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Acute Pharmacy Technician

Company: Banner Health
Location: Sun City
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Mesa, ArizonaDepartment Name: Work Shift: 8 hoursJob Category:Pharmacy$1000 SIGN ON BONUSPharmacy careers are better at Banner Health. We are committed to developing the careers of our team members. We care about you, your career today and your future. If you're looking to leverage your abilitiesWhat We Offer:Excellent Compensation & Benefits -Generous Vacation TimeFlexible Scheduling within BSSNight and Weekend Shift DifferentialsFull-time, & Registry OptionsTuition Assistance -Employee Wellness Program/Discount ProgramTraining & Development Opportunities -Career Ladder for Growth OpportunitiesWith our fast growing campus our Pharmacy department has added over 13 new tech functions across all shifts in the past two years. We have over 16 technician functions throughout Banner. We offer you cross training in functions like: NICU, OR, MED-History, Buyer, IV Compounding, Chemotherapy, 340B tech, billing and Pharmacy IT. - In addition we offer many programs like tuition reimbursement, grants and scholarships. -You can work your Days or Evening shifts and still have the work balance life. - -Weekend rotations are required in this role. Enjoy a flat rate $1/hour weekend shift differential and an 18%-night shift differential when applicable.Our robust operations and technologies - include automated dispensing cabinets, automated carousel, and new sterile and non-sterile compounding rooms. - - If this is your passion, come join our great team. - We currently have positions throughout the valley! Come join our amazing team!*EXCLUDES INTERNALSPOSITION SUMMARYThis position will work under the supervision of the pharmacist performing routine duties in packaging, distribution, non-sterile compounding, and record-keeping of pharmaceutical supplies. Serves as a liaison between the customer and the pharmacist. Becomes proficient in preparing compounded intravenous medications, total parenteral nutrition products, and chemotherapeutic agents within compliance with USP regulations. Effectively uses pharmacy computer systems to investigate and respond to missing medication requests. Consistently demonstrates an ability to assess a situation, consider alternatives, and choose the appropriate course of action. May educate and train peer Pharmacy Technicians, Technician Externs, Technician Trainees, and volunteers. - Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients.CORE FUNCTIONS1. -Identifies medications and other items for reorder as necessary to maintain a continuous inventory of medications and supplies. Receives, checks-in, and restocks medications ordered through the wholesaler and other vendors verifying all quantities against invoices. Assesses practical ways to deal with shorted items and short-dated or unusable items. -2. -Manages users within the automated dispensing technology database as per policy. Investigates discrepancies and troubleshoots malfunctions in automated dispensing technology. -3. -Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills and is customer service oriented in all contacts with patients, visitors and staff. Responds to standard requests from internal customers. Interacts primarily with department personnel, cross-department personnel, internal customers, patients and physicians. -4. May use automated dispensing technology or requisition to restock medications to nursing and ancillary areas after checking by a pharmacist. When allowed by law and policy, and upon completion of proper training/competency assessment, may restock automated dispensing technology using barcode scanning verification devices. Restocks medications to all areas outside automated dispensing technology which may include but not limited to trays, code carts and emergency boxes. -5. Compounds non-sterile medication products. Understands and appropriately follows all product worksheets/recipes for documentation and check processes. Understands and adheres to all applicable USP compounding guidelines. Demonstrates knowledge of and consistently performs calibrations of equipment and accurately measures components for compounding. Repackages bulk medications into unit of use packaging. Completes accurate documentation of medications compounded and repackaged per policy. -6. Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with all policies, laws, and regulations. Performs quality control activities such as monthly nursing unit inspections and pharmacy section checks in a timely manner. Completes documentation of refrigerator temperatures, and equipment maintenance activities as required. -7. Handles narcotic medications following all federal and legal requirements as set through policy and procedure. Understands all regulatory requirements for receiving, compounding, repackaging, and distribution for controlled substances. Consistently adheres to all storage and inventory movement documentation requirements for controlled substances.8. Becomes proficient in performing compounding and labeling of intravenous non-hazardous compounds using proper sterile and aseptic technique as appropriate to the site of care. Understands the different product lines in sterile populations (adult, pediatric, and neonate). Completes all required environmental cleaning procedures. Documents all required tasks and other information per policy. -Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Banner Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day. -MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS -High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge. Completion of a Pharmacy Technician Certification Program. -Requires Pharmacy Technician licensure and active Pharmacy Technician certification (exception for Nevada) OR Pharmacy Intern licensure in the state of practice. -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.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSAdditional related education and/or experience preferred.

Keywords: Banner Health, Sun City , Acute Pharmacy Technician, Professions , Sun City, Arizona

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