Certified Pharmacy Technician Mercy Health St. Vincent - PRN

Mercy Health Toledo , OH 43601

Posted 1 week ago

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Certified Pharmacy Technologist

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under close professional supervision and following prescribed procedures, prepares doses of drugs for delivery from the Pharmacy to patient care areas. Assists with the delivery of these drugs and maintains records related to the dispensing of drugs and drug charges. Provides patient care to neonate, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

High School graduate incorporating successful completion of algebra, biology, and chemistry.

Previous experience in a retail or hospital pharmacy environment preferred.

Ability to correctly read prescriptions and other pharmaceutical requests, to understand medical and pharmaceutical terminology related to the use, form, and strength of medication required.

Mathematical ability needed for compounding or preparing correct doses of medications, measuring drug components for intravenous or topical preparations.

Knowledge of basic chemistry and physiology reactions and combinations.

Ability to type and operate a computer terminal.

Must have Pharmacy Technician certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or other American Society of Health System Pharmacy (ASHP) approved organization or obtain within twelve months of employment.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work involves considerable mental and visual strain and is performed under pressure of deadlines.

Work requires periods of sitting, walking and standing and may include lifting or heavy pushing of objects.

Works in a pharmacy environment where there is some exposure to hazardous substances.

Key Job Duties, Responsibilities

Under personal supervision of a Registered Pharmacist, and in accordance with established procedures, prepares and labels various forms of oral, topical medication, large and small volume intravenous admixture solutions and certain parenteral medications for delivery by courier to the nursing units. Maintains all required records of preparations.

Fills unit-dose exchange carts with medications for delivery to various hospital nursing units. Delivers carts daily as scheduled and maintains all required records.

Operates computer terminals to continuously update patient profile records of the on=-going medication use, to prepare labels, to print reports and acquire patient/drug information, and to monitor the status and location of the patient within the hospital.

Maintains and replenishes medication supplies in automated dispensing machines under the supervision of a Registered Pharmacist or other authorized licensed individual practitioner.

Prepares and maintains files for storage and retrieval of patient (active, discharged) medication orders.

Answers the telephone. Responds to telephone inquires at window, appropriately resolving general service inquires and referring drug information requests to a pharmacist.

Receives all medications returned to the Pharmacy for credit, placing them into the proper storage area in the Pharmacy. Maintains all records of accounting and charging.

Provides assistance in various areas of the Pharmacy and off site, free standing clinic sites as needed to maintain department systems, procedures as well as quality control and performance improvement activities.

Maintains established inventory quantities of I.V. solutions and related supplies.

Replenishes or ensures replenishment of stock in dispensing areas when necessary for immediate service to patients. Records observed stock shortages to the proper book or tracking database.

Replenishes or ensures replenish replenishment of stock in off site, free standing clinic site dispensing area(s) and automated dispensing machines when necessary for immediate and ongoing service to patients. Records observed stock shortages to the proper book or tracking database.

Participates in continuing education and inservice programs as required to maintain Pharmacy Technician skills and certification.

Assists in the initial phase of on-the-job training of Pharmacy Technician trainees, Interns, externs and students.

Demonstrates behaviors consistent with the Mission and Core Values (Compassion, Excellence, Human Dignity, Justice, Sacredness of Life, Service) of Mercy Health Partners.

Adheres to the standards and policies of the Corporate Responsibility Program, including the duty to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and reporting to designated Manager (or employer hotline) any suspected unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful acts or practices.

Embraces Standards of Behavior in order to provide and promote excellent customer service for both internal and external customers. Holds self and others accountable for behaviors that promote service excellence.

Provides service to all age groups. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on assigned unit.

Interprets information need to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific need:

Neonate Pediatric Adolescent Adult Geriatric

Adheres to all standards and policies regarding safety/patient safety initiatives.

Is responsible for all other duties as assigned.

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We'll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

0.01

Work Shift:

All (United States of America)

Department:

Pharmacy

  • St. Vincent

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health

  • Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours

  • Ashland, Kentucky; Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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