Apr 29, 2021

Pharmacy Purchasing Technician

  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Kansas City, KS, USA
Full time

Job Description

Position Title

Pharmacy Purchasing Technician

Bell Hospital

Position Summary / Career Interest:

The Pharmacy Purchasing Technician collaborates closely with pharmacy, nursing, and other medical personnel to ensure that medication and other supplies are available when and where needed. This position ensures that drug purchasing activities results in safe, effective, and cost-conscious use of medical and pharmaceutical supplies. The Pharmacy Purchasing Technician will play a pivotal part in maintaining the day-to-day operations of the heath-system’s procurement, optimization, and distribution of medications and med/surg supplies & must demonstrate excellent interdisciplinary communication and leadership skills.

This position will assist in accurate medication order filling, compounding and record keeping to assure timely delivery of medications. This position will include responsibility to prepare medications using appropriate technique and equipment. Medications include, but are not limited to intravenous admixtures, chemotherapy, total parenteral nutrition, oral bulk/unit-dose or prepackaged medications, compounds, and investigational drugs.

Position Description:

  • Performs ALL duties defined by standard work or other guidelines communicated by leadership under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist
  • Operates computer systems to accurately input medication orders and obtain necessary patient information.
  • Assists in maintaining pharmacy inventory and record keeping in accordance with state and federal law. Reports medication errors on a continuous basis.
  • Assures timely distribution of prescribed medications and stock items as needed.
  • Utilizes effective listening and communication skills. Maintains supervisor awareness of personal and team activities affecting the department. Exhibits proactive problem solving to address issues impacting departmental services.
  • Maintains a plan for personal development and completion of competency validation records.
  • Participates in personal goal setting and ongoing development of team members.
  • Shares expertise by participating in the orientation and education of pharmacy employees and students.
  • If applicable, participation in the quality management program is expected with the goal of improving services by monitoring processes, analyzing data, implementing interventions to improve and evaluating the effectiveness of those interventions.
  • Responsibilities may include working to establish and maintain long and short term goals for the Quality Management Program; monitoring and documenting Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs) for progress in meeting QI goals; and providing guidance and education to staff on Quality Management priorities and projects. If applicable, as part of the program, the staff will uphold the quality of the Patient Management Program to include the development and reassessment of the program.
  • Other duties may be assigned as required.

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Kansas Board of Pharmacy Registration (required upon start date) for work locations in Kansas
  • Missouri Board of Pharmacy Registration (required upon start date) for work locations in Missouri
  • Successful completion of PTCB OR equivalent National Pharmacy Technician Certification examination in accordance with Board of Pharmacy registration requirements and no later than 9 months of employment at TUKHS.
  • Technician must maintain certification on an ongoing basis and complete all continuing education requirements.

Preferred

  • PTCB OR equivalent National Pharmacy Technician Certification
  • One year experience as a pharmacy technician in a hospital pharmacy offering comprehensive pharmacy services
  • Bachelor's Degree

Time Type:

Full time

Job Requisition ID:

R-4958

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