Pharmacy Tech III

Updated: 2 months ago

This position offers generous sign on bonus to external hires.

Department: Pharmacy - 340B Contract
FTE: 1.00
Full Time
Shift: Days

Position Summary:
Perform the duties of Pharmacy Tech I and II as required. Assist the pharmacists with TPN and Chemotherapy drug preparations. Assist pharmacists with on-line education of Medicare Part D requests. Make collections for all Medicare enrollees. Implement and maintain pharmacy systems. Ensure administration of quality standards and records. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.

Detailed responsibilities:
* TECHNICIAN - Perform duties of Tech I and II as required
* PREPARATION - Assist Pharmacy Director with TPN and Chemotherapy drug preparations
* PATIENT ASSIST PROG - Maintain and monitor patient assistance program to include procuring medication for UNM Hospitals indigent patients
* PATIENT ASSIST PROG - Research qualifications, drug availability for IDP; assist patients with form completion; submit requests to drug manufactures for patient assistance programs
* RECORDS - Maintain logs to include narcotic inventory and other controlled substance records; maintain records on prescriptions dispensed
* DATA - Enter various data into computer and forms, verify data, make corrections and ensure accuracy
* REPORTS - May assist with preparation and maintenance of a variety of reports; analyze and interpret reports as required
* QUALITY - Prepare medication variance reports
* LICENSES - Maintain licenses for all inpatient, outpatient, and off site pharmacists, interns, and technicians; maintain preceptor records
* RECORDS - Maintain pharmacy inspection records
* QUALITY - Maintain quality records; ensure compliance with Federal, State, JCAHO and other regulatory requirements
* ROBOTICS - Implement and maintain software and hardware associated with Acudose, RxRobot, Optifill and other department systems
* SPECIAL PROJECTS - Assist with planning and coordinating of special projects, events and the area quality improvement program; provide and coordinate staff training
* MEETINGS - Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations
* POLICY & PROCEDURE - Participate in the development and implementation of policies and procedures and/or guidelines within assigned area
* AUDIT - Develop, oversee and conduct various routine and special audits, research and correct data to maintain integrity of programs
* PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
* PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
* PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
* PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
* PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"


* High School or GED Equivalent
* Training
* Training
* Program Graduate
Education specialization:
* Complete Hospital Pharm Tech Training or Equiv
* Chemotherapy Drug prep training w/in 60 days
* Pharmacy Tech

2 years directly related experience

Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

* Certified Pharmacy Technician in NM w/in 60 days

Physical Conditions:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

Working conditions:
* Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE

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