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Job Location: National Jewish Health, Denver, CO, 35121, USA
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Pharmacy Assistant II - Oncology Clinic (40 hrs/week) The Oncology Clinics at National Jewish Health are looking for a Pharmacy Assistant II who is responsible for IV admixture of all chemotherapy, biotherapy and premedications. Also responsible for unpacking daily drug shipment and restock into inventory. Daily reconciliation check against altos superbills. Monthly drug inventory. Ordering of supplies for admixture area. Special pharmacy projects per NJH. Scheduling for chemotherapy. For consideration, please complete an application online in its entirety at njhealth.org/careers or send resumes to ...@njhealth.org. Essential Responsibilities 1.Performs dispensing and billing functions in the unit-dose drug distribution program. Unit-dose carts are accurately filed from current patient profiles. Promptly and accurately deliver medications and controlled substances to patient care areas. Medication orders are promptly and accurately entered and charged using either the pharmacy or hospital computer system. The Pharmacy Assistant II consults the pharmacist of any age specific concerns or questions. 2.Maintains all controlled substance records, ensuring discrepancies are noted, departments are notified and nursing personnel correct discrepancies within 72 hours. 3.Inspects and maintains all CORE Carts in accordance with hospital policy and procedure, ensuring seals are intact and there are no expired or missing drugs. 4.Maintains a readily retrievable filing system for all purchase invoices, billing records, and prescription files. 5.Performs dispensing and billing functions in the Outpatient Pharmacy area. Prescriptions are accurately and efficiently processed for dismissal, triage, outpatient clinic, grant, and employee patients. Prescriptions are promptly read and appropriate information is entered into the computer system to generate accurate labels, profiles, and charges. The Pharmacy Assistant consults the Pharmacist for any age specific concerns or questions. 6.Performs routine, daily maintenance and updates software to the pharmacy computer system under the supervision of the pharmacist system manager. 7.Accurately and efficiently delivers floor stock medications to and from patient care areas. Appropriate records of charges and credits are accurately maintained and filed. 8.Maintains contract compliance with various pharmacy purchasing contracts to ensure high quality pharmaceuticals are purchased at the best pricing available. Assists Pharmacy Manager in soliciting contract proposals and bids. 9.Accurately and promptly processes drug wholesaler orders, direct purchase orders and pharmacy office supply orders. Includes verification of all line items received with corresponding order, purchase order and invoice records for wholesaler and internal requisitions. 10.Maintains and uses a drug inventory management system and is responsible for performing the annual inventory of all drug items located in the pharmacy and throughout the hospital. 11.Ensures the prompt and accurate removal of recalled and outdated stock (monthly). He/she ensures the neat, clean, orderly, and appropriate stocking of the unit-dose, intravenous admixture, outpatient, and floor stock areas. 12.Monitors medication supplies and maintains an adequate inventory for all or designated areas, call shortages to on-duty pharmacist or manager. 13.Inspects nursing units, clinics, and other patient care/medication storage areas to monitor the proper storage and distribution of patient floor stock, medications, controlled drugs, and emergency medications. 14.Complies with institution confidentiality policies. Follows institution procedures for maintaining confidentiality of electronic records and disposal of hard copies. 15.Performs competencies (including age-specific competencies) as identified through the departmental competency program. 16.Performs as a back-up to staff absences and vacancies, as necessary 17.Maintains monthly quality assurance activity records, and trouble-shoots for information and availability on new or unusual items.Knowledge and Skills Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Effective computer knowledge. Excellent command of the English language, both written and verbal. Ability to perform basic arithmetic computations.Education High School Diploma or equivalent preferredCertification/Licensure: Pharmacy Technician Certification required.Work Experience A minimum of two (2) years of pharmacy technician experience required.- OR - Any equivalent combination of Education and/or Experience Important Notes A cornerstone in the Denver healthcare community, National Jewish Health is a non-profit, non-sectarian institution. National Jewish Health is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vet/Tobacco Free Campus. Benefits National Jewish offers a complete benefits package to eligible employees including: Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; 403(b) Retirement Plan; Flexible Spending Accounts; Life Insurance; Long-Term Disability Coverage; Long-Term Care Coverage; Employee Assistance Program; Tuition Reimbursement (after 6 months of employment); Legal Plan; Free Parking