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Certified Pharmacy Tech 3 - Inpatient - Full Time

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Rush University Medical Center Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 4 months ago

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We are seeking a dynamic Pharmacy Technician 3 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

Rotating Weekends

Position Highlights:

The Pharmacy Technician III assists licensed pharmacists in the practice of pharmacy performing the duties described in the Technician II position description as well as serving as a role model for other technicians through added responsibilities, specialization in technician pharmacy practice, demonstrating leadership and initiative, and fulfilling the needs of the department and the Medical Center. The Technician III is actively involved in the training and development process and the development of policies and procedures specific to their practice site and is responsible for the daily technical operations of the area. The Technician III must have the capacity to work effectively and efficiently in areas routinely requiring a higher degree of prolonged technical concentration, liability, and risk. The Pharmacy Technician III exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Active participation in the Pharmacy Department Technician Career Ladder.

  • Competency in five of the twelve specialty areas or a lead technician:

  • Chemotherapy

  • Crash Carts

  • Fluids

  • IV Compounding

  • Narcotics

  • OR

  • OR/Anesthesia

  • Pediatrics

  • Pyxis Automation

  • RIVA

  • Storeroom

  • T08

  • 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 various 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, 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 mediations, 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.

  • Responsible for the smooth and efficient technical operation of the specific practice site. Provides in advance and in follow-up the management of issues of a departmental or site-specific nature regardless of absence from the work site. For example, before a scheduled day off, the technician brings important issues to the attention of the replacement technician or follows up on problems with the replacement person upon return.

  • Assists supervisor and pharmacist working in the area in the execution of related assignments involving technical support for the department or practice site.

  • Responsible for participation in the review, revision, and preparation of related policies and procedures for the Department of Pharmacy Policy and Procedure manual.

  • Provides departmental support and leadership in fulfilling departmental staffing needs as required during short staffing situations.

  • Any and all other duties as assigned.

  • Two years of college training or its equivalent is also preferred.

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

  • High school graduate or equivalent required.

  • Individual must have PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) certification.

  • At least 6 months of previous experience as a pharmacy technician is required.

  • Ability to effectively follow directions, analyze problems and interpret analytical data required.

  • Strong communication skills with an emphasis on customer service skills required.

  • Accountable for his/her actions, progress and development required.

  • Attention to detail to provide high quality care and accurate medication preparation required.

  • Ability to operate technology accurately and efficiently by the end of the defined training period required.

  • Consistently demonstrates leadership and initiative to peers and others in handling workload. Planning, prioritizing, and analyzing situations are frequently required.

  • Consistent outstanding attendance record relating to tardiness and absences required.

Preferred

  • Two years of college training or its equivalent is also preferred.

Company Highlights:

  • 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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Certified Pharmacy Tech 3 - Inpatient - Full Time

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