Southern Illinois Healthcare PHARMACY TECH TRAINEE in Carbondale, Illinois
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At Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH), we realize that in order to provide our surrounding communities with excellent care, we must begin by providing our employees with that same care and appreciation. We offer rich opportunities to develop and grow professionally, an environment of excellence in patient care, and the awareness that everything we accomplish is a direct outgrowth of the superb efforts and dedication of our employees.
As a non-profit system of almost 4000 employees in Carbondale, IL, we have won national acclaim for our cancer, cardiac, stroke, bariatric, breast imaging, and rehabilitation services.
The Pharmacy Tech Trainee prepares and organizes pharmacy medications by name and dosage, as listed on patient orders. Supports and assists pharmacists in providing distributive pharmacy services. Provide safe and accurate medication services and to support all those involved in direct patient care.
Actively performs all pharmacy technician functions and maintains proficiency in:
Standard work parameters
Dispensing and compounding systems
Healthcare computer systems
Medication ordering systems
Develops operational expertise in and actively provides coverage of the technician services listed below:
Medication history collection, if applicable
Appropriately utilizes medication automation, technology, and computer systems
Accurately interprets electronic records
Maintains expertise in electronic medical record processes
Assists with the management of medication inventories and the preparation and dispensing of patient-specific medication doses
Participates in medication dispensing activities
Prepares accurate medication products for dispensing
Prevents improper drug, dose, dosage form selection, expiration dating, and barcode scanning issues when checking products
Performs oral product compounding
Facilitate medication safety practices
Identifies, mitigates, and reports potential medication errors such as look-alike sound-alike medications
Maintains continuous learning and pharmacy practice development
This includes all mandatory education from SIH as well as any continuing education requirements for continued licensure.
Provides patient-centered care services
Provides accurate, safe, and timely medication therapy
Clinical Pharmacy Services
Supports practice in decentralized areas
Collaborates with other pharmacy staff
Collaborates with other departments to optimize care and improve services
Quality Improvement, Regulatory Compliance, and Accreditation
Supports and participates in medication-use process improvements led by colleagues and peers.
Supports regulatory compliance initiatives and supports institutional accreditation processes.
- High school diploma or equivalent
Licenses and Certification
Illinois Pharmacy Technician License
Must pass and complete a certification within two years after licensing per Illinois Law.
Experience and Skills
Strong verbal and written communication, organizational, problem-solving, and customer service skills
Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changes as necessary
Ability to interact constructively with supervisors, peers, and external customers
Ability to follow direction from formal management personnel and informal supervisors (pharmacists) and work independently
Must be able to read, write, and speak conversational English
Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft office
Posting Job Title: PHARMACY TECH TRAINEE
Requisition ID: 2021-8636
External Company URL: https://www.sih.net/
Street: 405 West Jackson
Weekend Requirement: Weekends as required