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Pharmacy Technician - General Service

Company: Ascension
Location: Madison Heights
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Job Description:

Pharmacy Technician - General Service We Are Hiring Pharmacy Technician - Pharmacy Services General 001 - Full-Time,Rotating -Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital-34031 - Madison Heights,MIThe rotating pharmacy technician shift times for the Madison Heights Campus are as follows:M-F: 0, 0, 1, 1, 1Weekends: 0, 0, 1, 1Why Join Ascension? Ascension Michigan is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health system in the United States.Our Mission, Vision and Values: Ascension Michigan, as a Catholic health ministry, is committed to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals in the communities we serve, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. Our Values: We are called to: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication Our Vision: Our passion for healing calls us to cultivate trust, advocate wellness, and transform healthcare. What You Will Do As an associate with St. John Health-MI, you will have the opportunity under close supervision of a pharmacist, perform various functions associated with the dispensing of prescriptions and pharmaceutical supplies, including processing patient and interdepartmental charges, processing requests for products from pharmacy inventory, IVPB and LV preparation, and providing delivery or messenger services. Serves as a liaison between the staff/public and pharmacy services through contacts with staff/public to convey and receive information to maintain patient care.You will:Reviews prescription label and fills the order accurately.Computes and compiles charges for prescription and pharmaceutical supplies.Prepares nursing unit stock supply as requested.Orders (places items needed on the want book) and maintains sufficient inventory of pharmaceutical supplies in all dispensing areas and notification to responsible people when reorder levels are reached.Serves as liaison between department, public and the hospital by conferring with individuals both personally and over the telephone to resolve problems and respond to questions.Compounds IVs according to department specifications, including large volume parenterals, piggyback medications, and adult's hyper alimentation.Operates the computers to generate needed labels, reports, MARs, and any other printing as needed.Responsible for maintenance of all equipment and clean work area, documentation where needed for quality assurance, preparation of unit dose carts for delivery to nursing units, delivery of IV and unit dose carts to nursing units and preparation of medication in unit of use packages when necessary.Assists with the training and education of new personnel.The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide the care appropriate to the age of the patient served in their assigned area. Possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information relative to the patient's age-specific needs and provide care needed, including but not limited to principles of growth and development, psychological needs, physiological needs, etc., as described in the policies and procedures manual.Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:Demonstrates the ability to sort and file medication orders and dispensing records. Alphabetizing and reading and writing skills are required.Demonstrates verbal and phone communication skills (good diction and pronunciation of the English language and drug names) for customer relations and relaying messages.Demonstrates thorough knowledge of drug names (brand and generic terms), medical and prescription abbreviations, pharmaceutical calculations and military time to be able to read and process prescription orders.Demonstrates thorough knowledge of aseptic technique and safe handling of antimicrobials and biologicals.Demonstrates manual dexterity and grip strength to safely perform complicated manipulation of sterile products.Other physical activities that may be required include carrying, some heavy lifting (up to 40 lbs.), standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, writing, talking and visual acuity to be able to read fine print (labels, expiration dating, and syringe calibrations).Demonstrates the ability to operate the telephone, fax machine, personal computer, typewriter, calculator, packaging equipment, automated dispensing equipment and pneumatic tube system.Demonstrates the ability to follow oral and written instructions with accuracy, speed and dependability. Must be able to take direction from pharmacists and refer clinical issues appropriately.Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule.Ability to assist in meeting the pharmaceutical care needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.What You Will Need Licenses/Certifications/Registration:Required Credential(s): Licensed Pharmacy Tech credentialed from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. Education: HS or Equivalent High School graduate or equivalent is required Trade School Community college, vocational school or formalized hospital pharmacy technician training (or related work experience) preferred Work Experience:Personal computer or mainframe order entry experience preferred.Sterile compounding experience preferred.Equal Employment Opportunity Ascension Michigan is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster: M/F/Disabled/Vet EEO is the Law Poster Supplement Reasonable AccommodationAscension Michigan provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request in order to express interest in a position by e-mailing: . Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within Ascension Michigan will be reviewed at the e-mail address supplied.Thank you for considering a career with Ascension Michigan. Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.E-Verify Statement Ascension Michigan participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information. E -Verify (link to E-verify site)

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