The Pharmacy Tech Apprentice Program job is a trainee position subject to the terms and conditions of the program, in addition to the job duties listed here. 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 care appropriate for 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. With a strong patient-to-nurse ratio, ours is a Magnet aspiring facility with a Shared Leadership Infrastructure. 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.
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 the daily bank deposit and 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 also take requests for prescription refills and obtain necessary insurance authorizations.
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 requisitions 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.
Must sign the pharmacy tech apprentice program agreement and consent to all terms and conditions outlined in the aforementioned document.
High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.
Requires an active Alaska Pharmacy Tech License upon 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.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; q 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.