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Position Details

Department: Pharmacy - Inpatient
Category: Pharmacy
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 462083
Date Posted: 10/20/2019
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position, under the direct supervision of a Registered Pharmacist, assists in the procurement, storage, preparation, distribution, and delivery of medications and information and other pharmaceutical products to Phoenix Children’s patients in a timely and accurate fashion and in accordance with established regulations and procedures. This position receives direct supervision from a Registered Pharmacist and reports directly to the Operations Manager, Pharmacy.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Assists in accurately preparing and selecting medications in accordance with regulations and department policy and defers to Pharmacist when appropriate. Prepares and labels pharmacy orders and verifies accuracy under the supervision of a registered Pharmacist prior to dispensing in accordance with scope of practice and department procedure.
  2. Assists Pharmacy Buyer to stock and maintain inventory levels of medications and supplies; restocks pharmacy areas daily and orders supplies for departmental use from Materials Management and/or designated vendors as requested.
  3. Completes and documents various Q/A checklists including, but not limited to, refrigerator temperature logs, hood cleaning logs, and expired medication checklists. Performs assigned activities, as assigned, that provide for the ongoing maintenance of the department’s environment of care and waste control in accordance with established standards, procedures and regulatory requirements.
  4. Enters patient billing information to patient charge record to ensure accurate and timely revenue capture and credits medications to patient profiles as required.
  5. Actively performs as the first line for customer service support for the Pharmacy by answering telephones and provides direct service to the Pharmacy pick-up window for hospital, nursing and medical staff and external customers. Triages calls timely to the Pharmacist as appropriate and exhibits PCH Values of excellence in clinical care, service and communications at all times. Proactively solves customer service issues independently where appropriate.
  6. Participates in a variety of departmental in-service programs, meetings and conferences to maintain ongoing awareness of current practices, methods and techniques and completes assignments to serve as a trainer for new staff as requested.
  7. Performs IV aseptic and sterile compounding per department and USP 797 Standards and non-sterile product compounding, to include cytotoxic and non-cytotoxic chemotherapy and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) products, according to regulations and department policies. Accurately completes corresponding records keeping and QA documentation. Completes the annual aseptic technique certification, in a timely manner as required, by skills validation with a qualified observer and other annual competencies by skills lab and/or examination as required.
  8. Pre-packages unit dose items under the supervision of a Pharmacist to ensure ongoing maintenance of ample medication supplies, checks for and investigates missing medication doses, and removes expired medications from stock, patient delivery locations and automated dispensing cabinets and carousels.
  9. Processes pharmacy requisitions for nursing units, clinics, and other hospital departments to ensure timely and ongoing availability of supplies. Delivers medication fill for automated dispensing cabinets and individual patient doses as ordered and directed by the Pharmacist in a timely and prescribed manner.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
Education
1. High School Diploma or equivalent Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Experience
1. Experience as a hospital Pharmacy Certified Technician or equivalent Required
2. Experience with automated dispensing cabinets or equivalent Required
3. Experience with various types of computer software, including MS Office Suite Preferred
4. Previous experience with pediatric patient care Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Nationally Certified PTCB or equivalent and Licensed Pharmacy Technician in the State of Arizona Required
2. Certified in Sterile Product and Cytotoxic Compounding or equivalent experience Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
28. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
29. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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