Pharmacy Tech II:
Centura Health

122876-en_US
Centura Health
Louisville Colorado
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Description

Located minutes from Boulder, CO, in the charming community of Louisville, Avista Adventist Hospital is a comprehensive medical center that provides a full-range of medical specialties and exceptional health care to residents of Louisville, Broomfield and the surrounding Boulder area communities.  With 114-beds, this full-service facility has been honored for excellence in cardiac, mom/baby and emergency care. It is also home to one of the area’s top joint and spine care centers specializing in hip and knee replacement, as well as spine surgery.  Avista is proud to be recognized for its award-winning New Life Center, the area's most innovative birth center and large Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery.  In 2013, Avista was named among the Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience by Women Certified® (womencertified.com) for quality physician communications, nurse/staff responsiveness, superior cleanliness and referrals by other women.  With some of the lowest turnover and highest associate satisfaction scores in the industry, Avista Adventist Hospital has an excellent local reputation for its supportive culture, visionary leadership, strong team and daily living of what it means to truly care for the whole person – body, mind and spirit.



Job Description/Job Posting ID: 122876



Recruiter Contact: Amy Donnelly, [email protected]



Clinic/Department: 7311 AAH PHARMACY 



Hospital: AVISTA ADVENTIST HOSPITAL 



Schedule: Variable



Shift: This is a part-time position requiring 25 hours per week  


Position Summary



Assist pharmacists in promoting an organized and functional pharmacy service. Prepares medications for dispensing and maintains records.



Education Requirements




  • High school diploma or equivalent



Work Experience Requirements




  • 1 year hospital or retail pharmacy experience as applicable (completion of an Accredited Technician training course may substitute for experience)

  • Working knowledge of computer systems.



License/Certifications




  • Pharmacy Certification



Position Duties (Essential Functions, Include % of Time)



MEDICATION DISPENSING - 40%



Inpatient setting:




  • Accurately and in a timely manner fills unit dose cart, floor stock, medication orders, and delivers to patient care areas to ensure availability of ordered drugs and supplies. Is knowledgeable in the use and stocking of automated medication cabinets.

  • Accurately prepares I.V. admixtures, using sterile technique.



Outpatient setting:




  • Accurately and in a timely manner, prepares prescriptions for pharmacist review and dispensing.

  • Accurately compounds specialty items.

  • Pre-packages and labels bulk medications for unit dose / unit of use dispensing with computer and associated equipment.

  • Checks floor stock and / or pharmacy stock for outdates, overstock, and proper storage on a monthly basis to ensure the use of high quality medications.

  • Maintains cost effective inventory of bulk items, utilizing soon to expire items quickly, and decreasing overstock of inventory.

  • Demonstrates technical skill level in utilizing a variety of pharmaceutical competencies including, but not limited to, calculations, aseptic technique and cytotoxic drug properties.



DOCUMENTATION - 40%




  • Maintains patient and other records using pharmacy computers and manual systems to ensure timely and accurate patient billings and compliance with regulatory agencies.

  • Facilitates maintenance of adequate supplies by logging needs in Want book.

  • Processes daily IV slips, assisting the administrative secretary with workload statistics.



COMMUNICATION - 20%




  • Alerts pharmacy director, coordinator, clinical coordinator, or pharmacist of immediate problems requiring corrective action in a timely manner. Screens nursing and physician inquiries and phone calls by directing to appropriate pharmacist to ensure accurate and timely communication.

  • Performs special projects, including the training of new technicians and overseeing their activities, and other activities as assigned to increase and improve level of service, skill level, and productivity.

  • Attains professional growth by attending or participating in a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education annually.



* This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.



Physical Requirements




  • Light work - (Exert up to 20lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 10lbs frequently) 


 



Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

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