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Certified Pharmacy Technician

Company: Bon Secours
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Bon Secours!Reports to Title: Pharmacy Supervisor, Manager, or DirectorSummary of Primary Function/General Purpose of PositionUnder general supervision, assist the pharmacist in processing of medication orders by selecting, assembling, and preparing medications to be dispensed for inpatient (acute care; hospital) and/or outpatient (ambulatory; retail; home infusion) services. The Certified Pharmacy Technician will have a variety of job responsibilities within the pharmacy that may encompass various activities.Essential Job Functions Assisting the pharmacist in preparation of medications for patients within an inpatient (acute care; hospital) and/or outpatient (ambulatory; retail; home infusion) service area. Functions include, accepting new written, faxed or electronic prescription orders from a prescriber or a prescriber's agent; accepting new verbal prescription orders for non-controlled drugs from a prescriber or a prescriber's agent as authorized by state law and responsible pharmacist authorization. Entering information into and retrieving information from an electronic health record or prescription processing computer system. Ensuring the accurate charge and credit functions related to medication orders are processed for patient billing. Preparing and affixing labels; stocking prescription drugs and retrieving those drugs from inventory locations; counting and pouring drugs into containers prior to dispensing by a pharmacist; performing non-sterile drug compounding as defined under guidelines published by United States Pharmacopeia Stocking automated drug dispensing cabinets, floor stock, and crash carts; Transport of medications by vehicle to off-site locations. Operating technology used for drug dispensing (robotics) As permitted by state law/regulations: Accepting verbal refill authorizations for dangerous drugs that are not controlled substances from a prescriber or the prescriber's agent, so long as there is no change from the original prescription and clarifying prescriptions when no professional judgment is needed; Sending or receiving copies of non-controlled prescriptions (i.e Prescription transfers). Technician checking of associate technician work prior to dispensing. Assisting in the education and precepting of new pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students and participation in performance improvement activities. Outpatient: Packaging and selling a prescription drug to a patient or patient representative and assisting with insurance claim processing. Performing diagnostic laboratory testing as defined in state laws/guidelines. Inpatient/Home infusion: Performing sterile drug compounding as defined under guidelines published by United States Pharmacopeia and infection-control procedures Assist in maintaining a clean and safe work environment. Other functions as outlined, and in accordance with, respective State Board of Pharmacy rules and regulations.This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. Pharmacy Technicians may practice at the top of their respective State Licensing Board Regulations.Licensing/CertificationExCPT Certification provided by the National Health Career Association or Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification and registration with State Board of Pharmacy (required)EducationHigh School Diploma or GED (required)Completion of ASHP/ACPE tech training program - or - pharmacy technician training via Armed Forces/Veterans Affairs - or respective state department approved career tech high school program (preferred)Work ExperiencePrevious experience working in Retail, Ambulatory, Outpatient, Hospital, Acute Care, or Home Infusion pharmacy (preferred)TrainingNoneLanguageNonePatient PopulationDemonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.Neonates (0-4 weeks)Infant (1-12 months)Pediatrics (1-12 years)Adolescents (13-17 years)Adults (18-64 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)Working ConditionsPeriods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occurMay be exposed to high noise levels and bright lightsMay be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids May have periods of constant interruptions Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.Physical RequirementsLifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 1-33%Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 0%Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 1-33%Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 0%Stoop/Kneel 1-33%Crawling 0%Climbing 0%Balance 0%Bending 1-33%Sitting 1-33%Walking 34-66 Standing 67-100 Additional Physical Requirements/HazardsManual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)Perform shift workHear alarms/telephone/audio recorderReach above shoulderRepetitive arm/hand movementsFinger DexterityColor VisionAcuity - nearHazardsUse of latex productsExposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergentsExposure to moving mechanical partsExposure to dust/fumesSkillsElectronic Medical Records (EMR)Stocking MedicationsMathematically ProficientPoint of Sale Equipment OperationProcessing PrescriptionsDispensing PrescriptionsRobotic Dispensing SystemsPrioritizationPerformance ImprovementPackaging MedicationsInsurance Claim ProcessingCompounding MedicationsAttention to DetailCustomer ServiceProblem SolvingActive ListeningVerbal CommunicationWritten CommunicationProfessional JudgementDiagnostic TestingMedication TransportBon Secours is an equal opportunity employer.Many of our opportunities reward your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusScheduled Weekly Hours:40Work Shift:Days/Evenings (United States of America)Department:Pharmacy - MaryviewAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at .

Keywords: Bon Secours, Portsmouth , Certified Pharmacy Technician, Professions , Portsmouth, Virginia

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