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Trinity Health Pharmacy Technician in Ann Arbor, Michigan

*An Opportunity to join our Remarkable Care Team as a Pharmacy Tech-Inpatient awaits YOU!*

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, one of the nation's top health care services providers, spanning five counties in Southeastern Michigan. SJMHS represents more than 2,700 physicians and 14,000 nurses and staff, and includes 6 Hospitals, 5 Outpatient Health Centers, 8 Urgent Care Facilities and over 25 Specialty Centers.

St. Joe's pharmacies offer remarkable customer service with advanced technology and resources to meet your pharmacy needs.

Learn more at: https://www.stjoeshealth.org/find-a-service-or-specialty/pharmacy

*GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSE:*

Under the immediate supervision of a pharmacist and Pharmacy Department leadership, provides daily pharmaceutical supportive services for the Department of Pharmacy according to established procedures and in compliance with pharmacy laws, other regulatory agencies and other members of the multi-disciplinary team. Responds to routine and emergency requests in a prompt and efficient manner, requiring a relatively high degree of independent judgement. Participates in departmental education activities and competency assessment. Actively supports and participates in the department's continuous quality improvement initiatives; promotes the organizational commitment to customer service.

*ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:*

  • Reads and interprets physician's medication orders, assists with filling, processing and dispensing of medications, re-packages and labels medication, including bulk supplies, with final check performed by a pharmacist.

  • Prior to performing drug preparation proven competency while working aseptically in a horizontal or vertical laminar (biological safety cabinet) flow hood using aseptic technique is required.

  • Delivers other medication, IV solutions and all necessary forms throughout the hospital on a regularly scheduled basis to patient care areas.

  • Prepares medications and subsequently loads and unloads medication into ADC with appropriate bar code scanning.

  • Fills inventory needs for nursing unit ADCs, non-cabinet stock, and fills unit dose drawers by placing the proper drugs in the bins according to the computerized patient profile.

  • Answers phones according to established phone etiquette and directs calls to the proper personnel.

  • Determines when phone calls or emergency situations need to be referred to a pharmacist.

  • Completes nursing unit inspections, as assigned. Restocks crash cart trays and OCMCA boxes etc., as required in a timely manner.

  • Alerts the pharmacists or pharmacy management of any discrepancies.

  • Fills controlled substance orders and reconciles all discrepancies on a daily basis.

  • Monitors any unusual activity for potential drug diversion.

  • This includes verifying drug doses and preparing preliminary drug profiles for patients on established chemotherapy protocols.

  • Safely handles and manipulates cytotoxic and other special drugs and incidental equipment used in drug preparation while working aseptically in a vertical flow hood or biological safety cabinet.

  • Maintains all necessary paperwork, legal documents, and records for all medications, including chemotherapy prepared for administration.

  • Utilizing the pharmacy computer system, bills and/or credits patients for medication used.

  • Maintains investigational drug research records and validates doses ordered using investigational drug protocols.

  • Obtains medications accurately from the department's automated medication supplier (i.e., Box Picker).

  • Loads and removes medications from this unit using bar code scanning of medication and patient labels.

  • Utilizes the Med Board software system and bar code scanning to track the delivery of medications to the nursing units.

  • Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, colleagues, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Health System.

  • Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.

  • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, determines that appropriate charges have been entered for the correct patient, encounter, date/time of service, with any required modifiers.

  • Make corrections as needed per charge capture policy/practice. In accordance with unit or departmental practice, actively participates in on-going education and communication regarding revenue management.

  • Rotational schedule with required weekend and holiday responsibilities. Also available for coverage as needed.

  • Additional duties as assigned by the hiring manager/supervisor.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Essential mathematics skills to be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure.

  • Possesses effective computer and keyboarding skills; ability to work with Pharmacy Information Systems and automation used in the medication use process.

  • Able to use email to communicate with other members of the department including pharmacy management.

  • Excellent critical thinking skills and ability to make decisions in a fast-paced work environment

  • A team oriented colleague that is detail oriented and passionate about medication and patient safety as well as quality initiatives.

  • Excellent customer service orientation skills necessary in order to deal effectively with various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers and community groups.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Education:Requires high school diploma or equivalent. Completion of a formal Pharmacy Technician educational program and/or completion of an Associate's Degree preferred.

  • Experience:Previous pharmacy experience, hospital-based pharmacy experience preferred. Formal Pharmacy Technician program experiential education may be considered in lieu of work experience.

  • *Licensure in the State of Michigan is required. Licensure:* Certification as a Pharmacy Technician is preferred.

*Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Health System enjoy…*

  • Competitive compensation

  • Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability

  • Retirement savings plan with employer contribution

  • Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health

Visit www.stjoeshealth.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

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Job Number: 00188432

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Organization Name: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Facility: SJSEMI - SJMHS Hospital Ann Arbor

Employment Type: Full time

Hours: 40

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