Penn Highlands Brookville

  • PHB PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

    Job Location US-PA-Brookville
    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/29/2018 9:10 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-12047
    # Positions
    1
    Hours/Pay
    37.5
    Department
    Pharmacy
    Shift
    1st Shift/Variable Hours
    Type
    Part Time
  • Overview

    We at Penn Highlands Brookville (PHB), in affiliation with Penn Highlands Healthcare, are very proud of our record in both cost effectiveness and innovation. As our 34 plus bed hospital evolves to meet today's ever- changing health care needs, the main focus remains on the patient and PHB's role in the community. The hospital has experienced enormous changes since its founding in 1919. Today, technological changes in health care are occurring at an even faster rate. While the hospital has kept pace with these rapid changes, its strength lies in the personalized healthcare given by the PHB family, which includes the physicians, employees, and board of directors.

     

    To fulfill this mission and vision, we focus on bringing together talented healthcare professionals who believe that the best way to treat patients is to offer individualized medical care in an environment that is friendly, personalized, and close to home. In order to serve our patients in this manner, we are actively recruiting individuals who want to work in this type of environment. 


     

    The pharmacy technician is responsible to the department manager, pharmacy supervisor, and pharmacist. Under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, the pharmacy technician performs IV Admixture preparation, fills medication orders, and maintains drug inventory and records. The pharmacy technician is competent in all billing and crediting processes within the pharmacy department.

    Responsibilities

    *Complies with PENN HIGHLANDS BROOKVILLE policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations

    Prepares IV admixture and hyperal using proper technique accurately.

    • Understands and works within USP 797 guidelines
    • Performs cleaning procedures for laminar flow hood.
    • Changes filters /tubing

    Enters patient orders, reorders, patient information (allergies, etc) into the computer accurately

    Charges and credits patients accurately in the computer

     

    Fills all drug orders and floor stock orders correctly

    • Appropriately labels all “high risk” medications
    • Applies ancillary labels to “look alike sound alike” drugs
    • Highlights and applies labels to all “note dosage strength” bags

    Check code carts daily for lock integrity & monthly to document lock numbers

     

    Replace and restock clinic boxes

     

     

    Make labels for bulk medications and prescriptions

     

     

    Picks medications accurately into profiles

     

     

    Checks code carts and restock when necessary

    • Restocks code carts trays correctly and accurately
    • Dates the outside of the tray with the appropriate  expiration date
    • Initials the sealed bag on the tray after restocking
    • Completes the documentation on the blue code cart form

    Picks up and delivers medications and carts according to set schedule

     

     

    Checks drug storage in nursing units and in the pharmacy under the direct supervision of a pharmacist

     

    Packages bulk medication in to unit dose according to the pharmacy.

     

     

    Completes narcotic sheets and delivers narcotic stock in a timely manner

    • Accurately completes narcotic sheet for pharmacist to check
    • Checks narcotic count in cupboard
    • Accurately/reconciles files narcotic sheets
    • Checks nursing units for narcotic count sheets a
    • Restocks and logs anesthesia boxes accurately

    Initiates and participates in PI projects

    • Serves on committees with FMEA projects
    • Completes flow charts for completed projects
    • Actively participates in education and initiation of new processes resulting from PI projects

    Accurately manages purchases and inventory for DSH pricing

    • Reviews usage reports, reconciles usage
    • Purchases appropriate quantity based on inventory stock
    • Reconciles inventory, usage reports
    • Creates comparison cost reports as requested 340B

    Maintains narcotics system per DEA and state regulations

    • Reviews CII prescriptions monthly
    • Completes and transmits monthly DEA reports
    • Distributes multi copy DEA blanks as required by law
    • Completes narcotic inventory to maintain accurate counts
    • Monitor all narcotic sheets for accuracy/ inaccuracies
    • Completes biannual narcotic inventory

    Maintains accudose equipment

    • Adds, deletes, modifies users/stock as required
    • Schedules updates to system to coordinate with nursing units
    • Maintains formulary within the accudose system
    • Creates reports on usage as required
    • Maintains return bin in system

    Assists with DRMC clinic set up and maintenance

     

     

    Reviews patient charts for accuracy of medication documentation to assure proper reimbursement       

    Participates in the orientation and preceptorship of new staff members/students in clinical and dispensing areas of the department.

    Assumes responsibility as a professional as evidenced by:

    • Complies w/departmental polices regarding attendance/schedule
    • Attends  programs on new products/equipment and procedures
    • Presents information obtained at education conferences to staff
    • Participates in unit staff meetings and in the improvement of department through individual or work team contributions
    • Provides feedback to enhance coworker performance

    Utilizes effective interpersonal skills relating to the patient, family, and members of the health care team.

     

    General duties as directed.

     

     

     

    Qualifications

    • Current Pharmacy Technician certification or must be obtained within one year of hire required
    • Prior pharmacy work experience preferred
    • Customer service attitude
    • Familiar with medical terminology preferred

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