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Outpatient Pharmacy Technician Intern

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Summary The Pharmacy Technician Trainee is an entry-level position. This temporary position is a training program to achieve educational experience with the final result of passing the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam to become a Licensed Certified Pharmacy Technician in the state of Michigan. The trainee will be eligible to advance to a Licensed Pharmacy Technician upon full licensure with the State of Michigan Board of Pharmacy and may apply to open positions within the health system. The Pharmacy Technician Trainee will receive education to learn how to decipher and enter orders on the computer, charge, fill orders, answer phones and doors, file, and stock the department upon licensure. The training program and materials will be provided, however, the trainee is responsible for the cost of the certification exam and licensure. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1.Will complete the Pharmacy Tech Prep Online Employer-based Training Program and is required to register and pass the pharmacy technician certification exam within 1 year of hire date.

1.Medications (40%) * 1.Generic names, brand names, and classifications of medications * 2.Therapeutic equivalence * 3.Common and life-threatening drug interactions and contraindications (e.g., drug-disease, drug-drug, drug-dietary supplement, drug-laboratory, drug-nutrient) * 4.Strengths/dose, dosage forms, routes of administration, special handling and administration instructions, and duration of drug therapy * 5.Common and severe medication side effects, adverse effects, and allergies * 6.Indications of medications and dietary supplements * 7.Drug stability (e.g., oral suspensions, insulin, reconstitutables, injectables, vaccinations) * 8.Narrow therapeutic index (NTI) medications * 9.Physical and chemical incompatibilities related to non-sterile compounding and reconstitution * 10.Proper storage of medications (e.g., temperature ranges, light sensitivity, restricted access) 2.Patient Safety and Quality Assurance (30%)
1.High-alert/risk medications and look-alike/sound-alike [LASA] medications *
1.Error prevention strategies (e.g., prescription or medication order to correct patient, Tall Man lettering, separating inventory, leading and trailing zeros, bar code usage, limit use of error-prone abbreviations) * 2.Issues that require pharmacist intervention (e.g., drug utilization review [DUR], adverse drug event [ADE], OTC recommendation, therapeutic substitution, misuse, adherence, post-immunization follow-up, allergies, drug interactions) * 3.Event reporting procedures (e.g., medication errors, adverse effects, and product integrity, MedWatch, near miss, root-cause analysis [RCA]) * 4.Types of prescription errors (e.g., abnormal doses, early refill, incorrect quantity, incorrect patient, incorrect drug) * Hygiene and cleaning standards (e.g., handwashing, personal protective equipment [PPE], cleaning counting trays, countertop, and equipment) 1.Order Entry and Processing (20%) *
1. Procedures to compound non-sterile products (e.g., ointments, mixtures, liquids, emulsions, suppositories, enemas) * 2. Formulas, calculations, ratios, proportions, allegations, conversions, Sig codes (e.g., b.i.d., t.i.d., Roman numerals), abbreviations, medical terminology, and symbols for day's supply, quantity, dose, concentration, dilutions * 3. Equipment/supplies required for drug administration (e.g., package size, unit dose, diabetic supplies, spacers, oral and injectable syringes) * 4.Lot numbers, expiration dates, and National Drug Code (NDC) numbers * 5. Procedures for identifying and returning dispensable, non-dispensable, and expired medications and supplies (e.g., credit return, return to stock, reverse distribution) 2.Federal Requirements (10%) *
1.Federal requirements for handling and disposal of non-hazardous, hazardous, and pharmaceutical substances and waste * 2.Federal requirements for controlled substance prescriptions (i.e., new, refill, transfer) and DEA controlled substance schedules * 3. Federal requirements (e.g., DEA, FDA) for controlled substances (i.e., receiving, storing, ordering, labeling, dispensing, reverse distribution, take-back programs, and loss or theft of) * Federal requirements for restricted drug programs and related medication processing (e.g., pseudoephedrine, Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies [REMS]) * 4. FDA recall requirements (e.g., medications, devices, supplies, supplements, classifications) 1.Will log 500-1000 hours of experiential training in the pharmacy. 2.Other duties as assigned. CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE PHARM TECH - Pharmacy Technician Licensure Required
Equivalent Experience - New hires and transfers must apply for a temporary technician license through the State of Michigan. Will complete the Pharmacy Tech Prep Online Employer-based Training Program and is required to register and pass the pharmacy technician certification exam within 12 months of anniversary date for the position or before temporary technician license expires-whichever comes first. REQUIRED EDUCATION Education: High School Diploma Comments: Associate's degree or higher preferred. or GED EXPERIENCE TRAINING AND SKILLS
Mathematical skills needed to complete simple calculations as required by the position Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner. Well-developed oral and written communication skills MyMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MyMichigan Health. Ability to work in fast paced environment, with demonstrated ability to multi-task and resolve problems effectively and efficiently Medical Terminology knowledge preferred. Requires professional judgment and problem-solving skills

Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , Outpatient Pharmacy Technician Intern, Professions , Midland, Michigan

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