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Certified Pharmacy Technician

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: May 1, 2021

Job Description:

  • Purpose of Job
    • Assists pharmacist in performing functions which do not require the exercise of professional judgment.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education
        • High School Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) required.
        • Registration with the State of Nebraska DHHS as a Pharmacy Technician prior to start date.
        • Experience
          • Age (per State of Nebraska) at least 18 years of age with no current drug or alcohol addiction/convictions of any drug related misdemeanor or felony.
          • Some experience in a hospital pharmacy preferred.
          • License/Certifications
            • Registration with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician (RPHT) at the start of employment required.
            • Certified by the national pharmacy technician certification program (CPHT) within 12 months of state registration required.
            • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
              • Basic mathematical calculations, reading directions, basic keyboarding, manual dexterity and verbal communication.
              • Skilled in promoting positive relations when interacting with patients or other customers.
              • Physical Requirements
                • Weight Demands
                  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
                  • Physical Activity
                    • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
                      • Climbing
                      • Crawling
                      • Kneeling
                      • Sitting
                      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
                        • Balancing
                        • Carrying
                        • Crouching
                        • Distinguish colors
                        • Keyboarding/typing
                        • Lifting
                        • Pulling/Pushing
                        • Repetitive Motions
                        • Standing
                        • Stooping/bending
                        • Twisting
                        • Walking
                        • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
                          • Fingering/Touching
                          • Grasping
                          • Hearing
                          • Reaching
                          • Seeing/Visual
                          • Speaking/talking
                          • Job Hazards
                            • Not Related:
                              • Explosives (pressurized gas)
                              • Electrical Shock/Static
                              • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
                              • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
                              • Rare (1-33%):
                                • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
                                • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
                                • Occasionally (34%-66%):
                                  • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
                                  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
                                  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
                                  • Essential Job Functions
                                    • Essential Functions I
                                      • Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers.
                                        • Greet, smiles and makes eye contact.
                                        • Introduces self by name.
                                        • Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.
                                        • Addresses patients and others by surname.
                                        • Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.
                                        • Knows and demonstrates the Standards of Compassionate Service and AIDET.
                                        • Computer input.
                                          • Enters charges and credits into computer system.
                                          • Omnicell Fill.
                                            • Pulls medications and delivers stock appropriately to automated dispensing machine (ADM) and accurately to prevent medication variances and outdated stock.
                                            • Recordkeeping and distribution of controlled substances.
                                              • Understands and properly carries out procedures for distribution, storage, charging, reconciling and recordkeeping of controlled substances in ADM and Non-ADM transactions.
                                              • Preparation of intravenous admixtures and solutions.
                                                • Understands and carries out proper procedures to maintain infection control and aseptic technique in the preparation of intravenous and irrigation solutions according to USP 797 standards.
                                                • Calculates correct amount of additive(s) and avoids incompatibilities.
                                                • Completes annual Media Fill test.
                                                • Maintaining work area for preparation of IV solutions.
                                                  • Follows procedure for proper USP 797 cleaning of Biological Safety Cabinets and documentation of cleaning.
                                                  • Maintains stock in IV room including additives and non-billable supplies with an awareness for back-up stock.
                                                  • Handling and ordering stock.
                                                    • Accurately order, check-in, price, and place into stock orders from various suppliers.
                                                    • Packaging drug products and label preparation.
                                                      • Follows proper procedure for packaging extemporaneous unit dose products, pre-packaging high volume drugs not available in unit dose, and preparing other extemporaneous labels according to standardized labeling policy.
                                                      • Answering telephone.
                                                        • Follows policy for handling incoming and outgoing telephone calls, handling all calls in a professional and courteous manner and referring callers to a pharmacist when needed.
                                                        • Medication Reconciliation.
                                                          • Interview patients and/or their families for the purpose of compiling an accurate and complete list of prescription, over-the-counter and herbal medications the patient was taking before admission to the hospital as well as verify patient's last doses, allergy information and preferred pharmacy.
                                                          • Contact patient's physician's office and/or pharmacy for the purpose of compiling an accurate and complete list of patient's prescriptions, over-the-counter and herbal medications.
                                                          • Nursing unit and/or floor inspections.
                                                            • Follows proper procedure for monthly nursing unit and/or floor inspection and checking for outdated drugs in ADM, code carts and Pharmacy stock.
                                                            • Completes inspections by the 20th of the month.
                                                            • Filling Non-ADM medications for patients.
                                                              • Follows proper procedure for filling as needed and scheduled medications for patients if not stocked in ADM.
                                                              • Delivers these medications to the appropriate place in the nursing unit.
                                                              • Will consult Pharmacist for items that should be loaded in ADM.
                                                              • Restocking Pharmacy from back-up stock.
                                                                • Follows proper procedure for restocking Pharmacy from supplies in Pharmacy back-up stock in a timely manner.
                                                                • Training and orientation of new employees.
                                                                  • Participates in the training and/or orientation of new pharmacy employees.
                                                                  • Essential Functions II
                                                                    • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
                                                                    • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
                                                                    • Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Council Bluffs , Certified Pharmacy Technician, Healthcare , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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