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Kalispell Regional Healthcare Advanced Pharmacy Technician in Kalispell, Montana

Overview

At Kalispell Regional Healthcare, our mission is to improve the health, comfort, and life of those we serve. We believe in a better future for healthcare. With more than 4,000 employees, we are the largest private employer in the Flathead Valley. As we continue to grow, we look for people dedicated to service and quality.

Under direct supervision performs activities associated with drug distribution, ordering and control for medication dispensing. Direction and guidance are performed by a manager/supervisor, Pharmacist or higher level Pharmacy Technician.

Responsibilities

  1. *Understands and completes all aspects of medication distribution from the pharmacy to all areas assigned including but not limited to; inpatient and/or outpatient dispensing. These duties may include, but are not limited to:

  2. Filling the automated dispensing system and utilizing the bar code scanning. Filling patient drawers in all nursing units.

  3. Delivering medications in the most efficient manner to all areas assigned.

  4. These duties will be supervised and verified by a pharmacist and/or technician that is currently a tech-check-tech technician.

  5. *Completes rounds according to current policy. This includes delivering and retrieving medications, debiting and crediting medications to patient specific accounts to ensure accurate billing. This process will be coordinated with other pharmacy personnel to meet the immediate needs of the pharmacy department.

  6. *Promptly and efficiently answers telephone calls, responds to inquiries and routes appropriately as needed..

  7. *Performs all tasks associated with maintaining the pharmacy inventory. This includes, but is not limited to:

  8. Ordering, receiving, and shelving medications.

  9. Documents and communicates drug shortages.

  10. Monitors the pharmacy inventory for out dated medications, and disposes according to current policy.

  11. *Exhibits a working knowledge of all pharmacy computer systems as required by location.

  12. *Aids in staff development, orients new employees and students, participates in quality assessment, and improvement projects.

  13. Maintains a neat and orderly environment. This includes, but is not limited to:

  14. Cleaning duties.

  15. Medication disposal

  16. Trash disposal

  17. *Actively continues education to keep abreast of Pharmacy law and to maintain current licensure.

  18. *Assists in the coordination of work activities and training of Pharmacy Technicians.

  19. *Manufactures, prepares, compounds, packages and labels pharmaceuticals within a specialized program such as the IV additive service, non-sterile compounding, oncology medications and/or the investigational drug service.

  20. *Actively compound IV medications using sterile, aseptic techniques according to current policies and federal regulations. Maintains the sterile environment in the clean room according to current policies and procedures. Respects the importance of demonstrating accuracy and sterility in product preparation as this is critical to ensure patient safety.

  21. Other duties as assigned.This position description in no way states or implies that these are all the only duties required. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.

Qualifications

  1. Must meet all of the qualifications for the Montana Board of Pharmacy Technician application. Completion of a Pharmacy Technician training program preferred. Prior health care experience preferred.

  2. Upon employment must satisfy one (1) of the following:

  3. Active licensure with the Montana Board of Pharmacy as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) in good standing.

  4. Currently enrolled as a Pharmacy Student in an accredited University Program (second year or higher).

  5. Minimum of one (1) year experience as a hospital Pharmacy Technician with demonstrated competency in IV admixtures.

  6. Inpatient pharmacy: Proficient working knowledge of aseptic technique for preparing sterile products required.

  7. RQI First Responder required.

  8. Proficient typing skills required.

  9. Must have an understanding of medical terminology and calculations. Must have fluent knowledge of medication brand and generic names.

  10. Prior experience in Pharmacy Systems and Electronic Health Records preferred. Possess ability to learn other software as needed.

  11. Must communicate effectively and maintain cooperative relationships with providers, staff members and patients. Must work effectively in a team environment.

Kalispell is a dynamic community located within a thirty-minute drive of Flathead Lake, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, Glacier National Park, several National and State forests and parks, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness area. Kalispell is the retail, professional, medical, and governmental center of the Flathead Valley serving approximately 140,000 people in Northwest Montana.

Job Locations US-MT-Kalispell

Requisition ID 2021-9953

Category Pharmacy

Pay Period Status 80

Shift Variable

Schedule Variable

Position Type Full Time (Benefits Eligible)

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