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PHARMACY TECH NB

Company: AHMC Healthcare
Location: Daly City
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
The Pharmacy Tech provides medications, sterile and non-sterile products to inpatients and some outpatients under supervision of pharmacists.

Responsibilities:
Fills new orders (stats and routine) accurately, efficiently and consistently.Fills the 24-hr cassette cart accurately, efficiently and consistently with less than 5 errors on average.Labels floorstock requests, crash carts, kits, etc. accurately, efficiently and consistently, assuring that patient charges are captured appropriately.Assists Pharmacists the processing of all orders, determining the appropriateness of dispensing certain medications or floorstock requests and exercising good judgment in the use of pharmaceutical products, e.g. missing doses, formulary vs. nonformulary, adhering to policies and guidelines, costs considerations, etc. Processes admission, discharge and transfer patient information accurately, efficiently and consistently. Updates patient allergy, height, and weight information accurately, efficiently and consistently.Delivers medications in an efficient and courteous manner, including stats, routines, 24-carts, crash carts, floorstock, etc.Answers telephone calls promptly and courteously and refers to pharmacists. Responds to pharmacy window promptly and courteously to help when the bell rings.Runs, processes and files daily reports accurately, efficiently and consistently, e.g. wastage report, cart fill list, MARs, etc. Inspects areas where medications are kept and ensures proper storage, expiration dates, etc. and maintains records of such inspections. Demonstrates proper aseptic technique and hood cleaning procedures.Prepares IV and TPN products accurately, efficiently and consistently with minimal wastage and appropriate labeling requirements. Makes IV rounds in an effective and efficient manner, uses good judgement in changing or discontinuing IV products and makes appropriate changes to the patient IV profile.Demonstrates proper aseptic technique, hood cleaning procedures, and protective garment use in the handling/preparation of chemotherapy agents.Prepares chemotherapy products accurately, efficiently and consistently with minimal wastage and appropriate labeling requirements. Know the policies and procedures for chemotherapy spill and exposure.Pre-packs and labels items not available in unit dose accurately, efficiently and consistently, in the appropriate amounts before supply runs out.Compounds and labels extemporaneous products using appropriate compounding technique, recipes, supplies, calculations, packaging and labeling requirements, etc.Uses pre-packing and compounding tools and machines appropriately and maintains their cleanliness; always cleans ups after pre-packing or compounding products.Refills, loads and unloads the Pyxis Medstation accurately, efficiently and consistently.Handles narcotic discrepancies accurately, efficiently and consistently. Demonstrates proper knowledge and skills in the operation of Pyxis as it relates to both nursing and pharmacy, e.g. narcotic handling and accountability, removing, returning and wasting medications, discrepancy resolution, refilling, loading/unloading, remote stock, drawer recovery, temporary patients, filing reports, etcDemonstrates proficiency in using the Console to resolve problems, generate various reports, etc.Uses good judgment and tends to emergency needs related to Pyxis, e.g. stock outs, nursing questions/complaints, drawer/machine failures, calling customer service etc. in an appropriate and efficient manner.Maintains an adequate inventory levels and communicates with the buyer on routine and special procurement needs.Ensures that medications are stored properly, rotates stock and checks for expiration dates.Checks in the wholesale order accurately, efficiently and consistently, noting discrepancies and reporting them to the buyer. Stocks up items in all areas (UD, IV, etc.) neatly and completely. Maintains current knowledge of key programs related to quality issues.Participates in and completes departmental quality assurance programs, QA/PI activities, task force, etc. as assigned.Directs workflow and personnel in an effective and professional manner to maintain productivity; assists others when necessary. Trains and supervises the activities of interns, students, volunteers and trainees to assure accurate and proficient completion of assigned tasks in an efficient and professional manner.Communicates areas of concern to the Director of Pharmacy. Discusses and contributes ideas and solutions for problems, issues or other developments pertaining to the operation of the pharmacy. Ensures order and cleanliness in the pharmacy.

Qualifications:
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 2 years hospital pharmacy experience and/or certification of technical schooling or training, California Pharmacy Technician License.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Graduate from a technical schoolOTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Computer SkillsLICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: California Pharmacy Technician License.LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawlThe employee must frequently lift up to 10 pounds and push/pull up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.WORK ENVIRONMENT: The duties of this job include possible exposure to gases and fumes, blood and body fluids, and hazardous chemicals; the employee must understand and demonstrate the ability to take protective actions, following established guidelines. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Hospital Description:
AHMC- Seton Medical Center has a long tradition of providing patient-centered, quality care and a commitment to clinical excellence and our community. Founded in 1893, the 357-bed medical center now serves 1.5 million residents of San Francisco and northern San Mateo County with comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical specialties, as well as emergency and urgent care services. Its sister facility, Seton Coastside, is a 116-bed skilled nursing complex offering inpatient care and the only 24-hour standby Emergency Department on the Pacific Coast between Daly City and Santa Cruz. We pride ourselves on improving the health and well-being of our patients, community, and populations, we serve with high quality community partnerships, and continuous innovation to our health care delivery system and this is why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to deliver the safest and highest quality patient-centered care

Keywords: AHMC Healthcare, Daly City , PHARMACY TECH NB, Healthcare , Daly City, California

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