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Pharmacy Technician - Outpatient, Part Time, 9:00AM - 5:30PM - St. Clare

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   8/2/2017
Job Title: 
Pharmacy Technician - Outpatient, Part Time, 9:00AM - 5:30PM - St. Clare
Job Category:   Clinical:Pharmacy Tech/Assistant
Location:   Lakewood
Washington
 
Job Description:   **Pharmacy Technician - Outpatient, Part Time, 9:00AM - 5:30PM - St. Clare** **Description** **JOB SUMMARY:** Performs a variety of tasks in support of the daily workflow of the ambulatory pharmacy department to include the appropriate distribution of drug therapy under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist and in compliance with State and Federal Laws and in accordance with FHS policies and procedures. Incumbents are accountable for 1) order entry, 2) preparation and dispersion of prescribed medications, 3) insurance billing 4) cashiering/customer service, 5) taking inventory/stocking and tracking medication and supply orders, and 5) performing routine clerical/administrative tasks. Incumbents may oversee the operational dispensary. Incumbents are also accountable for: maintaining a clean and safe environment; using appropriate aseptic technique; handling controlled substances appropriately; completing all educational modules; attending regular staff meetings; keeping abreast of departmental changes/current FHS policy and procedures and The Joint Commission requirements. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Receives and enters pharmaceutical orders in systems. + Prioritizes and organizes daily work for optimal operations of pharmacy. + Provides first line screening for medication order errors, drug or allergy contraindications, and processing non-formulary drug requests. + Verifies information on prescriptions for accuracy; alerts the pharmacist to patient-specific data indicating potential medication misadventure. + Enters required data into systems. Prepares and distributes medications in accordance with American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) guidelines. + Conducts medication order processing to include packaging, reconstituting, compounding, and flavoring. + Distributes medication to the patient/customer and collects payment; performs cashiering duties. + Provides customers assistance and advise on non-prescription medications. Maintains proper stock levels in assigned pharmacy locations. + Tracks medication and supply orders and stocks. + Assists in keeping inventory at acceptable levels. Performs insurance billing and administrative support functions. + Captures charges for purposes of billing third party payers; reconciles billing and administration records. + Enters information into a computer system. + Keeps records in accordance with department policies and procedures. + Reviews and files all required reports. + Answers telephones, screens phone calls/orders. Contributes to the department’s safe and accurate operations. + Documents quality assurance data. + Participates in the on-boarding of new Technicians. + Operates and maintains automated dispensing devices. + May problem solve for operation and maintenance of all automated systems in the Pharmacy. Performs related duties as required. **Qualifications** MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: **Education/Work Experience Requirements** Graduation from an accredited Pharmacy Technician training program, and one year of hospital work experience or hospital rotation within an accredited training program that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities preferred. **Job Knowledge/Abilities:** + Knowledge of the standards, techniques and tools relating to pharmaceutical patient care. + Knowledge of the regulatory requirements applicable to pharmaceutical patient care. + Knowledge of mathematical functions, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, basic algebra and calculations. + Ability to mix oral powders and compounded drugs and to prepare intravenous admixture and other parental drugs. + Ability to understand and use/apply I.V. admixture, automated distribution systems, outpatient services and decentralized pharmacy services. + Ability to read, understand and communicate in English sufficient to perform the duties of the position. + Ability to use office equipment and automated systems/applications/software at an acceptable level. + Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as required by the duties of the position. **Licensure/Certification** + Current License as a Pharmacy Technician by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy. + Current healthcare provider BLS Certification. **Job** Pharmacy **Primary Location** WASHINGTON-LAKEWOOD-ST CLARE HOSPITAL **Daily Schedule** 9:00AM - 5:30PM **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 48 **Weekends Required** None **Req ID:** 2017-R0121394
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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