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Loyola University Health System Job Description Job Title: PHARMACY TECH FP Job Code: 2972 Department (Name/Number): PHARMACY / 11770 Reports to: ADMIN DIR PHARMACY Date: 06/13/2016 FLSA Status Non-Exempt EEO Category 50 506 Pay Grade 34 I. Position Summary: The purpose of this position is to perform any combination of the following duties assigned by and under the supervision of a Registered Pharmacist for the age specific treatment of patients and delivery to pharmacy customers: assisting in medication procurement, storage, preparation and distribution including delivering medications, preparing sterile products in compliance with USP 797 guidelines, inventory management, assisting with documentation and record keeping, working with automation and computers, plus any other task assigned that is not required by law to be performed by a pharmacist. II. Position Responsibilities: No. Percent of Time Essential Duty Job Duties 1 40% Yes Compound age-specific sterile medication admixtures in compliance with USP797 guidelines. a) Admixing age-specific IVPBs and large volume solutions in compliance with USP797 guidelines. b) Admixing age-specific TPN solutions in compliance with USP797 guidelines. c) Calibrating automated compounding devices to prepare accurate solutions. d) Collating label printout to guide work load and work flow in the Clean Room. 2 25% Yes Process age-specific medication orders for patient therapy throughout the institution. a) Process Epic-generated age-specific patient orders after verification by a pharmacist. b) Process requisitions to provide pharmaceuticals for other service areas. c) Answer phone,tube and window to assist pharmacy customers. d) Maintain specialty drug kits and crash carts to be used for patient emergencies. e) Fill 24 hour medication cassettes for patient drug therapy. 3 15% Yes Perform tasks such as delivery, charging, crediting and filing to capture proper revenue and maintain required documentation and audit trails. a) Deliver controlled substances to assure a secure transfer of these medications. b) File controlled substance administration sheets to maintain required records and audit trails. c) Charging and crediting medication to provide a complete and accurate patient bill. 4 10% Yes Participate in departmental Quality Improvement/ Quality Assurance programs to monitor Pharmacy performance. a) Perform expiration dating monitoring to assure the current dating of medication supplies . b) Perform clean room Quality Assurance monitoring to assure the integrity of the sterile products prepared. 5 10% Yes Monitor departmental inventory and replenish from internal sources so that medication is available for prompt patient delivery. a) Restocking unit dose bins to provide medication for distribution. b) Restocking clean room work area to provide supplies and medications for distribution. c) Restocking specialty drug kit and crash cart medication tray area to provide medications for replenishing kits and medication trays fot the crash carts. d) Restock robot and automated dispensing cabinets to maintain continuous work flow and supply of medication for administration. e) Restock and run FDS machine for cart fills and repackaging requirements. Complexity Factor: B Work consists of duties involving several related sequential steps, processes or methods. Duties require consideration of factors and conditions that are apparent and readily verifiable. (Ex. Occupational Therapy Asst, Echo Tech, LPN, Clerk, Secretary) Impact Factor: H Work has moderate impact on a specific area. Substantial impact on student or patient well-being, comfort or convenience. (Ex. LPN, Accounts Payable Clerk, Admin Asst, Supervisor) Freedom of Action: Specific, detailed guidelines are provided to employee and supervisor maintains close controls. Supervisory Responsibility: Staff: N/A - position does not supervise staff Functional: N/A - no functional supervisory responsibilities Safety Accountabilities: Loyola is committed to providing care that is safe. It is expected that all Loyola employees will perform their job function in a professional and competent manner that constantly seeks to reduce the risk of harm to patients, families and co-workers. Quality Improvement Accountabilities: Loyola is committed to the continuous improvement of the services it provides to its patients and their families. All Loyola employees are expected to participate in quality improvement activities. Magis & Service Excellence Accountabilities: Responsible for consistently demonstrating our Magis values of Care, Concern, Respect and Cooperation through teamwork and effective communication in an effort to prevent and solve problems and to achieve quality outcomes, patient safety, customer satisfaction and a safe environment. Responsible for developing and maintaining an environment of service excellence as outlined in the Service Excellence standards. Patient Population Specific Competencies: Demonstrates the skills and knowledge necessary to provide appropriate care to the patient populations served by the specific unit to which the incumbent is assigned. M u s t b e a b l e t o a s s e s s d a t a r e f l e c t i v e o f t h e p a t i e n t s s t a t u s a n d i n t e r p r e t a p p r o p r i a t e i n f o r m a t i o n n e e d e d t o i d e n t i f y e a c h p a t i e n t s r e q u i r e m e n t r e l a t i v e t o p o p u l a t i o n s p e c i f i c n e e d s . The primary patient population for the unit is (ie clinical, disease, culture, special needs, etc.) Age Specific Competencies: D e m o n s t r a t e s k n