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Pharmacy Technician

Company: University of Chicago Medical Center
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Join a world-class academic healthcare system, UChicago Medicine, as a Pharmacy Technician in the Outpatient Pharmacy (DCAM) department. As a Pharmacy Technician, you will rotate through all work areas of the pharmacy department and work as a team player to achieve pharmaceutical care for the patient. You will fill first doses, restocks, and patient specific medications from the carousels. You will also perform monthly nursing unit, clinic and pharmacy area inspections as directed and maintains work areas.

The Pharmacy Technician prepares inventories, orders drugs and supplies from pharmacy storeroom, receives drugs and stocks shelves in various pharmacy locations. In the absence of the pharmacist, facilitates the timely distribution of medications by prioritizing orders, seeking out the pharmacist for checking when necessary and working to prioritize STAT order handling. Completes and passes required annual technician competencies in a timely fashion. Complies with all departmental, hospital, and regulating agency policies or recommendations. Complies with all state and federal laws regulating their practice. Prepares outpatient prescriptions. Performs cashiering duties and assists in the training of new pharmacists and technician employees in their work areas.

Essential Job Functions

  • Restocking and cleaning as needed, answers phone calls for triages phone communication appropriately and according to policy, collects quality assurance data and maintains workload records as required, performs other patient and/or drug related duties within the legal scope of their licensure as assigned by the pharmacist and/or supervisor.
  • Prepares medications and supplies for dispensing under the supervision of a pharmacist including: prepackaging bulk medications by filling unit dose-specific syringes and vials of medications for both adult and pediatric patients, excluding non-antibiotic compounded oral suspensions and Grade One mouthwash unless competency trained utilizing the UCMC authorized Tech II training program.
  • Compounds IV admixtures excluding chemotherapy, desensitization medications, high-cost biologics and pediatric IV's unless competency trained utilizing the UCMC authorized Tech II training program.
  • Restocks CPR cart trays.
  • Prepares inventories, orders drugs and supplies from pharmacy storeroom, receives drugs and stocks shelves in various pharmacy locations.
  • Prepares outpatient prescriptions. Performs cashiering duties in the Outpatient Pharmacy.
  • Assist in the training of new pharmacists and technician employees in their work areas.
  • Performs other duties assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must hold current valid license as a pharmacy technician in the State of Illinois
  • Minimum of one year pharmacy experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 to 3 years of general hospital experience or retail experience as a licensed pharmacy technician
  • Computer experience and the completion of a medical terminology course is desirable
  • Completion of an ASHP accredited pharmacy technician certification program from an accredited community college or successful completion of ASHP National technician certification examination within one year of employment
  • Ability to work as a team player to accomplish optimal patient care by providing superior pharmaceutical services
  • Good communication skills to interact with patients and staff
  • Considerable knowledge of basic pharmacy practices and procedures
  • Considerable knowledge of medications and medical supplies
  • Good knowledge of record keeping practices
  • Successful completion of core technician competencies and subsequent yearly competencies
  • Considerable skill in working with attention to detail
  • Considerable verbal communications skills

Position Details

  • Job Type/FTE: Full Time (1.00)
  • Shift: Evening
  • Unit/Department: Outpatient Pharmacy
  • CBA Code: 743 Clerical

Why Join Us

We've been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment with patients and with each other. We're in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you'd like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we're doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.

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Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs

The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual ori

Keywords: University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago , Pharmacy Technician, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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