Mar 26, 2020

Pharmacy Technician NY FEMA COVID-19 project

  • Vighter Medical Group
  • Brooklyn, NY, USA
Full-Time Health Care Professional Services Program Management

Job Description

Vighter LLC is in need of healthcare providers for Public Health Emergency Support in response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

START DATE : < 2 weeks anticipated start date

WORK DURATION: Anywhere from 2-8 weeks, potential to extend based on the requests of the client .

Title: Pharmacy Technician (COVID-19)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides medical services at the scope and level of a Pharmacy Technician to preserve the health of employees and client personnel.
  • Knowledge of (1) pharmaceutical nomenclature, (2) formulas, strengths, and dosage forms of drugs; (3) pharmaceutical systems of weights and measures; (4) operation and care of a variety of pharmaceutical equipment; (5) receipt, storage, and order of pharmaceuticals, bulk compounding, preparation of sterile solutions, and setting up prescriptions for a final check by a pharmacist.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment.
  • Ability to utilize telephonic interpreter/translation services to complete assigned duties if not fluent in a language the patient understands.
  • Ability to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and flexibility in work requirements.
  • Ability to communicate proficiently in English (verbal and written) in order to develop positive rapport with patients, co-workers and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Ability to navigate in an electronic work environment including electronic health records, web-based training and communications.
  • Knowledge of, and moderate proficiency in, common Microsoft Office programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint.
  • Knowledge of regulations (HIPAA/Privacy Act) regarding the confidentiality of patient medical records and information as well as Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
  • Performs all duties related to preparation and dispensing of medication orders.
  • Provides direct care to patients within discipline Scope of Practice and performs functions in accordance with current accepted practice, licensure, certification, credentialing and or granted privileges.
  • Provides treatment of persons throughout the life span as appropriate to discipline and facility setting.
  • May be expected to respond to and or coordinate response to medical emergencies.
  • Reads individual prescriptions and determines the name of the drug, strength, and dosage of drugs to be dispensed. Correlates instructions on the prescription with pharmacy policy limitations and notes such on the prescription.
  • Sets up prescriptions by obtaining the correct drug stock, counting the correct amount of medication, and placing this medication in smaller containers. After the prescription has been filled, all contents and the label are set aside in order for a final check by a pharmacist.
  • Required to use judgment and experience to determine when a pharmacist is to be immediately alerted to a therapeutic problem.
  • When the technician is asked to act on dispensing instructions from a prescription, they can act and prioritize the requests.
  • The technician has sufficient experience with the type of requests and their critical nature to be able to know when to proceed and when to immediately alert a pharmacist for follow-up.
  • Sets up medications needed for new orders and arranges for a pharmacist to check all preceding steps.
  • Receives supplies and checks receipts against requisitions.
  • Checks for shortages, breakage, deterioration and expiration dates. Discrepancies found are reported to the pharmacist.
  • Performs computer entry of vouchers or invoices into various program applications for monitoring pharmacy expenditures and generating reports. Determines appropriate stock levels as well as the critical nature of different drugs and the consequences of being short on these supplies.
  • Consults with a pharmacist to prevent inventory problems and prepares requisitions accordingly.
  • Withdraws outdated drugs, determines proper disposition (destruction or credit returns) and prepares necessary paper work to initiate proper action.
  • Places supply orders through mandatory government and non-government sources, which include data entry into computer applications for figuring the total dollar value and generating a quarterly report, and determine the kind of packaging and shipping required for such items.
  • Makes necessary changes to quantities requested depending on stock levels to avoid total depletion and notifies a pharmacist of any discrepancies found in the requisition.
  • Packages bulk drugs, which include liquids, tablets, capsules, ointments and creams, etc. into specific quantities and various size containers.
  • Operates various types of equipment such as tablet and capsule counting machines and labeling machines.
  • Records all prepackage information including lot number, expiration date, manufacturer, current date, initials (incumbent), and sets them aside for final check by a registered pharmacist.
  • On a daily basis checks the medicine cabinet and all areas of the clinic where night pharmacy service is available. Responsible for refilling any missing pharmacy drugs or supply items used during the night.
  • Inspects and logs the temperature of all refrigerators that contain any type of pharmaceutical reports problems.
  • As directed, or in conjunction with a pharmacist, conducts orientations, for new staff, to pharmacy policy and practice within the clinic.
  • Keeps staff appraised of changes in protocols, drug recalls, etc. that may affect patient safety.
  • Utilizes a personal computer to enter and tabulate data for the monthly workload record.
  • Collects daily as required or works with a pharmacist to provide workload data, tabulates onto workload sheets, prepares figures for entry into a statistical program, and enters data into that program.
  • Is familiar with the statistical program that has been designed specifically for this location as well as others for basic spreadsheet capabilities and uses standard techniques.
  • Is fully familiar with all aspects of the program to include adding new patients, doctors, and drugs to the databases as well as editing prescriptions and querying the program for data related to drug usage and workload statistics.
  • Prepares computer generated medication administration record (MAR) for patients on the pill line.
  • Clean equipment and work areas in the pharmacy.
  • Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program policies and position.
  • Maintains functional proficiency and ease of use utilizing electronic health records as required by, and appropriate to, position.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality, and confidentiality of medical records, in compliance with the Privacy Act and HIPAA regulations in all work activities.
  • Adheres to, and maintains awareness of, the client's Policies, Procedures, Directives, Operational Memoranda and accreditation standards as prescribed by the client.
  • Adheres to, and participates in, the client's Safety, Prevention, Infection and Control, Quality Improvement, Patient Education and other programs and collateral duties as appropriate to position.
  • Attends and participates in general/medical staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Graduate from a pharmacy technician program.
  • 1 year of experience as a Certified Pharmacy Technician.
  • Certified by The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.
  • Must be able to multi-task, be detail-oriented, be organized and have excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Proficiency with computer and common office equipment, as well as with MS Office products required.
  • Must be able to multi-task, be detail-oriented, organized, and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Location of services may at times be in remote, austere or challenging environments.
  • Must be able to perform duties in a stressful and high paced environment without physical limitations.
  • Ability to adapt to sudden changes and flexibility in work requirements to include potential shift changes based on operational needs and/or command priorities.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • 3 years' experience pharmacy technician.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Work involves sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time
  • May require bending, stooping and lifting as required for patient care and transport

TRAVEL:
  • Some as required


States

NY  

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

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