This position will work under the supervision of the pharmacist and other pharmacy personnel. Performs routine duties in packaging, distribution, record keeping of pharmaceutical supplies and sterile product processing, including hazardous medications. Consistently demonstrates an ability to assess a situation, consider alternatives, and choose the appropriate course of action. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care to the patients being served.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio, a culture of Shared Leadership, and are proud members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
*One year of Inpatient experience highly preferred
Full-time, varied shifts and varied days, 8 hr shifts
Beginning February 20th, the starting wage for this position will be $20/hr.
Shift Differentials Available: $2.00/hr. Weekend- $2.50/hr. Evening - $3.50/hr. Night
Inpatient Pharmacy, Math Test Required
*Requires State of Alaska Pharmacy Technician License upon hire
*Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) will be required within 6 months of hire
Selects and/or prepares medications, under direct supervision, as indicated on the patient medication orders. Places medications in patient boxes or in designated area for pharmacist to check, distributes medications to patients, providers, and nursing units as required. May investigate requests of missing medications.
Charges/credits patients for medications and intravenous solutions as appropriate. Restocks unused and credited returned medications. May also prepare financial reports, maintain databases and troubleshoot automated technology malfunctions.
Attends to customers and answers telephones in a courteous and timely manner. Serves as a liaison between the customer, provider, nursing units and the pharmacist. May obtain necessary insurance authorizations and patient identification.
Identifies medications and other items for reorder as necessary to maintain a continuous inventory of medications and supplies. Receives, checks-in, and restocks medications ordered through wholesaler and other vendors. Assesses practical ways to deal with shorted items and short-dated or unusable items.
Repackages bulk medications into unit of use packaging. Completes accurate documentation of medications repackaged.
Assists in preparing and labeling of intravenous medications including total parenteral nutrition products and hazardous medications using proper sterile and aseptic technique. May perform quality control activities such as monthly nursing unit inspections and pharmacy inventory checks in a timely manner. Completes documentation of refrigerator and environmental interventions, sterile cleaning, and equipment maintenance activities as required.
May use automated dispensing technology or requisition to restock medications to nursing and ancillary areas, after they are checked by a pharmacist. Restocks medications to all areas outside automated dispensing technology, which may include but not be limited to trays, code carts, and emergency boxes. Investigates discrepancies in automated dispensing technology.
Demonstrates ability to perform pharmaceutical calculations.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.
High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge and knowledge normally associated with one (1) year of pharmacy technician experience.
Requires pharmacy technician licensure in the state of Alaska upon hire. Pharmacy technician certification required (CPhT or ExCPT) within six (6) months of hire.
Must possess good organizational, problem solving, math, and computer skills. Must have good written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and other contacts.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer;qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Community owned and operated, the employees of Tanana Valley Clinic, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Denali Center feel a great responsibility towards our patients, our community and each other. People First.
We are dedicated to the delivery of compassionate health care. We believe in kindness and courtesy to every patient, every visitor, every employee, every person, every time.
It takes a tremendous variety of strengths to meet the health care needs of our unique community. We offer a wide range of careers – nursing, finance, housekeeping, culinary, engineering, information technology radiology, pharmacy, rehab therapies and more. As the largest private employer in the Interior, Foundation Health Partners employs some of the brightest, most compassionate people in Fairbanks.
If you want to make a difference, if you want to work with great people and if you want to earn competitive benefits, become an employee of Foundation Health Partners.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.