at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States
Location Lake Forest, Illinois
Business Unit Lake Forest Hospital
Job REQID 98747
Job Function Pharmacy
At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?
The Pharmacy Tech reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Identifies and fills medications, surgical kits, medication carts, emergency crash carts, requisitions and specialty items.
Prepares Sterile compounds and IV admixtures for injection and infusion including hazardous medications, chemotherapy, and biologics
Fills and labels individual patient medications according to a computer generated medication profile.
Packages medications into a unit-of-use form, labeling all medications and supplies with the required information; maintains a log of each preparation.
Delivers medications to nursing units to automated dispensing cabinets and retrieves discontinued medications
Maintains appropriate inventory of automated dispensing cabinets; rotates all floor stock and inventory to reduce outdated medications.
Assists in ordering, receiving, unpacking and storing pharmaceuticals and supplies in appropriate locations.
Replaces returned medications to appropriate locations, rotating the inventory and checking for expired medications.
Controls and checks medications outside of the department by performing unit inspections and emergency cart checks.
Appropriately handles controlled substances, including maintaining security, reconciling controlled substance dispenses and accounting for transactions of expired, waste and return.
Enters patient charges and credit information into the computer.
Maintains logs, records and other required documentation.
High School Diploma or equivalent
Pharmacy Technician License (IDFPR)
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification through PTCB or NHA required for all licensed after 2008 (within 6 months of hire or sooner if required by IL pharmacy practice act)
One year or less of related work experience, demonstrating familiarity with routines and procedures customary to the position.
Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.
Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.