Banner Health Pharmacy Technician II in Mesa, Arizona
Banner Desert Medical Center pharmacy provides both clinical and distributive pharmacy services across all service lines of the hospital. This work is coordinated through a main pharmacy, a pediatric pharmacy and unit-based pharmacists. The department utilizes a variety of advanced pharmacy systems, including Pyxis, DoseEdge Pharmacy Workflow System, Cerner, CareFusion PhACTs inventory management system, and bedside barcode medication verification to support workflow efficiencies and bolster patient safety. Of note, we have also recently deployed pharmacy technicians to the Emergency Department to participate in obtaining patients’ medication history as part of the medication reconciliation process.
Our pharmacy is unique by the way our pharmacist and technicians work directly together as a team. Our technicians can go to the pharmacist for any help they may need or question they may need answered and feel very comfortable doing so, as well as some newer pharmacist may need the help of some of our seasoned technicians.
A new technician has many opportunities working in our hospital. All technicians start as a Tech II. All technicians must be certified and licensed. We have opportunities to learn everything there is to know about Pyxis, IV & Chemo Certification as well as Medication Reconciliation.
Ideal candidate will have:
Minimum 1 year hospital Pharm Tech experience
IV compounding experience
Evening shift hours are from 2pm-11pm, every other weekends and holidays required
About Banner Desert Medical Center
Located on an 80-acre campus in Mesa, Arizona, Banner Desert Medical Center is one of Arizona's largest and most comprehensive hospitals and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals. We provide an abundance of exceptional opportunities with more than 600 licensed beds, including over 100 dedicated to children. Areas of excellence include high-risk pregnancy and neonatal care, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, cardiology, oncology and emergency medicine. With 21 operating rooms, we offer a full range of surgical specialties and advanced technology that includes the daVincir Surgical System.
About Banner Cardon Children's Medical Center
If you desire to provide the best care possible to the most vulnerable patients, come to Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz. Within our 248-bed, state-of-the-art facility, specially trained nurses, physicians and other clinical professionals utilize the most advanced technology - including iCare ICU monitoring and robotic surgery - to provide high quality, child-friendly, family-centered care. Our facilities feature a recently expanded 104-bed NICU, a 24-bed PICU, six pediatric ORs and a 26-bed ED. We also offer dedicated pediatric rehab, radiology, oncology and hematology capabilities. With clinical diversity, exceptional training programs and a supportive culture, this is a place where you can grow in your career as you help our very special patients.
About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.
This position will work under the supervision of the pharmacist. Performs routine duties in packaging, distribution and record keeping of pharmaceutical supplies. Assists in preparing compounded and intravenous medications, total parenteral nutrition products, and chemotherapeutic agents. Consistently demonstrates an ability to assess a situation, consider alternatives, and choose the appropriate course of action. May work with the Pharmacist in processing physician orders for medications by entering information in to the medication management system in an unverified status. May educate, train, and oversee the activities of the Pharmacy Technician, Technician Externs and Volunteers. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients.
Selects and/or prepares medications, under direct supervision, as indicated on the patient medication orders. Places medications in patient boxes or in designated area for pharmacist to check, sends/delivers medications to nursing units as required. May investigate missing medication requests.
Charges/credits patients for medications and intravenous solutions as appropriate. Restocks unused and credited returned medications. May also prepare the daily bank deposit and financial reports, maintain databases and troubleshoot automated technology malfunctions.
Attends to customers and answers telephones in a courteous and timely manner. Serves as a liaison between the customer and the pharmacist. May also take requests for prescription refills and obtain necessary authorizations.
Identifies medications and other items for reorder as necessary to maintain a continuous inventory of medications and supplies. Receives, checks-in, and restocks medications ordered through wholesaler and other vendors. Assesses practical ways to deal with shorted items and short-dated or unusable items.
Compounds specialty medication products. Repackages bulk medications into unit of use packaging. Completes accurate documentation of medications compounded and repackaged.
Assists in preparing and labeling of intravenous medications including total parenteral nutrition products and chemotherapeutic agents using proper sterile and aseptic technique.May perform quality control activities such as monthly nursing unit inspections and pharmacy section checks in a timely manner. Completes documentation on refrigerator temperatures, intravenous hood cleaning, and equipment maintenance activities as required.
May use automated dispensing technology or requisition to restock medications to nursing and ancillary areas after they are checked by a pharmacist. Restocks medications to all areas outside automated dispensing technology which may include but not be limited to trays, code carts and emergency boxes. Adds users to the automatic dispensing technology database as per policy. Investigates discrepancies in automated dispensing technology.
In a Home Care setting: under the supervision of a pharmacist may assist with documentation, tracking reports, IV pump maintenance, medication delivery and documentation collection per current compliance standards
Requires pharmacy technician licensure in the state of practice (where applicable). Pharmacy technician certification required.
Must possess good organizational, problem solving and computer skills. Must have good written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and other contacts.
May be required to posses a valid drivers license and be eligible for coverage under the companys auto insurance policy.
Pharmacy technician experience.Knowledge of medication management information system software and automated dispensing systems.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Job Number 204555
Facility Banner Desert & Cardon Children's Medical Center
Department Banner Desert Medical Center - Pharmacy-Hosp
Position Type FT: Full-Time
Internal Code A ..
Street Address 1400 South Dobson Rd
Internal Code B ..
City & State US-AZ-Mesa
Posting Category Pharmacy
New Grad Yes