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Pharmacy Technician - Acute - (Pharm / Pharma Tech)

Job Description & Requirements
Pharmacy Technician - Acute - (Pharm / Pharma Tech)
StartDate: 10/17/2022Available Shifts: 8 E, 8 N Pay Rate: $550.00 - 1400.00

The Inpatient Certified Pharmacy Technician provides daily supportive services for the Department of Pharmacy according to hospital policies and procedures and in compliance with Kentucky pharmacy laws and other regulatory agencies. The technician actively supports and participates in the department’s continuous quality improvement initiatives and competency assessments and demonstrates a commitment to customer service and patient safety. The technician responds to requests in a prompt and efficient manner. Major job responsibilities include: distributes medications, including controlled substances, to a secure place for storage or administration, restocks automated dispensing cabinets (ADC), compounds sterile and non-sterile products, communicates with hospital staff, completes inspections, and reports unsafe practices to leadership.Essential Functions:Provides supportive services to the inpatient pharmacy• Assists with filling, processing, and dispensing of medications by labeling medication, including bulk supplies, with proper ancillary labeling and bagging procedures, with final check performed by a pharmacist• Answers phones according to established phone etiquette and triages calls to the proper personnel• Charges and/or credits patients for medications used via the computer system• Accurately and efficiently unit doses medications, including cleaning the compounding area, restocking and replacing supplies, documenting in the compounding record, and ensuring doses are correctly labeled and prepared for pharmacist verification• Prepares medications for loading into the ADC and unloads medications from the ADC utilizing bar code scanning• Fills inventory requests for nursing unit’s ADCs, floor stock, and fills patient specific drawers by placing the proper bins according to census profile• Supports the drug inventory process including ordering, rotation, and restocking of drug dispensing areas with drugs and supplies needed to process patient medications orders• Ensures the maintenance of a clean and orderly work area, including a sterile environment• Completes nursing unit and inventory inspections, as assigned; restocks kits and crash cart trays, as required• Fills controlled substance orders, reconciles all discrepancies and closes all loops on a daily basis• Monitors medication activity for potential drug diversion and reports any discrepancies to the pharmacist or pharmacy leadership• Delivers medications, including controlled substances, to nursing units’ ADC as scheduled and for emergent deliveries as necessary• Assists with ensuring medications are delivered efficiently and accurately to patient care unit areas. Includes checking the tube system with each delivery, retrieving and transporting medications to the appropriate location• Prepares and packages hazardous medications and adheres to all safety measures for handling hazardous medications described in USP 795/797/800• Utilizes aseptic technique following department policies and procedures when compounding sterile productsServes as a mentor to new pharmacy technicians, pharmacy technician students, and pharmacy students• Provides guidance to certified pharmacy technicians and IPPE pharmacy student rotations, as necessary• Precepts pharmacy technician studentsExecutes hospital and pharmacy policies and procedures• Investigates and resolves automated dispensing cabinet-related issues• Utilizes inventory management system and carousels to resolve drug distribution related issues• Covers assigned shifts as determined by departmental need• Facilitates investigational drug studies with assistance of the pharmacist and/or other personnel involved in the drug study• Completes sterile compounding training, including hazardous medications, and demonstrate competency on a frequency defined by the Sterile Compounding Supervisor• Completes extemporaneous compounding training, including hazardous medications, and demonstrate competency on a frequency defined by pharmacy leadership• Participates in orientation of new staff members• Contributes to the development of policies and procedures as requested by pharmacy leadership

Required Qualifications
2 Inpatient Pharmacy Techs

Preferred Qualifications

Facility Location
Kentucky’s largest city is identified by its plethora of parks and green space and its affinity for all things fun. Cheer for your favorite horse at the world famous Kentucky Derby or catch a live performance at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, one of the cultural staples of the city. Countless other museums, performing arts venues, distinguished eateries and exhilarating night-life venues make up this famous city.

Job Benefits
Allied travel assignments are typically for 13 weeks and offer generous packages that include:

  • Competitive pay rates
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) and Flex Spending
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident and Short-term Disability Coverage
  • Free Continuing Education
  • Free Private Housing
  • Refer a friend and earn extra cash!

About the Company
Med Travelers, an AMN Healthcare company, is the leader in allied healthcare staffing. Our relationships with numerous healthcare facilities - including hospitals, home health agencies, school systems, and long-term care facilities - enable us to offer the most current temporary therapy positions and medical imaging jobs. And our traveler customer service is among the best in the industry. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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Pharmacy Technician - Acute - (Pharm / Pharma Tech)

Louisville, KY 40202
Early Career (2+ yrs experience)

Published on 09/22/2022

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