$21.20/hr - $31.81/hr, based on education & experience
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As the Pharmacy Technician in Loveland, CO, you will have the opportunity work in both pharmaceutical and supply procurement for the inpatient pharmacy at McKee Medical Center.
This is a full time, day shift opportunity working 8AM to 4:30PM. No weekend or holidays required in this role - subject to occasional adjustment as needed.
McKee Medical Center is a 132-bed, acute-care hospital in Loveland, Colo., a vibrant arts community located 40 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park. Our hospital offers an array of inpatient and outpatient services including medical, obstetrical, pediatric, orthopedic, surgical, heart, cancer, and critical care. The McKee Cancer Center and McKee Breast Center are among Northern Colorado's leading cancer diagnosis and treatment facilities. McKee is also a Level III trauma center. We are the only hospital in the Rocky Mountain region to be designated an Epicenter for robotic-assisted gynecological surgery by Intuitive Surgical, the manufacturer of the daVinci surgical robot. Our physicians, nurses and other health care professionals can train on state-of-the-art computerized patient simulation mannequins in our simulation center. McKee is accredited by The Joint Commission.
POSITION SUMMARY This position functions in a support capacity for a variety of higher-level pharmacy technician duties that may, at other facilities, require multiple pharmacy technicians in specialty or Senior Acute Pharmacy Technician roles. Duties will include (where applicable) the maintenance of automated technology systems, 340b compliance, controlled substance monitoring, medication history retrieval, medication distribution and record keeping, ordering and procurement of medications, and charging/auditing medications, in addition to all other Acute Pharmacy Technician duties as required. Serves as a representative of the pharmacy department, interfacing with all other members of the healthcare team. Interacts and trains pharmacy staff, physicians, and nursing staff when necessary.
CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Provides support in the implementation, installation, maintenance and updating of technology systems related to pharmacy monitoring, compounding, repackaging, and distribution. Serves as a resource in interpreting reports, actively managing inventory, training staff, and ensuring appropriate use of technology related to medication compounding, repackaging, and distribution.
2. Performs, summarizes, and reports controlled substance and 340b compliance audits (where applicable). Notifies the Pharmacist in Charge or designee of concerns regarding compliance and diversion in a timely manner. Completes audits before deadlines.
3. Coordinates with the pharmacist or designee, completes patient medication histories and records them in the electronic health record in accordance with policy.
4. Selects and/or prepares medications, under direct supervision, as indicated on patient medication orders. Places medications in patient boxes or in designated area for pharmacist to check, sends/delivers medications to nursing units as required. May investigate missing medication requests. Charges/credits patients for medications and intravenous solutions as appropriate. Restocks unused and credited returned medications. May also prepare the daily bank deposit and financial reports, maintain databases and troubleshoot automated technology malfunctions.
5. Under the supervision of a pharmacist, compounds and prepares doses of non-sterile and sterile medications in accordance with policy and best practices.
6. Communicates appropriately and effectively with internal and external customers. Answers phones and fields questions from facility staff. Triages and prioritizes questions to the pharmacist appropriately.
High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge. Completion of a Pharmacy Technician Certification Program.
Requires Pharmacy Technician licensure and active Pharmacy Technician certification OR Pharmacy Intern licensure in the state of practice. PTCB Medication History certification required.
Minimum of four years pharmacy technician experience. Must have the knowledge of brand/generic names of drugs, including OTC's and their strengths/uses, as well as knowledge of herbal/dietary supplements and their strengths/uses. Ability to complete moderate to difficult mathematical calculations using a hand-held calculator is required. Strong customer service focus, exceptional communication skills, strong attention to detail, prioritization capabilities, superior problem-solving skills, and ability to multi-task. Must have knowledge of computer software, particularly medication management information system software, Microsoft applications and Automated dispensing systems. Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, and other contacts.
Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. Employees working at Banner MD Anderson or BUMC-P Whole Health Counseling must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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