Pottstown Hospital
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN I
At a glance
Location: US-PA-Pottstown Map
Posted: 03/18/2021
Closing: 04/17/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Pottstown Hospital
Job description
Overview

We believe in the power of people to create great care.

Pottstown Hospital is an acute care hospital offering an extensive range of services, including inpatient and outpatient, medical, surgical, diagnostic, and emergency care, as well as primary care, family practice, and pediatric offices. With 260 physicians representing 40 medical specialties, we serve the healthcare needs of residents in Pottstown and surrounding areas.

We're 1,150 healthcare professionals strong, and our team of physicians, nurses, staff, and volunteers is focused on exceeding expectations while delivering compassionate, safe, quality care. Our accolades include: Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for hip and knee replacement; Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval and AHA Stroke Association Gold Plus Distinction for our Primary Stroke Center; and four-time commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons for our Regional Cancer Center.

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Responsibilities

A Pharmacy Technician assists the pharmacist in his/her professional responsibilities in providing pharmacy services. Working under the direction of a licensed pharmacist, participates in the preparation, dispensing, distribution and return of patient specific medications including intravenous admixtures, supplies and maintains automated technology equipment, packages unit of use dosages, maintains and transports pharmaceuticals, and performs tasks associated with regulatory compliance. Documents activities as indicated and performs other duties as required. A Medication Reconciliation Pharmacy Technician will be independently obtaining medication and allergy histories for patients that will be admitted to the hospital from the Emergency Department. Information will be obtained by interviewing the patient, patient family, calling local pharmacies and also using other available resources. The information obtained will be entered into a computer system and it will be used by physicians and other health care providers to determine treatment plans and medication orders during and post discharge from the hospital.

Qualifications

Education Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED

Experience
  • Relevant Experience

Certification and Licensure
  • National Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) required upon hire or within the first 6 months of employment

Required Skills
  • Computer Skills to include use and navigation
  • Excellent Communications Skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Good Reasoning Skills
  • Multi Line Telephone Operational Skills
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN I