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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Specialty Pharmacy
Category: Pharmacy
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 734720
Date Posted: 3/13/2023
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: This position reports directly to the Inpatient Pharmacy Operations Manager for hiring, termination, practice direction and annual evaluation. Receives direction from the Compliance Pharmacist Specialist and has accountability to the Sr. Manager of Pharmacy Services.

This position is responsible for working in conjunction with the Compliance Pharmacist Specialist to ensure all compliance duties are complete to meet regulatory requirements for federal, state and quality agencies organizationally. Reports directly to the Inpatient Pharmacy Operations Manager for hiring, termination, practice direction and annual evaluation. Receives direction from the Compliance Pharmacist Specialist and has accountability to the Sr. Manager of Pharmacy Services.

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. Actively completes the daily duties for Controlled and Dangerous Substances and Narcotic (CDSN) medications in pharmacy operations and organizationally.
    • Produces and monitors daily activity for proactive diversion for all areas
    • Assists with scheduled and on demand diversion audits and tracking reports
    • Performs any technical duties related to corrective actions for CDSN in automated dispensing machines (all areas of organization).
    • Serves as a system expert for proactive diversion and pharmacy IT programs.
  2. Actively provides ongoing and proactive reports and task responsibilities for all regulatory compliance and continuous survey readiness for medication management under the direction of the Compliance Pharmacist Specialist.
  3. Actively participates in organizational compliance, regulatory and survey readiness committees.
  4. Serves as the technical support for all duties related to regulatory agencies for on-site and remote surveys and assists to assure continuous readiness.
  5. Actively manages daily tasks related to medication management and control compliance, resolves issues and maintains documentation for all survey and oversight activities for the organization.
  6. Actively works in conjunction with the Compliance Pharmacist Specialist to support the Pharmacy, Nursing, Quality, Risk, Office of Business Integrity (OBI), Legal, PCMG, Security, HR departments, Executive Leadership, Sr. Leadership, Medical Staff, Pharmacy Leadership, and other ad hoc groups related to medication compliance reporting, monitoring and integrity to assure compliance with standards, statues, and regulations.
  7. Actively monitors and provides reports, analysis and remediation needs related to compliance and medication control in conjunction with and under the oversight of the Compliance Pharmacist to assure compliance organizationally.
  8. Performs department based and organizational area inspections for main campus, PCMG and off-site ambulatory clinics and urgent care centers to assure ongoing compliance.
  9. Performs in the role of a pharmacy technician when needed for patient care.
  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?
1. High School Diploma or equivalent Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. 4 years of experience as a Certified Pharmacy Technician or equivalent Required
2. Previous experience in acute care environment or equivalent Preferred
3. Experience with pharmacy medication management automation and systems or equivalent Required
4. Experience with word processing software (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel) or equivalent Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. National Certification as a Pharmacy Technician (PTCB) or equivalent Required
2. Must be registered and licensed in the State of Arizona as a Pharmacy Technician Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Ability to relate cooperatively, courteously, and constructively with patients, nursing, personnel, co-workers, physicians, etc. Required
2. Ability to effectively provide work direction to others Required
3. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills Required
4. Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet assigned goals Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Frequently
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Frequently
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 Constantly
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 Frequently
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 Frequently
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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