Pharmacy Technician I/II/III Outpatient Pharmacy

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

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Type of Position:

Job Type:

Regular

Work Shift:

Shift Vary (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Yes

Institution Name:

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.
The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority. For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with our Student & Employee Health Services dept. UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.
 

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only ):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

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Department:

ICE | PTSL Pharmacy Technicians OP C


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Summary of Job Duties:

Under the direct supervision of the Pharmacy Technician Supervisor, the Pharmacy Technician I/II/III supports the outpatient pharmacist with the preparation and delivery of medications to ambulatory patients or outpatient clinics. The Pharmacy Technician I/II/III will work as a team member to efficiently, and accurately perform day-to-day work along with any additional tasks or projects to help achieve departmental goals.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Level I:

  • Pharmacy technician license through the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy or eligible for AR licensure.

Level II:

  • Two (2) years of pharmacy technician work experience
  • Pharmacy technician license through the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy or eligible for AR licensure.
  • Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician  (CPhT)  issued by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

Level III:

  • Three (3) years of work experience as a pharmacy technician in a hospital or retail setting
  • Pharmacy Technician License through the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy or eligible for AR licensure.
  • National Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) issued by Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
  • Computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office and EMR experience)

According to the UAMS Pharmacy Technician Career Ladder, a Pharmacy Technician II/III may be assigned one of these specialized roles: automation, controlled substances, pharmacy buyer, investigational drugs, medication reconciliation, compounding specialist or WAM (retail) order entry, and may also support operations of the vaccine clinics.


Additional Information:


Responsibility

Medication Dispensing/Compliance (50%)

  • Has exceptional understating of EPIC Willow Ambulatory and how to navigate
  • Assists pharmacists with patient outreach and answers phones regularly
  • Communicates professionally and efficiently with patients and other staff
  • Maintains appropriate records and paperwork, electronically and/or on paper
  • Delivers medication to employees/patients in a timely and accurate manner 
  • Promotes a safe working environment and maintains clean work surfaces in all dispensing areas 
  • Understands and complies with requirements of the 340B program
  • Complies with all departmental and institutional policies and procedures
  • Understands and follows USP <797> and <800>, as well as all other applicable standards, regulations, and policies related to sterile compounding and hazardous drug handling
  • Documents all cleaning activities and duties on the appropriate log sheets
  • Understands how to operate all equipment (CII safe, Parata Max, Rover, printers, etc)
  • Maintains Parata Max inventory levels, restocking when needed
  • Assists in weekly and monthly duties, such as cycle counts, return to stock drugs, and expired drug pulls
  • Promptly report to a supervisor or other appropriate individuals if there are any deficiencies or problems with any equipment, facilities, or drug distribution
  • Assists shipping department if needed
  • Cashier duties, adhering to HIPAA regulations, and showing exceptional patient care

Institutional/Professional Standards (20%)

  • Dependable. Rarely tardy or absent from work per UAMS Unapproved Absence Policy
  • Cross-trained and can work in multiple areas
  • Floats to other areas when work is caught up
  • Accepts responsibility for work area
  •  Participates in educating & training students and new employees
  • Keeps visiting and other non-work activities to a minimum while there is work to do
  • Displays initiative to learn new jobs and solve problems
  • Handles problems with professionalism
  • Adheres to UAMS Code of Conduct
  •  Protect confidential information
  •  Works effectively with all employees, colleagues, patients, and guests as a team
  •  Adheres to institutional and departmental dress code
  •  Maintains professional behavior and mutual respect toward all employees, colleagues, patients, and guests

Procurement/Inventory Maintenance (20%)

  • Is primarily responsible for maintaining inventory of supplies for assigned work area
  • Assists with establishing and maintaining appropriate par levels for all medications and supplies
  • Helps ensures proper storage conditions for all medications
  • When appropriate, create bin labels to assist with stocking/reordering the proper item numbers from the wholesaler
  • Restocks assigned areas daily or as needed
  • Rotates medications appropriately so that packages with the earliest expiration dates are used first
  • Removes expired drugs from assigned areas monthly
  • Assists with receiving, unpacking, and/or putting away deliveries and shipments of medications and supplies
  • Maintains order and cleanliness of all drug storage areas in the pharmacy

Other duties as assigned. (10%)



Salary Information:

Salary commensurate with education and experience.


Required Documents to Apply:

License or Certificate (see special instructions for submission instructions), List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume


Optional Documents:



Special Instructions to Applicants:


Recruitment Contact Information:


Please contact askrecruitment@uams.edu  for any recruiting related questions.


All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.



Pre-employment Screening Requirements:


This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 



Constant Physical Activity:


Frequent Physical Activity:


Occasional Physical Activity:


Benefits Eligible:

Yes
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