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Pharmacy Technician II- Oncology

Company: MEDSTAR HEALTH Careers
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

General Summary of Position
Assists the Pharmacist in preparing and distributing medications to patients. Performs designated advanced level technical functions to facilitate pharmacy operations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Consistently fulfills all the responsibilities of the Pharmacy Technician I.
  • Under the supervision of the licensed Pharmacist, prepares oral, topical, and specific parenteral medications for dispensing to patients, including the selection, labeling, and packaging of appropriate pharmaceuticals, and filling of medication carts.
  • Enters physician orders into the hospital computer system to update/edit patient profiles
  • and charges.
  • Assists patients, nurses, physicians, and others with medication order requests and pharmacy related needs.
  • Monitors stock inventory levels and medication expiration dates for pharmacy areas and replenishes medications as needed. Conducts monthly/periodic inspections of patient care/department areas.
  • Fills and replaces medications in the automated medication dispensing machines and transports to appropriate nursing unit(s).
  • Prepares mini bags, large volume parenterals, mini bag plus, etc. using aseptic techniques, including STATS.
  • Delivers and retrieves medications, including narcotics, and pharmacy supplies to/from patient care and satellite pharmacy areas.
  • Compounds products in bulk, or per individual order, and prepares private stock orders and individual unit-of-use packaging, when not otherwise available.
  • Completes and maintains controlled substance inventory log/records.
  • Participates in orienting new Pharmacy Technicians to department operations and the
  • computer system.
  • Maintains clean and orderly workstations.

    Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • May require up to 1 year of technical or other specialized training
    • Eighteen months of hospital experience required
    • A diploma from an approved pharmacy technician training program may be an acceptable alternative for six months of experience
      Licenses and Certifications
      • DC DOH - Pharmacy Technician Registration required
      • PTCB - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or equivalent national certification within 180 Days required

        Why MedStar Health?
        At MedStar Health, we understand that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. We work hard to foster an inclusive and positive environment where our associates feel valued, connected, and empowered. We live up to this promise through:

        Strong emphasis on teamwork - our associates feel connected to each other and our mission as an organization. In return, our effective team environment generates positive patient outcomes and high associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark.
        Strategic focus on equity, inclusion, & diversity - we are committed to equity for all people and communities. We continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel a sense of belonging and the ability to contribute to equitable care delivery and improved community health outcomes at all levels of the organization.
        Comprehensive total rewards package - including competitive pay, generous paid time off, great health and wellness benefits, retirement savings, education assistance, and so much more.
        More career opportunities closer to home - as the largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, there are countless opportunities to grow your career and fulfill your aspirations.

        About MedStar Health
        MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. Our team of 32,000 includes physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and many other clinical and non-clinical associates working in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest home health provider in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar Health is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education, professional development, and personal fulfillment of our whole team. Together, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. It's how we treat people.MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations. MedStar Health makes all decisions regarding employment, including for example, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefit eligibility, discipline, and discharge without regard to any protected status, including race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local EO laws. If you receive an offer of employment, it is MedStar Health's policy to hire its employees on an at-will basis, which means you or MedStar Health may terminate this relationship at any time, for any reason.

Keywords: MEDSTAR HEALTH Careers, Washington DC , Pharmacy Technician II- Oncology, Healthcare , Washington, DC

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