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Inpatient Pharmacy Technician PT 24

Kaiser Permanente San Diego, CA

Kaiser Permanente San Diego, CA

2 weeks ago

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DescriptionJob Summary:Under direction of a licensed pharmacist, prepares, dispenses and distributes medications, pharmaceutical products, and intravenous admixtures, including hazardous drugs. Maintains pharmacy inventory and equipment. Assists other healthcare professionals by taking initiative and troubleshooting problems, review and obtain medication lists, making telephone outreach to patients and other healthcare providers, mailing letters, and other duties required by the department/clinic.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Drug Procurement & Storage
  • Maintains and reviews appropriateness of pharmacy inventory in designated areas; reviews pharmacy inventory for medications to be returned (i.e., recalled products, expired products, deteriorated products, illegible labels, etc.), following policies and procedures.
  • Assists or performs the duties of the inventory control assistant/stock clerk to prioritize and maintain maximum work flow in the pharmacy.
  • Has awareness of Safety Data Sheets and disposes of waste in the appropriate waste stream according to policies and procedures: PHI documents, pharmaceuticals, sharps, hazardous and non-hazardous medications and RCRA waste.
  • Assists in non-hospital inventory stocking-to-standards by organizing, replenishing stock, and preparing monthly recharges and credits.
  • Applies general knowledge of formulary to support cost control.
  • Drug Preparation/Dispensing
  • Alerts pharmacist when prescribed medications may be contraindicated due to drug allergies, duplicate therapies, sensitivities, or interactions as indicated by information systems.
  • Fills unit dose patient-specific medication supplies from patient medication administration records by dispensing the appropriate supply through calculations based on dosage, strength and frequency of administration; packages and seals emergency medication supplies; uses metric system conversions; performs substitution of drug equivalents through knowledge of generic, trade, chemical drug names and approved therapeutic equivalents; reviews Medication Administration Record for appropriateness (i.e., drug entry, dosing frequency and documentation of administration) and advises appropriate licensed personnel of discrepancies.
  • Checks the work of other pharmacy technicians in connection with the filling of floor and ward stock and unit dose distribution systems for patients admitted to the hospital whose orders have previously been reviewed and approved by a licensed pharmacist, according to an approved hospital policy.
  • Selects and prepares medications and pharmaceutical products by name and dosage listed on physicians order, through an understanding of physical characteristics of medications, which require special packaging or handling.
  • Places product in proper container with correct label, makes required notations and initials physicians orders.
  • Reviews physician orders for completeness; transcribes appropriate information through computer order entry to generate patient medication profile by using pharmaceutical/medical terminology, symbols and abbreviations.
  • Obtains accurate patient medication profiles under the indirect supervision of a pharmacist.
  • Prepares nonhazardous and hazardous sterile compounded preparations following aseptic technique and in compliance with policies, standard operating procedures, USP 797 and 800 standards
  • Prepares nonhazardous and hazardous nonsterile compounded preparations in compliance with policies, standard operating procedures and USP standards
  • Demonstrates competency and knowledge of policies and standard operating procedures related to maintaining environmental conditions to minimize microbial contamination of compounded preparations. This includes but is not limited to cleaning, disinfection, decontamination, donning, hand hygiene, doffing, environmental monitoring and remediation, and use of primary and secondary engineering controls
  • Demonstrates competency and knowledge of policies and standard operating procedures related to nonhazardous and hazardous medication receiving, handling, storage, labeling, packaging, transport and disposal.
  • Complies with documentation requirements as outlined in policy, standard operating procedures and regulations.
  • Automated Systems & Equipment
  • Operates and maintains specialized pharmacy equipment such as automated dispensing devices, I.V. compounding pumps, radio-frequency identification systems, repackaging and preparation machines, unit dosing machines, and other equipment used in the pharmacy cleaning, and performing periodic checks and adjustments.
  • Operates electronic devices and computers.
  • Regulatory
  • Upholds Kaiser Permanentes Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge, of and adheres to Federal and State Laws, standards, rules, regulations (e.g., USP standards, Board of Pharmacy regulations), regional, hospital and departmental policies and procedures that govern the practice of pharmacy.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the preparation, distribution, record-keeping, security and classes of controlled substances, i.e., narcotics, hypnotics, barbiturates, etc. (Class II, III, IV, V), governed by Federal and State law.
  • General Work Expectations
  • Participates in quality assurance and performance improvement processes in a dynamic environment.
  • Displays the ability to communicate and interact effectively with patients and co-workers in a professional and collaborative manner.
  • Participates in assigned education and training programs as required
  • Maintains a clean, safe, secure and efficient work environment.
  • Ensures that required documentation is completed.
  • Answers and makes telephone calls, consistent with assigned duties and in accordance with telephone protocols.
  • Exemplifies Pharmacys Mission and the organizations Vision by contributing to the health and satisfaction of members by providing appropriate medications, information, and professional services in a helpful, caring, courteous, and efficient manner.
  • Performs duties as assigned and scheduled; and other duties as required. Specific duties may vary depending on Pharmacy location. Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.

ExperienceBasic Qualifications:

  • N/A

Education

  • High School Diploma or GED

License, Certification, Registration

  • Pharmacy Technician License (California)

Additional Requirements

  • Working knowledge of aseptic technique and ability to prepare sterile IV products.
  • Ability to learn and willingness to prepare hazardous drugs where hazardous drugs are prepared.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English communication skills.
  • Ability to read, understand, and transcribe pharmaceutical information.
  • Working knowledge of current drug forms, classes, strengths, generic and trade names.
  • Requires working knowledge of, and the ability to become proficient in, the computer system.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulations regarding the provision of pharmaceutical services.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, and communicate with co-workers and patients.
  • Ability to lift/transport 1-50 lbs., and frequent bending, stooping, and reaching.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed with Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

Notes

  • Must be able to work at multiple locations

Primary Location: California,San Diego,Vandever Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 24 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 12:01 AM Working Hours End: 11:59 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B04-L135|UFCW|Local 135 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Vandever MOB - Home Infusion Phcy - 0808 Pay Range: $29.25 - $32.58 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest

  • Seniority level

    Entry level
  • Employment type

    Part-time
  • Job function

    Health Care Provider
  • Industries

    Hospitals and Health Care

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