• Certified Pharmacy Tech

    CommonSpirit HealthDes Moines, IA 50381

    Job #1469910836

  • Overview

    MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals - MercyOne Children's Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) - along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health - two of the country's foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states

    Responsibilities

    GENERAL SUMMARY :

    Provides technical support in the delivery of pharmaceutical care to clients of MercyOne Des Moines. Technical support includes the preparation and delivery of medications and stocking and ordering of drugs and other products. Technical work is performed under the supervision of a Licensed Pharmacist.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Prepares patient drug orders as follows (with proper checks performed by a pharmacist as required by law): enters patient prescription orders into the computer; selects correct medication, strength and dosage form; prepares labels; selects and affixes auxiliary labels to medications as appropriate and legally required; counts, measures, weighs & pours medications; documents doses dispensed; files medication orders.

    • Cleans counters, medication drawers, carts, shelves, and equipment as needed.

    • Assists the pharmacists with audits (e.g. allergy, weight, etc.).

    • Enters and fills stock bags and fills stock requisitions for other departments.

    • Accurately processes and restocks medications for departments utilizing automated dispensing systems, i.e. Pyxis/Acudose.

    • Performs a variety of medication inventory-related tasks including: communication of stock utilization and ordering needs; assisting with reordering; checking of expiration dating with alerts to pharmacists when needed; and rotating and restocking.

    • Compounds and labels extemporaneous liquid and solid products for patients according to procedure.

    • Answers telephone and process requests according to procedures.

    • Participates in the training of new technicians.

    • Charges and credits individual patient accounts.

    • Accurately and efficiently waits on patients at the POS register and handles sale transactions.

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    Qualifications

    MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

    • High school diploma or GED

    • Registered or eligible to register as pharmacy technician with the State Board of Pharmacy Examiners within 30 days of hire.

    • Pharmacy Technician Certification Program required.

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    Requisition ID 2021-156094

    Employment Type Per Diem

    Department Pharmacy

    Shift Varied

    Standard Hours varied

    Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

    Location IA-DES MOINES

    Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.