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Excela Health PHARMACY TECHNICIAN I - PHARMACY - WESTMORELAND HOSPITAL - FULL TIME in Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Description

Job Summary:

The Pharmacy Technician, under the Pharmacist's supervision and according to established policies and procedures, assists with the medication distribution system.

Actively promotes a Lean work culture by performing team member duties to encourage consistent use of LEAN principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements. Recognizes the necessity of taking ownership of one’s own motivation, morale, performance and professional development. Strives for behavior consistent with being committed to Excela’s missions, vision and values.

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Essential Functions: Defined as duties specific to the job, that, if removed, would change the entire purpose of the job; to include the Essential Physical Demands and Essential Working Conditions of this position.

  • Core Essential Functions:

  • Regular, consistent, on-site, and timely attendance.

  • Fill medication orders and prepare for Pharmacist's review

  • Fill new medication orders

  • Fill medication cassettes

  • Assist in reconciliation of missing orders and doses

  • Complete required documentation

  • Deliver and retrieve medications to and from patient care areas

  • Deliver medications to appropriate storage area on the nursing unit; including patients rooms

  • Retrieve discontinued and discharged patient's medication from nursing unit and return to Rx

  • Deliver stock medications and place in appropriate storage location

  • Maintain patient transfers, discharges, and medication returns to their proper locations

  • Exchange med cassettes daily (5am)

  • Complete all assigned charging and crediting functions

  • Charges and credits from miscellaneous sources

  • Prepackaging of medications in preparation for pharmacist's review

  • Prepackage oral liquids

  • Simple batch compounding (sterile and non-sterile)

  • Make “starter” doses

  • Complete required documentation

  • Utilize existing technologies (where applicable by position)

  • Restock automated dispensing cabinets (Acudose machines)

  • Utilize Pharmacy operating system (Cerner)

  • Operate and maintain robot for first doses and cart-fill process

  • Use tube system: Secure transaction function; Do not tube list

  • Maintain basic department inventory functions

  • Stock medications to their appropriate locations

  • Rotate stock as necessary and check outdates

  • Assist in maintaining adequate stock levels

  • Maintain assigned section: Check outdates monthly; clean

  • Fill emergency trays, anesthesia trays, ancillary dept. stock requests, and various med boxes

  • Facilitates communication within the Pharmacy

  • Answer telephone and triage calls to appropriate person

  • Monitor Pharmacy Window and assist customers according to their need

  • Specialty Essential Functions:

None

  • Marginal Functions: Defined as duties that are not essential in nature and do not take a considerable amount of time to complete (less than 10%).

  • Performs other duties as required.

  • Required Skills and Knowledge: Minimum level of education, skills and abilities necessary in performing the job.

Education:

  • HS Diploma, GED or equivalent knowledge

Certification / Licensure / Regulation:

  • None

Prior Experience:

  • None

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • None

Preferred Factor:

These are job related enhancements that are preferred or would benefit the performance outcome of the job but are not essential or required for the job to exist.

  • Pharmacy Technician Certification, Prior Pharmacy experience

The above job descriptive information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, as an employee may be assigned other duties other than described in this document.

  • Essential Working Conditions:

Constantly = (5 1/2 to 8 hours or more) or 200 reps/shift

Occasionally = (1/4 to 2 1/2 hours) or 2 - 32 reps/shift

Frequently = (2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or more) or 32 - 200 reps/shift

Rarely = (Less than 1/4 hours) or < 2 reps/shift

Sedentary Work -

Extorting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally.

Light Work -

Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly.

Medium Work -

Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force occasionally.

Heavy Work -

Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly.

Very Heavy Work -

Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds or force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Working Conditions:

Never

Confined Spaces-Cramped Quarters (Labeled)

Extreme Noise (> 85 dB)

Mechanical Hazards

Use of Vibrating Tools

Operates Vehicle

Operates Heavy Equipment

Use of Lifting/Transfer Devices

Extreme Cold

Extreme Heat

10 - 12 hour shifts

On Call

Occasionally

Overtime (more than 8 hrs. /shift, 40 hours/week)

Heights

Constantly

Rotates all shifts

8 hour shifts

Protective Equipment:

Never

Head (hard hat)

Hearing

Rarely

Respirator-Breathing Equipment

Occasionally

Eye

Frequently

Hands

Feet, Toes

Body

Occupational Exposures:

Never

Paints (direct use of)

Dust (Sanding)

Ethylene Oxide

Mists

Wax Stripper (direct use of)

Radiation

Ionizing Radiation

Lasers

Rarely

Blood and Body Fluids

Occasionally

Chemicals (direct use of)

Solvents

Cytotoxic Drugs (Chemo)

Constantly

Latex (Rubber, erasers, balloons, gloves, rubber bands, etc.)

VII. Essential Physical Conditions:

Marginal

Frequently = (2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or more) or 32 - 200 reps/shift

Essential

Occasionally = (1/4 to 2 1/2 hours) or 2 - 32 reps/shift

Constantly = (5 1/2 to 8 hours or more) or 200 reps/shift

Rarely = (Less than 1/4 hours) or < 2 reps/shift

Physical Demands:

Never

Climbing Stairs

Rarely

Climbing Ladders

Occasionally

Sitting

Fine Finger Manipulation

Frequently

Hand / Arm Coordination

Pushing / Pulling

Bending (Stooping)

Walking

Kneeling

Squatting (Crouching)

Keyboard/Computer Operation

Use of Forceful Hand Grasp

Constantly

Standing

Sensory Requirements:

Frequently

Feeling (Sensation)

Constantly

Color Vision

Seeing Near-with Acuity

Over Shoulder Work:

Occasionally

Pulling or Pushing Objects Overhead

Frequently

Reaching Above Shoulder Level

Lifting: floor to standing position:

Never

50 pounds

50 pounds

Rarely

30 - 49 pounds

Occasionally

20 - 29 pounds

Frequently

10 - 19 pounds

Lifting: waist to shoulder level:

Never

50 pounds

50 pounds

Rarely

30 - 49 pounds

Occasionally

20 - 29 pounds

Frequently

10 - 19 pounds

Lifting: shoulder to overhead:

Never

50 pounds

50 pounds

Rarely

30 - 49 pounds

Occasionally

20 - 29 pounds

Frequently

10 - 19 pounds

Qualifications

Skills

Preferred

  • INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSH: Intermediate

  • PHONE ETIQUETTE: Intermediate

  • ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD: Novice

  • COMMUNICATION ORAL: Intermediate

  • BASIC MATH: Intermediate

  • ABILITY FOLLOW DIRECTIONS: Intermediate

Behaviors

Preferred

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Education

Required

  • HS Diploma/Equivalent or better

Experience

Preferred

  • Pharmacy Technician Certification, Prior Pharmacy experience

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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