o w l e d g e o f t h e p r i n c i p l e s o f g r o w t h a n d d e v e l o p m e n t f o r t h e a p p r o p r i a t e a g e s p a n o f t h e u n i t s p a t i e n t s . T h e a g e s p a n o f t h e u n i t ' s p a t i e n t s i s : Infancy Toddler Preschooler School Age Adolescence Young Adult Middle Adult Geriatrics III. Position Requirements: Minimum Education: Required: High School Diploma Preferred: High School Diploma plus training acquired through work experience or education Specify Degree(s): None Required Residency: None Required Minimum Experience: Required: Less than one year of previous job-related experience Preferred: 1-2 years of previous job-related experience Managerial Experience: N/A Licensure/Certifications: Required: Registered Pharmacy Technician Preferred: Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Other: N/A Computer Skills: Required: Basic Keyboarding Skills Preferred: Microsoft Excel Microsoft Word Other: N/A Typing Words Per Minute: N/A Required Skills: Ability to communicate verbally Ability to deal calmly and courteously with people Ability to deal with stressful situations Ability to finish tasks in a timely manner Ability to follow oral and written instructions and established procedures Ability to maintain accuracy and consistency Ability to maintain confidentiality Ability to organize workflow Ability to perform basic filing, office procedures and word processing Ability to work as an effective team member Other: Ability to perform accurate math calculations for medication compounding needs. Personal Relationships: Routine job with interpersonal contact Internal Contacts: Within Department Cross-departmental Management External Contacts: Visitors Working Conditions: Normal light, heat, air and space in work environment Occasional exposure to unpleasant physical conditions and/or health & safety hazards Physical Demands: Occasionally: Climb-Stairs Climb-Ladder Crouching Frequently: Standing Walking Sitting Bending Reaching with Arms Reaching with Arms Finger/Hand Dexterity Talking Hearing Seeing Pushing/Pulling Lifting/Carrying (Up to 10 lbs) Writer: HUSEMANN, ROBERTA 10/29/2009 Approver: CHRISTY RUS 10/29/2009 Information shown on loyola.wired and the Information Portal are proprietary to Loyola University Medical Center and Stritch School of Medicine. 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Loyola University Health System
Job Description
Job Title: PHARMACY TECH FP
Job Code: 2972
Department (Name/Number): PHARMACY / 11770
Reports to: ADMIN DIR PHARMACY
Date: 06/13/2016
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
EEO Category 50 506
Pay Grade 34
I. Position Summary:
The purpose of this position is to perform any combination of the following duties assigned by and
under the supervision of a Registered Pharmacist for the age specific treatment of patients and delivery
to pharmacy customers: assisting in medication procurement, storage, preparation and distribution
including delivering medications, preparing sterile products in compliance with USP 797 guidelines,
inventory management, assisting with documentation and record keeping, working with automation and
computers, plus any other task assigned that is not required by law to be performed by a pharmacist.
II. Position Responsibilities:
No. Percent
of Time
Essential
Duty Job Duties
1 40% Yes
Compound age-specific sterile medication admixtures in compliance
with USP797 guidelines. a) Admixing age-specific IVPBs and large volume
solutions in compliance with USP797 guidelines. b) Admixing
age-specific TPN solutions in compliance with USP797 guidelines. c)
Calibrating automated compounding devices to prepare accurate
solutions. d) Collating label printout to guide work load and work flow in
the Clean Room.
2 25% Yes
Process age-specific medication orders for patient therapy throughout
the institution. a) Process Epic-generated age-specific patient orders
after verification by a pharmacist. b) Process requisitions to provide
pharmaceuticals for other service areas. c) Answer phone,tube and
window to assist pharmacy customers. d) Maintain specialty drug kits
and crash carts to be used for patient emergencies. e) Fill 24 hour
medication cassettes for patient drug therapy.
3 15% Yes
Perform tasks such as delivery, charging, crediting and filing to capture
proper revenue and maintain required documentation and audit trails. a)
Deliver controlled substances to assure a secure transfer of these
medications. b) File controlled substance administration sheets to
maintain required records and audit trails. c) Charging and crediting
medication to provide a complete and accurate patient bill.
4 10% Yes
Participate in departmental Quality Improvement/ Quality Assurance
programs to monitor Pharmacy performance. a) Perform expiration
dating monitoring to assure the current dating of medication supplies .
b) Perform clean room Quality Assurance monitoring to assure the
integrity of the sterile products prepared.
5 10% Yes
Monitor departmental inventory and replenish from internal sources so
that medication is available for prompt patient delivery. a) Restocking
unit dose bins to provide medication for distribution. b) Restocking clean
room work area to provide supplies and medications for distribution. c)
Restocking specialty drug kit and crash cart medication tray area to
provide medications for replenishing kits and medication trays fot the
crash carts. d) Restock robot and automated dispensing cabinets to
maintain continuous work flow and supply of medication for
administration. e) Restock and run FDS machine for cart fills and
repackaging requirements.
