Sr Pharmacy Technician
Company: MidMichigan Health
Posted on: May 12, 2019
FTE: 1.000000 (80hrs per pay period)
Any Shift: Hours per schedule
Weekend & Holiday Rotation: Per schedule
Pay Grade: 7
The Senior Pharmacy Technician will have increased
responsibilities, which require some professional judgement and
problem-solving skills, as well as more complex day-to-day
functions. This position performs daily dispensing duties that were
previously only performed by Pharmacists, thus allowing the
Pharmacist more time to perform clinical duties.
(20%)* Able to perform all of Pharmacy Technician duties and
(20%)* Chemotherapy Compounding: staffs the Infusion Center
pharmacy; performs Infusion Center pharmacy inventory management;
calculates chemotherapy dosages; prepares sterile and non-sterile
chemotherapy compounds following USP 797 and USP 795 guidelines;
and performs daily, monthly, and ad hoc
deactivation/decontamination/cleaning/disinfection of designated IV
room areas using MidMichigan-approved cleaning solutions.
(15%)* Qualified to receive verbal orders by phone directly from
physicians or nurses, including "NOW" and "STAT" orders. May answer
common IV compatibility questions under the direction of the
pharmacist on duty. Determines which calls need to be referred to a
(15%)* Double-checks 24-hour cart fill medications from random
check report generated by the McKesson robot.
(15%)* Able to trouble-shoot all equipment, e.g., Omnicell, RX
Station, McKesson robot, McKesson repackager, PacMed computers,
printers, automated dispensing machine and the Total Parenteral
Nutrition (TPN) compounder.
(15%)* Staff the Coumadin Clinic, able to do daily charging,
scanning, patient scheduling, ordering supplies, and assist the
pharmacist on duty with additional tasks.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Other duties as assigned.
- High School Diploma or GED
in Education specialization:
- General Studies
Education equivalent experience:
- Associate's Degree in related field with emphasis on math and
- Pharmacy Technician Licensure
- State of Michigan
Credential equivalent experience:
- New hires and transfers before October 1, 2015 must possess a
full technician license through the State of Michigan or show proof
that they have applied. Incumbents before October 1, 2015 must
possess the CPhT - National Certification for pharmacy technicians.
Effective October 1, 2015, all incumbents, new hires and transfers
to this position must possess a pharmacy technician full license
through the state of Michigan. The pharmacy technician license must
be maintained in order to be qualified to hold this position.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:
One (1) year Hospital Pharmacy experience required.
Extensive IV compounding experience and precision (especially for
compounding chemotherapy); work independently and follow-through on
problems; knowledge of chemo guidelines, maximum dosages and
ancillary labels and knowledge of universal precautions for
biohazard preparations required. 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.
MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and
employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft-- Windows. An
employee may be required to participate in further learning
opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.
Physical/Mental Requirements and Working Conditions
Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public
contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.
Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex
materials or appropriate substitute if required for your
Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted
device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as
outlined in the job description.
Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted
Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May
require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or
Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially
infectious material. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne
pathogen and TB testing as required.
Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work
independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to
Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching,
grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these
movements on a regular to frequent basis.
Physical Demand Level: Light. Must be able to occasionally (0-33%
of the workday) lift or carry 11-20 lbs., frequently (34-66% of the
workday) 10 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg
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