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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Pharmacy
Category: Pharmacy
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 614143
Date Posted: 11/28/2022
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This is an entry level position for individuals participating in a Pharmacy Technician Education Program. Upon completion of the education program and successful Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) examination, the Technician-in-Training will be promoted into the role of Pharmacy Technician I. This position, under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist, assists in the procurement, storage, preparation, distribution, delivery of medications & 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 reports directly to the Pharmacy Operations Supervisor.

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. Preparation and Dispensing Medications
    • Assists in accurately preparing and labeling medications in accordance with Board of Pharmacy regulations and department policy. Receives & responds to direction by pharmacists. Prepares medications and verifies accuracy under the supervision of a Pharmacist prior to dispensing in accordance with scope of practice and department procedure.
  2. Non-sterile Repackaging
    • Performs non-sterile repackaging of both hazardous and non-hazardous medications per Federal, State, local laws and regulations. Also, adheres to department policies & procedures, USP 795 standards, USP 800 standards, control substance regulations. Accurately completes corresponding record keeping and quality assurance documentation and ensures proper interim steps and final verification is performed by a Pharmacist.
  3. Delivering medications and supplies to patient areas
    • Delivers medications and supplies to patient areas per hospital and department timelines, and guidelines. Restocks automated dispensing cabinets and rotates stock and removes expiring medications of both patient specific doses and unit-dosed items available in the patient care areas and medication rooms prior to expiration.
  4. Utilize pharmacy information software
    • Utilizes the pharmacy information software to appropriately process pharmacy requisition and medication requests for nursing units, clinics and other hospital departments to ensure timely availability of medications and supplies. Bills medications, and credits when appropriate, to patient charge record to ensure accurate and timely revenue capture.
  5. Customer Service
    • Actively performs as the first line for customer service support for the Pharmacy by answering telephones professionally. Provides direct service to hospital staff and external customers who come to the Pharmacy. Actively triages calls in a timely manner and defers calls to Pharmacist when issue is outside normal scope. Exhibits Phoenix Children`s Values of excellence in clinical care, service and communications at all times. Proactively, independently solves customer service issues where appropriate.
  6. Maintaining Inventory
    • Assists in maintaining inventory levels of medications and supplies. Assists the pharmacy supply chain team with receipt of medications and supplies from designated vendors and Materials Management and stocks inventory accordingly. Rotates pharmacy inventory to ensure oldest stock is utilized first and all expired supplies and medications are removed prior to stated expiration date.
  7. Quality Assurance
    • Accurately completes and documents various quality assurance measures and checklists including, but not limited to; refrigerator temperature logs, nursing unit inspections, inventory management logs and other record keeping tool required during staffing shift. Follows all department and hospital environment of care and waste control for pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical waste in accordance with established standards, procedures and regulatory requirements.
  8. Department Requirements
    • Participates in a variety of department process improvement initiatives, in-service programs, meetings and conferences to maintain ongoing awareness of current practices, methods and techniques. Utilizes departmental training to serve as a trainer for new staff as requested. Completes hospital and department education.
  9. 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?
1. High School Diploma or equivalent. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Licensed Pharmacy Technician Trainee in the State of Arizona or able to obtain license as a Pharmacy Technician Trainee in the State of Arizona prior to start date. Required
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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