Pharmacy Tech - Evening Shift

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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Pharmacy
Category: Pharmacy
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type:
Posting #: 832686
Posted On: 7/15/2024

Position Summary

Posting Note: Join the Phoenix Children’s Inpatient Pharmacy Team at our Thomas Campus in Phoenix! We're seeking dedicated Pharmacy Technicians to support our pediatric patients. As a Pharmacy Technician, you'll play a vital role in our inpatient pharmacy environment, ensuring the safe preparation of medications for children. Enjoy a schedule of evening shifts (2pm-10:30pm), including every other weekend and coverage for 3 holidays per year. We offer opportunities for advancement, with positions ranging from Tech I, Tech II, and Tech Specialist, based on experience and additional training. Exciting incentives include a $2000 sign-on bonus, relocation package for qualified candidates, and a $2500 referral bonus. Available opportunities include full-time, part-time, and PRN positions. Join us in making a difference in the lives of children while advancing your career in pharmacy! Apply now to embark on this rewarding journey with Phoenix Children’s.

This position, under the direct supervision of a 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 performs hazardous and non-hazardous sterile compounding. This position must maintain at least two (2) position specific competencies in accordance with the Pharmacy Department competency requirements. This position reports directly to the Pharmacy Operations Supervisor.

Position Duties

  1. Preparing and dispensing medications
    • Assists in accurately preparing and labeling medications in accordance with Board of Pharmacy regulations and department policy and defers to Pharmacist when appropriate. Prepares medications and verifies accuracy under the supervision of a Pharmacist prior to dispensing in accordance with scope of practice and department procedure.
  2. Sterile and non-sterile compounding of cytotoxic medications
    • Performs sterile and non-sterile compounding of cytotoxic medications in a negative pressure space per department policy, USP 797 and 800 Standards, Board of Pharmacy Rules and Regulations, DEA regulations and all applicable regulatory agencies. Completes all preliminary and annual competencies or certifications required for the safe handling of cytotoxic medications with technique verification, fluoroscopy testing and other evaluation methods where appropriate. May be required to complete national certification programs.
  3. Sterile compounding of hazardous and non-hazardous medications
    • Performs sterile compounding of hazardous and non-hazardous medications per department policy, USP 797 and 800 standards, Board of Pharmacy Rules and Regulations, DEA regulations and all applicable regulatory agencies. Accurately completes all corresponding records keeping and quality assurance documentation. Completes all preliminary and annual competencies and/or certifications in a timely manner, which may include but is not limited to; fingertip sampling, media-fill testing, skills validations by a trained observer and technical exams.
  4. Non-sterile compounding and repackaging
    • Performs non-sterile compounding and repackaging of both hazardous and non-hazardous medications per department policy, USP 795 standards, USP 800 standards, Board of Pharmacy Rules and Regulations, DEA regulations and all other applicable regulatory agencies. Accurately completes all corresponding record keeping and quality assurance documentation and ensures proper interim steps and final verification is performed by a Pharmacist.
  5. 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.
  6. Use of 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.
  7. Customer Service
    • Actively performs as the first line for customer service support for the Pharmacy by answering telephones appropriately and provides direct service to hospital staff and external customers at the Pharmacy pick-up window. Actively triages calls in a timely manner and defers calls to Pharmacist when issue is outside normal scope. Exhibits PCH Values of excellence in clinical care, service and communications at all times. Proactively solves customer service issues independently where appropriate.
  8. 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.
  9. Quality assurance
    • Completes and documents various quality assurance measures and checklists including, but not limited to; refrigerator temperature logs, nursing unit inspections, inventory management logs and any 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.
  10. Department Improvement
    • 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. May be asked to complete department relevant continuing education.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission

To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families

Vision

Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
Values
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Education
Do you meet this requirement?
1. High School Diploma or equivalent
Required
Experience
Do you meet this requirement?
1. 6 or more months of experience as a Pharmacy Technician I at Phoenix Children’s OR 2 or more years of hospital pharmacy experience at an outside institution
Required
2. Experience with automated dispensing cabinets or equivalent
Preferred
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Licensed Pharmacy Technician in the State of Arizona
Required
2. National Certification PTCB, ExCPT or equivalent
Required
3. Current BLS Certification, Medication History Certificate, and/or Technician Product Verification Certificate
Preferred
4. Certified in Sterile Product & Cytotoxic Compounding or equivalent experience
Preferred
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Experience with various types of computer software, including Microsoft Office Suite
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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