Pharmacy Technician, Certified at Careerbuilder in Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Job Description:

The University of Iowa Health Care, Department of Pharmaceutical Care, is seeking a Pharmacy Technician, Certified to join our team. This position is u nder general pharmacist supervision, coordinates and performs as necessary the technical activities of dispensing areas. Under general supervision of technician supervisor, carries out activities supportive of development, coordination, and training of assigned areas. Provides functional supervision as required.

Duties to include:

Performs the following patient care responsibilities under the general supervision of a pharmacist:

  1. Perform activities associated with inventory maintenance in dispensing areas including reviewing inventory for expiration dates.
  2. Prepare drug orders written by physicians on inpatients and outpatients and patient care floorstock orders:
    • Read and interpret the order
    • Calculate the dose and/or quantity to dispense
    • Prepare and/or package the correct medication
    • Prepare the label
    • Document activities (dispensing, inventory, inventory reduction, etc.) on appropriate forms
  3. Deliver medications to patient care areas and return medications from patient care areas that are no longer needed.
  4. Maintain accurate controls and security regarding controlled substances, including inventory records, preparation and delivery to patient care areas.
  5. Generate, review and maintain (includes filing) appropriate records related to medication distribution, dispensing and disposal.
  6. Utilize and maintain various automated equipment needed for the preparation of all types of medications.
  7. Utilize aseptic technique in horizontal and vertical flow hoods to prepare sterile products, including cytotoxic and hazardous drugs, in single doses or in compounded batches. Maintain proper handling of cytotoxic and hazardous medications.
  8. Understand the requirement of the different Risk Levels rooms within the pharmacy and perform duties in accordance to the required operating standards of each. Complete quality assurance activities and quality control records for documentation for sterile and non-sterile compounding.
  9. Communicate with the general public, patients and other health care personnel in accordance with established departmental guidelines. Provide excellent customer service.
  10. Perform tasks as assigned by the pharmacist, technician supervisor or senior technician.
  11. Maintain area orderliness and cleanliness.
  12. Conduct monthly inspections of medications in all pharmacy and patient care areas.
  13. Assist with on-the-job training of pharmacy students and new technicians; may provide functional supervision to student technicians.
  14. Perform other position expectations required of all department staff as outlined in department policies and procedures and/or material covered in staff training and/or orientation.
Civil and Respectful Interactions
Demonstrates respect for all members of the University community in the course of performing one's duties and in response to administrators, supervisors, coworkers, and customers; constructively brings forward workplace concerns to coworkers and/or supervisor.

Diversity and Inclusion
Welcomes the richness of talent from a diverse workforce and recognizes that diversity brings stimulation, challenge, and energy that contribute to a productive and effective workplace.

Learning and Professional Development
Seeks opportunities to enhance one's own knowledge, skills and abilities as they relate to one's current position and/or to prepare for potential future roles and overall career development that contribute to the mission and goals of the institution.

Responsibility and Accountability
Represents the interests of the University and of unit leadership in the use of resources to meet service and productivity demands within unit goals and budgets; strives to promote continual process and quality improvement.

Percent of Time: 100%
Schedule: Work 8 hour shifts between the hours of 6:00am - 3:30 pm
Location: Children's Hospital - inpatient
Rotations: Rotating shifts
Pay Grade: 09

Benefits Highlights:
  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
  • For more information about Why Iowa?, click here

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives. ®
Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
  • High school graduation including a general mathematics course, or the equivalent.
a. Two years of experience in a position directly related to the natural sciences, or
b. Two years post high school education in the natural sciences or related area, or
c. A combination of related experience and related post high school education to equal two years.
  • National certification as a certified pharmacy technician by a National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited pharmacy technician certification program and examination is required. Must meet ongoing education requirements and maintain certification. An exception to the certification requirement is available to pharmacy interns who maintain registration as a pharmacy intern (per Iowa Administrative Code - Chapter 3, Pharmacy Technicians, Section 3.3).
  • Note: Per Board of Pharmacy Regulations (Iowa Administrative Code -- 657-Chapter 3, Pharmacy Technicians):
    1. A pharmacy technician must register with the Board of Pharmacy within 30 days of employment.
    2. Effective July 1, 2009, all pharmacy technicians must be certified by July 1, 2010.
Special Qualifications:
  • Ability to calculate ratios and proportions for pharmaceutical needs as demonstrated by a work sample.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in a retail pharmacy setting
  • Experience with inventory maintenance activities,
  • Experience working in a team environment,
  • Experience working in a detail-oriented work environment,
  • Knowledge of windows based computer programs,
  • Experience working in healthcare with one-on-one patient interaction & experience handling challenging interactions in the work environment.
  • Prefer National Career Readiness Certificate at Silver Level, are desirable.

Application Process: Resume preferred as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM of the posting end date.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Pharmacy Technician, Certified
  • Appointment Type: Merit
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Pay Level: 09
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Penni Berger
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