Pharmacy Technician – Specialty Pharmacy

Company Name: Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Location: King Of Prussia, PA, US - 19406

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

Overview

Location: LOC_HORIZON-Horizon 

Req ID: 117631

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular – Full Time 

Job Summary

The Specialty Pharmacy Technician is responsible for compounding and preparing pharmaceuticals for specialty pharmacy and ambulatory patients under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist and in accordance with dispensing standard operating procedures and established guidelines.  The individual is responsible to maintain the pharmacy and designated areas per CHOP policy and procedure and all regulatory and accrediting agency guidelines.

  • Responsible to provide accurate and timely compounding and preparation of pharmaceuticals for patients with specialty medication needs.
  • Prepares new and refill prescriptions accurately, through the proper use of equipment and techniques, based on CHOP Policy for prescription entry and dispensing.
  • Responsible to complete all pharmaceutical compounding/preparation and Quality Control documentation timely and in compliance with CHOP Policy and all regulatory guidelines.
  • Monitors required areas for outdates, cleanliness, organization, and drug/supply stock levels.
  • Maintains, purchases 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.

 

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)

  • Prepares medication in a manner that minimizes cost due to wastage.
  • Provides customer service when answering incoming patient calls, communicating with patients on urgent requests, and communicating with medical/nursing staff to obtain key information needed.
  • Assists with coordinating and scheduling the prescription delivery process.
  • Participates in departmental process improvement initiatives.

Performs other duties as assigned by Specialty Pharmacy Management

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

Pharmacy Technician Certificate (preferred)

One to two years of related job experience (preferred)

Additional Technical Requirements

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

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Philadelphia, PA 19146