To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Responsibilities: 1. Professional and Technical Competence
1.1. Communicates well with pharmacy staff on pharmacy issues, and responds appropriately to problem situations.
1.2. Encourages cost effective practices (purchasing, utilization etc.) and assures that work is completed in designated time. Avoids un-authorized overtime.
1.3. Has low rate of errors when making IV solutions and refilling Pyxis.
1.4. Participates in pre-packing activity using MILT system as required.
2. Maintains Appropriate Inventory Levels
2.1. Orders medications and other supplies from vendors as needed.
2.2. Checks all assigned areas for outdated drugs, replacing stock following removal.
2.3. Orders medications according to max-min system, notifying Director or Procurement Technician if adjustments needed to par levels.
2.4. Proactively monitors usage and inventory levels to avoid stock outs in times of increased use.
3. Controlled Substance Inventory and Record Keeping
3.1. Verifies daily controlled substance count in Pyxis during refill/restocking activities.
3.2. Empties assigned return bins, and any others that need to be done due to absence on a daily basis.
3.3. Dispenses narcotics according to hospital policy, and completes and files Pyxis paperwork appropriately.
3.4. Assists with completing monthly narcotic count if requested by Director.
4. Supports Existing Hospital Information Systems.
4.1. Enters and verifies patient charges and credits daily using hospital information system.
4.2. Acts as resource for nursing, pharmacy and other staff for Pyxis related issues.
4.3. Under supervision of a pharmacist, refills medications into the Pyxis medstations.
4.4. Willingly orients new pharmacy and nursing staff to existing systems and new initiatives.
5. Proficiency in IV Compounding
5.1. Complies 100% of time with required clean room attire and cleaning procedures.
5.2. Uses appropriate sterile technique when mixing IV solutions and chemotherapy, and observes all required occupational health precautions. Is aware of procedures relating to chemotherapy spills or blood borne pathogen exposure.
5.3. Recognizes abnormal solutions, doses, or combinations and notifies pharmacist.
5.4. Maintains all required documentations logs for IV room, including environmental monitoring, TPN calculation sheet, narcotic waste etc.
6. Maintains a professional working relationship with employees in other departments.
6.1. Keeps staff members informed of patient/clinical issues.
6.2. Identifies and implements measures to assure staff and patient safety.
6.3. Maintains a working knowledge of department and hospital policies and procedures.
6.4. Projects a positive image for the pharmacy department at all times.
7. Educational and Safety Compliance
7.1. Attends all required safety and educational programs.
7.2. Completes all assigned competencies and continuing education requirements.
7.3. Has working knowledge of all hospital and departmental policies. Can quickly find the answer to questions asked by accreditation surveyors.
7.4. Is able to locate all required safety literature, including MSDS sheets.
High school diploma or equivalent.
One year of experience as a pharmacy technician. Experience in a hospital setting preferred.
Licensed as a Pharmacy Technician by the Rhode Island Board of Pharmacy. Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
Membership in a pharmacy professional organization preferred. Evidence of continued professional growth.