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Pharmacy Technician -73003

Company: OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Pharmacy Technician helps pharmacists with the needs of our patients. Assists the pharmacist with the preparation of all medications, including sterile IV medications including TPN solutions, antibiotics, high risk medications, and batch preparation in a USP 797 compliant clean room. The technician distributes medications according to established procedure, maintaining adequate inventory levels and performs operational duties in a scheduled area.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Performed majority of the time:

·         Excellent customer service skills to caregivers both inpatient and outpatient to meet the needs of our patients.

·         Obtains pharmacist verification for all medications prior to delivering to patient

·         Prepares sterile medications safely and accurately in laminar flow hoods per USP 797 and USP 800 regulations.

·         Maintains adequate stock of IV room bulk medication.

·         Interviews patients for medication admission histories.

·         Responsive to the needs of our patients and nurses with excellent customer service.

·         Process orders received from vendors (checking in items for good dating, and correctness, etc.).

·         Take responsibility for communicating timely patient information to pharmacists as needed.

·         Manages time for orderly completion of additional duties.

·         Provides suggestions and opinions related to the department in an open and constructive manner.

·         Uses Tray Checking technology to process used medication trays.

·         Makes sure we have unit dose stock, by unit dosing bulk medications with packager for distribution.  

·         Maintains a clean and orderly work area.’

·         Communicates with fellow technicians to collaborate on unaccomplished tasks that need to be done.  

·         Assists with extemporaneous compounding.

·         Manages and refills medication stock in automatic dispensing machines in all patient care areas in a timely manner.

·         Provides care appropriate to the age of patients served pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients based on principles of growth and development and life stages.

·         Answers telephone and conveys information in an accurate, timely manner identifying self as technician staff.

·         Attends to customers at front window.

Performed occasionally but critical to successful performance of the job:

·         Prepares and calls in drug orders in the absence of the Pharmacy Technician – Buyer.

·         Trains and supervises Pharmacy volunteers.

·         Prepares sterile Chemo therapy IV infusion and medications safely and accurately in Biological safety Cabinet, when Chemo tech is not present.

·         Packages unit dose/ER take home medications and maintains records.

·         Monthly outdates of medications.   Divided up in sections for each technician to be responsible for.

Decision making and budget responsibilities:

·         Impact limited to the employee.

·         No budget responsibility.


Education:

Required

·         N/A

Preferred

·         Graduate from an accredited technician training program strongly preferred.

Experience:

Required

·         N/A

Preferred

·         Three (3) years IV admixture experience, including chemotherapy, and one (1) year unit dose experience.

·         Acute care hospital experience.

Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:

Required

·         Licensed Pharmacy Technician within the State of Oregon.

Preferred

·         National Pharmacy Technician certification.

Job Related Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:

Required

·         Uses effective communication skills taking into consideration professionalism, listening, body language, and respect for customers diverse ethnic and/or cultural backgrounds.

·         Must have the ability to read, write and speak fluent English.

·         Demonstrates excellent organization skills and attention to detail.

·         PC, pharmacy computer and keyboarding skills required.

·         Excellent customer service and phone skills.

·         Presents a professional appearance and interpersonal skills that makes a good first impression.

·         Ability to multitask and work in an environment with frequent interruptions.

·         Demonstrates knowledge of the Pyxis system.

·         Demonstrates knowledge of sterile technique.

·         Proficient in math calculations to computed dose and volume of additives.

·         Demonstrates ability to review and collate data.

·         Recognizes the different medication (IV/IM) mixing parameters for neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.

·         Functions as a cooperative, flexible team member in a positive manner.

Preferred

·         Bilingual skills a plus.


OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, formerly Tuality Healthcare has always been committed to our community. It's a part of how we care for each other, and part of what makes this place different.

 

We had a humble start in 1918 when an enterprising woman named Minnie Jones Coy started a small six-bed hospital in her Hillsboro home. She brought together independent physicians under one roof to treat the sick and provide a safe place for mothers to give birth. A century after Minnie made her commitment to the people of Hillsboro, her vision continues as we provide world-class health care to patients.

 

As part of our affiliation with OHSU Health, we’ve changed our name to Hillsboro Medical Center. This new moniker reflects our expanded services and clinic locations that provide patients living in Hillsboro and western Washington County greater access to primary and specialty care.


Hillsboro Medical Center believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application of this policy in our daily business conduct.

Keywords: OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, Hillsboro , Pharmacy Technician -73003, Other , Hillsboro, Oregon

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