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Pharmacy Technician Specialist - 0.5 FTE, Variable Shift

Company: Providence Health & Services
Location: Spokane
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Providence is calling a Pharmacy Technician Specialist (Pharmacy, Variable, 0.5 FTE, 20 hours per week) to Providence Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

Apply Today! Applications that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern System.

In this position you will:

  • Customer Service: Maintain and promote positive, open and honest interpersonal relationships with customers (physicians, employees, visitors, patients, and other Hospital publics). Provides high quality service to all customers; focuses on understanding customers' needs and follows through. Demonstrate respect for the capabilities, different cultures and or personalities of co-workers and Hospital publics within the mission/values of HFH.
  • Communication: Promote and demonstrate effective, open and honest written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-Management: Demonstrate self-management behaviors which reflect a positive image of HFH, following established policies and procedures and promote an efficient, cost effective work environment.
  • Ownership /Stewardship and Accountability: Demonstrate good stewardship of resources by treating property of customers, Holy Family Hospital and co-workers with care and respect.
  • Teamwork: Works cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of staff and other disciplines for problem solving without blaming.
  • Flexibility: Demonstrate flexibility by readily adapting to different situations to complete work.
  • Inpatient: Perform duties of inpatient medication delivery systems according to department policies, procedures and regulatory agencies.
  • Fill patient's medication orders with correct drug, dose, dosage form and quantity to meet standard set by department.
  • Prepare medications within defined turn around times.
  • Correctly label and initials all products.
  • Accurately process drug credits prior to the end of the shift
  • Accurately complete daily 24-hour unit dose fill within established time frames.
  • Accurately scan inventory into and out of Autopharm when receiving, returning and dispensing medications.
  • Maintain accurate inventory count in Autopharm when dispensing and returning medications.
  • Sterile Products: Prepare sterile products, using appropriate sterile technique, according to department policies, procedures and regulatory agencies.
  • Prioritize new and existing orders to facilitate order processing and dispensing. Stats are processed promptly.
  • Complete calculations independently and correctly.
  • Wear proper garbing in accordance with policy and procedures, applies proper aseptic technique and frequent hand washing during the preparation of sterile products.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use all equipment (filter needles, transfer sets, PCA cartridges, pumps, label printer, TPN compounder) properly.
  • Prepare LVP's, SVP, and TPNs with correct solution, drug, dose and attaches proper labels and expiration date and time.
  • Ensure that all products are checked and initialed by the pharmacist and that all documentation is complete before delivery.
  • Float between work areas to improve workflow, productivity and coverage for others.
  • Clean hoods and IV room as determined by department policy and procedure.
  • Clean TPN compounder and changes tubing as determined by department policy and procedure.
  • Accurately and appropriately documents procedures of daily, weekly, monthly maintenance and tasks.
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of bulk/batch SVP products.
  • Prepare OR sterile products (Epidurals) accurately and within established time frames.
  • Prepare chemotherapeutic agents accurately, safely and within established time frames. Completes appropriate documentation.
  • Dispensing Cabinets: Monitors elements of automated dispensing cabinets according to department procedure and regulatory agencies.
  • Accurately restocks medication dispensing cabinets with the right drug, right location, rotating stock and maintaining correct expiration dates.
  • Accurately loads and unloads medications to/from dispensing cabinets, maintaining appropriate inventory.
  • Assure that controlled substances are placed into correct Pyxis location w/ correct count.
  • Assure that items in return bin are properly removed, restocked into Pyxis or returned to pharmacy and correctly documented.
  • Document all discrepancies on the Display Terminal.
  • Correctly recover failed drawers/cubies, reboots system as necessary.
  • Correctly assign supply locations.
  • TCT: Perform duties of the Tech Check Tech program according to departmental protocols.
  • Check medication and floor stock orders promptly and correctly.
  • Attain 99% or greater accuracy of dispensing and checking consistently in daily workflow and on yearly audits.
  • Floor Stock: Performs floor stock and restocking duties according to department procedures to ensure that appropriate quantity and quality of medications are stocked on nursing stations, ancillary departments and pharmacy satellites.
  • Fill floor stock forms accurately and completely within established time frames. Places order in correct location for pickup or delivery.
  • Check and fills code boxes before the end of shift. Assures that first drug to expire, number of lock and initial legibly noted on outside of sealed code box.
  • Check dating and replaces outdated drugs in code boxes at least once a month.
  • Restock drugs and supplies (ex: Rx bottles and vials, IV prep supplies, paper, etc.) for the satellite or central pharmacy regularly and within established time frames.
  • Note inventory levels each time a drug and/or IV is taken and writes items on want book to prevent outages.
  • Monitor change in usage and communicates to the pharmacy purchasing staff. Provides the pharmaceutical buyer with the necessary information to maintain effective inventories and storage.
  • Accurately and appropriately documents monthly UnitStock checks.
  • Complete assigned floor stock checks to remove outdated drugs from floor stock prior to expiration at least once a month.
  • Controlled Substances: Controlled substances are dispensed, returned and audited according to department policy and applicable State and Federal laws.
  • Fill controlled substance orders with correct drug and number of doses and processes through CII Safe system in narcotic vault, or perpetual inventory for IV room and OP satellite.
  • Process and document controlled substance returns according to department policy.
  • Processe, witness and document controlled substance wastes according to department policy.
  • Dispose of out dated controlled substances in accordance with all State and Federal rules and regulations.
  • Perform daily audits and accurately maintains the controlled substances inventory.
  • Reconcile errors in count or reports irreconcilable errors to pharmacy administration.
  • Distribute and control keys.
  • Maintain a neat and clean work area to promote patient safety and infection control:
  • Keep work area neat and organized, free of extraneous items and waste.
  • Clean spills immediately; cleans counters weekly with approved cleaning agent.
  • Orient new employees to the layout of the hospital, policies and procedures, and acts as the primary resource person for questions, as assigned.
  • Orient and Assist in training of staff and others to the pharmacy systems and procedures.
  • Assist in performing quality assurance functions by collecting data on the use of drugs (including floor stock and emergency supply) and Assist with the development of solutions to alter undesirable conditions.
  • Assist in completion of required audits or studies as assigned.
  • Advise and makes recommendations to the pharmacist supervisor and the Assistant Director, Pharmacy Operations on standardization of procedures, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required:
  • Participate in the educational and research programs at SHMC.
  • Complete data entry accurately and within established time frames.
  • Perform duties within established guidelines and time frames.

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • Washington state Pharmacy Technician certification.
  • Sufficient work experience to enable the employee to work effectively in commonplace work situations and to provide working knowledge of the principles, practices, standards, methods, and techniques of the pharmaceutical field; usually interpreted as one year of applicable experience.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Decentralized hospital pharmacy.
  • Professional affiliation memberships strongly.
  • One (1) year hospital pharmacy experience.
  • Broad hospital work.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Holy Family Hospital is a progressive, full service hospital in Spokane, Washington, offering a full range of medical and surgical services as well as specialty support and outpatient services. The hospital primarily serves north Spokane County-the fastest growing area in our region. We are currently licensed for more than 270 beds. As a not-for-profit Catholic hospital, every dollar we earn goes back to the community we serve. Providence Holy Family Hospital received several Five Star safety and excellence awards last year, including Patient Safety, Pulmonary, Respiratory and Critical Care.

Keywords: Providence Health & Services, Spokane , Pharmacy Technician Specialist - 0.5 FTE, Variable Shift, Other , Spokane, Washington

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