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Pharmacy Tech -Inpatient

Janesville, WI
This position is located at our trauma center in Janesville, WI. It is full time, permanent. It is a 1st/2nd shift (midshift start times) requirement with rotations. JOB SUMMARY Pharmacy Technician II, under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, assists in various medication preparation and dispensing functions within the department. Pharmacy technicians will function in strict accordance with standard, written procedures and guidelines. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Under direct supervision of a registered pharmacist, accurately prepares and labels within a given timeframe, all IV's using correct aseptic technique and following general guidelines for sterile product preparation by ASHP with annual competencies completed. Epidural Preparation accurately and timely Dialysate Bag ordering and preparation accurately and timely Chemotherapy preparation and competency with error rate<3minor occurrences per year meets standard. Completes IV batches timely and accurately. Batch preps and thaws appropriate number to be used daily All unit checks are completed and documented by the end of each month, assuring areas to always be free of expired medications. Maintains CII Safe and Pyxis inventory and documentation for controlled substances accurately and timely. Assists with anesthesia pyxis replacement and cart fill process. No reported complaints or delays. Ability to generate, accurately prepares, and label extemporaneous oral syringes. Knowledge of all aspects of the Pacmed and overwrap machine, including cleaning and changing paper Ability to troubleshoot robot and pyxis and handles calls Empties return bins and fridge daily Maintains pyxis to avoid stock outs Rounds-checks for envelopes and stock-outs with each Promptly and accurately compounds pharmaceuticals according to approved manufacturing procedures. Demonstrates competency in acquisition and distribution of medications to appropriate clinics and hospitals within Mercy Health System. Demonstrates competency in preparation, packaging, and disposal of chemotherapeutic agents in accordance with all applicable state and federal regulations for hazardous substance disposal. Maintains schedule of deliveries to all units for rounds and cartfill AGE OF PATIENT POPULATION All ages COMPETENCIES Quality - Follows policies and procedures.; Adapts to changes in the environment.; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.; Applies feedback to improve performance.. Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance.; Meets commitments.; Abides by MHS confidentiality and security agreement.; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.. Partnering - Supports organization's goal and values.; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views.; Gives and welcomes feedback.; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.; Generates suggestions for improving work. Cost - Conserves organization resources. Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE High School Graduate Graduate from technical school in pharmacy technician program preferred. Three to five years hospital experience preferred. CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE Technician certification ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Passing the Drivers License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring) Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or Illinois Health Care Workers Background Check. Must be able to follow written/oral instructions. OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES Good interpretive/analytical skills for medication dosage calculations. Computer skills Good interpersonal skills WORK ENVIRONMENT The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Occupational exposure is Category C, which means no employees in the specified job classifications have occupational exposure. WORK CONTACT GROUP Vendors, patients, hospital and clinic personnel SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS The Special Physical Demands are considered essential job function of the position with or without accommodations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Pushing of carts. Bending and reaching to retrieve and put away cassettes. Manual dexterity to operate computer keyboard, filling patient orders, and compounding sterile IV products.
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