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Pharmacy Technician Trainee - PRN

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Location: Traverse City
Status (FT/PT): PRN
Shift: Day/PM/Rotate
Req ID: 55715


$3,000 Sign-On Bonus eligible


Pharmacy technician trainees are trained to assist pharmacists in preparing and distributing medications, maintaining the drug inventory, and maintaining patient records. Pharmacy technician trainees will be trained to work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. They do not perform duties that can legally be performed only by a registered pharmacist.  Pharmacy technician trainees are trained to be a part of the first line to providing safe high-quality pharmaceutical care to our patients.
  • Reports to Pharmacy Managers and/or Director of Pharmacy
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Customer service experience preferred
  • Health care experience desired
  • Weekdays, evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary

Repetitive use of hands and fingers (e.g., preparing IV admixtures, use of a computer keyboard); may require lifting and carrying of light loads (up to 40lbs), including boxes, equipment, unit-dose cassettes, and IV solutions, and stooping or kneeling (e.g., to pick up items from the floor, to remove and replace items on lower shelves, and to file documents in lower file drawers); walking or standing for long periods of time (4-8 hours) is often necessary; must be able to physically operate the equipment used for the job
Ability to perform work accurately with attention to detail within specified time periods; work cooperatively with health-system and pharmacy staff; handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule; set priorities and solve problems; respond quickly to emergency requests; communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and assist in meeting the pharmaceutical care needs of the patients.
Potential for exposure to infectious patients or materials and hazardous and toxic substances (including chemotherapy, cytotoxic drugs, and cleaning solutions); potential for sticks or cuts by needles and other sharp items; potential for musculoskeletal injuries if proper lifting and carrying techniques are not used.
Meets the pharmaceutical care needs of the patient in all ages (birth and above), includes care for the unborn
  1. Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare
  2. Embraces and support the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare
  3. Promotes and demonstrates efforts to improve patient satisfaction, lower costs, improve quality, and promote safety
  4. Understands and meets customers’ needs and expectations; the patient and family members always come first
  5. Demonstrates the ability to address problems in group setting using tools and techniques for identification and resolution of problems
  6. Demonstrates and values and behavior of the organization
  7. Complies with all health-system policies and procedures
  1. Is punctual and dependable; reports to work as scheduled; absenteeism and tardiness are within policy guidelines
  2. Maintains a neat, professional, and well-groomed appearance; observes pharmacy dress code; wears ID badge at all times
  3. Performs work within specified time frames; adapts positively to frequent interruptions and change in workload and/or work schedule
  4. Provides courteous, cooperative, and timely service to patients, visitors, and team members; demonstrations good oral and written communication
  5. Fosters a team environment by providing orientation and training to new team members; assists coworkers in tasks, as time permits.
  6. Works cooperatively with all staff members; voices concerns and suggestions to appropriate persons in an appropriate manner
  7. Demonstrates sound judgement consistent with training/academic background
  8. Maintains strict confidentiality of patient, visitor, and employee information; complies with HIPAA Privacy Rule standards
  9. Adheres to health-system policies and procedures; complies with all requirements related to risk-management, safety, medication-use safety, security, fire safety, and infection control; complies with all applicable federal/state/local laws, rules, and regulations; performs all duties under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacists

  1. Enrolls, Participates and Completes the Munson Medical Center Pharmacy’s State Approved Pharmacy Technician Training Program within the first year of employment
  2. Procure and distribute medication orders per physician request, pharmacist request, or prearranged work assignment according to established policies, procedures, and protocols
  3. Maintains adequate stock of medications and supplies according to established policies and procedures
  4. Contributes to the effective operation of the department
  5. Participates in the quality improvement activities of the department
  6. Maintains competence requires for current job title/positions
  7. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor
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