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Lead Pharmacy Tech

Company: Saint Alphonsus Health System
Location: Boise
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Day ShiftDescription:GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSE:Support pharmacy management by guiding daily pharmacy technician operations. Ensure other pharmacy technicians have the resources and training necessary to perform their jobs effectively. Oversee pharmacy automation and general pharmacy technician operations in tandem with pharmacy leadership.SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Registered with the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy as a Certified Pharmacy Technician required. Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PCTB) required within 90 days of hire.Three years' experience as a pharmacy technician in an acute hospital setting required. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills. Completion of college level certificate or bachelor's degree preferred. Pharmacy automation experience strongly preferred. Prior leadership experience preferred.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Supervises and assists pharmacy technicians with their roles in the pharmacy. Provides structure and oversight for pharmacy technician orientation, training and competency assurance. Coaches less experienced staff. Schedules pharmacy technicians, finds replacements for technicians out sick or on vacation and ensures shift changes run smoothly. Reviews and adjusts workflow to meet work demand (ex. sick calls, high patient volumes). Appropriately utilizes resources to ensure shifts are adequately covered. Conducts technician huddles and participates in department quarterly and annual meetings.Assists in hiring/recruitment (in coordination with pharmacy management). Counsels staff members on their performance and provides documentation of exemplary and unsatisfactory work performance at time of occurrence. Assists in performance evaluations in coordination with pharmacy management.Monitors monthly technician tasks (e.g., outdates, unit inspections) and provides follow up. Provides administrative and clerical support with regards to keeping records, running reports, and maintenance of data Performs timekeeping (i.e., KRONOS) Provides automated systems oversight and delegates duties, as appropriate Maintains security and confidentiality of passwords for automated systems Maintains system user files ensuring addition of new users, assignment of passwords and appropriate user privileges, and removal of terminated users in a timely manner Ensures that look-alike, sound-alike medications are segregated in automated distribution equipmentGenerates appropriate reports at specified times Maintains outdated medication tracking function, ensuring appropriate expiration dates are entered, stock is rotated, and expired items removed Oversees the filling of medications on restock lists and quarantines until checked and verified by a pharmacist; oversees the loading of medications from restock lists into automated distribution system correctly Oversees processes for establishing and maintaining any medication kits/boxes/carts outside of automated dispensing cabinets.Maintains appropriate par levels for inventories in automated distribution equipment. Conducts controlled substances inventories and reconciliation in automated distribution system in accordance with state laws and regulations and facility policy. Reviews controlled substances discrepancy reports daily and reconciles unresolved discrepancies appropriately and in a timely manner as specified by facility policy.Utilizes data mining software (e.g., RxAuditor, Pandora) to analyze data and identify inappropriate use of the automated distribution system. Ensures that automation processes are aligned with hospital policy (i.e., storage of controlled substances, hazardous medications, etc---) Provides oversight of drug shortage management as they relate to pharmacy automation processes.Assists with communicating with hospital colleagues regarding pharmacy automation processes. Participates in quality assurance and continuous quality improvement activities. Develops and enforces policies and procedures that promote safe, appropriate, and cost-effective medication use Prepares trending reports as appropriate for quality improvement activities based on analysis of data.Provides courteous, cooperative, and timely service to patients, visitors, and staff members; demonstrates good oral and written communication Aids in the day-to-day needs of the department (in coordination with pharmacy management) Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills Effectively uses available software and information systemsAdheres to health-system policies and procedures; complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, medication-use safety, security, fire safety, and infection control; complies with all applicable federal/state/local laws, rules, and regulations; and performs all duties under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist Performs essential duties of pharmacy technicians when needed and as assigned.Colleagues of Saint Alphonsus Health System enjoy competitive compensation with a full benefits package and opportunity for growth throughout SAHS and Trinity Health. Visit to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Alphonsus Health System.Saint Alphonsus and Trinity Health are committed to promoting diversity in its workforce and to providing an inclusive work environment where everyone is treated with fairness, dignity and respect. We are committed to recruit and retain a diverse staff reflective of the communities we serve. Saint Alphonsus and Trinity Health are equal opportunity employers and prohibit discrimination against any individual with regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.Our Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Saint Alphonsus Health System, Boise , Lead Pharmacy Tech, Healthcare , Boise, Idaho

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