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PHB Pharmacy Technician

Overview
We at Penn Highlands Brookville (PHB), in affiliation with Penn Highlands Healthcare, are very proud of our record in both cost effectiveness and innovation. As our 34 plus bed hospital evolves to meet today's ever- changing health care needs, the main focus remains on the patient and PHB's role in the community. The hospital has experienced enormous changes since its founding in 1919. Today, technological changes in health care are occurring at an even faster rate. While the hospital has kept pace with these rapid changes, its strength lies in the personalized healthcare given by the PHB family, which includes the physicians, employees, and board of directors.
To fulfill this mission and vision, we focus on bringing together talented healthcare professionals who believe that the best way to treat patients is to offer individualized medical care in an environment that is friendly, personalized, and close to home. In order to serve our patients in this manner, we are actively recruiting individuals who want to work in this type of environment.
The pharmacy technician is responsible to the department manager, pharmacy supervisor, and pharmacist. Under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, the pharmacy technician performs IV Admixture preparation, fills medication orders, and maintains drug inventory and records. The pharmacy technician is competent in all billing and crediting processes within the pharmacy department.
Responsibilities
Complies with PENN HIGHLANDS BROOKVILLE policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations
Prepares IV admixture and hyperal using proper technique accurately.
Understands and works within USP 797 guidelines
Performs cleaning procedures for laminar flow hood.
Changes filters /tubing
Enters patient orders, reorders, patient information (allergies, etc) into the computer accurately
Charges and credits patients accurately in the computer
Fills all drug orders and floor stock orders correctly
Appropriately labels all "high risk" medications
Applies ancillary labels to "look alike sound alike" drugs
Highlights and applies labels to all "note dosage strength" bags
Check code carts daily for lock integrity & monthly to document lock numbers
Replace and restock clinic boxes
Make labels for bulk medications and prescriptions
Picks medications accurately into profiles
Checks code carts and restock when necessary
Restocks code carts trays correctly and accurately
Dates the outside of the tray with the appropriate expiration date
Initials the sealed bag on the tray after restocking
Completes the documentation on the blue code cart form
Picks up and delivers medications and carts according to set schedule
Checks drug storage in nursing units and in the pharmacy under the direct supervision of a pharmacist
Packages bulk medication in to unit dose according to the pharmacy.
Completes narcotic sheets and delivers narcotic stock in a timely manner
Accurately completes narcotic sheet for pharmacist to check
Checks narcotic count in cupboard
Accurately/reconciles files narcotic sheets
Checks nursing units for narcotic count sheets a
Restocks and logs anesthesia boxes accurately
Initiates and participates in PI projects
Serves on committees with FMEA projects
Completes flow charts for completed projects
Actively participates in education and initiation of new processes resulting from PI projects
Accurately manages purchases and inventory for DSH pricing
Reviews usage reports, reconciles usage
Purchases appropriate quantity based on inventory stock
Reconciles inventory, usage reports
Creates comparison cost reports as requested 340B
Maintains narcotics system per DEA and state regulations
Reviews CII prescriptions monthly
Completes and transmits monthly DEA reports
Distributes multi copy DEA blanks as required by law
Completes narcotic inventory to maintain accurate counts
Monitor all narcotic sheets for accuracy/ inaccuracies
Completes biannual narcotic inventory
Maintains accudose equipment
Adds, deletes, modifies users/stock as required
Schedules updates to system to coordinate with nursing units
Maintains formulary within the accudose system
Creates reports on usage as required
Maintains return bin in system
Assists with DRMC clinic set up and maintenance
Reviews patient charts for accuracy of medication documentation to assure proper reimbursement
Participates in the orientation and preceptorship of new staff members/students in clinical and dispensing areas of the department.
Assumes responsibility as a professional as evidenced by:
Complies w/departmental polices regarding attendance/schedule
Attends programs on new products/equipment and procedures
Presents information obtained at education conferences to staff
Participates in unit staff meetings and in the improvement of department through individual or work team contributions
Provides feedback to enhance coworker performance
Utilizes effective interpersonal skills relating to the patient, family, and members of the health care team.
General duties as directed.
Qualifications
Current Pharmacy Technician certification or must be obtained within one year of hire required
Prior pharmacy work experience preferred
Customer service attitude
Familiar with medical terminology preferred


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