Be a Child's Champion
Registered Pharmacy Tech. (Full Time)PHARMACY Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus Miami, Florida Requisition ID 24917
Supports Pharmacists with order processing, preparation of general and specialty medication (Chemotherapy, TPN and Cardiac Preps) IV solutions, syringes, admixtures and/or non- IV doses. Processes floor stock orders, maintains medication inventories, answers the phones, provides customer support, and removes outdated medications and medication deliveries for the Inpatient Pharmacy.
Minimum Job Requirements
- Registered in the State of Florida as a Pharmacy Technician- maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- High School education or equivalent preferred.
- Graduate of an approved pharmacy certification course preferred.
- Three years of experience as a hospital pharmacy technician preferred.
- Able to read, write, and speak English fluently.
- Able to communicate verbally and in writing in a professional manner.
- General and specialty (Chemotherapy, TPN and Cardiac IV) admixture preparation experience or trained for inpatient pharmacy preferred.
- Knowledge and skills in IV admixture and Unit Dose medication preparation for inpatient pharmacy or bulk dispensing for outpatient pharmacy preferred.
- Ability to comprehend and analyze information.
- Knowledge of percentage and basic math calculations.
- Ability to coordinate the sequence of a process.
- Ability to relate cooperatively, courteously, and constructively with patients, nursing personnel, coworkers, physicians, etc.
- Knowledge of Metric system of measurement.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills of medication preparation and dispensing for an outpatient pharmacy.
- Knowledge of generic and brand medication names.
- Able to communicate effectively with the public and internal customers.
- Able to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, to handle constantly stressful and changing situations, and to create a positive work environment.
Job Specific Duties
- Answers the phone according to departmental standards and directs calls as appropriate using excellent customer service.
- Prepares and delivers medications per hospital standards to the designated Nursing Units in a timely manner and picks up returned medications.
- Maintains active participation in Lean committee initiatives.
- Completes periodic area inspections in a timely manner, as assigned, for removal of outdated medications prior to expiration of medication.
- Receives daily shipments of medications from vendors and warehouse and accurately reports medication barcodes into designated computer system.
- Assists with stocking, maintaining, cleaning, and organizing the storage room.
- Prepares medications accurately and efficiently for individual patient use from stock and bulk supply.
- Accurately and efficiently prepares standardized doses of medication including unit dose and cassette fill for patient use.
- Prepares specific IV admixtures' syringes and large volume IV medications accurately and efficiently using proper USP 797 aseptic techniques.
- Accurately prepares Parenteral Nutrition (PN), Chemotherapy, OR and Cardiovascular Trays.
- Accurately weighs, counts, and measures medications, labels patient specific medications, and places the finished product in a suitable container for pharmacist check.
- Responsible for responding to equipment alerts, maintaining the automated dispensing machines, and other routine equipment in the Pharmacy and hospital.
Job : Pharmacy
Primary Location : Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Department : PHARMACY-2100-730000
Joining a new organization can be daunting or overwhelming. But at Nicklaus, your colleagues make you feel welcomed. They taught me to celebrate our accomplishments and band together during challenging times. This is not easy to find in healthcare these days, so I’m grateful to have found an amazing place to work with people and leadership who have my well-being in mind.Lova Renee Brunson Manager Accreditation & Regulatory
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