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Pharmacy Technician Specialist-Inpatient Pharmacy, Full-time, Days

Northwestern Medicine
City: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Employment type: 
Full time
Remote Position: 
No
Required degree level: 
Other

Under the direction of a licensed pharmacist, performs all technical duties associated with the operations of the dispensing areas. Additionally, maintains stock levels of medications, intravenous solutions, and supplies; monitors expiration dates of medications; and prepares appropriate reports on areas of responsibility. Performs all Technician III responsibilities. Maintains appropriate inventory par levels, removes expired medications from the area. Anticipates medication needs of satellite and orders appropriately. Communicates any inventory problems to pharmacist staff and to managers. Evaluates monthly cost transfer reports for correctness. Resolves ordering discrepancies and maintains excellent communication with the storeroom. Performs pharmacy unit inspections monthly and documents expired medications or any problems. Responds to recall notices in a timely and efficient way; communicates key information to the staff. Inventories all blood products monthly and returns short dated products to the storeroom. Identifies areas of improvement in the work flow or inventory control and communicates to the practice coordinator or manager. Maintains emergency boxes and carts. Ensures compliance with hazardous waste collection and disposal requirements. Maintains documentation of admixture sterility testing. Ensures proper documentation of productivity data within the work area. Assists in the development and training of new technicians. Performs assigned nursing unit inspections on a monthly basis. Assists in the weekly narcotic audits to ensure accurate narcotic record keeping. Returns outdated or unused controlled substances to the pharmacy storeroom. Ensures on-time deliveries within department standards. Maintains adequate inventory and accurate records for all drug studies. Maintains Patient's First standards always. Maintains the work area in a safe manner, ensuring compliance with hazardous waste management standards. Ensures that product preparation and computer order entry is accurate and consistent with the physician order. AA/EOE.
Required: Pharmacy Technician License (IDFPR), Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification through PTCB required for all those licensed after 2008. Newly licensed Technicians have 2 years from license effective date to obtain their CPhT. Licensed Illinois Pharmacy Technician, Certified Pharmacy Technician; High school diploma, Previous experience as a pharmacy technician. Desired: 1 - 2 Years of College, completion of a pharmacy technician training program.

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