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Nebraska Methodist Health System Pharmacy Technician in Council Bluffs, Iowa

  • Purpose of Job

  • Assists pharmacist in performing functions which do not require the exercise of professional judgment.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • High school diploma with understanding of mathematical calculations.

  • Experience

  • Some experience in a hospital pharmacy preferred.

  • Must be 18 years of age.

  • License/Certifications

  • Registration by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Tech (RPHT) within 30 days of accepting employment required.

  • Certification as Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) within one year of starting employment required.

  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Basic mathematical calculations, reading directions, basic keyboarding, manual dexterity and verbal communication.

  • Skilled in promoting positive relations when interacting with patients or other customers.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

  • Physical Activity

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

  • Climbing

  • Crawling

  • Kneeling

  • Sitting

  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

  • Balancing

  • Carrying

  • Crouching

  • Distinguish colors

  • Keyboarding/typing

  • Lifting

  • Pulling/Pushing

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Standing

  • Stooping/bending

  • Twisting

  • Walking

  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

  • Fingering/Touching

  • Grasping

  • Hearing

  • Reaching

  • Seeing/Visual

  • Speaking/talking

  • Job Hazards

  • Not Related:

  • Explosives (pressurized gas)

  • Electrical Shock/Static

  • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)

  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)

  • Rare (1-33%):

  • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)

  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations

  • Occasionally (34%-66%):

  • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)

  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)

  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • Essential Job Functions

  • Essential Functions I

  • Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers.

  • Greet, smiles and makes eye contact.

  • Introduces self by name.

  • Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.

  • Addresses patients and others by surname.

  • Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.

  • Knows and demonstrates the Standards of Compassionate Service and AIDET.

  • Computer input.

  • Enters charges and credits into computer system.

  • Omnicell Fill.

  • Pulls medications and delivers stock appropriately to automated dispensing machine (ADM) and accurately to prevent medication variances and outdated stock.

  • Recordkeeping and distribution of controlled substances.

  • Understands and properly carries out procedures for distribution, storage, charging, reconciling and recordkeeping of controlled substances in ADM and Non-ADM transactions.

  • Preparation of intravenous admixtures and solutions.

  • Understands and carries out proper procedures to maintain infection control and aseptic technique in the preparation of intravenous and irrigation solutions according to USP 797 standards.

  • Calculates correct amount of additive(s) and avoids incompatibilities.

  • Completes annual Media Fill test.

  • Maintaining work area for preparation of IV solutions.

  • Follows procedure for proper USP 797 cleaning of Biological Safety Cabinets and documentation of cleaning.

  • Maintains stock in IV room including additives and non-billable supplies with an awareness for back-up stock.

  • Handling and ordering stock.

  • Accurately order, check-in, price, and place into stock orders from various suppliers.

  • Packaging drug products and label preparation.

  • Follows proper procedure for packaging extemporaneous unit dose products, pre-packaging high volume drugs not available in unit dose, and preparing other extemporaneous labels according to standardized labeling policy.

  • Answering telephone.

  • Follows policy for handling incoming and outgoing telephone calls, handling all calls in a professional and courteous manner and referring callers to a pharmacist when needed.

  • Medication Reconciliation.

  • Interview patients and/or their families for the purpose of compiling an accurate and complete list of prescription, over-the-counter and herbal medications the patient was taking before admission to the hospital as well as verify patient's last doses, allergy information and preferred pharmacy.

  • Contact patient's physician's office and/or pharmacy for the purpose of compiling an accurate and complete list of patient's prescriptions, over-the-counter and herbal medications.

  • Nursing unit and/or floor inspections.

  • Follows proper procedure for monthly nursing unit and/or floor inspection and checking for outdated drugs in ADM, code carts and Pharmacy stock.

  • Completes inspections by the 20th of the month.

  • Filling Non-ADM medications for patients.

  • Follows proper procedure for filling as needed and scheduled medications for patients if not stocked in ADM.

  • Delivers these medications to the appropriate place in the nursing unit.

  • Will consult Pharmacist for items that should be loaded in ADM.

  • Restocking Pharmacy from back-up stock.

  • Follows proper procedure for restocking Pharmacy from supplies in Pharmacy back-up stock in a timely manner.

  • Training and orientation of new employees.

  • Participates in the training and/or orientation of new pharmacy employees.

  • Essential Functions II

  • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

  • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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