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As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, National Jewish Health is pioneering a new era of preventive and personalized medicine. By combining our efforts in comprehensive care, academic education and ground-breaking research, we're able to develop treatments that help our patients live more productive lives. We breathe science so our patients can breathe life. If you believe in working for an organization where Breathing Science is Life, we invite you to join our team!
Under the direct supervision of Staff Pharmacists, the Pharmacy Assistant has primary responsibilities in the unit-dose, floor stock, outpatient, billing, and purchasing areas of the Pharmacy. The Pharmacy Assistant may assist the pharmacist in medication preparation and maintains appropriate patient records and charges.
- Performs medication preparation and billing functions in the unit-dose drug distribution program. Unit-dose carts are accurately filed from current patient profiles. Pharmacy Assistants 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 consults the Pharmacist of any age specific concerns or questions.
- Performs medication preparation 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.
- Accurately and efficiently delivers floor stock medications to and from patient care areas. Appropriate records of charges and credits are accurately maintained and filed.
- 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.
- Ensures the prompt and accurate removal of recalled and outdated stock (monthly).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.
- Monitors medication supplies and maintains an adequate inventory for all or designated areas, call shortages to on-duty pharmacist or manager.
- Inspects nursing units, clinics, and other patient care areas/medication storage areas to monitor the proper storage and distribution of patient floor stock, medications, controlled drugs, and emergency medications.
- Complies with institution confidentiality policies. Follows institution procedures for maintaining confidentiality of electronic records and disposal of hard copies.
- Performs other related duties, including special projects, as required or requested. Performs as a back-up to staff absences and vacancies, as necessary
- 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. Able to perform basic arithmetic computations.
High school graduate or equivalent preferred. Ability to read, write and understand English and to perform basic arithmetic computations.
Certification and Licensure
Pharmacy Technician Certification, preferred.
A minimum of one (1) year of recent pharmacy experience, required.