Pharmacy Technician Apprentice

Adventist Health System New Smyrna Beach , FL 32168

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Description

Pharmacy Technician Apprentice

AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach

Location Address: 401 Palmetto Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach

  • Work for a healthcare system that believes in "Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ"

  • Career growth and advancement potential

  • High quality of life with low cost of living on the shores of sunny New Smyrna Beach, FL

  • No State income tax

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time/Variable day/evening shifts

You will be responsible for:

  • Accurately places into stock wholesaler and direct orders with stickers

  • Accurately posts charges and credits

  • Completes order requisitions to Purchasing Department both accurately and timely

  • Ensures assigned areas are checked for outdates and documentation completed for life safety replacement (ex. code carts)

  • Ensures correct labeling for all oral and injectable preparations documenting lot numbers and expiration dates for regulatory compliance

  • Ensures correct labeling for parenteral solutions both in and out of the sterile IV hood, including stability dating

  • Ensures unit inspections are completed monthly as assigned with documentation communicating completion to partnering managers and identifying deviations from policy

  • Checks in all narcotic sheets, reviews for essential information for non-Pyxis areas, assuring compliance with CII vs Pyxis Compare report with signatures

  • Delivers all medications, including controlled substances, to the nursing units when needed according to policy

  • Fills medication carts accurately and efficiently and works on "ordered meds not loaded" for Pyxis as well as "meds without Removals" report regularly

  • Maintains refrigerator/hood-cleaning logs daily and assures completion

  • Assures inventory in Pyxis is restocked and/or adjusted to accommodate approved product availability requests from nursing

  • Performs cart filling and cart exchange activities with accuracy and efficiency

  • Performs quality controls as required by USP 797 standards

  • Places orders to wholesaler and direct order accounts as required

  • Restocks all areas of the pharmacy, as necessary

  • Restocks Pyxis stations accurately with appropriate medication and date with scanning feature reporting medications that are not scannable

  • Understands drug recall and defect reporting completing surveillance of all recalled items as assigned. Recalled items must be retrieved from all Pyxis machines and Pharmacist or Manager informed

  • Have a good understanding of mathematical principles, performing accurate calculations for compounded sterile products assuring double check by supervising pharmacist

  • Accurately and continuously files physician's orders

  • Always follows correct procedure for filling, recording, and distributing pharmacy trays

  • Always obtain pharmacists' verification before distribution of any medication

  • Cleans the laminar flow hood and work area thoroughly, wears appropriate personal protective equipment with sterile gloves and signs the laminar flow hood/chemo hood checklists

  • Pre-packs oral solid/liquid medication into unit dose packaging in accordance with procedures and guidelines

  • Handles multiple functions such as counter and IV room with ability to cope with high levels of stress and perform accurate dose calculations

Qualifications

What you will need:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent

  • Eligible to become a registered Pharmacy Technician

  • Good math skills to count medications accurately and to prepare and measure preparations.

Job Summary:

The Pharmacy Technician Apprentice is a non-registered and certified or non-certified assistant to the Pharmacist. The employee will be trained and ultimately expected to perform various drug distributive, record-keeping, and accountability functions under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. The employee will be trained and ultimately expected to perform various drug distributive, record-keeping, and accountability functions under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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