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Logan Health Pharmacy Technician - Hospital Inpatient Pharmacy in Kalispell, Montana

Job Description Summary:

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

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

  • Must register with the Montana Board of Pharmacy as a Technician-in-Training and commit to becoming nationally certified within 18 months of hire to continue employment.

  • Possess an active licensure with the Montana Board of Pharmacy as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) in good standing.

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

  • RQI First Responder required.

  • Proficient typing skills required.

  • Must have an understanding of medical terminology and calculations.

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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with various audiences. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy.

  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, a self-starter, possess critical thinking skills and be able to set priorities and function as part of a team as well as independently.

Job Specific Duties:

  • 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:

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Ordering, receiving, and shelving medications.

  • Documents and communicates drug shortages.

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

  • Exhibits a working knowledge of all pharmacy computer systems.

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

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

  • Cleaning duties.

  • Medication disposal

  • Trash disposal

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

  • The above essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job classification. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned similar to the above consistent with knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.

Maintains regular and consistent attendance as scheduled by department leadership.

Shift:

Variable - 10 Hours (United States of America)

Schedule Details:

Please know schedules and shifts are subject to change based on patient care and department/organizational needs.

Schedule:

Logan Health operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Schedules are set to accommodate the requirements of the position and the needs of the organization and may be adjusted as needed.

Notice of Pre-Employment Screening Requirements

If you receive a job offer, please note all offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment screening, which includes:

  • Criminal background check

  • Reference checks

  • Drug Screening

  • Health and Immunizations Screening

  • Physical Demand Review/Screening

Equal Opportunity Employer

Logan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA/M-F/Vet/Disability). We encourage all qualified individuals to apply for employment. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on protected veteran status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable law. If you require accommodation to complete the application, testing or interview process, please notify Human Resources.

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