Pharmacy Technician I

Updated: about 15 hours ago
Job Type: PartTime

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Type of Position:

Job Type:

Seasonal (Fixed Term) (Seasonal)

Work Shift:

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.

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer  of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

At UAMS we value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Visit our website to learn more: https://ddei.uams.edu/

For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at askrecruitment@uams.edu .



Department:

ICE | PTSL Inpatient Technicians IP


Department's Website:



Summary of Job Duties:

Under the direct supervision of the Pharmacist, the PRN Pharmacy Technician I will assist and support the pharmacist in the day-to-day dispensing operation of patient care. The dispensing operation includes gathering the appropriate medication, researching data in the EPIC computer system, compounding medications, maintaining appropriate and adequate stock in all pharmacy areas, and other duties related to dispensing medication to the patient.  The PRN Pharmacy Technician I will prioritize work based on immediate needs and a rapidly changing workload.  The PRN Pharmacy Technician 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.
The PRN Pharmacy Technician I will assist as it relates to day-to-day dispensing functions, tasks, and job duties to provide timely and efficient patient service.  They will assist with prioritizing day-to-day workflow and immediate needs.

Qualifications:

Pharmacy Technician I

Licensed by the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy. One (1) year of work experience in an office environment or similar work experience.


Additional Information:

Responsibilities:

  • Vision -UAMS will lead Arkansas to be the healthiest state in the region through its synergies of education, clinical care, research and purposeful leadership.
  • Mission -The mission of UAMS is to improve the health, health care and well-being of Arkansans and of others in the region, nation and the world by
  • Educating current and future health professionals and the public.
  • Providing high-quality, innovative, patient-and family–centered health care and specialty expertise not routinely available in community settings.
  • Advancing knowledge in areas of human health and disease and translating and accelerating discoveries into health improvement.
  • Demonstrate the UAMS core values -integrity, respect, diversity & health equality, teamwork, creativity, excellence, and safety-toward all employees, colleagues, patients, and guests.
  • Participates in educating & training of students, residents, and new employees
  • Accurately pick and fills medication carts.  Averages less than four errors daily while picking the medication carts. 
  • Processes and expedites delivery of STAT/NOW orders as soon as possible using Dispense Tracking.  
  • Use hospital wide EPIC system to track medication dispensing to unit.
  • Packages Unit Dose medications accurately. 
  • Understanding and handling, “Hazardous Drugs” and follows all policies related to medication processing.
  • Monitors and processes Pyxis Stock Outs as soon as possible.  Notifies a pharmacist when medications are ready for checking. 
  • Filling crash carts trays using the Kitcheck system and restocking emergency boxes and trays. 
  • Assist with pharmacy automation via Robot and Med Carousel.
  • Answers/Receives and prescreen phone calls.  Demonstrate good phone etiquette.
  • Manage Pyxis inventory, including accurate selection and refilling of medication. Loading and unloading medication and resolving discrepancies.
  • Understands how to operate all equipment (CII safe, Pyxis, load printers, fax machines, etc.).
  • Delivers medication carts accurately and promptly.
  • Delivers Pyxis accurately and promptly. 
  • Maintains security of controlled substances. 
  • Remove expired drugs from assigned areas monthly.
  • Maintains clean work surfaces, hoods, and classified spaces by using proper techniques and following policies and procedures.
  • Maintains neat and clean work surfaces in all dispensing areas
  • Pulling and labeling of medications prior to dispensing.
  • Handling compounded products (tubing, delivering, etc.)
  • Contacting nurses with secure codes for compounded narcotic products
  • Maintaining adequate stock of pre-made and frozen IV products
  • Rotating stock appropriately based on expiration dates
  • Process expired, damaged and recalled pharmacy products
  • Upkeep of sterile and non-sterile compounding areas
  • Monitor and record temperature, humidity, and pressure logs
  • Adheres to UAMS patient safety plan.
  • Promotes a safe working environment.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Accepts responsibility for work area.
  • Contributes your best effort to accomplish common goals.
  • Floats to other areas as needed.
  • 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.
  • Dependable.  Rarely tardy or absent from work per UAMS Unapproved Absence Policy 
  • Cross-trained and can work in multiple areas (IV, OR Satellite, Dispensing, etc.) 
  • Flexible with work schedule as needed for department staffing needs
  • Stays within allotted break/lunch times, returns back to work early when needed. 
  • Keeps visiting and other non-work activities to a minimum.
  • Displays initiative to learn new jobs and solve problems.
  • Handles problems with professionalism. 
  • Team Work/must have a Service attitude.
  • Understands that Patient care is first.

