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Pharmacy Technician - Home Infusion

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Job ID: 37466
Location: Eugene, OR
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Pharmacy Technician - Home Infusion for a Full Time, 0.90 FTE, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $21.30, more depending on experience.

$3000 Sign-on Bonus!

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist, this position is responsible for performing supportive clerical and technical tasks to assist the pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical care. Accuracy, reliability and excellent customer service skills are the cornerstone of the pharmacy technician expectations. May perform receiving and stores clerk functions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Enter inpatient orders/prescriptions into the computer and prepare labels for medications to be checked by the pharmacist.
  2. Answer telephones when appropriate and within legal guidelines and direct calls to appropriate personnel.
  3. Inspects medications for outdates in patient care area Pyxis stations on a quarterly basis.
  4. Prepares IVs, PCAs, Epidurals and labels all IV products. Prepares chemotherapeutic intravenous medications as requested.
  5. Packages drugs into unit dose packaging and maintains packaging records.
  6. Reconstitutes medication by adding a specific quantity of distilled water requiring no calculation.
  7. Run fill lists and prepares medications for Cubies or Pyxis stations.
  8. Delivers medications and IVs to patient care areas. Delivers controlled substances to patient care areas, takes controlled substance physical inventories and reconciles controlled substance inventory counts.
  9. Data enters patient charges and credits.
  10. Check in the order, processes invoices, credits and backorders. Restocks medication on the shelves as needed and, if needed, purchases medication from suppliers.
  11. Maintain assigned work areas and equipment in clean and orderly condition.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred. (See section below for varied requirements by state.)

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Preferred: Experience in hospital pharmacy utilizing unit dose, IV admixtures, and pharmacy computer systems.
  • Retail pharmacy experience considered
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • See section below for varied state requirements.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Proficient computer and keyboarding skills including MS Office applications
  • Good mathematical and analytical skills
  • Strong customer service skills including excellent communication skills
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and organize workflow in a dynamic and sometimes chaotic environment
  • Ability to take suggestions, corrections and directions from the pharmacists

REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

OREGON:

  • Currently licensed or must be able to obtain Registered Pharmacy Technician license in the state of Oregon prior to the first day of work.
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required.

HOME INFUSION

  • PYXIS duties, chemotherapy, unit dose and controlled substance functions do not apply.
  • For Enteral pumps: Enteral Technician will learn the fundamentals of the pumps used for enteral feeding in order to assist patients with the operation and troubleshooting of the devices when needed. Tools include peer to peer, manufacturer online study with the operational and service manual information for the Kangaroo, MedFusion and Infinity pumps and live on-site teaching when available. Pump knowledge will be verified and documented with the Annual Competency Review.
  • For IV infusion pumps, Pharmacy technician is only responsible for assisting in tracking and cleaning pumps per manufacturer guidelines.

UNITED DISTRICT PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. Work involves exposure to hazardous medication and/or sharp instruments.
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).
  • Provides patient care in an uncontrolled home environment; operates motor vehicle on urban and rural roadways up to 25% of each day.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.  

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