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Luke & Associates Pharmacy Technician - Bremerton Naval Hospital Pharmacy Department - (210012) in Bremerton, Washington

All Luke & Associates positions have the sole purpose of providing quality medical attention to veterans, the military, and their families. Our commitment is to our employees, our clients and of course the patients and their safety.

ALL POSITIONS REQUIRE A BACKGROUND AND FINANCIAL CHECK, DRUG SCREENING AND OTHER SCREENINGS.

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PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

SITE OF SERVICE:

  • Pharmacy Department at Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA 98310

  • Naval Hospital Bremerton and associated branch medical clinics within a 40 mile radius of their assigned MTF. HCWs shall receive notification 48 hours prior to reassignment.

    POSITION QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Degree : Certificate.

  • Education : Graduate from a formal pharmacy technician program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) or a formal pharmacy technician program (i.e., technical, hospital, or retail-based program) or a formal medical services training program of the United States Military.

  • Certification :

  • Certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) hands on course through American Heart Association.

  • Experience : A minimum of 12 months of full-time experience within the last 36 months as a pharmacy technician.

  • U.S. Citizenship : HCWs performing under this contract shall be U.S. citizens.

  • English Language Requirement : The Contractor shall ensure that all HCWs providing services under this contract are able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate.

  • HCW Physical Capability : HCWs shall be physically capable of standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time and physically capable of performing all services required under the contract.

    DUTIES- SPECIFIC:

  • Interpret inpatient and outpatient prescription orders and performs steps to correctly enter prescription data into the pharmacy computer system, fill the requested medication, and dispense the prescription.

  • Perform extemporaneous and bulk compounding of locally formulated pharmaceutical products. The HCWs shall be able to recognize a variety of potential incompatibility situations when compounding, and either resolve the problem or refer to a pharmacist for resolution.

  • Repackage bulk medications into smaller containers of predetermined size of unit dose packaging. The HCWs shall be able to maintain an adequate level of pre-packs, operate, and maintain pre-packing equipment.

  • Assemble drugs and supplies for distribution to wards and clinics within the parameters of pharmacy floor stock policies and procedures. Maintain stock levels for automated dispensing systems within the Clinics. Run reports, prepare order and deliver order and enter into the automated dispensing system.

  • Respond to pharmacy questions concerning the proper administration and use of medication, drug interactions, and incompatibilities, availability of medications, unit of use, from hospital staff and/or patients to ensure correct use in a tactful and helpful manner.

  • Advise supply personnel of any shortages of medications or supplies and informs the supply section of any unusual use or large quantities of drugs that are being dispensed; Maintain storage of medications and supplies according to good pharmacy practices, including checking for, and removing, outdated or deteriorated supplies.

  • Accurately maintain the required records and accountability documents reflecting the issuance and receipt of controlled substances and will immediately report to the supervising pharmacist any discrepancies or unusual requests.

  • Inspect wards and clinics for the proper storage, dating, and stock levels of medications.

  • Demonstrate a professional knowledge of hospital pharmacy practices, principles, and techniques of a pharmacy technician.

  • Demonstrate a competent level of knowledge of medical terminology, and appropriate medical abbreviations and possess a general knowledge of the medications, their strengths, dose forms, indications, doses, contraindications, adverse drug reactions and be prepared to provide special administration instructions to the patient.

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of pharmacy math, apothecary and metric weights and measures, and the ability to convert one to the other accurately in the preparation of prescriptions and shall have a basic knowledge of Pharmaceutical Laws (e.g., Federal, State and local MTF instructions, as appropriate.

  • Follows all departmental policies and procedures in the performance of duties; participates in performance improvement activities.

    HOURS:

  • Services shall be provided Sunday through Saturday between the hours of 0700 and 0659.

  • Shifts will normally be scheduled for an 8.5 to 9 hour period to include an uncompensated 30 to 60 minute meal break, respectively, or a 12.75 hour shift to include a 45 minute meal break.

  • The HCW shall not be scheduled more than a 12.75 hour shift in a 24 hour period. The HCWs shall be scheduled no more than 4 holiday shifts.

  • In no instance will the HCW be required to provide services in excess of 80 hours per two-week period.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS

    Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Must be able and willing to reprioritize on short notice and work on multiple simultaneous projects. Flexible and able to work with various personalities. Team work skills required. Time management skills required. The ability to meet deadlines in a deadline intensive environment is essential. High level of adaptability and willingness to embrace change in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

    Luke & Associates does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of services or employment opportunities and benefits.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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