Pharmacy Technician | E/O Weekend | Day/Evening Rotation Shifts

Job Requisition #: JR57538

End Date: 10/1/2021

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Pharmacy

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening

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Come and join us in the ChristianaCare Pharmacy - Dedicated to getting the right drug to the right patient at the right time!

ChristianaCare is recruiting for a Pharmacy Technician to work every other weekend. This position is a day/evening rotating shift position.

As a Pharmacy Technician you will perform assigned duties in support of the Department of Pharmacy Services with an emphasis on accuracy, timeliness, and patient safety.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:             

  • Assist the pharmacist in providing timely, efficient, cost effective, and appropriate pharmaceutical care to the patient
  • Refill patient medication bins through robot cart fill and manual picks; update carts by including new orders, removing discontinued medications, and transferring medications.  Update labeling of patient medication bins on admission, transfer, and discharge of patients
  • Deliver and exchange 24-hour cart fill to nursing units at scheduled times. Check medication storage areas for discontinued and discharged patient medications; ensure that returned medications are placed back into stock
  • Reorder medications in short supply and restock the picking station and other areas of the pharmacy
  • Answer telephone and greet personnel coming to pharmacy in a courteous and friendly manner. Refer problem and drug information inquiries to the pharmacist
  • Make rounds of nursing units for medication drop-off and pick up discontinued medications.
  • Send prepared medications to nursing units via pneumatic tube system on a timely basis for STATs and missing doses if the medication can be tubed. Any medication that cannot be tubed is to be delivered to the appropriate location on the nursing unit
  • Manage automated dispensing cabinet inventory, including accurate selection and loading of medications 
  • Ensure that medications are stored properly and that only in date medications are stored.  Remove discontinued medication
  • Receive and check incoming supplier order(s) 
  • Inspect medications at nursing units, including refrigerators and automated dispensing cabinets.  Ensures that medications are stored properly and that only in date medications are stored.  Removes discontinued medication.
  • Prepare IV medications using aseptic techniques and in following processes in full compliance with USP 795, 797, and 800 federal regulations
  • Use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and closed system transfer devices (as needed) for the preparation of chemotherapy and other hazardous medications
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned for emergency or other operational reasons for which the employee is qualified to perform to maintain appropriate level of pharmacy service

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum High School Diploma required
  • Hospital pharmacy experience preferred
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification required unless enrolled in a PharmD program
  • Applicants enrolled or graduate of a 4-year bachelor program in the following health science majors are encourage to apply and will be required PTCB certification in 1 year of employment: Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Biology, Chemistry, Exercise Science, Health Behavior Science, Human Physiology, Medical Diagnostics, Medical Diagnostics Pre-PA, Medical Laboratory Science, Nutrition, Nutrition and Dietetics,  Nutrition and Medical Sciences, Nursing,  Occupational Therapy,  Physical Therapy,  Physician Assistant or Sports Health, Speech Language Pathology.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and understand provider medication orders
  • Ability to handle fast-paced, stressful situations
  • Ability to practice principles of customer service
  • Ability to do basic arithmetic calculations

           

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Standing and walking up to 8 miles a day with intermittent sitting.  Occasional extended periods at computer terminal. Required movement throughout ChristianaCare.  Requires manual dexterity, the ability to push or pull a fully weighted cart of 250 lbs. which is no more than 15 lbs. and lift up to 50 lbs. as essential components of the position.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

Benefits

ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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