Pharmacy Technician-Certified

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Bridgeport, CT
Apr 10, 2019

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Job Description

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.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Summary:
Assist pharmacist by performing all technical tasks necessary for the delivery of pharmaceutical services. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Fills interim label doses, in the pharmacy.
  • 1.1. Fills medications timely and accurately as verified by feedback from pharmacists and supervisory observation.
  • 1.2. Manipulates and labels syringes timely and accurately as verified by feedback from pharmacists and supervisory observation.
  • 1.3. Communicates filling errors of interim doses to appropriate individuals and/or via electronic incident reporting system as observed by pharmacist and/or supervisor.
  • 2. Compound and pre-packages medication orders.
  • 2.1. Compounds extemporaneous products.
  • 2.2. Labels compounded products according to policy and procedures.
  • 2.3. Packages and labels bulk solid dosage forms.
  • 3. Maintains drug inventory in assigned work area.
  • 3.1. Maintains adequate drug inventory levels on a daily basis.
  • 3.2. Maintains a minimal level of credit medications by replacing to appropriate areas as observed by the pharmacist and/or supervisor.
  • 3.3. Removes all expired drugs from assigned inspection area and work area and documented on the unit inspection forms as appropriate.
  • 3.4. Communicates drug inventory issues with Pharmacy Inventory Coordinator or Pharmacy Management.
  • 4. Pyxis responsibilities.
  • 4.1. Fill baskets from medication carousel.
  • 4.2. Load and unload medications from automated dispensing machines (Pyxis).
  • 4.3. Medication delivery and refill of automated dispensing machines (Pyxis).
  • 4.4. Return to stock (carousel) all meds retrieved from nursing units and automated dospensing machines (Pyxis).
  • 4.5. Update expiration date of medications added to the automated dispensing machines(Pyxis).
  • 4.6. Remove any expiring medications from automated dispensing machines (Pyxis) and pharmacy.
  • 5. Fulfills evening duties and responsibilities.
  • 5.1. Fills floor stock requests.
  • 5.2. Refills code cart drug trays and stock.
  • 5.3. Refills specialty boxes and trays (e.g. ED code boxes, anesthesia trays/emergency boxes).
  • 5.4. Returns medications to appropriate locations.
  • 6. Maintains competency through continuing education for national certification
  • 6.1. Participates in the Pharmacy Technician training and orientation per departmental procedures as documented by program records and supervisory observation.
  • 6.2. Completes and passes baseline and annual competency assessment.
  • 7. Portfolio Breadth; Quality: Improvement Departmental Goal for Pharmacy Technicians:
  • 8. People: Departmental Goal for Pharmacy Technicians:
  • 9. Patient-Centered Care; Customer Satisfaction: Departmental Goal for Pharmacy Technicians:
  • 10. Financial and Payrment: Departmental Goal for Pharmacy Technicians:
  • 11. Portfolio Breadth; Safety: Improvement Departmental Goal for Pharmacy Technicians:

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:
    High school diploma or equivalent.

    EXPERIENCE:
    Pharmacy experience preferred.

    LICENSURE:
    State of CT Registration. CT registration must be renewed yearly if the employee allows the registration to lapse the employee may be terminated. Active Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification is required. If certification lapses, employees have 60 days to show proof of recertification or employment may be terminated.

    SPECIAL_SKILLS:
    18 year of age or older.
    Good verbal communication and interpersonal skill.
    State of Connecticut registration as a Pharmacy Technician.


    ACCOUNTABILITY:
    Policies and Procedures, CT State Drug Laws.

    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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    Job Info

    Job: 4859

    Department: Pharmacy
    Category: Pharmacy
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: AS NEEDED
    Hours: 0.00

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