The University of Iowa Health Care, Department of Pharmaceutical Care, is seeking a full-time Senior Pharmacy Technician, Certified to join our team. This position provides specialized support to the Ambulatory Care Pharmacies, which requires one on one contact with patients in their hospital room, discretionary patient room entry and collaboration with hospital unit staff. Under general supervision by a pharmacist, coordinates and performs as necessary the technical activities of a pharmacy service area. Under general supervision by a technician supervisor carries out activities associated with training and coordination of Pharmacy Technician Trainees, Certified Pharmacy Technicians, and Pharmacy Student Interns. Provides supervision of Pharmacy Technician Trainees, Certified Pharmacy Technicians, and Pharmacy Student Interns.
Duties to include:
Coordinates daily technical functions for assigned work areas.
Provides supervision to Pharmacy Technician Trainees, Certified Pharmacy Technicians, and Pharmacy Student Interns.
Reassigns work areas and duties for Pharmacy Technician Trainees, Certified Pharmacy Technicians, and Pharmacy Student Interns based on workload.
Provides feedback to supervisor regarding performance of technicians.
Coordinates procurement of equipment, inventory, labels, or other supplies as neede
Works on-line performing all required Certified Pharmacy Technician and Support Services Specialist duties. Remains knowledgeable of area Revenue Cycle Representative workflow.
Assists with interviewing, orienting, training, scheduling, and providing work performance feedback.
Assists with interviewing technician applicants.
Assists the supervisor with coordination of training new staff including documentation of training.
Conducts training and provides remedial training as needed.
Assists in preparing work schedules for Pharmacy Technician Trainees, Certified Pharmacy Technicians, and Pharmacy Student Interns.
Participates in administering competency assessments, certification and re-certification for performing specific job responsibilities.
Provides performance feedback for both newly hired and existing staff (Tech’s, students, pharmacists, residents, and externship students).
Monitors performance and maintenance of pharmacy area and equipment.
Monitors operation of assigned equipment and automation (ScriptPro Robot, Compounding equipment). Performs minor adjustments on equipment or initiates request for repair or replacement.
Assures that equipment maintenance is completed and documented.
Assures that only certified personnel are using equipment in a safe and proper manner.
Assures monthly area audits are accurate and completed in a timely manner.
Continuously evaluates the organization and neatness of the area. Provides workflow feedback and makes changes as appropriate.
Participates in database maintenance. Assists with computer and cash register database maintenance.
Participates in inventory management.
Coordinates inventory activities for assigned area including daily and monthly inventories and return to stock medication with associated adjudication and void, credit, and rebill requests.
Participates in activities related to medication recalls.
Coordinates adjustment of inventory levels to meet current needs.
Runs drug usage reports as requested.
Participates in cash collection and reconciliation activities.
Assures that patient or third party pricing and billing errors, issues and complaints are resolved. Acts as an advisor for any questions regarding communication with patient.
Coordinates the identification and reconciliation of third party rejections.
Verification of and balancing of cash register tapes with funds received.
Participates in management activities.
Provides assistance with project analysis.
Provides assistance with coordination of new projects.
Conducts meetings to convey information.
Maintains files related to pharmacy operations.
Acts as a positive role model. Communicates with clear, positive verbal and written messages to individuals within the department as well as with patients, the general public, and other departments. Fosters teamwork by encouraging and assisting others.
Position includes all responsibilities performed by Certified Pharmacy Technicians in the Ambulatory Care Pharmacies.
Percent of Time: 100%
Schedule: 8 hour shifts scheduled between 8:00 am - 6:30 pm, primarily 8:00 - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Occasional weekend shifts may be required. Occasional overtime may be required. If working a weekend, days off will be variable before and after the weekend worked.
Location: Ambulatory Care - Meds to Beds
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Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
- High school graduation including a general mathematics course, or the equivalent.
2. a. Four years’ experience as a pharmacy technician including at least one year of experience as a Pharmacy Technician (Certified) or equivalent position or
b. Four years’ experience in a position directly related to the natural sciences, or
c. Four years post high school education in the natural sciences or related area, or
d. Combination of related experience and related post high school education to equal four years.
3. National certification as a certified pharmacy technician by a National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited pharmacy technician certification program and examination is required. Must meet ongoing education requirements and maintain certification.
Note: Per Board of Pharmacy Regulations (Iowa Administrative Code -- 657-Chapter 3, Pharmacy Technicians):
1. A pharmacy technician must register with the Board of Pharmacy within 30 days of employment.
2. Effective July 1, 2009, all pharmacy technicians must be certified by July 1, 2010.
Ability to perform ratio/proportion equations
Experience with inventory maintenance activities
Experience working in team environment
Experience working in detail-oriented work environment
Knowledge of windows based computer programs
Experience working in environment requiring accuracy
Experience working in healthcare with one-on-one patient interaction & experience handling challenging interactions in work environment.
Prefer National Career Readiness Certificate at Silver Level.
Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how you meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM of the posting end date.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
- Classification Title: Snr Pharmacy Technician, Cert
- Appointment Type: Merit
- Schedule: Full-time
Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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