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Trinity Health Pharmacy Technician - Inpatient - Part Time in Chelsea, Michigan

GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSE:

Under the immediate supervision of a pharmacist and Pharmacy Department leadership, provides daily

pharmaceutical supportive services for the Department of Pharmacy according to established procedures and in compliance with pharmacy laws, other regulatory agencies and other members of the multi-disciplinary team. Responds to routine and emergency requests in a prompt and efficient manner, requiring a relatively high degree of independent judgement. Participates in departmental education activities and competency assessment. Actively supports and participates in the department's continuous quality improvement initiatives; promotes the organizational commitment to customer service.

This is a part time Inpatient Pharmacy Technician position working 20 hours per week minimum including a weekend and holiday rotation.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Education:

Requires high school diploma or equivalent. Completion of a formal Pharmacy Technician educational program and/or completion of an Associate's Degree preferred.

Experience:

Previous pharmacy experience, hospital-based pharmacy experience preferred. Formal Pharmacy Technician program experiential education may be considered in lieu of work experience.

Licensure:

Certification as a Pharmacy Technician or Licensure in the State of Michigan are required.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Essential mathematics skills to be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure.

Possesses effective computer and keyboarding skills; ability to work with Pharmacy Information Systems and automation used in the medication use process. Able to use email to communicate with other members of the department including pharmacy management.

Excellent critical thinking skills and ability to make decisions in a fast-paced work environment

A team oriented colleague that is detail oriented and passionate about medication and patient safety as well as quality initiatives.

Excellent customer service orientation skills necessary in order to deal effectively with various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers and community groups.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Assists with filling, processing and dispensing of medications, re-packages and labels medication, including bulk supplies, with final check performed by a pharmacist.

Maintains cleanliness and aseptic technique while following established departmental compounding practices and procedures when mixing intravenous admixtures including: IVPBs, large volume and total parenteral nutrition, and non-chemo oncology infusions, if necessary. Prior to performing drug preparation proven competency while working aseptically in a horizontal or vertical laminar (biological safety cabinet) flow hood using aseptic technique is required. Adheres to USP 797/USP 800 Guidelines and maintains annual aseptic technique competency.

May prepare low and medium risk sterile compounds according to USP 797 guidelines. May prepare low and reproductive risk hazardous medications according to policy.

Non-Sterile compounding of oral or topical products that are not commercially available following established departmental policy and procedure.

Delivers controlled substances and other medications to nursing units' automated medication dispensing cabinets (ADC). Delivers other medication, IV solutions and all necessary forms throughout the hospital on a regularly scheduled basis to patient care areas.

Prepares medications and subsequently loads and unloads medication into ADC with appropriate bar code scanning.

Supports the drug inventory process including rotation and restocking of drug dispensing areas with drugs and supplies needed to process patient medication orders. Ensures the maintenance of a clean and orderly work area.

Answers phones according to established phone etiquette and directs calls to the proper personnel. Determines when phone calls or emergency situations need to be referred to a pharmacist.

Completes nursing unit inspections, as assigned. Restocks crash cart trays and Tri-county/Washtenaw/Livingston/Wayne ambulance boxes etc., as required in a timely manner. Alerts the pharmacists or pharmacy management of any discrepancies.

Fills controlled substance orders and reconciles all discrepancies on a daily basis. Reports any discrepancies to the pharmacist or pharmacy management as appropriate. Monitors any unusual activity for potential drug diversion.

Monitors TempTrak refrigeration monitoring system on a daily basis, adjusting temperatures when necessary and documenting actions taken.

Prepares and packages medications for subsequent administration to patients under the supervision of the pharmacist. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to ensure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.

Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner.

Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.

Must be able to set and organize own work priorities, and adapt to them as they change frequently.

Must be able to work concurrently on a variety of tasks/projects in an environment that may be stressful due to time constraints. Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, colleagues, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea.

Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.

Accesses protected health information (PHI) only as necessary and according to hospital and HIPAA guidelines.

Meets SJMHS Guiding Behaviorsincludinginterpersonalcommunicationand professional conduct expectations.

Knows, understands, incorporates and demonstratesthe Trinity Health Mission, Vision and Values in behavior, practices and decisions.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the competencies/essential functions satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being assigned to this job.

They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals in the job.

Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea through performing behaviors consistent with the Trinity Health Values.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations, the Trinity Health Organizational Integrity Program, including the Standards of Conduct, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behaviors.

Supports and conducts one's self in a manner consistent with customer service expectations.

According to unit or departmental practice, assists with tracking and monitoring of equipment assigned to the unit. Requests services for maintaining equipment as needed. I

n accordance with unit or departmental practice, proficientwith the electronic health records for documentation, assessment, and care management, performingthese activities concurrently withprovision of care throughout the shift. T

rains new pharmacy technicians and documents their progress and reports results to pharmacy leadership on an ongoing basis. Mentors and assists with training of Pharmacy Technician students and provides input regarding their progress.

Performs quality improvement audits or other tasks as assigned by the pharmacist or pharmacy manager. Rotational schedule with required weekend and holiday responsibilities. Also available for coverage as needed.

Attends and participates in pharmacy huddles, staff and tech meetings and provides feedback for process improvement. Is accountable for follow-up with department communications throughout the department and other systems hospitals/locations.

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Job Number: 00130268

Location: Chelsea, MI

Organization Name: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Facility: SJSEMI - SJMHS Chelsea Comm Hospital

Employment Type: Part time

Hours: 20

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