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Pharmacy Technician (Outpatient)

Los Angeles, CA | Full Time
25 Days Ago

Job Description

Overview

Ansible Government Solutions, LLC (Ansible) is seeking full time Pharmacy Technicians (Outpatient) to work with our company in support of the Downtown Los Angeles (LA) VA Clinic located at 312 E Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Ansible’s pharmacy care shall cover the range of pharmacy services as would be provided in a state-of-the-art civilian medical treatment facility and the standard of care shall be of a quality, meeting, or exceeding currently recognized national standards as established by TJC and VA Regulations.

The VA pharmacy service utilizes a combination of automated and manual procedures to prepare and dispense Over the Counter (OTC) and legend drug prescriptions, bulk type prescriptions, and compounded sterile products. Our work includes the operation and support of automated and manual filling equipment, and the preparation of prescription orders and sterile preparation of parenteral products.

Schedule: Pharmacy services are operational from 7:00 am-5:30 pm. Selected Pharmacy Technicians will work an eight-hour shift between the operational hours. Lunch times of 30 minutes and break times will be determined pending daily workload demands.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares and dispenses medications to include sterile compounded products, and maintains related records for patients.
  • Prepares, packages, labels and distributes medication doses prescribed by Physician.
  • Maintains inventories of drugs and supplies, stocking shelves, rotating stock, and checking expiration date of pharmaceuticals.
  • Fills/stocks medications in various automated devices; documenting lot and expiration date into computerized logs. 
  • Operates various types of pharmacy automation, including, but not limited to, Med Carousel, ScriptPro, Pick Point, Omnicell automated dispensing equipment.
  • Read computer screens, use scanning equipment, select specific drugs/products required to fill an order by name, strength, and National Drug Code (NDC) number.
  • Cleans cells and performs first level preventative maintenance which includes cleaning off lights, vacuuming, and making minor adjustments to equipment.
  • Must be able to understand the precautions required when handling hazardous materials and hazardous waste.
  • Processes refill requests and prints prescription labels utilizing computerized software programs.
  • Answers telephone calls from patients, physicians and other health care professionals. Refers to computerized prescription profile to respond to inquiries from patients concerning disposition of prescriptions, obtains information or responds to questions within the technician scope of knowledge. Documents interactions with patients and staff appropriately, including documentation in the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) when required.
  • Replies to questions from patients regarding expired prescriptions, deleted or discontinued drug, or unavailable drug or prosthetic and/or ostomy device. Refers inquiries of a professional nature to a pharmacist.
  • Verifies patient identity prior to communicating patient health information with the patient. Two identifiers, as defined by the medical center, are required.
  • Participates in managing patient prescription processing time while meeting required department specific metrics and monitors.
  • Organizes, files, and maintains dispensing documents, original prescriptions, and other required documentation in accordance with federal regulations and state laws.
  • Regularly fills a full range of standard drug, ostomy, and disposable medical supply prescriptions utilizing prepackaged drugs, consumer packs, robot cassettes, and manufacturer bulk products. Final check is performed by Pharmacist prior to dispensing.
  • Fills cassettes and ensures secondary technician review for automated counting equipment.  Inputs all pertinent information (e.g. barcodes cassettes, enters lot and expiration information into automated equipment utilizing computerized software).
  • Performs inspection of assigned areas including but not limited to: Outpatient clinic. Ensuring proper stock rotation and ensuring expiration date and/or lot number validity. Removes all expired medication during inspections and quarantines the expired items for return/destruction. Properly documents all actions taken during inspection of area.
  • Electronically logs discharge, shuttled, runner, and tubed prescriptions using ScriptPro.
  • Notifies and/or clarifies orders needing special handling, i.e., refrigeration, with pharmacist and patient as necessary.
  • Delivers prepared totes to travel. Ensures disposition of items for Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) is initiated by transferring such items to the travel department.
  • Packages verified mail prescriptions in the appropriate mailer or box, ensuring proper handling, i.e. refrigeration or padding. Sorts mail according to status i.e., regular, certified or UPS.
  • Scans and creates barcodes for robot prescription processing, utilizing dedicated computerized software programs.
  • Fills CBOC and primary care clinic orders including, but not limited to Omnicell restock reports. Ensures that a proper supply of medication is available, and if not, request that the item be ordered and packaged for unit dose use.
  • Replenishes medications in clinics utilizing sophisticated computer software: Omnicell, Pick Point.
  • Replenishes filling areas with vials, caps, labels, logbooks, paper bags, and other supplies as needed.
  • Communication and interpersonal relations, including the ability to appropriately and courteously relate to internal and external customers.
  • Properly operates the telephone including transferring calls and placing calls on hold. Handles calls efficiently and appropriately. Properly follows Pharmacy Phone center scripting and resolutions that pertain to the phone call. Properly places a call on hold when investigating any issues related to the phone call.
  • Answers the door, allowing only person with authorized access to enter. Ensures individual signs visitor log and escorts individual to necessary area of pharmacy.
  • Prepares and fills medication orders for bubble packing for State Veterans Home or Contracted Long term care facility as appropriate.
  • Processes audio renewal orders through notes or right click-renew feature. Processes refill mail slips through VISTA.
  • Routes prepared prescriptions to appropriate pneumatic tube stop.

Requirements

  • US Citizen
  • Certified by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
  • Must have at least one-year experience in hospital pharmacy setting (Outpatient)
  • Must be a graduate of an Academic Technician Training Educational Program
  • Must be able to understand how to perform basic mathematical calculations
  • Have basic typing and PC computer skills
  • Have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate
  • Must read, understand, speak, and write English fluently

All candidates must be able to:

  • Sit, stand, walk, lift, squat, bend, twist, and reach above shoulders during the work shift
  • Lift up to 50 lbs from floor to waist
  • Lift up to 20 lbs
  • Carry up to 40 lbs a reasonable distance
  • Push/pull with 30 lbs of force

Company Overview

  • Website ansible-gs.com
  • Headquarters WAYNE, PA
  • Size 50 - 100
  • Founded
  • Type Private
  • CEO BLAKE PHILLIPS
  • Revenue <$5M
  • Industry Business Services
  • About ansible government solutions

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