Acute Pharmacy Technician
Company: Banner Health
Location: Sun City West
Posted on: May 12, 2022
Primary City/State:Sun City West, ArizonaDepartment
Name:Pharmacy-HospWork Shift:DayJob Category:Pharmacy$1000 Sign on
BonusA position in a Banner Health pharmacy is one you can look
forward to. Join an engaging environment of full service, high
technology and experience a wide variety of responsibilities.
You'll also see how important a pharmacy job is to our ability to
make life easier for our patients. Come enjoy great challenges and
build both your knowledge of the field and your analytical
skills.Banner Del Webb Medical Center is a exciting , exciting
environment where the pace is ambitious and your impact is
immediate. BDWMC is known for a positive working environment and
supportive team who helps to educate and train staff in multiple
areas. In addition you will also have the opportunity to
participate in committees outside of the various departments and
Network with other facilities and departments. We have a robust
ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Residency Program.Pharmacy leadership at
BDWMC has an open door policy. You will have the opportunity to
work with a approachable and supportive of staff. You will be given
the tools to help educate and train in multiple areas of the
pharmacy which include but are not limited to non- sterile,
sterile, and hazardous compounding, Pyxis and technology, inventory
management, billing and more. The ideal candidate has to have
strong IV and compounding skills. This is a Day shift 6am-230pm,
with every other weekend, and rotating holidays. Weekend rotations
are required in this role. Enjoy a flat rate $1/hour weekend shift
differential and an 18%-night shift differential when
- Excludes internal applicantBanner Del E. Webb Medical Center
excels in providing extraordinary health care to residents of the
northwest Valley of metro Phoenix and is recognized by U.S. News
and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals. With 390
licensed beds, the hospital provides a wide range of services,
including acute medical and surgical services as well as intensive
care, emergency and urgent care, inpatient/outpatient surgery,
cardiac catheterization, neurology, orthopedics, oncology, urology,
pulmonary, obstetrics and gynecology, extended care, outpatient
diagnostic services, acute and outpatient rehabilitation and adult
behavioral services.POSITION SUMMARY
This position will work under the supervision of the pharmacist
performing routine duties in packaging, distribution, non-sterile
compounding, and record-keeping of pharmaceutical supplies. Serves
as a liaison between the customer and the pharmacist. Becomes
proficient in preparing compounded intravenous medications, total
parenteral nutrition products, and chemotherapeutic agents within
compliance with USP regulations. Effectively uses pharmacy computer
systems to investigate and respond to missing medication requests.
Consistently demonstrates an ability to assess a situation,
consider alternatives, and choose the appropriate course of action.
May educate and train peer Pharmacy Technicians, Technician
Externs, Technician Trainees, and volunteers. Must demonstrate the
knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the
age of the patients.
1. Identifies medications and other items for reorder as necessary
to maintain a continuous inventory of medications and supplies.
Receives, checks-in, and restocks medications ordered through the
wholesaler and other vendors verifying all quantities against
invoices. Assesses practical ways to deal with shorted items and
short-dated or unusable items.
2. Manages users within the automated dispensing technology
database as per policy. Investigates discrepancies and
troubleshoots malfunctions in automated dispensing technology.
3. Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills and is customer service
oriented in all contacts with patients, visitors and staff.
Responds to standard requests from internal customers. Interacts
primarily with department personnel, cross-department personnel,
internal customers, patients and physicians.
4. May use automated dispensing technology or requisition to
restock medications to nursing and ancillary areas after checking
by a pharmacist. When allowed by law and policy, and upon
completion of proper training/competency assessment, may restock
automated dispensing technology using barcode scanning verification
devices. Restocks medications to all areas outside automated
dispensing technology which may include but not limited to trays,
code carts and emergency boxes.
5. Compounds non-sterile medication products. Understands and
appropriately follows all product worksheets/recipes for
documentation and check processes. Understands and adheres to all
applicable USP compounding guidelines. Demonstrates knowledge of
and consistently performs calibrations of equipment and accurately
measures components for compounding. Repackages bulk medications
into unit of use packaging. Completes accurate documentation of
medications compounded and repackaged per policy.
6. Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with
all policies, laws, and regulations. Performs quality control
activities such as monthly nursing unit inspections and pharmacy
section checks in a timely manner. Completes documentation of
refrigerator temperatures, and equipment maintenance activities as
7. Handles narcotic medications following all federal and legal
requirements as set through policy and procedure. Understands all
regulatory requirements for receiving, compounding, repackaging,
and distribution for controlled substances. Consistently adheres to
all storage and inventory movement documentation requirements for
controlled substances.8. Becomes proficient in performing
compounding and labeling of intravenous non-hazardous compounds
using proper sterile and aseptic technique as appropriate to the
site of care. Understands the different product lines in sterile
populations (adult, pediatric, and neonate). Completes all required
environmental cleaning procedures. Documents all required tasks and
other information per policy.
High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge. Completion
of a Pharmacy Technician Certification Program.
Requires Pharmacy Technician licensure and active Pharmacy
Technician certification (exception for Nevada) OR Pharmacy Intern
licensure in the state of practice.
Ability to complete moderate to difficult mathematical calculations
using a hand-held calculator is required. Strong customer service
focus, exceptional communication skills, strong attention to
detail, prioritization capabilities, superior problem-solving
skills, and ability to multi-task. Must have knowledge of computer
software, particularly medication management information system
software, Microsoft applications and automated dispensing systems.
Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
for interfacing with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, and
Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital must possess
an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and
maintain the card for the duration of their employment. Employees
working at Banner MD Anderson or BUMC-P Whole Health Counseling
must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level
One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the
card for the duration of their employment.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSAdditional related education and/or
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