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Lancaster General Health Pharmacy Technician in Lancaster, United States

Company

Lancaster General Hospital

Cost Center

7570 Pharmacy & IV Solutions

Supervisory Organization

Pharmacy & IV Solutions

Grade

G07

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Job Title: Pharmacy Technician

This position is located in Lancaster, PA

Full-time, 1.0 , 80 hr per two weeks , eight hour shifts between 5:00 am and 11:30 pm, mainly 7:00-3:30 with rotation to second shift with every other weekend and holiday. Located in the main pharmacy at Lancaster General Hospital.

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SUMMARY: Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine is currently seeking a Pharmacy Technician for Lancaster General Hospital. The Pharmacy tech under the direction and supervision of a registered pharmacist, the pharmacy technician performs various functions associated with the dispensing, charging and delivery of medication to patient care areas, in compliance with department policies and procedures that provide optimal pharmaceutical care. Pharmacy tech certification required within 6 months. IV admix experience preferred.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

Prepares medications for dispensing under the supervision of the pharmacist, demonstrating accuracy, precision, and consistency relating to selection, packaging, and labeling functions.

Transports medications, drug-delivery devices, and other pharmacy equipment as required, to all patient care areas of the hospital, which includes delivery to automated dispensing technology.

Retrieves physician orders, automated medication administration records, and unused medications from the nursing units and returns them to the pharmacy.

Prepare inventories (affix barcode/warning labels as necessary), order drugs and supplies from the storeroom; receive drugs and stock shelves in various pharmacy locations.

Efficiently utilizes various pharmacy automation systems including robotic packaging, automated storage and retrieval systems, decentralized unit-based cabinets, and compounding equipment

Maintains integrity of IV admixture compounding area. Properly cleans and disinfects laminar flow cabinets, countertops, and equipment as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or successful completion of general educational development (GED) exam required.

  • National pharmacy technician certification (CPhT) required within 6 months of hire.

  • Completion of ASHP accredited (or comparable) pharmacy technician training program preferred.

  • A health care provider in good standing with Medicare, Medicaid , and other federal and state health insurance programs, i.e.

Not excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal or state health insurance program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hospital pharmacy practice experience

This position requires a Professional License/Certification.

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, at http://lancastergeneralhealth.org/LGH/ a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), at https://www.pennmedicine.org/ is a 631-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Kindred Healthcare) . Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.

Outpatient services are provided at the Downtown Outpatient and Suburban Outpatient Pavilions, along with additional outpatient centers and Express and Urgent Care locations throughout the region. Lancaster General Health Physicians is a network of more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians, at more than 40 offices throughout the region . Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, co-educational, Middle States-accredited four-year college offering a variety of associate and baccalaureate degree and certification programs in healthcare.

A four time designated Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has been recognized regionally and nationally for clinical excellence and patient safety; and ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals in 2015-16 in three specialties. It is also one of only seven hospitals in the country with all of the following distinctions:

5 Star Rating on Medicare.gov Hospital Compare

Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals 2017 at https://www.healthgrades.com/hospital-directory/pennsylvania-pa/lancaster-general-hospital-hgst7169e6a6390100

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A

US News List of High Performing Hospitals at https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/pa/lancaster-general-hospital-6231120

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