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Company: Atrium Health
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Prepares and delivers unit dose medications as well as cart fill and Omnicell stock for adult and pediatric patients. Participates in quality and process improvement activities of Central Pharmacy. Completes other duties as needed to assist other pharmacy teams which include but is not limited to Central Pharmacy. Adheres to the general hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships and team building.  Works cooperatively with others and directs daily workflow to optimize output. Assumes responsibility for inventory maintenance to ensure that quality in-date drug products and supplies are available when needed. Participates in the team approach to quality improvement to support the Pharmacy Department's commitment to the philosophy and principles of Total Quality. Maintains updated knowledge and skills and contributes to the education of others. Participates in planning processes by establishing personal goals to support quality improvement efforts and contribute to the achievement of departmental objectives. Will be expected to uphold the hospital's seven key values and be a team player at all times. Assists pharmacists in providing high quality pharmaceutical care. May be cross-trained to other areas. Maintains technician certification.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Successful completion of a Pharmacy Technology course preferred.
  • One-year previous pharmacy experience preferred.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION:

  • PTCB technician certification (CPhT) preferred.
  • North Carolina Board of Pharmacy registration required within 30 days of employment.
  • PTCB technician certification (CPhT) within 90 days of employment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Assists the pharmacist in preparing and processing medication orders/prescriptions to ensure that patients and departments receive medications when needed and are accurately charged for services. 2. Works cooperatively with others and organizes daily workflow to optimize output. 3. Assists with stock maintenance to ensure that quality in-date drug products and supplies are available when needed. 4. Provides pharmacy service to the patient care areas. 5. Participates in the team approach to quality improvement to support the Pharmacy Department's commitment to the philosophy and principles of Total Quality. 6. Maintains updated knowledge and skills and contributes to the education of others. 7. Participates in planning processes by establishing personal goals to support quality improvement efforts and contribute to the achievement of departmental objectives. 8. Adheres to the general hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships and team building. 9. Provides age/developmentally appropriate care in accordance with Age Specific Care Guidelines for the specific age groups served.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to talk with patients/caregivers and others to obtain and provide information in a professional manner.
  • Solid math, typing and computer skills, including Word and Excel.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good attendance and performance records. 
  • Must have a positive attitude and be committed to the goals and objectives of the Department. 
  • Must perform the technical duties required quickly and efficiently and be able to cope with STAT situations. 
  • Must be cooperative and a good listener. 
  • Must be committed to excellent customer service.   

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Subject to many interruptions and fast-paced environment.
  • Moderate stress level.
  • Possible exposure to potentially hazardous and toxic substances.
  • Noise generated from telephones, computers/printers, robot, hoods, and oral communication.
  • Potential exposure to infections and contagious diseases.
  • Possible exposure to the risk of blood borne pathogens and/or airborne pathogens.
  • Possible exposure to latex.
  • Possible exposure to cytotoxic (chemotherapeutic) agents.
  • Potential for criminal activity (robbery, etc.)
  • Subject to changes in work schedules and areas to meet customer/department needs.


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