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Pharmacy Tech II

Job ID
237
Category
Clinical Care
Department
Pharmacy - Inpatient
Location
Albuquerque, NM
Date posted
09/24/2022
Pay Rate
$16.32 - $23.84 Hourly

This position offers generous sign on bonus to external hires.

Night shift differentials:

17% - week nights

26% - weekend nights

Weekend day shift differential: 15%

Department: Pharmacy - Inpatient
FTE: 1.00
Full Time (30 - 40 hours per week)
Shift: Nights

Position Summary:
Performs the duties of a Technician Pharmacy II as required. Enroll patients in IDP; maintain IDP database. Assist the pharmacy director with implementation and maintenance of systems and processes supporting specialized pharmacy functions. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.

Detailed responsibilities:
* TECHNICIAN - Perform the duties of a Technician Pharmacy I as required
* PATIENT ASSIST PROG - Maintain and monitor patient assistance program to include procuring medication for UNM Hospitals indigent patients
* PATIENT ASSIST PROG - Research qualifications, drug availability for IDP; assist patients with form completion; submit requests to drug manufactures for patient assistance programs
* RECORDS - Maintain logs to include narcotic inventory and other controlled substance records; maintain records on prescriptions dispensed
* DATA - Enter various data into computer and forms, verify data, make corrections and ensure accuracy
* REPORTS - May assist with preparation and maintenance of a variety of reports; analyze and interpret reports as required
* MAINTENANCE - Assist with the implementation and maintenance of software and hardware associated with Pyxis, RxRobot, Optifill and other departmental systems
* SPECIAL PROJECTS - Assist with planning and coordinating of special projects, events and the area quality improvement program; provide and coordinate staff training
* MEETINGS - Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations
* POLICY & PROCEDURE - Participate in the development and implementation of policies and procedures and/or guidelines within assigned area
* INPATIENT ASSIGNED AREA
* RECORDS - Enter orders in PharmNet (COE) for P-CAP review
* RECORDS - Obtain and enter patient height, weight and allergy into pharmacy system patient profiles
* RECORDS - Generate an IV to PO report for P-CAP review and place the conversion notice in patient medical record and PowerChart
* RECORDS - Generate 12 hour LVP report and reconcile the report with patient's current LVP orders and rate to avoid missing doses and eliminate waste
* OUTPATIENT ASSIGNED AREA
* REFILLS - Receive patient prescription refill requests; fax or call in completed prescription refills; document prescription refill requests for provider approval
* LIAISON - Coordinate all medication related issues for patients, providers and clinic staff
* PRIOR AUTHORIZATION - Obtain and document prior authorization from patient health plan before medication administration
* PROCEDURES - Assume responsibility for securing and documenting controlled substance prescription refills
* PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
* PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
* PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
* PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
* PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

Qualifications


Education:
Essential:
* High School or GED Equivalent
* Training
* Program Graduate
Education specialization:
Essential:
* Complete Hospital Pharm Tech Training or Equiv
* Pharmacy Tech

Experience:
Essential:
1 year directly related experience

Nonessential:
Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

Credentials:
Essential:
* Certified Pharmacy Technician in NM w/in 60 days

Physical Conditions:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

Working conditions:
Essential:
* Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE

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