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Pharmacy Technician II, Oncology, Winship Tower at Emory

Posted in Health Care 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Atlanta, Georgia





Job Description:

Overview

Heart. Soul. Expertise. That's what defines an Emory employee. No matter where you are in your career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change lives. We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with four Magnet®-recognized hospitals: Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital.

Our employees are integral members of inter-professional teams in hospitals and clinics that are committed to outstanding patient care. We're eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We've got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

Become a part of the groundbreaking cancer research and outstanding cancer patient care that are the hallmarks of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Georgia's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:


  • Under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist, procures, prepares, packages, and distributes and disposes medications and pharmaceutical supplies to assist the department in providing quality pharmaceutical care for all patients.

  • Maintains an established inventory of drugs and commonly used supplies; re-orders and stocks items upon delivery to ensure immediate availability.

  • Maintains competency and follows departmental, USP, DEA, and FDA guidelines when repackaging and compounding pharmaceutical products.

  • Properly operates, troubleshoots, monitors, and cleans departmental automation and equipment.

  • Ensures Pharmacist product verification and facilitates the timely and appropriate distribution of medications to maintain product integrity.

  • Maintains accurate records and patient profiles including charging and crediting.

  • Responds timely to customers' needs by answering phone calls, receiving and distributing messages, and triaging requests appropriately.

  • Understands and implements appropriate time management and prioritization of tasks ensuring timely and safe patient care.

  • Assists with operational support functions, including minor housekeeping activities and department cleaning/disinfecting/decontaminating standards to maintain the work area.

  • Conducts regular quality assurance inspections focused on TJC requirements, including the examination of product integrity and expiration.

  • Maintains competency and follows departmental, OSHA, USP, and EPA guidelines to safely and accurately handle, prepare, distribute, and dispose of hazardous and non-hazardous prod.

  • Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.

  • Completes all required training and competency assessments in a timely fashion.

  • Attends educational in-services as appropriate.

  • Assists in the orientation and training of new personnel.

  • May serve as a resource for less experienced staff, providing technical information and guidance in pharmacy techniques and policies to ensure the delivery of efficient, quality service.

  • May perform other duties as assigned or requested.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or Equivalent preferred.

Successful completion of an ASHP accredited technician training program or enrollment in a professional-related school preferred.

6 months experience as Pharmacy Technician or completion of ASHP-accredited tech training program preferred.

Current CPhT certification through either PTCB or NHA and active Georgia Pharmacy Technician registration, or current enrollment in an accredited School of Pharmacy with a current Georgia Pharmacy Intern license.

Must maintain certification and registration through entire length of employment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work. Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators may be required.

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