Pharmacy Tech ADV Practice Various Shifts and Locations
Phoenix, AZ 
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Overview

HonorHealth is a non-profit, local community healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses six acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation and community services with approximately 12,300 employees, 3,700 affiliated physicians and 3,100 volunteers.

HonorHealth was formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. HonorHealth's mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve.

As a community healthcare system, we have a unique responsibility to keep our facilities as safe as possible to protect our patients and team members while we work to achieve our mission, "to improve the health and well-being of those we serve." Therefore, HonorHealth is requiring that all new hires have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before they start, and be scheduled for their second dose. Reasonable accommodations will be considered.



Responsibilities

Job Summary
The licensed pharmacy technician may work in various settings. Hospital, Retail and Ambulatory Infusion Clinics. Additionally, the pharmacy technician may specialize in a certain skill set, such as pharmacy buyer/inventory specialist, automation technician, IV room sterile processing technician, IV chemotherapy technician and medication reconciliation technician. The job duties assigned will be aligned to the technician and pharmacy supervisor or directors agreed upon work assignment. The pharmacy technician may be assigned to a variety of settings and/or skill sets.

Note: The pharmacy technicians in physician based Ambulatory clinics are not required to be licensed by the State Board of Pharmacy however, HonorHealth policy requires all technicians to be licensed to allow for floating, cross coverage and flexibility in various pharmacy practice settings.
  • General Pharmacy Technician Duties:
    Practice within all State Board of Pharmacy, DEA, and FDA rules and regulations
    Preparation of prescription orders
    Preparation includes sterile and non-sterile preparation (hazardous and non-hazardous)
    Unit dose preparation of oral solids, ensures pre-packaging records are complete
    Dispensation
    Knowledge and functionality of automated dispensing machines (ADM) (Lynx, Pyxis)
    Preparation of ADM cart fills / ADM stocking and restocking
    Run reports from ADMs and/or enter required documentation within ADMs
    Retrieve narcotics and follow all requirements for complete controlled substance distribution
    Purchasing / Inventory Control
    Assists inventory specialist in maintaining drug inventory levels
    Credits/returns to wholesaler
    Stocking / restocking
    Monitoring
    Expiration dates and unit inspections (Quality Assurance checklists)
    Maintain a completely clear and clean workspace at all times (sterile and non-sterile areas)
    Temperature control logs
  • Specific Skill Level Duties (in addition to general pharmacy technician duties as assigned):
    IV Room Pharmacy Tech: Compounds sterile or non-sterile pharmaceuticals. This includes but is not limited to chemotherapy, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), and IV admixture. Assures compliance with departmental quality assurance requirements including expiration date checking, refrigerator temperature monitoring, laminar air flow hood cleaning documentation, equipment calibration verification, viable and non-viable environmental sampling. Ensures medication orders and sterile compounding are prepared and the quality of products meets established departmental guidelines. Assists the Inventory Specialist to ensure the IV room is adequately stocked with needed medications and supplies including TPN additives and chemotherapy.

    Inventory Specialist Tech: Performs purchasing and inventory control functions on a daily operational basis. Reviews and inventories stock to be ordered, procured, or requisitioned through various wholesalers and acceptable vendors and ensures proper storage, quality and integrity. Receives and validates invoices to ensure order is appropriate and complete and in compliance with contracts, cost management and laws and regulations. Maintains inventory levels based on budgetary goals and communicates critical shortages, high dollar or high volume drugs. Coordinates drug recalls, drug transfer logs and manages the hospital formulary inventory. Utilizes technology such as Pharmogistics to optimize pharmacy distribution and inventories.

    Automation Tech: Responsible for oversight of all aspects of the hospital automation equipment and serves as a resource for technology projects, upgrades and new equipment installation. Assists pharmacists in daily provision of pharmaceutical services to the patients by establishing overall operational workflows as it relates to the automation drug dispensing machines (ADMs), unit dose packagers and other technology such as DoseEdge.

    Ambulatory Infusion Clinic Pharmacy Technician: Oversees the daily activities of the medication use process and provides comprehensive pharmacy services in an ambulatory setting. Responsible for preparation and delivery of sterile and hazardous medication, complex IV admixtures, chemotherapy and biotherapy admixtures. Responsible for proper planning, purchasing, and inventory control based on compliance of rules and regulations. Collaborate with physicians and clinical staff on drug dosing, standardization and quality metrics.

    Retail / Specialty Pharmacy Technician: Performs pharmacy technician duties for retail pharmacy according to State Board of Pharmacy. The technician assists under pharmacist supervision in receiving written or electronic prescriptions, filling, and dispensing. The technician will also respond to patient queries, maintain records, assist in patient insurance authorization and manufacture assistance programs.

    Medication Reconciliation Technician: Responsible for obtaining, verifying, and documenting medication history in the electronic medical record in an accurate and timely manner in compliance with standard procedures and regulatory standards.

    Under the supervision of a pharmacist, the technician will perform medication histories through patient/family/significant other interviews for patients in the emergency department to be admitted to an inpatient unit or a direct inpatient admission. The technician will have direct interaction with patients, visitors, physicians, and hospital staff in a professional manner consistent with organizational values.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education
High School Diploma or GED Required

Experience
1 year pharmacy technician experience or completion of a formalized technician training program. Required

Licenses and Certifications
Current license by AZ State Board of Pharmacy. Required


It is the policy of HonorHealth to provide equal opportunity in employment. Selection and employment of applicants will be made on the basis of their qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please review the Equal Employment Opportunity Poster. HonorHealth wants all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us at EmploymentOffice.HR@HonorHealth.com. Please indicate the specifics of the assistance needed. This option is reserved only for individuals with disabilities that are unable to use the online tools and is not intended for other purposes.

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1+ years
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