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Pharmacy Technician (#1216)

Salary Range:$15.74 - $23.81
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:Eligible
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Pharmacy
Available To:Public
Description:Klickitat Valley Health is accepting applications for Pharmacy Technician. This full-time position offers 40 hours a week, Monday thru Friday.

The Pharmacy Technician provides pharmacological support services by stocking, assembling and distributing medications for the care of the patient consistent with the prescriptions/orders of a provider. The Pharmacy Technician demonstrates excellence in customer service during interactions with patients, families and other customers and works collaboratively with colleagues and departments throughout the organization to provide optimal outcomes for our patients in a compassionate, professional, ethical and knowledgeable fashion. The Pharmacy Technician is aware of the potential exposure to internal and external hazardous materials, including but not limited to: blood and blood borne pathogens, infectious/communicable diseases, potential physical injury while caring for patients. Maintains a safe and clean environment for the care of the patient.

Duties:• Supports the mission, vision and values of the organization.
• Answers phone and/or questions related to pharmacy services and medications from other staff and providers.
• Maintains pharmacy inventory by checking pharmaceutical stock to determine inventory level; places orders for medications and supplies based on anticipated need; verifies receipt of items ordered and removes outdated medications and supplies from inventory; disposes according to hospital procedure and governmental regulation.
• Refills, loads, and unloads medications in the ADD by selecting correct medication and strength.
• Performs monthly inspections of all areas where medications are stored and removes any expired medications, open MDV’s that have not been dated, and any open SDV’s.
• Unit dose’s bulk medications and prepares emergency department take home packs per Washington State guidelines.
• May assemble intravenous solutions and other pharmaceutical therapies as ordered by provider.
• Performs duties in a manner that optimizes patient safety, adheres to infection prevention protocols, and takes precautions to reduce the likelihood of medication/health care errors, is accountable for ensuring patient safety.
• Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including: pediatric, geriatric and general population and maintains awareness of patient needs based on age specific factors.
• Maintains departmental records by recording and filling provider’s prescriptions/orders; as well as other general department information; may prepare reports as needed to demonstrate departmental activity/volume, charges/revenue generated.
• Consults with others as appropriate to provide for interdisciplinary approach to patient care; and communicates clearly (both written and verbal) with nursing staff, provider, and other hospital staff to ensure the care needs of the patient are met.
• Follows hospital procedure when disposing of biohazardous materials with labelling and proper handling of materials.
• Maintains a safe and clean environment that is organized and efficient.
• Complies with all hospital policy and procedures, while upholding the high expectations of KVH.
• Attends 100% of mandatory in-services.
• Attends any other meetings as requested by other departments.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:Minimum Education, Training & Experience (includes licenses or certifications):

Education / Licensure:
• High school diploma or GED required.
• Current Washington State certification.
• Knowledge/comprehension of basic computer skills required.

Experience:
• At least one (1) year recent full time experience in an outpatient, retail, or acute care pharmacy department required.

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:
• Demonstrates knowledge of patients’ rights; universal precautions; infection prevention.
• Requires critical thinking skills, ability to make good decisions, listen and accept advice from others, demonstrate maturity and good judgment and the ability to work with regular supervision.
• Perform various sensory requirements such as: vision, speech, touch, manual dexterity, fine motor skills and hearing in order to .
• Promote/deliver excellent customer service to both internal (patients and staff) and external customers (visitors and vendors).
• Demonstrate positive and effective interpersonal and communication skills with colleagues, patients, families, providers, volunteers and community.
• Work productively, cohesively within a team and resolve conflict/differences in a positive manner.
• Work in a stressful/demanding environment and take appropriate action to ensure quality of patient care, ability to cope with both physical and emotional demands of the job.
• Maintain a calm and composed manner in emergency/stressful situations, taking appropriate action as necessary.
• Demonstrate attention to detail, follow oral and written instructions precisely, and maintain a high degree of accuracy; risk of error could result in significant harm or loss.
• Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills with ability to anticipate tasks and prioritize assignments.
• Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
• Experience with using everyday computer electronic tools (e.g., email, data retrieval, voicemail, and internet/intranet) as well as ability to effectively utilize an electronic medical record (EMR).
• Adaptability is essential to manage the needs of a department with unpredictable volume and resources.


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