- High School Diploma or GED
- Communication Skills
- Clinical Pharmacy Experience
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
The Pharmacy Technician under the direction of a pharmacist, delivers medications, performs unit dose activities, including filling patient medication orders and cassettes, ADT updates, floor stock orders, outpatient prescriptions, performs routine medication area inspections, maintains records for controlled substances, and utilizes the pharmacy computer system. Assumes IV/Admixture responsibilities including labeling pre-mixed solutions, restocking and ordering solutions and supplies, preparing large and small volume parenterals, parenteral nutrition solutions, irrigations, anti-neoplastic solutions and extemporaneous compounds. Performs administratively assigned duties.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Fills medications and IV orders from computer generated labels, fills and updates patient cassette drawers, exchanges cassette drawers. Delivers medications to and picks up medications from patient care areas or uses the pneumatic tube to deliver medications when appropriate. Credits returned patient medications.
Demonstrates ability to answer telephone/window and deal with visitors to pharmacy appropriately. Demonstrates ability to involve other pharmacy staff when appropriate. Directs all drug information questions to a pharmacist, communicates in a courteous and professional manner utilizing proper etiquette, and communicates all pertinent information to the technician on the next shift.
Prepares prepackaged medications under pharmacist supervision using proper technique, maintains appropriate log books and completes work within shift.
Prepares parenteral, admixture, anti-neoplastic and Home IV Therapy orders, extemporaneously compounds under pharmacist supervision using proper aseptic technique, maintains appropriate log books and completes work within shift.
Keeps work area clean and neat and free of excess items, maintains adequate par levels
Reviews, fills, delivers nursing floor stock and controlled substances; performs medication area inspections for all areas with medications; prepares outpatient prescriptions in accordance with federal and state pharmacy laws; maintains CD Module narcotic inventory, re-stocks CD Module and processes CD Module returns.
Delivers or retrieves medications when the supervising pharmacist views the situation as necessary.
Performs Transitional Care Unit (TCU) activities including filling new medication orders, medication cassettes and crediting medications.
Completes and maintains IV/Admixtures lab and departmental competencies.
Utilizes effective interpersonal communication skills while maintaining confidentiality of hospital information and addressing co-workers, nurses and others in a pleasant and cooperative manner.
Performs routine activities with minimal supervision, offering to provide additional help when needed, participates in training of new employees.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Walking and standing for up to eight hours per day and up to three consecutive hours. Continuously fingering. Frequent handling. Grasping and twisting. Frequently lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds. Frequent, continuous stair climbing and decent while carrying up to 35 pounds. Periodically, extended walking. Occasionally pushing and pulling up to 200 pounds. Frequently stooping and bending. Repetitively looking up. Occasionally crouching. Continuously reaching above shoulder level. Frequent neck bending. Hearing as it relates to normal conversation, high and low frequency. Seeing as it relates to general vision, near vision, far vision, color vision and peripheral vision.
High school graduate, with courses in math and science.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of six months previous hospital pharmacy experience preferred.
Requires successful completion of on-the-job training in each area of the department within the first six months of employment.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.