• Senior Pharmacy Technician (Mon - Sun; 2p-10p)

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/31/2018 5:21 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Allied Health
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    General Summary of Position Responsibility:       


    Under the direction of a registered pharmacist, performs pharmacy-related functions in compliance with department policies and procedure, to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to patients.


    Prepares parenteral injections and admixtures after successful completion of Lurie Children’s pharmacy cleanroom training program.


    Actively supports the hospital and department's continuous quality improvement and customer service goals individually and as an effective team member.


    Maintains certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or is currently enrolled in an accredited Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program.


    Essential Job Functions:

    1. Selects, prepares and/or compounds non-intravenous and intravenous medications for new medication orders, medication carts and outpatient prescriptions when applicable. Prepares cytotoxic agents when necessary.
    2. Performs the measurements and completes the mathematical calculations necessary for preparing products.
    3. Ensures that medication dosages and/or prescriptions are labeled properly and meet established standards.
    4. Follows all pharmacy controlled medication policies and procedures.
    5. Fills medication carts and delivers medications to patient care areas according to the established schedule. Checks unit medication refrigerators and medication carts for expired and unused medications. Notifies pharmacists of returned doses. Returns usable stock to inventory. Discards expired and unusable medications appropriately
    6. Fills automated dispensing machines in patient care areas to maintain adequate supplies.  Fills pharmacy code trays, anesthesia trays, seizure kits, and other stock items as necessary for both inpatient and outpatient areas.
    7. Monitor drug inventories, order drugs and supplies as needed. Receive drugs and stock shelves. Notify pharmacy purchaser of unusual drug usages.
    8. Prepackages bulk medications into unit dose packages as needed.
    9. Participates in quality assurance and quality improvement activities of the department. Inspects stock of assigned areas according to established schedule to ensure that medications are stored properly and are in date. Completes all quality assurance logs and records as required.
    10. Maintains the physical appearance of the department. Ensures cleanliness of all pharmacy equipment.
    11. Triages telephone calls and electronic pharmacy information system messages. Effectively communicates messages to co-workers. Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.
    12. Participates in training of new pharmacy technicians and students and completes peer evaluations and evaluations of pharmacy employees.
    13. Adheres to all hospital, departmental and regulatory policies and procedures.
    14. Performs other tasks as necessary to deliver pharmacy services and support the day-to-day operations of the pharmacy.
    15. Takes on and maintains responsibility for special projects assigned by the Pharmacy Technician Lead and/or Pharmacy Manager.
    16. Provides inservices and/or continuing education (C.E.) programs to other pharmacy personnel.
    17. Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.
    18. Rotate through various work areas of the pharmacy and work rotating shifts, weekends and holidays.




    Education: High school diploma required. Completion of two years of college with at least one general mathematics course preferred.


    Job Related Experience: One year of hospital, retail, or home infusion pharmacy experience preferred; OR after successful completion of a minimum of six months of Lurie Children’s pharmacy training and assessment of competency; OR enrolled in an accredited Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program.


    Licensure: Licensure as Registered Pharmacy Technician in the State of Illinois

                       Certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)



    1. Must be able to follow instructions accurately and be capable of following well organized work routine.
    2. Must be able to learn and master the procedures and techniques necessary to operate the unit‑dose system.
    3. Must have good interpersonal and communication skills to function within a team and to interact with tact and courtesy with all hospital employees and customers.
    4. Must complete an annual validation of aseptic techniques including handling of multiple-dispensed sterile bulk products.
    5. Must have good mathematical skills in order to perform calculations, make dilutions and maintain records.
    6. Must be able to read, write and speak English.
    7. Must have computer data entry skills or ability to learn computer data entry.


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