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ACI Federal Inpatient Pharmacy Technicians in McChord, Washington

Inpatient Pharmacy Technicians

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

About the Organization ACI Federal is a government contractor based in Fredericksburg, Virginia. ACI has employees nationwide specializing in healthcare, information technology and national security.

ACI currently provides staff to state and Federal government agencies in classified and non-classified positions and health care staffing.

Description

Job Responsibilities.

  • The contract Pharmacy Technician shall perform essentially the same duties as those required of any Active Duty Military or Government Civil Service Pharmacy Technician of similar experience and in similar duty assignments. The contract Pharmacy technician shall provide services including, but not limited to the following:

  • Receive and review prescriptions using knowledge of pharmaceuticals handled by the pharmacy. Determines medication, dosage form, strength/dosage, and quantity to be dispensed in accordance with accepted practice and pharmacy SOP. Enters prescriptions into outpatient computer system, reviewing profile for allergies, drug/drug or drug/food interactions, and duplicate orders. Obtains the pharmaceutical, prepares package labels, and sets up for pharmacist review. Coordinates with prescriber or other hospital staff on any pertinent issues or questions concerning the medication or patient. Works independently on unit dose carts, sterile products, stockage for point-of-use cabinets, and bulk drug orders for medication use areas following the rules, policies, and procedures as an intermediate step of the medication use process.

  • Receive, review, prepare, and fill physician orders for intravenous solutions, other parenteral medication and nutrition products, unit dose orders, prescriptions, and bulk drug orders. Ensure strict adherence to sterile procedures and correct operation and maintenance of equipment. Advises pharmacist of any significant issues or problems connected with the specific medication.

  • As an inpatient pharmacy technician, prepare a full range of sterile products, following existing guidance and regulations and under the supervision of the pharmacist/technician supervisors. Calculate quantities required to prepare unit doses, pre-pack, Pyxis refill/deliveries, restock requests, returns, and follow up on the daily check-off list to make sure that all daily tasks are done before the end of the shift.

  • Complete the Inpatient Pharmacy Technician, criteria-based competency assessment within 90-120 days.

  • Perform the full range of compounding for the pharmacy to include intravenous and chemotherapy preparations in support of hematology and oncology services. Prepare bulk compounds, as needed, for which master formula cards or specific instructions from a pharmacist are available.

  • Establish and maintain files for a variety of manual and automated records concerning pharmacy operations. These include prescription and patient records, stock and inventory records, as well as miscellaneous administrative files.

  • Independently monitor pharmaceutical inventory. Receive incoming stock, checks for discrepancies, and rotates stock for the full range of medication and supplies, including controlled substances. Assist in conducting medication storage area inspections to assure adequate pharmaceutical supplies. Use knowledge of pharmaceuticals in order to perform duties in pharmacy functional areas, including knowledge of pharmaceutical nomenclature (including generic, chemical, and proprietary names of drug) and dosage forms. Assist in conducting medication storage area inspections/liaison visits. Inform supervisor about stock level changes as determined by unusual increases or decreases in demand and seasonal requirements.

  • Select components; compute quantities; set up, operate, and maintain common and specialized instruments and equipment; and performs mixing and blending of pharmaceutical substances.

  • Review orders for compatibility and additives, converts instructions to proper units and measures, and calculates the quantity of solution required based on concentration, interaction, dosage, number of doses, loss in processing, etc.

  • Package and label products and ensure they are properly handled, stored, and accounted for. If authorized by the Department of Pharmacy, may perform final pharmacy check on bulk drug order and/or replenishment of unit dose medication carts issued to medication use areas within the facility in accordance with local policy.

  • Prepare additives in strict compliance with procedures and proper sterile techniques. Observes preparation process and brings to the attention of the pharmacist any unusual or unanticipated situations or results.

  • Performs other duties as assigned and in accordance with this PWS

• Reports significant incidents in accordance with contract policies and procedures

• Maintains the contact database in accordance with contract policies and procedures

• Coordinates with Medical Team for all discharge clearances

• Provides recommendations to improve compliance

• Reports any incidents to the Site Lead

• Responsible for adhering to all CHSi, contract and other state regulations OTHER DUTIES:

• Performs duties in a safe manner.

• Follows the corporate safety policy.

• Participates and supports safety meetings, training and goals.

• Ensures the safety and security of all UAC and the safe operating conditions within area of responsibility.

• Maintains a clean and orderly work area

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

Position Inpatient Pharmacy Technicians

Position Requirements

Degree: Certificate.

Education: Graduate from a formal pharmacy technician program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) or a formal pharmacy technician program (i.e., technical, hospital, or retail-based program)or a formal medical services training program of the United States Military.

Certification: Certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

Experience: One year of experience as a pharmacy technician after graduation. Competency within the past three years in the required clinical discipline.

SPECIALITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge: Knowledge of the characteristics of drugs, toxicity, possible adverse reactions, and drug-drug interactions; knowledge of pharmaceutical nomenclature (including generic, chemical, and proprietary names of drug) and dosage forms; and knowledge and skill in order to perform computer data entry.

  • Behavior:

  • Be professional, respectful and work as a team. Conduct themselves in a manner consistent with mission, vision, values, and professional standards.

  • Tardiness should be avoided whenever possible.

  • Dress according to dress code. Wearissued scrubs while working in the Inpatient Pharmacy.

  • Availability:

  • Be available to work all shifts outlined in section 5.4.4.1 following completion of training and competency requirements.

  • Be available to work weekends and holidays.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

• Ability to ascend/descend stairs

• Ability to lift up to 15 lbs.

• Able to withstand changing environmental conditions with weather (rain, heat, lightning, and winds)

• Able to withstand and manipulate through construction areas, sports fields, etc.

• Ability to stand; particularly for sustained periods of time

• Able to receive and understand detailed information through oral communication with children

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