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Pharmacy Technician (Full Time)

Company: Benefis Health System
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Job Description:

Job Summary:
Pharmacy technicians primarily assist pharmacists in preparing and distributing medications, maintaining the drug inventory, maintaining patient records and facilitating preauthorization of medications. Pharmacy technicians work only under the supervision of a registered pharmacist except in preauthorization duties. They do not perform duties that can only legally be performed only by a registered pharmacist. Contributes to the effective operation of the Pharmacy Department.

Assists the Pharmacist in providing medication, drug information and pharmaceutical services to patients, nurses, physicians and other hospital personnel. Prepares intravenous solutions and admixtures. Maintains inventory of supplies and reorders them accordingly. Assists in filling prescriptions. Processes records of medications and supplies dispensed to patients or customers, computes charges and either enters them into the computer or forwards them to Information Systems. Prepares select reports and MARs. Receives and stores incoming deliveries of medication and supplies. Participates in departmental and organizational performance improvement and CQI activities. Assists the Pharmacists in providing pharmaceutical care for patients ranging in age from newborn to the elderly. Must be able to identify and understand that there are dosage variations between newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, and know to consult with the Pharmacist if any doubts or questions arise. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors. Maintains the Pharmacy Department in a clean and orderly manner. Recognizes inappropriate dosing based on available dosage forms for various age groups. Ensures compliance with USP . Must complete and pass Benefis Technician program within one year of start of employment required. Low-risk compounding: The applicable media-fill test will be performed and passed annually, after the initial training and media-fill test is completed and passed. Medium-risk compounding: The applicable media-fill test will be performed and passed annually, after the initial training and media-fill test is completed and passed. High-risk compounding: The applicable media-fill test will be performed and passed semi-annually, after the initial training and media-fill test is completed and passed. Interviews patients to obtain medication histories on admission and enters in "E.H.R." for review by pharmacist after initial training and demonstration of ability to perform work independently. Coordinates and completes preauthorization of medications in outpatient arena in coordination with Provider, Nursing, Pharmacists and patients after initial training and demonstration of ability to perform work independently. Procures and distributes medication orders per pharmacist request and fills medication kits (anesthesia trays, RSI kits) heart carts, crash carts, Automatic Dispensing Machine out of stocks. Prepares starter packs for the ER, medications for cart fill, and completes routine Automatic Dispensing Machine fill Compounds other extemporaneous medications as requested. Delivers medications to patient areas as needed. Rotates stock to ensure use before expiration date and identifies and replaces outdated and unusable medications. Picks up requisitions and returned medications from patient care areas when on delivery rounds. Performs unit inspections. Administrative functions including answering the telephone and door. Borrows and lends medications correctly. Performs other pharmacy-related duties as requested or required. Demonstrates ability to calculate figures and amounts relating to dosage calculations when filing various prescriptions ranging from the newborn to the elderly populations. Demonstrates ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out instruction furnished in written, oral and diagram form. Demonstrates knowledge and skill ensuring that pharmaceutical preparations are sterile, properly packaged, labeled and stored, and not outdated. Demonstrates ability to deal with problems involving several variables in particular situations. Demonstrates organizational skills. Professional Requirements: Adheres to dress code. Completes annual educational requirements. Maintains regulatory requirements. Wears identification while on duty. Maintains confidentiality at all times. Attends department staff meetings as required within the department. Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner. Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities. Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department. Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures. Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.
Education/Experience Requirements:

High School diploma or the equivalent.

License in the State of Montana as Certified Pharmacy Technician (PTCB) required.

Pharmacy technician experience preferred.

Community Information

Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking, off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and big-game hunting.

Benefis Health System

This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you'll have the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of the state's most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 270 employed medical staff members representing more than 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment.

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