Work to provide excellent pharmacy services to assist in achieving departmental goals and ultimately the institution’s vision and mission

 

  • Vision -UAMS will lead Arkansas to be the healthiest state in the region through its synergies of education, clinical care, research, and purposeful leadership.
  • Mission -The mission of UAMS is to improve the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans and of others in the region, nation, and the world by
  • Educating current and future health professionals and the public.
  • Providing high-quality, innovative, patient-and family-centered health care and specialty expertise not routinely available in community settings.
  • Advancing knowledge in areas of human health and disease and translating and accelerating discoveries into health improvement.

 

 

Other duties as assigned.

  • Demonstrate the UAMS core values -integrity, respect, diversity & health equality, teamwork, creativity, excellence, and safety-toward all employees, colleagues, patients, and guests.
  • Participates in educating & training of students, residents, and new employees
  • Accurately pick and fills medication carts.  Averages less than four errors daily while picking the medication carts. 
  • Processes and expedites delivery of STAT/NOW orders as soon as possible using Dispense Tracking.  
  • Use hospital wide EPIC system to track medication dispensing to the unit.
  • Packages Unit Dose medications accurately. 
  • Understanding and handling, “Hazardous Drugs” and following all policies related to medication processing.
  • Monitors and processes Pyxis Stock Outs as soon as possible.  Notifies a pharmacist when medications are ready for checking. 
  • Filling crash cart trays using the Kitcheck system and restocking emergency boxes and trays. 
  • Assist with pharmacy automation via Robot and Med Carousel.
  • Answers/Receives and prescreens phone calls.  Demonstrate good phone etiquette.
  • Manage Pyxis inventory, including accurate selection and refilling of medication. Loading and unloading medication and resolving discrepancies.
  • Understands how to operate all equipment (CII safe, Pyxis, load printers, fax machines, etc.).
  • Delivers medication carts accurately and promptly.
  • Delivers Pyxis accurately and promptly. 
  • Maintains security of controlled substances. 
  • Remove expired drugs from assigned areas monthly.
  • Maintains clean work surfaces, hoods, and classified spaces by using proper techniques and following policies and procedures.
  • Maintains neat and clean work surfaces in all dispensing areas
  • Pulling and labeling medications prior to dispensing.
  • Handling compounded products (tubing, delivering, etc.)
  • Contacting nurses with secure codes for compounded narcotic products
  • Maintaining adequate stock of pre-made and frozen IV products
  • Rotating stock appropriately based on expiration dates
  • Process expired, damaged, and recalled pharmacy products
  • Upkeep of sterile and non-sterile compounding areas
  • Monitor and record temperature, humidity, and pressure logs
  • Adheres to UAMS patient safety plan.
  • Promotes a safe working environment.
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Accepts responsibility for work area.
  • Contributes your best effort to accomplish common goals.
  • Floats to other areas as needed.
  • 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 codes.
  • Maintains professional behavior and mutual respect toward all employees, colleagues, patients, and guests.
  • Dependable.  Rarely tardy or absent from work per UAMS Unapproved Absence Policy 
  • Cross-trained and can work in multiple areas (IV, OR Satellite, Dispensing, etc.) 
  • Flexible with work schedule as needed for department staffing needs
  • Stays within allotted break/lunch times, and returns back to work early when needed. 
  • Keeps visiting and other non-work activities to a minimum.
  • Displays initiative to learn new jobs and solve problems.
  • Handles problems with professionalism. 
  • Team Work/must have a Service attitude.
  • Understands that Patient care is first.


Salary Information:

17.55 per hour


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:

No
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