Pharmacy Technician 2

Company Name: Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta

Location: Atlanta, GA, US - 30322

Job Duration: 2021-07-22 to 2021-08-21

Overview

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday – Friday; Saturday; Sunday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  81624

 

JOB SUMMARY

Assists pharmacist and prepares medications to be dispensed under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist according to State and Federal law.

EDUCATION

  • High school diploma

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Georgia pharmacy technician registration 

EXPERIENCE*

  • 6months IV experience in a healthcare-related field or 4 year college degree

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • 1 year of experience as a IV pharmacy technician in a pediatric hospital pharmacy environmen or 2 years of experience as a IV pharmacy technician in a hospital pharmacy environment

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Proficient in reading, writing, and mathematics 
  • Knowledge of medical/pharmaceutical terminology
  • Good organizational skills and ability to learn and use computer systems   

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Performs all job functions as described in the Pharmacy Technician I job description.
  2. Assists pharmacists by anticipating and prioritizing workload accurately and efficiently.
    • Organizes and prioritizes phone calls, window traffic, and workload effectively and keeps pharmacist informed.
    • Maintains a smooth workflow in area by utilizing problem-solving skills.
  3. Precepts new and existing staff members.
    • Participates in orientation and training of new and existing employees.
    • Uses effective educational techniques in all training and educational activities.
    • Identifies performance deficiencies of new employees and provides feedback/training in an effort to correct deficiencies.
    • Provides feedback of employee progress routinely to Education Pharmacist or Team Leaders.
  4. Maintains individual competence and develops professional practice skills.
    • Participates in required departmental training, education, and certification.
    • Completes all required orientation/training checklist(s) and modules.
    • Completes projects to develop professional skills and achieve department goals.
    • Uses extra time advantageously to help others or work on department projects.
    • Contributes to achievement of department goals and objectives through effective participation.
    • Exhibits proficient performance in at least two work areas.
  5. Demonstrates leadership skills.
    • Demonstrates ability to assess situations and bring issues or concerns to attention of pharmacist or team leader.
    • Demonstrates effective time management, project management, and inventory control skills.
  6. Prepares and compounds IV medications by using aseptic technique to ensure safe products for patients under direct pharmacist supervision.
    • Accurately prepares and compounds medications, including intravenous fluids, parenteral nutrition, chemotherapy solutions, and drips.
    • Demonstrates aseptic technique when preparing sterile intravenous preparations and obtains yearly re-certification of aseptic technique.
    • Prepares and maintains adequate supply of stock solutions.
    • Documents on all intravenous compounding logs as appropriate.
    • Uses available technology (e.g. i.v.SOFT, Baxa compounder).
  7. Demonstrates knowledge of Pyxis operations.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping – Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Climbing – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking – Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting – Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling – Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Sitting – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing – Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking – Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322
Function:  Allied Health – Pharmacy