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CommonSpirit Health CERTIFIED PHARMACY TECH in DES MOINES, Iowa

Overview

MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY :

Provides technical support in the delivery of pharmaceutical care to clients of Mercy Medical Center. Technical support includes the preparation and delivery of medications and sterile products, review of charts for specific information/audits, stocking and ordering of drugs and other products. Technical work is performed under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Prepares patient drug orders.

  • Delivers medications and IV admixtures to patient rooms, critical care areas, and other ancillary areas.

  • Reviews patient MAR and care plans to determine need to return medication to the pharmacy for credit.

  • Picks up medication orders from nursing areas and distributes for processing.

  • Credits to the patient and restocks usable medications/IVs returned to the pharmacy.

  • Files medication orders.

  • Fills unit-dose exchange envelopes.

  • Processes medication drawers and orders files for admissions, discharges, and transfers.

  • Assists the pharmacists with audits.

  • Completes assigned unit inspections.

  • Restocks automated medication dispensing machines (AcuDose or Pyxis).

  • Enters fill stock requisitions for other departments.

  • Restocks tackle boxes and cart inserts (crash carts, airway carts, latex carts), and completes check in/out process.

  • Communicates stock utilization and ordering needs.

  • Checks medication expiration dates and alerts pharmacist when needed.

  • Compounds and labels extemporaneous liquid and solid products for patients according to procedure.

  • Answers telephone and processes requests according to procedures.

  • Prepares IV admixtures including TPNs, chemotherapy IVs, IV piggybacks, and syringes. In doing so, always follows strictly described, specific policies and procedures. This includes those intended to comply with USP 797 and hazardous drug regulatory requirements. In addition, inventory and orders selected supplies; prepares and appropriately labels stock sterile products; coordinates the supply of investigational products.

  • Charges and credits individual patient accounts from pharmacy file lists.

  • Provides training and mentoring to new employees and assists in directing workflow as needed.

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Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Registered or eligible to register as pharmacy technician with the State Board of Pharmacy Examiners within 30 days of hire date.

  • Pharmacy Technician Certification required

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Requisition ID 2020-139563

Employment Type Full Time

Department Pharmacy

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-DSM

Shift Varied

Standard Hours Day/Evening

Work Schedule Varies

Location IA-DES MOINES

Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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