Under general supervision of a pharmacist, technician supervisor, or lead technician performs pharmacy-related functions to provide optimal pharmaceutical care.
Duties include Intravenous (IV) compounding, chemotherapy, Pyxis restocking and maintenance, unit dose prepackaging, basic supply chain operations and functions, controlled substance preparation and dispensing and basic pharmacy computer system operations.Serves as a role model and to the technician staff regarding patient-first customer service.Serves as a mentor and trainer of pharmacy technician staff.Assists with coordinating and directing the activities and priorities of pharmacy technician work. Assists with the oversight, maintenance, and development of automated dispensing services.
Compounds sterile medications following department policies and USP Chapters 797 and 800.
Prepares chemotherapeutic and other hazardous CSPs
Compounds large-volume intravenous admixtures as applicable
Compounds medications being used in clinical investigations
Restocks and delivers drugs and related supplies to clinics within the building including automated dispensing machines per department policy.
Monitors stock levels and makes proper corrections in coordination with the supply chain personnel.
Assists with inventory management and control, including auditing and record keeping.
Fills and delivers controlled substances in strict accordance with departmental policies.
Completes proper documentation in C-2 safe.
Assists in the inventory management of controlled drugs.
Assists in resolving inventory discrepancies under the supervision of the vault custodian.
Assists in the oversight of daily pharmacy technician operations.
Inspects assigned areas for expired medications and compliance with policies and organizational and regulatory standards.
Supports the maintenance and training for Pyxis and other pharmacy specific technology.
Assists in the oversight of the restocking and delivery of drugs and related supplies to patient care clinics including automated dispensing machines
Assures that various required practices are performed and documentation is maintained
Assists and creates a pharmacy technician schedule.
Assists with Coordinating and planning of training activities of current and new staff.
Assists with the evaluation of pharmacy technicians' performance and provides input regarding annual performance evaluation of technicians.
Works cooperatively with other staff members to enhance the team concept.
Participates in process improvement and LEAN projects for the department.
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, quality improvement, and environmental and infection control standards.
Adheres to and enforces (when applicable) all regulatory requirements
Maintains secure storage and records of medications
Performs and documents assigned monthly unit inspections and shares result with applicable unit leaders
Coordinates insurance billing including third party prescription processing when applicable.
Handles and triages telephone and pharmacy window requests and inquiries.
Assists with charging and crediting medication returns.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
1. Ability to work as a team member. 2. Attention to detail. 3. Knowledge of basic pharmacy practices and procedures. 4. Knowledge of medication and medical supplies. 5. Knowledge of record-keeping techniques. 6. Mathematical computation skills. 7. Knowledge of sterile and non-sterile compounding. 8. Organization and communication skills. 9. Ability to maintain adequate inventory/supplies.
Knowledge of USP Chapters 797 and USP 800
Ability to work independently and with little supervision.
Strong customer services and training skills.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Thorough knowledge of pharmaceutical calculations.
Computers and Technology
Proficiency with Epic, preferred
Proficiency with MS Office, preferred.
Proficiency with Pyxis, preferred.
Education and Experience
1. High School Degree, required.
2. Pharmacy Technician Certification with Colorado SBOP, required
3. Three or more years of experience in an IV technician, required.
4. Knowledge of Pyxis, sterile compounding skills, including chemotherapy, preferred
* PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (Required) Certificate/License/Registration 1. PTCB certification, required. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.Certificate/License/Registration 1. PTCB certification, required. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Work Type Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
Internal Number: 1964
About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.