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Pharmacy Technician: HHS (Full Time)


Company

Horizon Healthcare

Cost Center

3310 Horizon Health Services Operations

Supervisory Organization

Horizon Healthcare Services- Pharmacy Services

Grade

G08

Summary

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction and supervision of a registered pharmacist, efficiently and effectively performs functions associated with the procuring, compounding and storage of medications in compliance with department policies and procedures that provide optimal pharmaceutical care.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

LOCATION: Horizon Healthcare

HOURS: Full Time 40 hours/week Monday-Friday rotating shifts between 6:00am-2:30pm, 8:30am-5:00pm and 12:00pm-10:30pm) On Call evenings Monday-Thursday 4 evenings in an 8 week cycle - on call hours until 11:00pm)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties: 

  • Prepares medications for dispensing under the supervision of the pharmacist, demonstrating accuracy, precision, and consistency relating to selection, documenting, and labeling functions.
  • Prepares enhanced sterile product medications and performs needed calculations for preparing final product – consistently meets timelines of preparation within established schedules, policies, and guidelines.
  • Assists in the creation, handling, and maintenance of a variety of pharmacy records, to promote efficient operation of the pharmacy and regulatory compliance.
  • Consistently displays teamwork by actively supporting department changes and willingly and proactively assists co-workers.  Assures work for each shift is completed prior to departure.
  • Maintains dispensing area, IV admixture compounding area and medication storeroom in a neat, orderly and clean condition as observed by the pharmacist.  Properly cleans and disinfects laminar flow cabinets, counter-tops, and equipment as required.
  • Identifies inventory needs and accurately prepares and submits purchase orders.  Accurately receives product into inventory as it arrives.
  • Maintains certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Serve as a primary training resource for new technicians and assist in evaluating their progress as directed; may assist in preparing work schedules (rotating shifts/On Call), setting work priorities and making work assignments as directed.

  • Reviews and transmits wholesaler orders as required.  Anticipates requirements, orders appropriate quantities and communicates problems.
  • Assists with the preventive maintenance of all equipment in assigned area.
  • Other duties as assigned.


JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or successful completion of general educational development (GED) exam required.
  • National pharmacy technician certification (CPhT) required within nine (9) months of hire.
  • A health care provider in good standing with Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal and state health insurance programs, i.e. not excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal or state health insurance program.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous sterile admixture pharmacy practice experience.
  • Completion of ASHP accredited (or comparable) pharmacy technician training program preferred.

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

Attention/Concentration: The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to focus on certain aspects of current experience and reject others.

The position requires the ability to attend to a specific stimulus without being distracted by extraneous environmental stimuli.  The individual must be able to attend to environmental detail with the ability to separate essential from non-essential or irrelevant stimuli.  The attention skills required are generally considered to be automatic - - passive, but focused with an intact capacity for select perception.

New Learning and Memory: The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to learn and retain material.

The position requires that an individual be able to learn new tasks quickly and effectively.  Job requirements change frequently.  The ability to understand and carry out detailed, involved instructions is mandatory.

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Creative Thinking: The following level of ability that is essential for the jobholder to think (in order to solve a problem) by combining two or more elements from past experience or imaginative thought.

The requirement for autonomous problem solving or creativity of thought in the position is minimal.  Problems encountered tend to involve a few concrete variables in or from standardized situations.  Typically involves adhering to a chart or set procedure.

APTITUDES:  The following are essential requirements of the position in relation to job-worker situations.  These items describe how a worker must adapt, adjust, conform or act.

Performing under stressful conditions: Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or in situations in which working speed and sustained attention are critical aspects of the job. Is subject to danger or risk, or to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.

Variety and change: Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure involving significant differences in technologies, techniques, procedures, environmental factors, physical demands, or work situations.

EQUIPMENT USAGE REQUIREMENTS

Equipment/Tools: Computer, Phone, Copier, Printer, Fax, Office Supplies, miscellaneous pharmacy equipment.

Software: Microsoft Office Products, Pharmacy Order System.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Rarely 0-10%; Occasionally 11-35%; Frequently 36-70%; Continuously 71-100%

Body Position/Movement:

  • Sit: Occasionally
  • Stand:  Continuously
  • Walk:  Frequently
  • Bend:  Occasionally
  • Push: Frequently
  • Pull: Frequently 
  • Kneel/Squat:  Occasionally
  • Reach:  Frequently
  • Twist:  Occasionally
  • Balance:  Rarely
  • Climb:  Rarely

Lifting: Degree of physical exertion is: Heavy, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Sensory Abilities specifically required:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Touch/Feeling

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Position involves exposure to the following harmful elements:

  • Bio hazardous Waste
  • Chemicals

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

 

Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

BURLE Full Time Posted on 08/31/2022