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SSM Health Pharmacy Technician in Bridgeton, Missouri

Role Purpose:

Supports the overall positive patient experience by assuring medications are available. Under supervision by the pharmacists maintains proper operation of the automated dispensing system in addition to performing the duties of the pharmacy technician(packaging, preparing IV fluids, stocking of the nursing units).

Responsibilities:

  • Provides medication for our patients by filling the Unit Dose medication orders, and loading the automated dispensing units.

  • Provides safe IV compounds for our patients by preparing IV admixtures using sterile technique.

  • Assures an efficient IV room by stocking the IV preparation area with IV solutions and preparing for the next shift's utilization.

  • Prioritizes the delivery and pick-up of medications in a team- oriented manner with the pharmacist with whom they are working.

  • Assures supplies for other departments are safe by conducting monthly inspections of all areas where drugs are stored (in Pharmacy and other departments) replacing outdated or unusable medications.

  • Assures medications are available for patients by assisting, when needed, in inventory control (checking inventory, ordering, checking in orders).

  • Provides safe medications for our patients by packaging any medication needed and labeling the drug with a valid bar code.

  • Provides safe and secure narcotic dispensing to our patients by delivering and picking up returns of narcotic medication when needed.

  • All transactions are recorded accurately in Pyxis and CII safe where available.

  • Promotes a smooth running department by performing other duties as needed or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma, specialized training in Pharmacy technician skills (minimum 6 month course) preferred but not required.

  • Licensure as a Pharmacy Technician by the Missouri Board of Pharmacy

  • Oral and written communication skills to provide information to Physicians, Nursing, and the Pharmacy staff

  • Basic Computer and mathematics skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years Hospital Pharmacy experience preferred but not required.

Physical Requirements:

Employees in this position are, or can be, required to possess the following physical capabilities:

  • Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 40 lbs.

  • Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily

  • Standing or walking more than 4 hours a day

  • Running to respond to patient emergencies

  • Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 2 hours a day

  • Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation

SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex

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