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Logan Health Pharmacy Technician Specialist - 340B Program in Kalispell, Montana

Job Description Summary:

Logan Health Medical Center has an opening for a Pharmacy Technician to join our team here in Kalispell, MT. This position will primarily work with our 340B program, and will also will work to repackage and distribute medications to outside retail pharmacies.

Under direct supervision this position performs activities associated with drug distribution, ordering and control for medication dispensing. A manager/supervisor or Pharmacist performs direction and guidance. Assists with coordination of work activities and training of Pharmacy Technicians and Advanced Pharmacy Technicians. Performs in a leadership capacity among the Pharmacy Technicians by either maintaining compliance with the State-approved Tech-Check-Tech Program, proficient working knowledge with Pharmacy purchasing, Oncology IV Admixture Technician, Pediatric Pharmacy Technician, or Night 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:

  • 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).

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a hospital Pharmacy Technician at an outside facility or through our Pharmacy Tech and Advance Tech programs.

  • Inpatient Pharmacy: Proficient working knowledge of aseptic technique for preparing sterile products required. Proficient in sundry duties to include non-sterile and/or sterile compounding or other advanced skill set preferred.

  • RQI First Responder required.

  • Possess and maintain computer skills to include working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn other software as needed.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Commitment to working in a team environment and maintaining confidentiality 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.

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 areas assigned.

  • 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.

  • Performs all the 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 the 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.

  • 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.

  • Actively compounds IV additive medications using sterile, aseptic techniques according to current policies and federal regulations. Maintains sterile environment in the clean room according to current policies and procedures. Respects the importance of accuracy and sterility in product preparation, thus allowing the pharmacist to confidently verify that the products have been prepared properly. This is critical to ensure patient safety.

  • Inpatient Pharmacy Specialty Technician may compound chemotherapy products. Understands the inherent dangers these products may have for themselves and the patients. Utilizes education and environmental protection tools and mitigates dangers to the best of their abilities at all times. Respects the importance of demonstrating accuracy and sterility in product preparation as this is critical to ensure patient safety.

  • Inpatient Pharmacy: May participate in the state approved “tech-check-tech” program. Respects the significance of being the final check in the process and understands the responsibility assumed in this role.

  • 340B/Compliance Technician: Understands, evaluates and enforces the principal requirements for participation in the 340B program and pharmacy compliance. Performs (not limited to) audits, reports, and tracking of compliance.

  • Informatics Technician: Functions as the lead in the use of technology systems in the pharmacy department and assists in maintenance of the systems

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.

Logan Health takes great pride in offering its employees a comprehensive benefits package that promotes wellness and work-life balance. This includes:

  • Health, Dental, and Vison insurance

  • 401(k) with generous matching

  • Employer-provided life insurance

  • Voluntary life and disability insurance options

  • Critical Illness and Voluntary Accident options

  • Employee assistance program (EAP)

  • FSA or HSA option

  • Free parking

  • Paid time off, Holiday pay, and Illness bank

  • Employee referral program

  • Logan Health Fitness Center - Waived registration fee and 1/2 off monthly membership dues

Shift:

Day Shift - 8 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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