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Northern Light Health Pharmacy Technician I *Sign on Bonus in Brewer, Maine

Job Description Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Department: Infusion / Oncology Position is located: Lafayette Building Work Type: PRN FTE: 0.0001 Work Schedule: Variable *Sign On Bonus: You are eligible for a $500.00 sign on bonus which is paid out in your first check. Current employees of any Northern Light Member Organizations or those with a service break less than one year are not eligible. Summary: Assist pharmacists in medication preparation and distribution while ensuring a high degree of quality and accuracy during daily tasks. Pharmacy Technicians communicate with co-workers and other staff members of EMMC including RNs, CNAs, PharmDs, etc. to ensure correct and timely distribution to patients. Pharmacy Technicians are responsible for refilling Talyst and Pyxis machines, preparing medications for distribution and delivering medications to patient care areas. Pharmacy Technicians are expected to attend employee updates, staff meetings, and be up to date on hospital policies and procedures. Additional duties and responsibilities may include participating in training of employee and quality assurance checks. Responsibilities: PEOPLE Performs self-evaluation at merit review Assists in orientation/training of students, technicians and pharmacists Maintains good working relationships with co-workers Monitors progress on orientation check list Communicates to oncoming staff at change of shift Maintains training/ competency of all new/old equipment SERVICE Able to prioritize workload and establish a daily work load pattern Delivers medications to patient care areas Narcotics delivered in a prompt and courteous manner Maintains proper floor stock and Pyxis par levels in patient care areas and pharmacy Participates in non-Pyxis fill Prepares medications for initial/emergent dispensing to patient care areas Floor stock requisitions filled properly for ancillary departments Performs duties as assigned Able to generate Cerner, Talyst and Pyxis dispense/fill lists, produce and utilize labels, reports and print screens Assists in receiving and storage of inventory Able to retrieve medication information Able to produce and utilize labels, Cerner, Talyst andPyxis reports and print screens Able to “trouble-shoot” Pyxis problems and request a Pyxis FST if needed QUALITY Willing to assist in managing emergent shortfalls of staff Flexible to change in schedule Assists in problem evaluation and solution implementation Performs outdate inspections monthly Maintains all work areas in a neat and orderly condition Performs assigned floor inspections and cycle counts monthly Maintains pharmacy equipment (hoods, refrigerators, PC, etc.) Tubes medications appropriately with proper packaging to patient care areas Ensures accountability of narcotic, investigational medication Accurate distribution to Pyxis Uses barcode system as per procedure (ie Talyst, Pyxis) Unit doses liquid and solid dosage forms appropriately Participates in projects as assigned Able to produce label documentation that is consistent with ASHP and ISMP standards Appropriate compounding worksheet preparation and documentation Follows appropriate hand hygiene and garbing procedures in IV room Follows appropriate daily and monthly cleaning procedures of the IV room Knowledgeable and appropriately compounds sterile preparations Low and Medium Risk sterile preparations Chemotherapy sterile preparations (chemo certified technicians only) Completed and Passed Semi-Annual Sterile Compounding competency Applies appropriate aseptic technique to all sterile preparations FINANCE Monitors product wastage Uses Want Book, communicates with buyer when needed Rotates stock Monitors inventory utilization for Pyxis and specialty units and establishes stock par levels Maintains par levels of pre-mix IVPB Appropriate billing/crediting procedure utilizing barcode driven processes Maintains knowledge of manual billing procedures Consistently investigates missing dose requests Transfers medications in a timely manner GROWTH Monitors product usage trends and communicates to buyer or supervisor Obtains and maintains PTCB Pharmacy Technician certification within fifteen months of hire Maintains knowledge base by participating in at least 6 pharmacy staff inservices annually Competencies and skills: Essential: * Achieves Results: Sets high standards for their own outcomes and seizes opportunities to engage others towards objectives. Consistently moves forward with direct actions in order to attain or exceed objectives. Manages their own time effectively to accomplish assigned tasks. Successfully prioritizes multiple projects and duties as needed. * Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan. * Electronic medical record software. * Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation. * Demonstrates Adaptability: Learns quickly when facing a new problem or unfamiliar task; is flexible in their approach with changing priorities and ambiguity. Manages change effectively and does not give up during adversity. Capable of changing one's behavioral style and/or views in order to attain a goal. Absorbs new information readily and puts it into practice effectively. * Demonstrates Emotional Intelligence: Exhibits a high level of self-awareness, self-management, other awareness and relationship management. Conducts themselves in an empathic, appropriate way, with a sense of humor and stimulates a collaborative work environment. Is respectful of the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others and aware of the influence of their own behavior on them. Is aware of relevant social, political, system, and professional trends and developments and uses this information for the organization's benefit. * Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved. * Ability to understand the language used to precisely describe the human body including its components, processes, conditions affecting it, and procedures performed upon it. * Word processing, spreadsheets, data entry, database experience and other computer related skills. * Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others. * Seeks Process Improvement & Applies System Thinking: Possesses and gains insight into situations, problems and processes. Understands the interconnection between organizational elements. Deconstructs problems and systematically investigates the various components. Considers the impact of actions on the entire process/system. Detects problems and opportunities, recognizes important information, and links various data to trace potential causes and relevant details. * Utilizes Resources Effectively: Understands how to get the most out of available resources and uses cost-benefit thinking in decision-making and in setting priorities. Monitors and analyzes resource usage to identify and eliminate areas of waste and maximize resources. As a leader, defines targets and provides appropriate means; oversees progress and makes adjustments when necessary. Appropriately delegates work, sets clear direction and manages workflow and time. Credentials: Essential: * Pharmacy Technician Education: Essential: * High School Diploma/General Educational Development (GED) Working conditions: Essential: * Lifting, moving and loading 30 to 50 pounds. * Continuous standing. * Continuous walking. Position Pharmacy Technician I *Sign on Bonus Location US:ME:Brewer Req ID 375