Geisinger Health System PHARMACY TECHNICIAN I in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Location: Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
Work Schedule: Days/Evenings
Work Type: FULL TIME
Under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, fills all physician orders/prescriptions which include all oral, topical, and injectable medications as well as nutrition. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients. Demonstrates proficiency in more than one work area and is assigned to work in a designated area determined by the pharmacy manager when applicable upon completion of internal department requirements.Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction.Works under the general supervision of the department supervisor or operational Manager/Director.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Receive written prescriptions or refill request for patients.Obtain patient health information and data needed to process prescriptions.Enter patient and prescription information into the pharmacy computer and patient profile database.Answer the telephone and handle questions that do not require a pharmacist’s expertise or judgment.Retrieve mediations from shelves, count or pour medications, label containers, and price prescriptions.Process prescriptions and print medication labels.Assist the pharmacist in packaging and preparing medications. After the medication is prepared/packaged the supervising pharmacist must check the label and medication, document his/her inspection, and accept total responsibility for its preparation.Order medications and check medication in from suppliers.Maintain records which are related to the practice of pharmacy.Complete the sale of over-the-counter medication (i.e., medications that are available without a prescription).Complete sales transactions on cash register and record them in documentation log when needed.Perform housekeeping duties in the pharmacy. Check for overstock and outdated medications and complete return process when appropriate.Orient and help train new pharmacy personnel.Perform some routine duties as well as varied duties based on departmental needs.*Denotes essential job duties
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
PHARMACY KNOWLEDGEPHARMACEUTICAL KNOWLEDGECOMMUNICATION SKILLS-Demonstrates oral, written, and electronic communication skills. HEALTHCARE KNOWLEDGE-Knowledge of the operating principles, major issues, governmental regulations, and code of ethics for the healthcare industry; ability to apply this understanding appropriately to healthcare related situations.GENERAL COMPUTER COMPETENCIES- Knowledge of and ability to use personal computers or workstations.TEAM PLAYER- Must be able to work and communicate effectively in a team environment.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or GED required. .Must have passed the pharmacy technician certification board’s national certification exam or take and pass the exam within one year of employment.Must accrue enough continuing education credits to maintain the certification
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work performed in clinical environment-Standard PrecautionsWork involves walking/standing for extended periods of timeMay be required to work multiple shifts and weekends
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.