Geisinger Health System Pharmacy Technician II in CAMP HILL, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Pharmacy Technician II

LOCATION: Holy Spirit Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Pharmacy Services

WORK SCHEDULE: Nights (8 consecutive nights, 10 hours each, split evenly between two calendar weeks. Includes every other weekend)

WORK TYPE: Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, fills all physician/dietitian orders/prescriptions which include all oral, topical, and injectable medications as well as nutrition. This is accomplished by using an automated medication distribution system, an automated inventory system, and a manual system. Demonstrates proficiency in more than one work area and is certified, through completion of internal department requirements, to work in an assigned area, when necessary.

Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of the Medical Center in its efforts to provide quality pharmaceutical care and patient satisfaction.

Reports to the Pharmacy Technician Supervisor, the Operations Director, and ultimately to the Director of Pharmacy.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively and follow instructions.

Demonstrates the ability to perform mathematical calculations and to use computers in the work area necessary for performing the functions of the job.

Demonstrates a working knowledge of medical terminology and pharmaceutical and/or chemical nomenclature.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or GED required.

Minimum of 4160 hours of pharmacy technician experience at Geisinger Pharmacy or pharmacy technician experience at a non-Geisinger facility.

Once Hired:

  1. Fulfills the new employee orientation and achieves internal department certification to work in an assigned area.

  2. Must complete all assigned Pharmacy Technician University Modules.

  3. Must register and pass national technician certification exam within first year of employment, with, if necessary, consideration provided for up to two additional attempts due to a previous failure

If additional attempts to pass are necessary, registration and additional attempt to pass must happen within 6 months of the previous attempt.

Failure to obtain certification after three attempts would result in a termination.

  1. Must maintain certification requirements once certified

  2. Must be able to work in two different work areas within the pharmacy or be certified in accordance with departmental standards to work independently and proficiently as a technician in an area within the department outside of the central pharmacy that requires specialized technician skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Must have the ability to accommodate a flexible schedule of rotating shifts and the ability to stand or walk for an entire 8 or 10 hour shift. Must be able to work overtime, when needed, according to the department’s overtime practices.

Conforms to Medical Center and departmental dress code.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION : We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

GEISINGER HOLY SPIRIT is a strong and growing healthcare provider serving south-central Pennsylvania. Geisinger Holy Spirit includes its flagship Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital, a 311-bed Joint Commission accredited acute care facility located in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Geisinger Holy Spirit employs more than 2,600 people and has more than 500 physicians and advanced practitioners on its hospital medical staff. Sponsored by the Sisters of Christian Charity, Geisinger Holy Spirit delivers patient-centered care guided by Catholic values and the Ethical and Religious Directives of Healthcare. Geisinger Holy Spirit provides a comprehensive array of both inpatient and outpatient services across the continuum of care, including acute care, home health, emergency medical services, physician practices, and a host of outpatient facilities located throughout south-central Pennsylvania.

ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.