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Pharmacy Technician 1

Work Schedule/Days:  Variable / Monday - Friday; Saturday; Sunday; Variable
Employment Type:  Part-Time
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  84684

 

MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION: In accordance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rules, Children's requires all employees to be fully vaccinated or receive an approved exemption.

JOB SUMMARY

Assists pharmacist and prepares medications to be dispensed under direct supervision of a registered pharmacist according to State and Federal law.

EDUCATION

  • High school diploma

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Georgia pharmacy technician or pharmacy intern registration 

EXPERIENCE*

  • No experience necessary or retail experience as pharmacy technician

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Enrollment in an accredited college of pharmacy
  • Knowledge of medical/pharmaceutical terminology and generics 
  • Experience as a pharmacy technician in a retail setting

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Good organizational skills and ability to learn and use computer systems
  • Proficient in reading, writing, and mathematics

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Processes medication orders and dispenses medications under direct licensed pharmacist supervision to ensure safe and appropriate provision of medications to patients.
    • Fills all physician orders accurately and efficiently and obtains pharmacist check prior to all dispensing.
    • Fills all medication stock orders consistently (e.g., Urgent Care, Specialty Care Centers, ancillary nursing units, Pyxis, floor stock, anesthesia and operating room code trays) completely/accurately and obtains pharmacist check prior to dispensing.
  2. Assists pharmacists by anticipating and prioritizing workload accurately and efficiently.
    • Organizes and prioritizes phone calls, window traffic, and workload effectively and keeps pharmacist informed.
    • Maintains a smooth workflow in area by utilizing problem-solving skills.
  3. Distributes medications in a timely manner to ensure prompt patient service.
    • Distributes medications to nursing units.
    • Utilizes discharge and transfer reports as directed.
    • Prioritizes orders such as Now/Stat, ASAP, and routine to ensure appropriate turnaround time.
  4. Prepares and compounds all medications using proper techniques to ensure safe products for patients under direct pharmacist supervision.
    • Prepares and compounds all medications accurately.
    • Prepares products cost-effectively and minimizes waste.
    • Logs all medications properly.
  5. Maintains adequate supplies of all stock items in a clean and organized environment.
    • Maintains adequate par levels of supplies, documents needed medications on want book, and follows up with next shift on any outstanding medication needs.
    • Prepares and maintains adequate supply of stock solutions.
    • Maintains par levels of assigned prepackaged medications.
    • Restocks area at end of shift to ensure adequate supplies for next shift.
    • Checks assigned stock sections of pharmacy monthly for expired medications, pulls expired medications, flags medications that will expire within next three months, and documents when complete.
    • Maintains an organized and clean environment.
  6. Completes and maintains pharmacy records.
    • Documents all assigned quality assurance responsibilities, e.g., hood cleaning, refrigerator temperature, and area of inspection.
  7. Maintains individual competence and develops professional practice skills.
    • Participates in required departmental training, education, and certification.
    • Completes all required orientation/training checklist(s) and modules.
    • Completes projects to develop professional skills and achieve department goals.
    • Uses extra time advantageously to help others or to work on department projects.
    • Contributes to achievement of department goals and objectives through effective participation.
  8. Precepts new and existing staff members.
    • Participates in orientation and training of new and existing employees.
    • Uses effective educational techniques in all training and educational activities.
    • Identifies performance deficiencies of new employees and provides feedback/training in an effort to correct deficiencies.
    • Provides feedback of employee progress routinely to Education Pharmacist or team leaders.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Allied Health - Pharmacy


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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