Pharmacy Technician Days Full Time

Company Name: Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US - 19104

Job Duration: 2022-01-14 to 2022-02-13

Overview

Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 157711

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular – Full Time 

About Us

We’re seeking breakthrough makers! Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was built on the belief that we can change lives. Today, in every role throughout our hospital, research institute and care network, the 22,000 members of our workforce are finding new ways – big and small – to make a difference for the patients and families we serve.

If you are ready to challenge yourself, be inspired and grow – no matter what your role – you just may be the kind of breakthrough maker who will thrive at CHOP.

Job Summary

Perform and assist in various pharmacy assignments, under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, and other duties not requiring the review of a pharmacist. The majority of tasks and responsibilities are related to preparing, dispensing, and distributing medications, including, but not limited to, compounded non-sterile products (CNSPs), patient specific and non-specific non-sterile medication doses, and prepackaged or unit-dose products containing oral, injectable, or other medications.

Job Responsibilities

1. Responsible for accurately preparing patient-specific and non-patient specific doses by ensuring that medications are identified, retrieved, drawn-up, labeled, packaged and stored according to the CHOP Pharmacy Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Responsible for completing required 4 Quadrant Training Programs
  • The correct medications are prepared for the correct patient, in the correct amount, at the appropriate time
  • Medication concentrations and volumes are properly confirmed to match the order details on the patient label or patient pick-report
  • Ensure all patient doses are verified by a pharmacist prior to dispensing – prepared doses are accurately identified, retrieved, drawn-up, labeled, packaged and stored.
  • Doses are prepared and distributed within cycle time to ensure that the turnaround time standards are met
  • Prepare accurately and safely Compounded Non-Sterile Products (CNSPs) in accordance with USP795 and CHOP Pharmacy Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

 

2. Responsible for accurately delivering patient-specific medications by ensuring that medications are delivered to the designated medication storage location in the proper patient care unit according to the CHOP Pharmacy Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

  • Responsible for completing required 4 Quadrant Training Programs

 

3. Responsible for proper handling and accurate oversight (including, but not limited to, handling, delivery, return, inventory count, expiration monitoring) of floor-stock medications to designated automated dispensing cabinetry according to the CHOP Pharmacy Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

  • Responsible for completing required 4 Quadrant Training Programs

 

 

4. Responsible for proper handling and accurate oversight (including, but not limited to, handling, delivery, return, inventory count, expiration monitoring) of medications in all non-automated distribution systems (i.e. medication trays, narcotic packs, transport bags or kits, etc) according to the CHOP Pharmacy Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

  • Responsible for completing required 4 Quadrant Training Programs

 

5. Responsible for compliance to all federal, state, and department standards and regulations for non-sterile product compounding- USP795,  USP800,  CMS Conditions of Participation, FDA Compounding Guidance and JCAHO standards

 

6. Responsible for accurately repackaging medications into unit-dose packages using pharmacy repackaging hardware according to the CHOP Pharmacy Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

 

7. Responsible for accurately performing Inspection process according to the CHOP Pharmacy Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

8. Responsible for ensuring that all documentation and recordkeeping requirements set forth by CHOP Pharmacy are met, including but not limited to:

  • PO Preparation logs
  • CNSP Preparation logs
  • Anesthesia Controlled Substance Records
  • Prepack Controlled Substance Records
  • Departmental Health Status Boards

 

9. Compliant to all mandates set forth by CHOP Pharmacy and by CHOP Human Resources

 

10. Compliant to all dress code and PPE maintenance and associated CHOP Pharmacy SOPs

 

11. Inventory Control

  • Kanban Inventory system is adhered to 100% of time.
  • Maintains and organizes inventory supply in a manner which minimizes inventory storage cost, wastage, and stock-outs. Ensures inventory is rotated properly, stored in appropriate conditions and location with 100% accuracy.
  • Complete monthly medication expiration dating assignments in a timely manner.  Identify and reorder expired medications inventory and ensures that stock is stored in accordance with manufacturer requirements.
  • Assures the proper replacement of prescription drugs to stock upon requisitions from various departments of the hospital either manually or through the Pyxis System.

 

12. Ensures the secure storage of narcotics and other controlled substances.

  • Document every transaction completely and accurately.
  • No generation of discrepancies in the C2 Safe, Pyxis Medstation, or Inventory Logs.
  • Ensure the destruction of returned controlled substance continuous medication infusions.
  • Ensures secure storage of narcotics and other controlled substances on a regular basis.  Maintains inventory records on narcotics and other forms of drugs as required by law.
  • Performs inventory counts of controlled substances on safes as per policy and procedures.

 

13. Achieve patient safety and satisfaction through the use of LEAN principles:

  • 5S
  • Elimination of Waste
  • JIT
  • Stand Work
  • Quality
  • Promote and Comply with Standardized Procedures.
  • Promote and Comply with Standard Work.
  • Identifiy “waste” in ownership process and recommends solutions for implementation.
  • Correct abnormal conditions.

 

14. Participates in hospital and departmental Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities.

  • Utilizes the Lean Principals of to analyze, and resolve problems in a systematic manner.
  • All improvement must be made in accordance with the scientific method
  • Participation to departmental RPI
  • Work OT to allow coworkers to participate in department RPI

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

None

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: High School/GED

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Graduate of an approved Pharmacy Technician Program or College Graduate

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Basic computer skills including use of Windows operating system and word processors. 
  • Calculation skills

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19. This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates.

CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons.

Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.

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