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Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Technician Inpatient $2500 SIGN ON BONUS in Akron, Ohio

Job ID: 125449

Responsibilities:

  • Assist pharmacists in filling inpatient orders, including completion of necessary documentation.

  • Prepare, deliver and collect all pharmacy items throughout the medical center including re-stocking of automated dispensing cabinets.

  • Perform floor checks, stock checks, and assigned unit review as required.

  • Completes all Pharmacy Keeper Activities and inspections assigned to their position.

  • Assist Pharmacists in monitoring stock for outdated medications and properly dispose of them in a timely manner.

  • Process medication returns/refunds to patient accounts.

  • Compounds non-sterile medications according to USP795 regulations.

  • Prepackage medication as necessary and according to established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • Answers telephones and assists callers with needs that do not require the professional judgment of a pharmacist.

  • Must be able to interact with EPIC, our dispensing automation software (e.g. Omnicell, Swisslog, etc.) and Pharmacy Keeper software to answer all questions related to the processing of a medication order.

  • Assist customers at service window including house staff, couriers and others as needed.

  • Perform general cleaning duties as assigned to maintain cleanliness of the pharmacy area and regulatory compliance in the I.V. admixture areas.

  • Continually demonstrate behavior that anticipates and meets the needs of patients and other pharmacy department personnel.

  • Cleanroom Assignments:

  • Perform sterile compounding in compliance with USP <797> regulations.

  • Performs sterile compounding of hazardous medications according to USP<800> regulations.

  • Maintains compliance with all written and hands on aseptic technique testing according to USP <797> regulations.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Follows Hospital and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, dress code and display of ID badge, and safety.

  • Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain organization and department-specific competencies and requirements.

Education:

  • High school graduate or GED required.

  • Prefer Associates degree or some college coursework.

Certifications:

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) verified through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

  • Upon hire, registration as a Certified Pharmacy Technician, Registered Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy Technician Trainee with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. Registration as a Certified Pharmacy Technician with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy is required within 6 months.

  • Prefer CPhT-CSP (Compound Sterile Preparation).

Complexity of Work:

  • Successful completion of pharmacy department training program for Pharmacy Technicians including USP <797> sterile compounding competencies, and USP<800> competencies is required for all Technicians assigned to the cleanroom

  • Ability to work harmoniously and efficiently with other personnel both within and external to the pharmacy.

  • Ability to complete tasks accurately and efficiency with minimal direct supervision.

  • Maintain all requirements for continuous certification as CPhT.

Work Experience:

  • Previous experience as a pharmacy technician.

  • Proficient typing skills required.

  • Prefer experience in a hospital inpatient pharmacy.

  • Prefer experience in a USP797 compliant sterile products compounding room.

  • Prefer experience with EPIC electronic healthcare record other similar programs.

  • Prefer understanding of medical terminology and calculations.

  • Prefer proficiency in technical skills used in pharmacy practice

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform work which requires constant standing and walking.

  • A willingness to perform work which has infrequent disagreeable features and safety hazards.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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