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Certified Pharmacy Technician - Hospital Outpatient/Retail Pharmacy

Company: Bon Secours Mercy Health
Location: Warren
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Certified Pharmacy Technician - Hospital Outpatient/Retail PharmacyApply NowRequisition R125547 Market Warren, Ohio Department SS Retail Pharmacy - Retail Rx - 155 - St Joseph Shift Days/Afternoons Schedule Full-timeThank you for considering a career at Bon Secours Mercy Health!Excellent customer service skills required and previous retail pharmacy experience preferred to support growing Meds to Beds program.Reports to Title: Pharmacy Supervisor, Manager, or Director

Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position
Under 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.

    ExCPT Certification provided by the National Health Career Association or Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification and registration with State Board of Pharmacy (required)

    High 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 Experience
    Previous experience working in Retail, Ambulatory, Outpatient, Hospital, Acute Care, or Home Infusion pharmacy (preferred)

    Patient Population
    Demonstrates 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 Conditions
    Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur
    May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights
    May 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 Requirements
      Lifting/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/Hazards
      Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
      Perform shift work
      Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder
      Reach above shoulder
      Repetitive arm/hand movements
      Finger Dexterity
      Color Vision
      Acuity - near

      Use of latex products
      Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents
      Exposure to moving mechanical parts
      Exposure to dust/fumes

      Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
      Stocking Medications
      Mathematically Proficient
      Point of Sale Equipment Operation
      Processing Prescriptions
      Dispensing Prescriptions
      Robotic Dispensing Systems
      Performance Improvement
      Packaging Medications
      Insurance Claim Processing
      Compounding Medications
      Attention to Detail
      Customer Service
      Problem Solving
      Active Listening
      Verbal Communication
      Written Communication
      Professional Judgement
      Diagnostic Testing
      Medication TransportBon Secours Mercy Health About UsAs a faith-based and patient-focused organization, Mercy Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of all people in mind, body and spirit through exceptional patient care. Success in this goal requires a culture of compassion, collaboration, excellence and respect. Mercy Health seeks people that are committed to our values of compassion, human dignity, integrity, service and stewardship to create an environment where associates want to work and help communities thrive.Bon Secours MercyHealthis an equal opportunity employer.Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:
      • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
      • Prescription drug coverage
      • Flexible spending accounts
      • Life insurance w/AD&D
      • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
      • Paid time off
      • Educational Assistance
      • And much more
        • Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusScheduled Weekly Hours:32Work Shift:Days/AfternoonsDepartment:SS Retail Pharmacy - Retail Rx - 155 - St JosephAll 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 youd 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 recruitment@mercy.com. 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 recruitment@mercy.com.Apply Now

Keywords: Bon Secours Mercy Health, Warren , Certified Pharmacy Technician - Hospital Outpatient/Retail Pharmacy, Professions , Warren, Ohio

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