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Pharmacy Tech 2-Egelston (HOM)

Work Schedule/Days:  Variable / Friday; Monday; Monday - Friday; Saturday; Sunday; Thursday; Tuesday; Variable; Wednesday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  35050

 

JOB SUMMARY

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

The Egleston campus has an opening for a full time Oncology mid-shift pharmacy technician (HOM) whose hours are from 10 am - 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  This position also works an every 4th weekend rotation from 730 am - 4pm in the Oncology area and participates in the Holiday rotation.

This position works to primarily support the Inpatient Oncology area, but also supports the Outpatient Clinic area. Previous Oncology or IV experience is preferred, but not required. This position requires a technician with the skills to prepare IV medications by using excellent aseptic technique, a demonstrated ability to multitask and problem- solve, excellent customer service and organizational skills, Omnicell knowledge, accuracy, and leadership skills.

EDUCATION
  • High school diploma
CERTIFICATION SUMMARY
  • Georgia pharmacy technician registration 
EXPERIENCE*
  • 6months IV experience in a healthcare-related field or 4 year college degree
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*
  • 1 year of experience as a IV pharmacy technician in a pediatric hospital pharmacy environmen or 2 years of experience as a IV pharmacy technician in a hospital pharmacy environment
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
  • Proficient in reading, writing, and mathematics 
  • Knowledge of medical/pharmaceutical terminology
  • Good organizational skills and ability to learn and use computer systems   
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*
  1. Performs all job functions as described in the Pharmacy Technician I job description.
  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. 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.
  4. 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 work on department projects.
    • Contributes to achievement of department goals and objectives through effective participation.
    • Exhibits proficient performance in at least two work areas.
  5. Demonstrates leadership skills.
    • Demonstrates ability to assess situations and bring issues or concerns to attention of pharmacist or team leader.
    • Demonstrates effective time management, project management, and inventory control skills.
  6. Prepares and compounds IV medications by using aseptic technique to ensure safe products for patients under direct pharmacist supervision.
    • Accurately prepares and compounds medications, including intravenous fluids, parenteral nutrition, chemotherapy solutions, and drips.
    • Demonstrates aseptic technique when preparing sterile intravenous preparations and obtains yearly re-certification of aseptic technique.
    • Prepares and maintains adequate supply of stock solutions.
    • Documents on all intravenous compounding logs as appropriate.
    • Uses available technology (e.g. i.v.SOFT, Baxa compounder).
  7. Demonstrates knowledge of Pyxis operations.
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

 

Address:  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322 
Function:  Allied Health - Pharmacy


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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