oral suspensions and other duties as assigned.
Recognizes the regulations for repackaging medications and complies with all required labeling and documentation procedures for non-sterile compounding and packaging.
Responsible for answering phones, assisting caller with missing medication requests and any other technical duties as assigned.
Responsible for utilization of Epic for technical requests (i.e.: missing medications, Pyxis out of stock, and responding to in-basket messages)
Responsible for inventory, storage and supply maintenance of assigned areas.
Place orders through RxWorks to maintain adequate inventory levels as assigned:
Follow stock rotation practices when putting away medication orders.
Responsible for compliance with USP <797> and aseptic technique practices when preparing sterile products:
Recognizes incompatible, unstable and/or expired compounded sterile products.
Maintains all required documentation of compounded sterile products and production areas for sterile products.
Recognizes investigational drug orders and documentation requirements for preparation and use.
Responsible for exchanging emergency carts and completion of required documentation..
Responsible for knowing the laws and regulations related to controlled substances.
Maintain cleanliness of all equipment and work areas.
Knowledge of departmental and Medical Center safety practices.
Awareness of departmental quality assurance processes.
Actively participates in various departmental committees and educational activities as assigned.
Any and all other duties as assigned.
Behavioral and Leadership Responsibilities
Interacts professionally and appropriately with other healthcare professionals and RUMC employees.
Demonstrates ability to coach/train other technicians and pharmacy students.
Demonstrates adaptability, initiates action, manages work, contributes to team success, communication, professional knowledge and technical skills, continuous learning and exhibits a passion for the Rush Mission, Vision and Values according to the Department of Pharmacy Technician Career Ladder expectations
Equipment/Machines Used in Performing Work: Microsoft Outlook, fax machine, copier and other office equipment as necessary
Working Conditions: May be exposed to certain hazardous materials, including but not limited to chemotherapeutic agents. Lifting up to 30 pounds, continuous standing and frequent walking may be required.
Position Qualifications Include:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
Eligible for pharmacy technician licensure in Illinois.
PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) certification
Previous experience as a pharmacy technician or equivalent health-care related practice preferred.
Ability to effectively follow directions, analyze problems and interpret analytical data.
Strong communication skills with an emphasis on customer service skills.
Accountable for his/her actions, progress and development.
Attention to detail to provide high quality care and accurate medication preparation.
Ability to operate technology accurately and efficiently by the end of the defined training period.
Rush's 14-story hospital Tower is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, and is the symbol of a philosophy-an evolution in the delivery of patient-centered care.
Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.
Rush University Medical Center is a four time Magnet facility located in Chicago, IL www.rush.edu
Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds.
RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.
Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.
As one of the most popular cities in the nation, Chicago is a cultural, historical and diverse city. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago in known for its nearly 200 distinct neighborhoods and its extensive park systems, along with its sports teams, museums and vibrant theater community.
Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
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