AHMC Healthcare

PHARMACY TECH

Posted Date 3 months ago(1/12/2024 3:41 PM)
Requisition ID
req21181
Facility
Seton Medical Center
# of Openings
1
Shift
Variable
Category
Pharmacy
Position Type
PerDiem

Overview

The Pharmacy Tech provides medications, sterile and non-sterile products to inpatients and some outpatients under supervision of pharmacists.

Responsibilities

Drug Management and Dispensing

Fills new orders(stats and routine), floor stock, crash carts.

 

Delivers medications in an efficient and courteous manner, including stats, routines, 24-carts, crash carts, floorstock, etc.

Answers telephone calls promptly and courteously and refers to pharmacists.

Runs, processes and files daily reports accurately, efficiently and consistently, e.g. EHC and automated med cabinet

Inspects areas where medications are kept and ensures proper storage, expiration dates, etc. and maintains records of such inspections.

Prepares IV and demonstrates proper aseptic technique and hood cleaning procedures according to USP 797 and 800 standards

Know the policies and procedures for chemotherapy/hazardous spill and exposure.

Pre-packs and labels items not available in unit dose.

Compounds and labels extemporaneous products using appropriate compounding technique, recipes, supplies, calculations, packaging and labeling requirements, etc.

Uses pre-packing and compounding tools and machines appropriately and maintains their cleanliness; always cleans ups after pre-packing or compounding products.

Refills, loads and unloads the Pyxis Medstation accurately, efficiently and consistently at SMC and SMC Coastside

Handles narcotic discrepancies accurately, efficiently and consistently.

Demonstrates proper knowledge and skills in the operation of Pyxis as it relates to both nursing and pharmacy, e.g. narcotic handling and accountability, removing, returning and wasting medications, discrepancy resolution, refilling, loading/unloading, remote stock, drawer recovery, temporary patients, filing reports, etc

Demonstrates proficiency in using the Console to resolve problems, generate various reports, etc.

Uses good judgment and tends to emergency needs related to Pyxis, e.g. stock outs, nursing questions/complaints, drawer/machine failures, calling customer service etc. in an appropriate and efficient manner.

Maintains an adequate inventory levels and communicates with the buyer on routine and special procurement needs.

Ensures that medications are stored properly, rotates stock and checks for expiration dates.

Demonstrates proper knowledge and skills in the operation of Pyxis C2-Safe. e.g., remove & return meds, perform inventory, print reports.

Demonstrates proficiency in resolving discrepancies and resolving issues related to Pyxis C2-Safe.

Checks in the wholesale order accurately, efficiently and consistently, noting discrepancies and reporting them to the buyer.

Review and assist maintaining stock  items in all areas (UD, IV, etc.)


General Work Expectations

Directs workflow and personnel in an effective and professional manner to maintain productivity; assists others when necessary.

Displays ability to communicate and interact in a professional manner with co-workers.

Ensures that required documentation is completed.

Trains and supervises the activities of interns, students, volunteers and trainees to assure accurate and proficient completion of assigned tasks in an efficient and professional manner.

Communicates areas of concern to the Director of Pharmacy.

Discusses and contributes ideas and solutions for problems, issues or other developments pertaining to the operation of the pharmacy.

Ensures order and cleanliness in the pharmacy.


Other work requirements

 

Working knowledge of Word, Outlook and the ability to become proficient in the computer system.

 

Ability to read, understand, and transcribe pharmaceutical information.

 

Qualifications

Certification of technical schooling or training, California Pharmacy Technician License

Graduate from a technical school

Hospital Description

AHMC Seton Medical Center has been serving the health care needs of San Francisco and northern San Mateo County since its founding as Mary’s Help Hospital in 1893.

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