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Part Time Pharmacy Technician

Company: Cardinal Health
Location: Pocasset
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Your safety is our top priority. We regularly consult with medical professionals on best practices in COVID-19 prevention to protect our employees. We train our employees on these best practices and regularly clean our sites in accordance with CDC guidelines. Please note: All individuals entering our facilities are required to complete a self-health check, wear a mask and follow all posted guidelines.

Reporting to the PDC Director of Pharmacy, or designee, this position is responsible for assisting and supporting the site based clinical pharmacists in providing and supporting pharmacy services by stocking, assembling, and distributing medications at Taunton State Hospital, Pocasset Mental Health Center, and Corrigan Mental Health Center.

This is a part time position (24 hours per week) primarily located at Taunton State Hospital with about 8-16 hours per month spent at Pocasset and Corrigan Mental Health Centers. Pharmacy operations at these sites currently take place Monday through Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm.

Accountabilities

Verifies receipt of medication deliveries at the site(s) and reviews for accuracy.

Demonstrates competency in the use of automated dispensing machines (ADMs).

Maintains pharmacy inventory through filling the ADMs at the site(s), anticipates needed medications and supplies, and communicates with the site-based clinical pharmacists and/or PDC regarding any medication stock changes or needs.

Accurately loads medications from restock lists into ADMs.

Empties and reconciles contents of ADM return bins.

Ensures that look-alike, sound-alike medications are segregated in ADMs.

Accurately loads new inventory items and removes items deleted from inventory in ADMs.

Monitors ADM stock-outs and resolves in a timely manner.

Reports automated dispensing equipment issues promptly to the System Automation Technician.

Monitors medication supply for outdates and rotates stock to ensure use before expiration date.

Performs medication room/unit inspections and communicates results with site-based clinical pharmacists and PDC Director of Pharmacy.

Assists the System Automation Technician with review of current par levels at the site(s) and assists with implementation of par level and/or stock changes.

Enters charges and credits for patient medications accurately, as applicable.

Repackages bulk medications in unit-dose packages safely and accurately per established procedures using appropriate techniques, as applicable.

Demonstrates competency in packaging equipment and adheres to established processes and procedures, as applicable.

Attends and participates in departmental meetings, in-services, and quality improvement programs.

Completes timely and maintains all required training and education per department requirements (e.g., MySpark, myLearning, Continuing Education).

Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, fire, and infection control. Complies with all applicable state, local and federal regulations.

Maintains safety-integrity-professionalism at all times to include appropriate communication with coworkers.

Organizes and prioritizes work assignments.

Demonstrates good oral and written communication.

Answers the telephone, identifying self and department; directs calls to appropriate personnel.

Keeps pharmacy areas clean, neat, and well organized; Keeps pharmacy equipment clean.

Completes and documents all assigned medication storage area inspections at least monthly; identifies and replaces outdated and unusable drugs.

Performs other duties, as assigned by supervisor.

Willing to modify work schedule to accommodate staffing needs of facility.

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Massachusetts Pharmacy Technician license OR ability to obtain licensure required.

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT or ExCPT) preferred.

Previous experience as a pharmacy technician in a retail or hospital pharmacy setting preferred.

Knowledge of Commonwealth of Massachusetts pharmacy law when ordering and handling medications.

Must have a good working knowledge of generic and trade names of medication

Experience using Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint preferred.

Effective interpersonal skills.

Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to prioritize.

A Covid-19 vaccination or a legitimate accommodation is required in order to be employed in this position. Covid-19 vaccination includes:

2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine

1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Please Note: vaccines may be required for the position subject to federal, state and/or customer requirements.
Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Cardinal Health, New Bedford , Part Time Pharmacy Technician, Professions , Pocasset, Massachusetts

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