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Acute Pharmacy Technician

Company: Banner Health
Location: Tucson
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Tucson, ArizonaDepartment Name: Pharmacy-HospWork Shift: NightJob Category:Pharmacy*Up to a $5,000 sign-on bonus available!Pharmacy careers are better at Banner Health. We are committed to developing the careers of our team members. We care about you, your career today and your future. If you are looking to leverage your abilities - apply today.The inpatient pharmacy at Banner University Medical Center Tucson provides medications to patients in all areas of the hospital. In this role, you will join a team that dispenses approximately three million doses of medication annually and service a very acutely ill population and provide an elevated level of pharmacy services to our patients 24 hours a day. You will have the opportunity to work in an inpatient pharmacy supporting a busy Level 1 Trauma Center, assisting with filling medications, stocking shelves, taking inventory, and delivering medications to our nursing units. If you are a candidate that is initiative-taking, seeking opportunities to gain experience and grow in our unique pharmacy setting, apply today.As an Acute Pharmacy Technician joining the team, you will become part of an elite professional group of technicians. You will have an elevated level of expertise and work alongside a very motivated team to provide first-class service to our patients. You will have the opportunity to work in unison with outstanding pharmacists and very dedicated nursing staff. You -will learn robotics and electronic dosage preparation via our Carousel - an automated dispensing system. Banner University Medical Center Tucson has 122 (automated dispensing) Pyxis units distributed throughout the medical center and you will become familiar with Pyxis medication dispensing units. Daily activities may include walking approximately 3+ miles over an 8-hour shift and handling heavy boxes and/or totes. - You will have the opportunity to gain experience in inpatient pharmacy operations to include, including compounding procedures, IV preparation, and total parenteral nutrition compounding. In addition, you -will have the opportunity to interact with the nursing staff on about thirty-five nursing units as we provide first-class service to our patients. This is a full-time, night shift position working four 10-hour shifts per week from 8:00pm-6:30am which include weekends and rotating holidays. Enjoy a flat rate $1/hour weekend shift differential and an 18%-night shift differential when applicable. Schedules are subject to change based on business needs. If you want to be a part of a caring, supportive team this role is for you - apply today! .*Recruiter to provide details of sign-on bonus during the interview process.Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient care, teaching future health-care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research. Also located on the campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for its specialized pediatric services including neonatal and intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies. Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is a Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we care for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report. The academic medical center has earned Magnet Recognition becoming the only hospital in southern Arizona to meet the rigorous standards of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program - for nursing excellence. The hospital's physicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Our specialty services include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant program.POSITION SUMMARYThis position will work under the supervision of the pharmacist performing routine duties in packaging, distribution, non-sterile compounding, and record-keeping of pharmaceutical supplies. Serves as a liaison between the customer and the pharmacist. Becomes proficient in preparing compounded intravenous medications, total parenteral nutrition products, and chemotherapeutic agents within compliance with USP regulations. Effectively uses pharmacy computer systems to investigate and respond to missing medication requests. Consistently demonstrates an ability to assess a situation, consider alternatives, and choose the appropriate course of action. May educate and train peer Pharmacy Technicians, Technician Externs, Technician Trainees, and volunteers. - Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients.CORE FUNCTIONS1. -Identifies medications and other items for reorder as necessary to maintain a continuous inventory of medications and supplies. Receives, checks-in, and restocks medications ordered through the wholesaler and other vendors verifying all quantities against invoices. Assesses practical ways to deal with shorted items and short-dated or unusable items. -2. -Manages users within the automated dispensing technology database as per policy. Investigates discrepancies and troubleshoots malfunctions in automated dispensing technology. -3. -Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills and is customer service oriented in all contacts with patients, visitors and staff. Responds to standard requests from internal customers. Interacts primarily with department personnel, cross-department personnel, internal customers, patients and physicians. -4. May use automated dispensing technology or requisition to restock medications to nursing and ancillary areas after checking by a pharmacist. When allowed by law and policy, and upon completion of proper training/competency assessment, may restock automated dispensing technology using barcode scanning verification devices. Restocks medications to all areas outside automated dispensing technology which may include but not limited to trays, code carts and emergency boxes. -5. Compounds non-sterile medication products. Understands and appropriately follows all product worksheets/recipes for documentation and check processes. Understands and adheres to all applicable USP compounding guidelines. Demonstrates knowledge of and consistently performs calibrations of equipment and accurately measures components for compounding. Repackages bulk medications into unit of use packaging. Completes accurate documentation of medications compounded and repackaged per policy. -6. Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with all policies, laws, and regulations. Performs quality control activities such as monthly nursing unit inspections and pharmacy section checks in a timely manner. Completes documentation of refrigerator temperatures, and equipment maintenance activities as required. -7. Handles narcotic medications following all federal and legal requirements as set through policy and procedure. Understands all regulatory requirements for receiving, compounding, repackaging, and distribution for controlled substances. Consistently adheres to all storage and inventory movement documentation requirements for controlled substances.8. Becomes proficient in performing compounding and labeling of intravenous non-hazardous compounds using proper sterile and aseptic technique as appropriate to the site of care. Understands the different product lines in sterile populations (adult, pediatric, and neonate). Completes all required environmental cleaning procedures. Documents all required tasks and other information per policy. -MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS -Requires Pharmacy Technician licensure and active Pharmacy Technician certification OR Pharmacy Intern licensure in the state of practice. Incumbents in Arizona are also required to provide the AZ Board of Pharmacy Wallet Card at time of hire. -Ability to complete moderate to difficult mathematical calculations using a hand-held calculator is required. Strong customer service focus, exceptional communication skills, strong attention to detail, prioritization capabilities, superior problem-solving skills, and ability to multi-task. Must have knowledge of computer software, particularly medication management information system software, Microsoft applications and automated dispensing systems. Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, and other contacts. -Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. Employees working at Banner MD Anderson or BUMC-P Whole Health Counseling must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.BSS Registry Team members and Travelers are not eligible to drive on behalf of Banner and are not required to possess a valid driver's license or be eligible for coverage under the company's auto insurance policy.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSAdditional related education and/or experience preferred.EOE/Female/Minority/Disability/VeteransOur organization supports a drug-free work environment.Privacy Policy

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