Position Number:9992-707-012813 Open Date:1/28/2013 Close Date:Open Until Filled Program:Lakeside Medical Center Department:Pharmacy Location:West Palm Beach, FL
Position located at Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade, FL.
Lakeside Medical Center is a Joint Commission-accredited, 70-bed acute care facility located in the heart of the Glades communities in western Palm Beach County. Lakeside Medical Center, which is owned and operated by the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, is committed to providing quality, compassionate care. In 2012 Lakeside Medical Center received national recognition for quality measures and patient satisfaction. For more information, visit www.lakesidemedical.org or call 561-996-6571.
General Statement of Job
Under a Registered Pharmacist direct supervision, this position assists the Pharmacist with preparing medication and medical supply orders for delivery to patients and performs clerical tasks within the pharmacy.The employee is responsible for maintaining accurate patient information on patient profiles, processing billing, maintaining inventory and maintaining complete files.This position requires patient and public interaction and the ability to work well with the public and health care professionals.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Assists the Pharmacist in accurately dispensing medications and medical supplies to the hospital’s patients.
Fills medication orders, medication cart drawers, and floor stock requests accurately and efficiently for verification by the Pharmacist.
Replenishes medications in emergency boxes and carts, and floor stock areas accurately as needed.
Assists with workflow telephone calls and directs messages accordingly.
Prepares IV (intravenous) admixtures and other sterile preparations safely and accurately using appropriate techniques.
Cleans and maintains the IV hood as required.
Processes and fills the Medication Dispensing Machines on a routine basis.
Maintains inventory of stack and completes purchase orders for new/replacement stock.Assists the Pharmacist with inventory management initiatives and projects.
Ensures par stock for IV fluids.
Delivers medications and supplies to the patient care and ancillary areas accurately per established schedule.Makes stat deliveries to patient care and ancillary areas when requested.
Assists the Pharmacist with coordinating the supply and inventory system; including ordering, receiving, unpacking, and storing medications and supplies in appropriate locations.
Rotates stock to ensure use before expiration date.Identifies and replaces outdated and unusable medications.
Repackages bulk medications in unit-dose packages safely and accurately per established procedures using appropriate techniques for verification by the Pharmacist.
Picks up orders, requisitions, and medications for return from patient care areas when on delivery rounds.
Enters charges and credits for patient medications accurately.
Generates reports, pick lists, fill batches, and labels accurately, as required.
Maintains logs, records and other required documentation accurately.Files documentation in appropriate locations.
Responds to concerns and inquiries by patients, doctors and hospital personnel; providing responses commensurate within the authority of the Pharmacy Technician position.
Emergency duty may be required of the incumbent that includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural.
This job description reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a complete description of all the work requirements and expectations that may be inherent in the position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position.Management of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County reserves the right to assign duties not listed herein as necessary to accomplish the goals of the organization.
High School Diploma or GED required.
Six (6) months experience preferred.Must possess knowledge of commonly used medical and pharmacy symbols and abbreviations, as well as some general understanding about laws and regulations affecting the pharmacy profession.
State of Florida as a Pharmacy Technician license required.
The Health Care District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug Free Workplace. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Human Resources. Veterans preferred.