Pharmacy Technician

HCA Orange Park , FL 32065

Posted 2 months ago

Orange Park Medical Center is a full-service regional tertiary facility serving Clay County and it's surrounding communities. As part of the HCA family, the largest healthcare provider in the world, Orange Park Medical Center provides the opportunity to develop your career along side more than 1,500 team members and 750 physicians on staff. Specializing in advanced robotics, open heart, maternity/delivery, pediatric and adult services and a dozen other major service lines, Orange Park Medical Center is the provider of choice in northeast Florida for patients, staff and physicians alike.

The Pharmacy Technician is responsible for accurately performing all basic pharmacy technician functions in a timely manner.

Pharmacy Technicians assist Pharmacists in preparing and distributing drugs, maintaining the drug inventory and maintenance of records. Pharmacy Technicians work only under the supervision of a Registered Pharmacist. They do not perform duties that can legally be performed only by a registered pharmacist. The Pharmacy Technician identifies opportunities and participates in performance improvement activities as directed. The Pharmacy Technician is responsible for meeting JC standards, complying with all state and federal regulations, complying with corporate and hospital policy and procedures, managing supplies and equipment, promoting teamwork with pharmacists and all health care providers, promoting internal and external customer satisfaction, and strives for appropriate resource management.

Duties (included but not limited to):

  • Identifies critical issues, prioritize workload and communicate to appropriate personnel any issues in a timely manner

  • Completes all education requirements and/or other activities needed to maintain competency

  • Interacts in person and by phone with hospital personnel politely and appropriately.

  • Accurately maintains required documentation logs

  • Complies with facility policy and procedures and regulatory requirements

  • Responsible for maintaining medication storage and security as per regulatory requirements throughout the organization

  • Performs quality control and performance improvement functions as assigned

  • Accurately performs and documents monthly medication storage area inspections as assigned

  • Performs basic billing functions

  • Completes basic OR charges in a timely manner as assigned

  • Accurately performs required calculations

  • Accurately and safely compounds and labels medications and parenteral admixtures

  • Always utilizes aseptic techniques in the preparation of parenteral compounding

  • Compliant with all USP 797 shift/daily/monthly requirements (i.e. Cleaning laminar airflow cabinets and biological safety cabinets, wearing personal protective equipment, etc.)

  • Always obtains a final check from the pharmacist before releasing any prepared parenteral compounds, before packaging any medication, or dispensing any medication.

  • Prepares all work records needed for day at their designated times including the Discontinued, Transfers, and Discharges Lists of parenteral preparations and efficiently processes these reports before they are dispensed to the patient care areas

  • Accurately transports medications and other pharmacy supplies in a timely manner to appropriate areas..

  • Accurately fills orders in the pharmacy

  • Processes medication returns and restocking to the pharmacy

  • Provide basic technical support for automated dispensing machines and other pharmacy computer systems

  • Performs daily ADC routines as assigned (i.e. restocks, outdates, discrepancy resolution, loading and unloading, etc.)

  • Replenishes ADCs, emergency cart trays and floor stock accurately and as needed

  • Accurately packages and prepares medications for dispensing as assigned

  • Appropriately and timely notifies the pharmacy inventory manager of products that need to be reordered.

  • Complies with ongoing processes to monitor outdates as per policy and procedures

  • Performs receiving and check in of medication/supply orders as defined in policy and notifies the pharmacy inventory manager of any shortages, overages or damages of product

  • Manages drug supplies in a cost effective manner and identifies opportunities to minimize waste

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Practice and adhere to the " Code of Conduct" philosophy and "Mission and Value Statement"

Education:

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent is required

License/Certification:

  • A National Certification (CPhT) is required

  • An active state of Florida Registered Pharmacy Technician license is required

Experience:

  • Previous Hospital Pharmacy experience is preferred
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