University of Utah Health Pharmacy Technician II - Inpatient Transitions of Care in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah
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The primary responsibility of this position is gathering prior to admission medication lists (medication histories) in the inpatient setting and supporting decentral pharmacy services. This position may also support discharge pharmacy services for patients leaving the hospital.
This position provides the technical functions associated with the delivery of clinical pharmacy services by maintaining proper stock levels in all pharmacy locations, compounding or otherwise preparing, filling, pricing, and delivering pharmaceuticals or other related items. The incumbent may perform duties such as entering prescriptions, completing reports, operating and maintaining automated dispensing devices, inputting computer data, and providing all aspects of customer service that are required to provide Pharmacy Department services. This position completes the essential functions of the job under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist.
As a Pharmacy Technician II, this position provides advanced services such as IV therapy, preparation of chemotherapy, maintenance of automated dispensing machines, narcotic coordination, investigational drug therapy, billing/coding. Technician II incumbents are expected to plan, coordinate, and implement training programs for other staff. Technician IIs have a higher level of responsibility for departmental and organizational problem solving.
Assists the pharmacist in advanced tasks associated with patient care.
Effectively manage supplies of the department.
Problem solves operational issues within the department and organization related to the medication use process.
Assists in education and training of staff and other trainees.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.
Familiarity with medical terminology.
May determine options from a variety of pre-established departmental policies and procedures, but cannot act outside of these unless authorized to do so by a Pharmacist.
May vary work routines according to patient care priorities.
Major problems encountered by incumbents include first line screening for medication order errors, drug or allergy contraindications, and processing non-formulary drug requests.
Challenges encountered may include problem solving for operation and maintenance of all automated systems in the Pharmacy Department.
Performing the essential duties of this position may involve standing for extended periods of time and/or handling heavy or bulky supply containers.
Knowledge and ability to perform mathematical calculations for extemporaneous compounding and special dose preparation, rectifying drug distribution errors, reconciling billing and administration records, etc.
- Two years experience as a Pharmacy Technician.
- Current Pharmacy Technician licensure in the State of Utah.
* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.
- This position involves light work that may exert up to 20 pounds and may consistently require light work involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects. This position involves standing for extended periods of time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Carrying, Color Determination, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking
Requisition Number 25259
Employment Type Full-Time
Work Schedule Rotating
Location Name University of Utah Hospital
Patient Care? No
City SALT LAKE CITY
Department UUH IPC 11C PHARMACY IP
The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.