RepuCare
  • - Government
  • Evansville, IN, USA
  • Full Time

RepuCare is looking for an experienced Pharmacy Tech for our client in Evansville, IN.  This is a temporary position, filling in for someone on leave, that is expected to last approximately 8-12 weeks. The anticipated start date will be mid March.

Pharmacy Technician Summary:

Assists pharmacists with medication preparation, medication repackaging, automated dispensing system management, inventory control, and Performance Improvement projects.  Providing our patients with the right medication at the right time is a major goal of the pharmacy and plays an important part in the patient's recovery.

 

Pharmacy Technician Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

 

  • Prepares medications according to physician orders and refill requests from nursing staff.
  • Perform monthly inspections of medication storage areas, checking medication expiration dates and restocking as necessary.
  • Ability to correctly repackage unit dose medications.  Assuring each package contains the correct strength, lot number, expiration date; while following correct unit dose procedures.
  • Prepare medications and supplies for dispensing, including:
  • Ensuring medication security during delivery and restocking of medications on nursing units.
  • Return unused medications from the nursing units to the pharmacy.
  • Efficient inventory management, including procurement, annual inventory, and the processing of invoices.
  • Prepare inventories, order drugs and supplies from the storeroom, receive drugs and stock shelves in various pharmacy locations.
  • Ensuring medication inventory is stocked and rotated appropriately.
  • Perform electronic adjudication of prescriptions claims.
  • Assist other pharmacy staff and rotate through all work areas of the pharmacy.
  • Proper selection of medication and quantity for MedSelect restocking
  • Proper labeling of Patient Specific medications
  • Preparing prescriptions for therapeutic leaves and discharges
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Pharmacy Technician Job Requirements:

 

  • Must be licensed as a pharmacy technician in the State of Indiana
  • Must obtain CPR and CPI certification, demonstrate ability to perform techniques, and maintain certification throughout employment.
  • Must have abilities and thorough knowledge base, understanding and level of proficiency to assure adherence to the procedures, policies and objectives of the pharmacy department as well as facility-wide.
  • Knowledge of the computerized pharmacy medication ordering system and the automated medication dispensing systems.
  • Knowledge of pharmacy law and medical terminology
  • Knowledge of medications and dosage measurements
  • Ability to use various equipment including computers and pharmaceutical repackaging equipment.
  • Ability to work safely and have the willingness to comply with special safety and health precautions.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to lift, stand for extended periods of time as required, and deliver medications to meet standard and emergent patient care requirements according to department policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain records and responsibility for controlled substances.
  • Ability to ensure inventory control of drugs and supplies.
  • Ability to rotate through all work areas of the pharmacy.
  • Screen telephone calls and connect to appropriate individuals.

 

Responsibility:

Incumbent is responsible for a variety of drug dispensing and record keeping functions performed in accordance with standardized procedures.  Incumbent works independently although all drugs are under supervision of a registered pharmacist.  Incumbent uses judgement in rotating, ordering, and maintaining appropriate stock levels.

 

Personal Work Relationships:

Contact with pharmacy staff, patients, and other hospital staff for the purpose of dispensing proper medication to patients.  Patient confidentiality MUST be maintained.  Respect and appropriate interactions with patients is required.

 

Physical Effort:

Ability to lift, stand for extended periods of time as required, and deliver medications to meet standard and emergent patient care requirements according to department policies and procedures. Must be able to perform CPI physical interventions and CPR.

 

Working Conditions:

Works in a pharmacy setting in a psychiatric hospital.  At times, the incumbent may be required to work different areas on grounds.  Potential for physical injury related to patient behavior and management of that behavior.

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