Acts as the Pharmacy Liaison between all departments utilizing the Automated Dispensing System (ADS). Ensures the procurement of pharmaceuticals, equipment and supplies required by the Pharmacy in order to deliver comprehensive services efficiently and in a timely manner. Works closely with the Pharmacy staff to facilitate inventory control activities.
Adds and deletes users to the System.
Trains new users to the operations of the System and inventory management.
Reviews monthly reports. Informs management of discrepancies.
Acts as liaison between the pharmacist and/or pharmacy technician to assure adequate personnel are available to replenish the System Medstations.
Determines, with other healthcare workers, additions or deletions or medication from the System Medstation.
Assists departments and nursing units with ADS mechanical and software problems. Acts as the liaison between the ADS Corporation to assure Medstations are repaired as soon as possible.
Participates in various Quality Assurance projects. Checks trends of medication usage, (i.e. doses removed from ADS vs. dose administered).
Monitors expiration dates of medications contained in the ADS Units.
Reviews hospital and group purchasing contracts on an ongoing basis. Utilizes contracts in purchasing activities, unless otherwise directed. Identifies and informs the management of products not currently under contract.
Edits the pharmacy worksheets to document changes in hospital/group contracts.
Determines par stock levels, based on usage, that enable the Pharmacy to keep adequate supplies or pharmaceuticals in inventory.
Reviews the pharmacy order sheets and the actual inventory when preparing orders for pharmaceuticals, supplies and equipment.
Prepares orders and places them to minimize short supply situations. Assists in the procurement of medications from other hospitals when needed in an emergency.
Reviews received orders to identify and correct discrepancies. Informs management of discrepancies.
Provides guidance and communication with the staff regarding inventory control activities.
3.Performs related duties, as required.
ADA Essential Functions
High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
Minimum of three (3) years experience in a hospital pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician.
Experience with computer applications.
Northern Westchester Hospital