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Non-Certified Pharmacy Technician

Beacon Health System
South Bend, IN 46601
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  • Reports to the Pharmacy Technician Supervisor. Under the clinical supervision of a licensed pharmacist and in accordance with departmental policies, procedures and legal and regulatory requirements, compounds sterile products and prepares unit-of-use pharmaceuticals for dispensing and ensures delivery of products and pharmaceutical supplies to patient care areas. Maintains pharmacy working inventory.
  • Mission: To enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the communities we serve as the community's provider of outstanding quality, superior value and comprehensive health care services.

    Vision: Our vision is to achieve:

    • Innovative health care and well-being services of the highest quality at the greatest value
    • Easy access and convenience
    • Outstanding patient experiences
    • Ongoing education involving physicians, patients and the community
Prepares intravenous admixtures and other sterile preparations (including chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition) safely and accurately by:
    • Calculating necessary quantities of each component.
    • Selecting correct components from stock shelves.
    • Following policies and procedures regarding pharmaceutical compounding of sterile preparations, including using appropriate aseptic technique.

  • Prepares pharmaceuticals for dispensing to patients by:
    • Packaging bulk products into unit-of-use packaging.
    • Compounding products by combining several ingredients after review of calculations and measures by a licensed pharmacist.
    • Selecting from stock areas, medications for individual patients based on computer-generated information.
    • Selecting from stock areas, medications for newly received patient and refill prescriptions based on computer-generated labels and/or reports and verbal and written instructions.
    • Selecting and verifying accuracy of medications to be replaced in unit-based automated dispensing cabinets.
    • Generating reports, pick lists and labels as required.

  • Maintains working inventory within established department guidelines by:
    • Reviewing stock levels and recording for order.
    • Removing stock from storage areas and replenishing active use areas.
    • Replenishing contents of various kits, trays, carts, etc., maintained for specialty areas.
    • Routinely checking storage areas for outdated product, removing from stock and placing in designated areas according to departmental policies.

  • Processes patient charges and credits by:
    • Validating and charging Fill and Update Lists using the department computer.
    • Entering charges and credits into the department computer from various sources such as documents, discontinued medications and/or medications collected following patient discharge.

  • Assures delivery of pharmaceuticals to patient care areas by:
    • Carrying prepared pharmaceuticals to all patient care areas and placing them in prescribed locations, including replenishing unit-based automated dispensing cabinets. This may include delivering medication carts to patient care areas and exchanging drawers or other containers on a daily basis.

  • Assists pharmacist in provision of pharmaceutical care by:
    • Reviewing and collecting data used by pharmacists in pharmaceutical care.
    • Collecting and entering data into the pharmacy information system as directed.
    • Answering telephone calls and greeting staff and responding appropriately if qualified or authorized to do so.

  • Performs other functions to maintain personal competence and contribute to the overall effectiveness of the department by:
      • Performing other job related duties and projects as assigned.
      • Performing inspections of assigned patient care areas using printed guidelines.
      • Collecting data, conducting quality monitors and completing documentation as assigned.
      • Maintaining logs, records and other required documentation accurately, filing documents in appropriate locations.
    • Associate complies with the following organizational requirements:
      • Attends and participates in department meetings and is accountable for all information shared.
      • Completes mandatory education, annual competencies and department specific education within established timeframes.
      • Completes annual employee health requirements within established timeframes.
      • Maintains license/certification, registration in good standing throughout fiscal year.
      • Direct patient care providers are required to maintain current BCLS (CPR) and other certifications as required by position/department.
      • Consistently utilizes appropriate universal precautions, protective equipment, and ergonomic techniques to protect patient and self.
      • Adheres to regulatory agency requirements, survey process and compliance.
      • Complies with established organization and department policies.
      • Available to work overtime in addition to working additional or other shifts and schedules when required.
    • Commitment to Beacon's six-point Operating System, referred to as The Beacon Way:
      • Leverage innovation everywhere.
      • Cultivate human talent.
      • Embrace performance improvement.
      • Build greatness through accountability.
      • Use information to improve and advance.
      • Communicate clearly and continuously.
    Education and Experience
    • The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of a high school diploma or equivalent and successful completion/enrollment in a pharmacy technician training program approved by the Indiana Board of Pharmacy. Current licensure through the State of Indiana as a pharmacy technician or pharmacy technician in training is required. Active licensure through the State of Indiana must be maintained throughout employment. Recognition as a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT or ExCPT) must be acquired within one year of employment. Once National certification is obtained, associate is eligible for transfer to position code 10256 Certified Pharmacy Technician.
    Knowledge & Skills
    • Demonstrates effective communication skills necessary to follow verbal and written instructions, including the ability to understand technical and pharmaceutical terminology.
    • Demonstrates mathematical skills necessary to accurately compute fractions, ratios, percentages and totals.
    • Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills necessary to consistently interact with patients, families, visitors and staff in a courteous manner; and to maintain positive working relationships.
    • Requires knowledge of and skill in aseptic technique and physical dexterity to manipulate vials, ampules, needles, syringes, and other intravenous products.
    Working Conditions
    • Occasional exposure to potentially hazardous substances.
    Physical Demands
    • Requires physical ability and stamina (to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and to remain standing or walking for prolonged periods of time) to perform the essential functions of the position.

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    Posted: 2023-01-10 Expires: 2023-02-08
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