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Certified Pharmacy Technician Mercy Health St Vincent - Full Time

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Toledo
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthPharmacy Certified TechnicianSummary of Primary Function/General Purpose of PositionUnder general supervision, assist the pharmacist in processing of medication orders by selecting, assembling, and preparing medications to be dispensed for inpatient (acute care; hospital) and/or outpatient (ambulatory; retail; home infusion) services. The Certified Pharmacy Technician will have a variety of job responsibilities within the pharmacy that may encompass various activities.Essential Job FunctionsAssisting the pharmacist in preparation of medications for patients within an inpatient (acute care; hospital) and/or outpatient (ambulatory; retail; home infusion) service area. Functions include, accepting new written, faxed or electronic prescription orders from a prescriber or a prescriber's agent; accepting new verbal prescription orders for non-controlled drugs from a prescriber or a prescriber's agent as authorized by state law and responsible pharmacist authorization.Entering information into and retrieving information from an electronic health record or prescription processing computer system. Ensuring the accurate charge and credit functions related to medication orders are processed for patient billing.Preparing and affixing labels; stocking prescription drugs and retrieving those drugs from inventory locations; counting and pouring drugs into containers prior to dispensing by a pharmacist; performing non-sterile drug compounding as defined under guidelines published by United States PharmacopeiaStocking automated drug dispensing cabinets, floor stock, and crash carts; Transport of medications by vehicle to off-site locations. Operating technology used for drug dispensing (robotics)As permitted by state law/regulations: Accepting verbal refill authorizations for dangerous drugs that are not controlled substances from a prescriber or the prescriber's agent, so long as there is no change from the original prescription and clarifying prescriptions when no professional judgment is needed; Sending or receiving copies of non-controlled prescriptions (ie. Prescription transfers). Technician checking of associate technician work prior to dispensing.Assisting in the education and precepting of new pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students and participation in performance improvement activities.Outpatient: Packaging and selling a prescription drug to a patient or patient representative and assisting with insurance claim processing. Performing diagnostic laboratory testing as defined in state laws/guidelines.Inpatient/Home infusion: Performing sterile drug compounding as defined under guidelines published by United States Pharmacopeia and infection-control proceduresAssist in maintaining a clean and safe work environment. Other functions as outlined, and in accordance with, respective State Board of Pharmacy rules and regulations.This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. Pharmacy Technicians may practice at the top of their respective State Licensing Board Regulations.Patient PopulationDemonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.Neonates (0-4 weeks)Adolescents (13-17 years)Infant (1-12 months)Adults (18-64 years).Pediatrics (1-12 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)Employment QualificationsRequired Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GEDor foreign school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diplomaPreferred Education: Completion of ASHP/ACPE tech training program - or - pharmacy technician training via Armed Forces/Veterans Affairs - or respective state department approved career tech high school programLicensing/ CertificationLicensure/Certification Required: ExCPT Certification provided by the National Health Career Association or Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification and registration with State Board of PharmacyMinimum QualificationsMinimum Years and Type of Experience: Preferred Retail, Ambulatory, Outpatient, Hospital, Acute Care, or Home Infusion pharmacy experience, but not requiredOther Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Mathematics skills appropriate to complete common pharmacy calculations. Exhibit proficient use of common computer hardware and software applications.Working ConditionsPeriods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.*May have periods of constant interruptions.* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.Physical RequirementsPhysical Demands:Frequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 1-33%Push/ Pull (0-50 lbs.) 1-33%Stoop, Kneel 1-33%Bending 1-33%Work PositionSitting 1-33%Walking 34-66%Standing 67-100%Additional Physical Requirements/ HazardsManual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)Perform shift workUse of Latex GlovesExposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergentsHear alarms/telephone/tape recorder ?Exposure to moving mechanical partsReach above shoulder ?Exposure to dust/fumesRepetitive arm/hand movementsFinger DexterityColor VisionAcuity - near*Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.We'll also reward your hard work with:* Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans* Prescription drug coverage* Flexible spending accounts* Life insurance w/AD&D* An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.* Paid time off* Educational Assistance* And much moreScheduled Weekly Hours:36Work Shift:All (United States of America)Department:Pharmacy - St. VincentAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Ashland, Kentucky; Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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