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Pharmacy Technician- PRN

Company: Katmai Government Services
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Work Schedule
Average 40 hours per week. Slight changes to the work hours may occur depending on assigned duty location and coverage requirements.
Fills prescriptions under the supervision of Pharmacist. Mixes pharmaceutical preparations, fills bottles with prescribed tablets and capsules, and types of labels for bottles. Receives and stores incoming supplies.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Check prescriptions for patient eligibility, drug availability, usage, dosage, mode and rate of administration, completeness of directions and possible incompatibilities noted from referencing the patients medication profile.
  • Fill prescriptions, including controlled drug prescriptions, by selecting the correct drug and dosage form, reducing the drug from bulk to the quantity prescribed, compounding when necessary, and packaging the drug in appropriate container.
  • Exercise care in the handling of drugs, especially controlled substances, to assure that legal and agency regulations and instructions are followed, that proper and complete record-keeping is maintained, and that the drug storage areas are stocked, safe and secure.
  • Inform pharmacist and/or notify prescriber when there are questionable dosages, or possible therapeutic incompatibilities based on a review of the patients medication profile. The providers may be internal to the MTF or TRICARE network providers, so these interactions could be in-person, or via telephone, e-mail, or faxed request. Document all changes on the hardcopy prescription or in the comment field in the military EHR, to include Composite Health Care System (CHCS), Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA), or other future systems.
  • Consult with pharmacist and advise nurses and members of medical staff of matters such as contraindications, side effects, and adverse reactions; and suggest alternative medications as appropriate.
  • Determine the validity of drugs prescribed by the numerous physician extenders, ensuring the drug prescribed is on the particular physician extenders list.
  • Furnish guidance to government personnel on current Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee policies, applicable Federal and State laws, Air Force Instructions, new preparations, drugs of choice, methods of compounding non-standard preparations and special formulas suggested or requested by the professional medical staff.
  • Annotate prescriptions with initials and/or numbered stamp to show dispensing check has been performed.
  • Routinely refer to standard reference texts and journals to keep abreast of current trends, new drugs, and new uses for current drugs.
  • Compound medication for inpatient or outpatient use which require extemporaneous manufacturing procedures.
  • Perform supply process duties including placing new orders, stocking/restocking shelves, inventory maintenance, producing not in stock reports.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to include efforts to reduce retail pharmacy costs.
    Supervisory Responsibilities
    Physical Demands
    Position consists of sitting for long periods of time, using hands/fingers, handling, reaching with hands and arms, speaking or translating. Periods of walking, standing, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and lifting boxes weighing up to 30 pounds. Moderate to extended periods of office work with heavy periods of computer usage. May be assigned occasional to moderate periods of analytical tasks requiring extensive reasoning abilities. It is Katmai's business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.
    Work Environment
    Work is performed primarily indoors at a well-lit military treatment facility such as a clinic, outpatient facility or hospital. The environment is normally air conditioned, but conditions may change dependent upon circumstances. Work may need to be performed in a fast-paced environment requiring quick thinking and rapid judgements. Employee will be exposed to a wide variety of clients in differing functions, personalities and abilities. Exposure to bloodborne pathogens and bodily fluids, latex, radiation or other contaminants and safety issues. May be exposed to infection or diseases from contact with patients. Work is highly social with patients and can be stressful with a high emotional element. Decisions made may substantially impact patients and their families.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Graduation from a Pharmacy Technician program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), or certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), or successful completion of a formal pharmacy technician training program (i.e., a technical, hospital, or retail-based program). A written copy of the graduation certificate shall be provided to the Government QAP before contractor employee work commences.
    • Be capable of functioning independently as a pharmacy technician and able to obtain national certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board within 1 year of being employed (this requirement may be waived by the Government Pharmacy Manager or Pharmacy Flight Commander in consideration of exceptional experience or qualifications).
    • Must have and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Red Cross. This certificate must be current at all times.
    • Must obtain and maintain the sites required health screening and immunization requirements.
    • Must obtain and maintain any necessary security access and/or background checks.
    • Must obtain and maintain all required documents, certifications, licenses, etc. listed on the credentialling checklist, sent by Katmai's Credentialing Specialist, for this position for initial hire.
      Special Skills
      • Contractor personnel must be able to read, understand, speak, and write English fluently.
        CSS Compensation And Benefits Package
        • Pay: 17.02 per hour
        • SCA Health and Welfare: $4.22/hr paid toward employee only medical insurance. Any remainder paid in cash on bi-weekly paycheck.
        • Eligible Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Long and short term disability, 401k, EAP
        • Vacation, Sick time and Holiday pay per the wage determination
          To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply on the company website,
          We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor
          We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
          Preference will be given to Ouzinkie Shareholders, Descendants of Shareholders and Spouses of Shareholders in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2000e - 2(i).
          Executive Order 11246, as amended, protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.
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