Phoenixville Hospital
Pharmacy Technician
At a glance
Location: US-PA-Phoenixville Map
Posted: 09/16/2019
Closing: 10/15/2019
Degree: High School
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Phoenixville Hospital
Job description

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

 

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

 

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

 

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives

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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.

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Qualifications

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
- High School Diploma or GED

EXPERIENCE
- Previous experience preferred.

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
- 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
- Excellent Communications Skills, Excellent Interpersonal Skills, Excellent Interpersonal Skills, Excellent Interpersonal Skills, Multi Line Telephone Operational
Skills, Computer Skills to include use and navigation, Good Reasoning Skills

Previous acute care Hospital Pharmacy Experience is strongly encouraged.

Should be familar with and have previous IV Admixture experience (a USP environemnt).

Should be familiar with Automated Dispensing Machine technology (Pyxis, Omnicell, etc...).

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week (primarily day shift with some evening rotation; every 4th weekend required)

Pharmacy Technician