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Pharmacy Technician

Company: Adventist Health System
Location: Killeen
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDescriptionPharmacy Technician PRN - AdventHealth Central TexasLocation Address: 2201 S Clear Creek Rd., Killeen, TX 76549Top Reasons to Work At AdventHealth Central Texas, Killeen, TX* Our care for patients extend to the spiritual level by praying with patients and families and providing on call, 24 hours, 7 days a week Chaplains for spiritual support.* Award winning facility with opportunities to grow both professionally and personally working with great individuals, part of a bigger team that continues to build a world-class culture where you become family.* Extraordinary benefits to include tuition reimbursement and on-campus classes.* Cost of living is 20 percent lower than the national average* Largest school district in the area, with more than 50 elementary, middle, high school, and specialized campuses to choose from* Surrounded close to Ft. Hood, Copperas Cove, to Belton and Lampasas with plenty of restaurants, shopping and other family fun events.* Miles of scenic trails and parks available for recreational activityWork Hours/Shift:PRN1-3 shifts/weekMust be able to cover Days or EveningsYou Will Be Responsible For:Pharmacy OperationsActively performs all pharmacy technician functions and maintains active proficiency in:* Standard work parameters* Operational programs* Delivery and compounding systems* Hospital computer systems* Medication ordering systemsMaintains operational expertise in and actively provides coverage of the technician services provided by* Central PharmacyOversees appropriate utilization of medication automation, technology, and computer systems* Accurately interprets electronic records* Maintains expertise in Cerner processesAccurately oversees the management of medication inventories and the preparation and delivery of patient-specific medication doses* Manages medication delivering activities* Prepares accurate medication products for delivery* Prevents improper drug, dose, dosage form selection, expiration dating, and barcode scanning issues when checking productsPharmacy PracticeFacilitates medication safety practices* Identifies, mitigates, and reports potential medication errors such as look-alike sound-alike medicationsMaintains continuous learning and pharmacy practice development* Maintains personal continuing education plan including documentation of an annual self-evaluation and plan for self-development* Completes CE modules as part of Pharmacy Technician licensure renewalProvides patient-centered care services* Provides accurate, safe and timely medication therapyClinical Pharmacy ServicesSupports practice in decentralized areas* Collaborates with other pharmacy staffTeamwork and Inter-Professional CollaborationPresents to assigned areas on time, ready to work and does not exhibit unscheduled absenteeism* Adheres to lunch and break scheduleAssures continuity of care between shifts, among pharmacy staff assignments, and across pharmacy practice areas* Assures appropriate handoff between shifts and participates in Energizers/Meetings* Accepts any necessary work from preceding and does not leave excessive work for following shiftWorks effectively with all members of the healthcare team to ensure the best outcome for the patient* Demonstrates sensitivity to the perspective of the patient, caregiver, or health care colleague in all communications* Actively supports teammates (pharmacists, technicians, managers)* Uses effective negotiation skills to resolve conflictsTeaching, Training, Precepting, and MentorshipMentors new staff and assists with trainingSupports experiential training of pharmacy trainees in areas of expertise* Actively engages in pharmacy technician student learning experiencesQuality Improvement, Regulatory Compliance, and AccreditationSupports and participates in medication-use process improvements led by colleagues and peersSupports regulatory compliance initiatives and supports institutional accreditation processesProfessional Activities and Practice AdvancementsMaintains a commitment to pharmacy practice via participation in pharmacy technician professional activities and practice advancement accomplishments. Supports improvements in and contributions to pharmacy practiceLeadership and Organizational InvolvementParticipates in departmental meetings (75% attendance as scheduled)Participates in departmental educational activities (100% completion)Supports practice advancement initiatives, clinical research projects, and stewardship initiatives led by colleagues and peersMaintains professional image* Actively participates in a Departmental Practice Council(s) as requestedSchedule and Human Resources ManagementMust meet work performance standards* Failure to meet performance standards may prevent tier advancement and can lead to positive discipline and a demotionQualificationsWhat You Will Need:* Strong verbal and written communication, organizational, problem-solving, and customer service skills* Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changes as necessary* Ability to interact constructively with supervisors, peers, and external customers* Ability to follow direction from formal management personnel and informal supervisors (pharmacists) and at times, to work well without direct supervision* Ability to identify, follow up, and resolve discrepancies* Ability to identify, resolve, and mitigate pharmacy operational or program issues* Ability to keep accurate and complete records* Knowledge of medical terminology* Ability to teach pharmacy technician students* Proficiency in hospital computer system technology and automation* Must be able to read, write and speak conversational English* Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office* Performs other duties as assigned* High school diploma/GED equivalent* Registered Pharmacy Technician in Texas* Sterile Compounding Certification* One year of contemporary hospital pharmacy experienceJob Summary:Supports pharmacists and provides distributive pharmacy services. To provide safe and accurate medication services and to support all those involved in direct patient care.This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Keywords: Adventist Health System, Killeen , Pharmacy Technician, Healthcare , Killeen, Texas

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