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L1 Pharmacy Technician - IV - Pharmacy - Gainesville

Company: UF Health Shands at the University of Florida (Gai
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

L1 Pharmacy Technician - IV - Pharmacy - Gainesville

Job Opening Summary

Responsible for performing technical and clerical duties within the inpatient pharmacy distribution system. The IV Pharmacy Technician is responsible for sterile compounding using the principles of aseptic technique. Compounded sterile preparations (CSPs) are prepared in compliance with USP 797 utilizing laminar airflow workbenches and/or biological safety cabinets. Tasks include medication and supply inventory management, medication preparation, medication distribution to patient care units and automated dispensing cabinets, regulatory compliance and other tasks necessary to support safe medication distribution. Competencies required for Pharmacy Technician Level 1 must be successfully completed within 6 months of start date and at annual evaluations thereafter.

Job Opening Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 1. EDUCATION: a. High School diploma or equivalent required. 2. EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: a. At least one of the following qualifications is preferred: i. One year of hospital or community pharmacy experience ii. Experience with aseptic technique, sterile compounding, and USP 797 requirements iii. Completion of Military Hospital Core school and/or Field Medical Service school iv. One year (24 credit hours) of college level study which must include successful completion of the following subjects: Algebra, Chemistry, Biology 3. JOB KNOWLEDGE/CHARACTERISTICS: a. Successful completion of all competencies required for the Pharmacy Technician Level 1 position, including all new hire competencies. Successful completion of departmental competencies defined as score of at least 85%. b. Demonstrate ability to lift 30+ pounds c. Demonstrate ability to operate calculator, telecommunication equipment, and computer workstation d. Successful completion of aseptic technique assessment and other required IV competencies e. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of compounding sterile products (including hazardous agents) f. Demonstrate a knowledge of medications including brand and generic names g. Maintain baseline math competency; perform necessary calculations to accurately prepare medication doses h. Demonstrate knowledge of and compliance with state and federal pharmacy laws, rules, and regulatory standards i. Foster a customer oriented and hospitable work environment. Facilitate communication within and across departments. j. Demonstrate safety, accuracy, and timeliness when completing work k. Demonstrate ability to triage work appropriately

As a condition of employment within the Pharmacy Services Department of Shands Hospital all employees must be accessible by telephone. This requires each employee to provide and maintain a valid telephone number to the department Staff Assistant, in order for the department to reach them in the event of hospital need and/or emergency.

Motor Vehicle Operator Designation: Employees in this position:

Will not operate vehicles for an assigned business purpose

NOTE: A frequent driver is defined as one who uses his/her personal or Shands automobile a) at least once daily, b) at least five individual trips per week or c) drives, on average, over 150 miles per week in the performance of his/her job.

Licensure/Certification/Registration: All Pharmacy Technicians must be registered with the Florida Board of Pharmacy as a Registered Pharmacy Technician or licensed Pharmacist Intern prior to their first day of employment.

Keywords: UF Health Shands at the University of Florida (Gai, Gainesville , L1 Pharmacy Technician - IV - Pharmacy - Gainesville, Healthcare , Gainesville, Florida

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