Complexity Factor: B
Work consists of duties involving several related sequential steps, processes or methods. Duties
require consideration of factors and conditions that are apparent and readily verifiable. (Ex.
Occupational Therapy Asst, Echo Tech, LPN, Clerk, Secretary)
Impact Factor: H
Work has moderate impact on a specific area. Substantial impact on student or patient
well-being, comfort or convenience. (Ex. LPN, Accounts Payable Clerk, Admin Asst, Supervisor)
Freedom of Action:
Specific, detailed guidelines are provided to employee and supervisor maintains close controls.
Supervisory Responsibility:
Staff: N/A - position does not supervise staff
Functional: N/A - no functional supervisory responsibilities
Safety Accountabilities:
Loyola is committed to providing care that is safe. It is expected that all Loyola employees will
perform their job function in a professional and competent manner that constantly seeks to
reduce the risk of harm to patients, families and co-workers.
Quality Improvement Accountabilities:
Loyola is committed to the continuous improvement of the services it provides to its patients and
their families. All Loyola employees are expected to participate in quality improvement activities.
Magis & Service Excellence Accountabilities:
Responsible for consistently demonstrating our Magis values of Care, Concern, Respect and
Cooperation through teamwork and effective communication in an effort to prevent and solve
problems and to achieve quality outcomes, patient safety, customer satisfaction and a safe
environment.
Responsible for developing and maintaining an environment of service excellence as outlined in
the Service Excellence standards.
Patient Population Specific Competencies:
Demonstrates the skills and knowledge necessary to provide appropriate care to the patient
populations served by the specific unit to which the incumbent is assigned.
M u s t b e a b l e t o a s s e s s d a t a r e f l e c t i v e o f t h e p a t i e n t s s t a t u s a n d i n t e r p r e t
a p p r o p r i a t e i n f o r m a t i o n n e e d e d t o i d e n t i f y e a c h p a t i e n t s r e q u i r e m e n t r e l a t i v e
t o p o p u l a t i o n s p e c i f i c n e e d s .
The primary patient population for the unit is (ie clinical, disease, culture, special
needs, etc.)
Age Specific Competencies:
D e m o n s t r a t e s k n o w l e d g e o f t h e p r i n c i p l e s o f g r o w t h a n d d e v e l o p m e n t f o r t h e
a p p r o p r i a t e a g e s p a n o f t h e u n i t s p a t i e n t s . T h e a g e s p a n o f t h e u n i t ' s
p a t i e n t s i s :
Infancy
Toddler
Preschooler
School Age
Adolescence
Young Adult
Middle Adult
Geriatrics
III. Position Requirements:
Minimum Education:
Required: High School Diploma
Preferred: High School Diploma plus training acquired through work experience or education
Specify Degree(s): None Required
Residency: None Required
Minimum Experience:
Required: Less than one year of previous job-related experience
Preferred: 1-2 years of previous job-related experience
Managerial Experience: N/A
Licensure/Certifications:
Required:
Registered Pharmacy Technician
Preferred:
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
Other: N/A
Computer Skills:
Required:
Basic Keyboarding Skills
Preferred:
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Other: N/A
Typing Words Per Minute: N/A
Required Skills:
Ability to communicate verbally
Ability to deal calmly and courteously with people
Ability to deal with stressful situations
Ability to finish tasks in a timely manner
Ability to follow oral and written instructions and established procedures
Ability to maintain accuracy and consistency
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to organize workflow
Ability to perform basic filing, office procedures and word processing
Ability to work as an effective team member
Other: Ability to perform accurate math calculations for medication compounding needs.
Personal Relationships:
Routine job with interpersonal contact
Internal Contacts:
Within Department
Cross-departmental
Management
External Contacts:
Visitors
Working Conditions:
Normal light, heat, air and space in work environment
Occasional exposure to unpleasant physical conditions and/or health & safety hazards
Physical Demands:
Occasionally:
Climb-Stairs
Climb-Ladder
Crouching
Frequently:
Standing
Walking
Sitting
Bending
Reaching with Arms
Reaching with Arms
Finger/Hand Dexterity
Talking
Hearing
Seeing
Pushing/Pulling
Lifting/Carrying (Up to 10 lbs)
Writer: HUSEMANN, ROBERTA 10/29/2009 Approver: CHRISTY RUS
10/29/2009
Information shown on loyola.wired and the Information Portal are proprietary to Loyola
University Medical Center and Stritch School of Medicine. Such information shall not be
used for private or commercial purposes, and it shall not be disseminated in any form to
any person who is not employed by these organizations unless the information is
otherwise publicly available.
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