Pharmacy Technician II

Job Number
209381
Banner Baywood Medical Center
Shift
Day
Department
Banner Baywood Medical Center - Pharmacy-Hosp
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Street Address
6644 East Baywood Ave
City & State
US-AZ-Mesa
Posting Category
Pharmacy

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Pharmacy Technician II at Banner Baywood Medical Center

Come Grow Your Career with our Banner Family! 

 

The mission of Banner Baywood Pharmacy is to provide optimal pharmaceutical care for all patients served. Pharmacy associates will provide a patient centered approach to optimize medication therapy management and resources, ensure timely medication distribution, and promote health wellness through medication therapy education to make a difference in people’s lives.  This position will work under the supervision of the pharmacist and performs routine duties in packaging, distribution and record keeping of pharmaceutical supplies. Assists in preparing compounded and intravenous medications, total parenteral nutrition products, and chemotherapy agents. Encourages and is instrumental in the training and orientation of new employees.
 
Hours:  Varied shift with mostly days, rotating weekends (may be asked to work a day or evening shift on occasion, must be flexible) 
  
Preferred Qualifications
HS Diploma or GED
Pharmacy Technician License and Certification
1+ years as a Pharmacy Technician
Hospital Experience
IV Sterile Compounding experience 

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About Banner Baywood Medical Center
Banner Baywood Medical Center is a 332-bed hospital serving the health care needs of the dynamic and growing East Valley communities of metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. We provide complete acute care services including cancer, stroke, women's health, rehabilitation, emergency medicine and surgery. In addition, our orthopedic unit has earned repeated recognition as having one of the Top 100 Orthopaedic Programs in the U.S. by The Health Network and HCIA, Inc.

 

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About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position will work under the supervision of the pharmacist. Performs routine duties in packaging, distribution and record keeping of pharmaceutical supplies. Assists in preparing compounded and intravenous medications, total parenteral nutrition products, and chemotherapeutic agents. Consistently demonstrates an ability to assess a situation, consider alternatives, and choose the appropriate course of action. May work with the Pharmacist in processing physician orders for medications by entering information in to the medication management system in an unverified status. May educate, train, and oversee the activities of the Pharmacy Technician, Technician Externs and Volunteers. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients.

 

Essential Functions

  • Selects and/or prepares medications, under direct supervision, as indicated on the patient medication orders. Places medications in patient boxes or in designated area for pharmacist to check, sends/delivers medications to nursing units as required. May investigate missing medication requests.

 

  • Charges/credits patients for medications and intravenous solutions as appropriate. Restocks unused and credited returned medications. May also prepare the daily bank deposit and financial reports, maintain databases and troubleshoot automated technology malfunctions.

 

  • Attends to customers and answers telephones in a courteous and timely manner. Serves as a liaison between the customer and the pharmacist. May also take requests for prescription refills and obtain necessary authorizations.

 

  • Identifies medications and other items for reorder as necessary to maintain a continuous inventory of medications and supplies. Receives, checks-in, and restocks medications ordered through wholesaler and other vendors. Assesses practical ways to deal with shorted items and short-dated or unusable items.

 

  • Compounds specialty medication products. Repackages bulk medications into unit of use packaging. Completes accurate documentation of medications compounded and repackaged.

 

  • Assists in preparing and labeling of intravenous medications including total parenteral nutrition products and chemotherapeutic agents using proper sterile and aseptic technique.May perform quality control activities such as monthly nursing unit inspections and pharmacy section checks in a timely manner. Completes documentation on refrigerator temperatures, intravenous hood cleaning, and equipment maintenance activities as required.

 

  • May use automated dispensing technology or requisition to restock medications to nursing and ancillary areas after they are checked by a pharmacist. Restocks medications to all areas outside automated dispensing technology which may include but not be limited to trays, code carts and emergency boxes. Adds users to the automatic dispensing technology database as per policy. Investigates discrepancies in automated dispensing technology.

 

  • In a Home Care setting: under the supervision of a pharmacist may assist with documentation, tracking reports, IV pump maintenance, medication delivery and documentation collection per current compliance standards

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Requires pharmacy technician licensure in the state of practice (where applicable). Pharmacy technician certification required.

Must possess good organizational, problem solving and computer skills. Must have good written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and other contacts.

May be required to posses a valid drivers license and be eligible for coverage under the companys auto insurance policy.

Preferred Qualifications

Pharmacy technician experience.Knowledge of medication management information system software and automated dispensing systems.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.