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Pharmacy Technician II Retail- AdventHealth - Altamonte Springs
Location Address:601 EAST ALTAMONTE DRIVE ALTAMONTE SPRINGS 32701
Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth - Altamonte Springs
Located north of Orlando in the community of Altamonte Springs, our facility is consistently named “Best Hospital” for overall quality, reputation, doctors and nurses by local residents
As the largest satellite campus within the AdventHealth system, AdventHealth Altamonte has been providing state-of-the-art healthcare to the community since 1973
The 398-bed hospital cares for more than 168,000 patients a year. We are proud to be revolutionizing health care with visionary leadership and world-class resources
Work Hours/Shift: Full Time Days (9am-5:30m - subject to change at a later date depending on needs of Hospital)
You Will Be Responsible For:
Demonstrates, through behavior, AdventHealth Orlando’s service standards.
Prescription processing: follow a systematic procedure for assisting with the flow of prescriptions through the pharmacy. Fill in patient information on all prescriptions. Obtain insurance information from patient and keep patient abreast of any insurance problems. Maintain current patient information in computer. Assure that patient has signed HIPAA release. Keep pharmacist aware of patient status and need for prescription check. Assure orders are processed, dispensed and delivered accurately and promptly. Always obtain pharmacists’ verification before distribution of any medication.
Prescription preparation: follows strict guidelines in preparing and dispensing medications under the immediate supervision of the pharmacist. Assist the pharmacist with all duties of preparing and dispensing of medication accurately and efficiently. Prepare various compounds using aseptic technique under the immediate supervision of the pharmacist. Prepare and label prescriptions for the pharmacist before dispensing. Obtain controlled substances for prescription filling under the immediate supervision of pharmacist. Double-count schedule II-controlled substances before dispensing. Place all dispensing materials for pharmacist final verification (i.e. stock container, original prescription(s), labeling, etc.). Demonstrate knowledge of the generic names of medications, medication uses, and a good understanding of mathematical principles.
Communication: communicate with patients and other pharmacies regarding prescription transfers or clarification. Answer phone calls and determine nature of request. Respond to requests to determine if there are refills. Respond to needs of patients, physicians, and other healthcare practitioners regarding status of prescriptions and deliveries.
Inventory management: maintain adequate current stock of medications. Maintain accuracy in inventory control including, but not limited to computer. Coordinate receiving, record keeping, stocking drugs and checking for shorts, discrepancies and outdated merchandise. Monitor inventory system to insure proper storage conditions for all pharmacy items. Check products for expiration date at least every month and before dispensing. Call hospital pharmacy to obtain needed drugs/supplies as requested by pharmacist. Respond to needs of patient, physician, nursing stations, and/or community pharmacists regarding special order or borrowing needs as requested by pharmacist. Adjust inventory stock levels and orders drugs in appropriate amount to replenish stock. Never run out of fast movers (top 50). Assure medications not ordered through EDI are entered into inventory.
Expense management: perform all activities involved in the management of pharmaceutical expenses by reviewing and comparing generic costs. Seek additional vendors for hard to obtain pharmaceuticals whenever necessary. Identify changes in drug movement patterns to Manager or Pharmacy Director as needed to address issues that may impact pharmacy budget.
What You Will Need:
Must be registered with The Florida Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy Intern
High School graduate or G.E.D. certification.
Retail Pharmacy experience, at least 2-3 years
Experience with obtaining payment of prescriptions from insurance companies
Technician certification (PTCB) or ability to obtain within two years
Competent in medical terminology, medication names and medication use
Proficient with prescription-filling software and other computer skills
The pharmacy technician performs a wide range of supportive duties to assist the pharmacist in preparing and dispensing medications so that patients will receive care consistent with the philosophy, goals, policies and procedures of the Retail Pharmacy and Florida Hospital Administration.Technician will perform all required duties/tasks necessary to provide for the effective daily operations of all department services and programs.Technician should be able to handle a high volume of work with minimal direct supervision and perform all level I and II job functions. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.