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.
As members of a High Reliability Organization (HRO), every employee should practice CHAMP behavior and strive to make patient safety a top priority. Performs complex Pharmacy-directed technical and clerical functions in support of the pharmacist in the handling of investigational drugs to ensure compliance with pharmacy practices and regulatory standards.
EDUCATION (number of years and type required to perform the position duties):
High school diploma required. Successful completion of academic or military pharmacy technician training course
and certification by the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) strongly preferred. College degree
EXPERIENCE (number of years and type required to meet an acceptable level of performance):
Minimum of three years pharmacy technician experience, preferably in a hospital setting, or with supervisory
responsibilities. IV compounding experience is a plus. Must have demonstrated performance at the very good level.
Must be registered or eligible for registration as a Pharmacy Technician in the State of Connecticut as outlined by
the Dept. of Consumer Protection. Proficiency in mathematical calculations; accuracy; problem solving; attention to
detail; knowledge of computer applications including word processing and spreadsheets; ability to learn quickly in a
fast-paced environment; ability to learn or perform pharmaceutical compounding, repackaging and labeling including
manipulation of raw drug products using appropriate technique: ability to work with computer and technology
equipment including the ability to perform basic troubleshooting functions. Must be able to prioritize competing
demands, work independently, show flexibility and teamwork. Demonstrate good communication skills to customers
and team members
ACCOUNTABILITY (how this position is held accountable for such as goals achievement, budget adherence, or
other areas of accountability):
The individual in this position is held accountable to the Manager,. Pharmacy Operations for performing all duties
accurately, efficiently, and according to departmental, hospital and professional standards. Must maintain State of
CT registration. Must meet any and all demands for service in a timely and efficient manner. Must successfully
complete all hospital and departmental competency validation and quality assurance tests, including but not limited
to, weekly audits for drug dispensing accuracy Incumbent held accountable for the accurate and timely performance
of investigational drug distribution activities in accordance with acceptable hospital practices and Federal and State
regulations. Must maintain dispensing (accountability) records. Responsible for collating work volume statistics,
and for preparation of billing invoices. Controls investigational drug inventories. Serves as operational liaison
between inpatient pharmacy services and the IDS.
COMPLEXITY (describe planning, problem solving, decision making, creative activity, or other special factors
inherent in the responsibilities of this position):
In personal and job-related decisions and actions, consistently demonstrates the values of integrity (doing the right
thing), patient-centered (putting patients and families first), respect (valuing all people and embracing all differences),
accountability (being responsible and taking action), and compassion (being empathetic).
Performs tasks independently under the supervision of a pharmacist. Performs work commensurate with a high level
of cooperation and mutual respect towards other employees. Responsible for planning activities around projected
workload. Assists with the specialty training of pharmacy technicians and orientation of pharmacists. Uses
independent judgment in controlling the movement of investigational drug inventory. Assists in making decisions
which affect the daily operations of the IDS. Provides creative input into investigational study procedure manuals .
Applies problem'solving skills aimed at innovative ways of handling investigational drug studies. Works in the
specialty area (IDS) 100% of scheduled hours.
Current registration as a Pharmacy Technician in the State of Connecticut as outlined by the Dept. of Consumer
Protection. PTCB strongly preferred