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Company: University of New Mexico - Hospitals
Location: Edgewood
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Job Description:

Receive 17% weekday nights, 26% weekend nights, or 15% weekend day shift differentials!

Department: Pharmacy - Inpatient - UH
FTE: 0.05
Casual Pool (as needed)
Shift: Rotating

Position Summary:
Performs the duties of a Technician Pharmacy I and II as required. Performs the duties under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Inpatient to include tasks such as answering the pharmacy phones, triaging medication requests, delivering replenishments including controlled substances and patient specific medications. Outpatient to include tasks such as answering pharmacy phone line, learning and becoming efficient with the pharmacy management system by entering patient information, allergies, prescription information, and filling prescriptions. Pharmacy technician shall understand medical and pharmaceutical terminology, symbols, and abbreviations used in the practice of pharmacy. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.

Detailed responsibilities:
DATA - Enter various data into computer and forms, verify data, make corrections and ensure accuracy
INVENTORY - Order medications from wholesaler and put order on pharmacy shelf when received. Load medication into distribution/dispensing technological solutions
MAINTENANCE - Assist with the implementation and maintenance of software and hardware associated with Pyxis, RxRobot, Optifill and other departmental systems
MEETINGS - Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations
PATIENT ASSIST PROG - Maintain and monitor patient assistance program to include procuring medication for UNM Hospitals indigent patients
PATIENT ASSIST PROG - Research qualifications, drug availability for IDP; assist patients with form completion; submit requests to drug manufactures for patient assistance programs
PHARMACY PRACTICE - Assist in various technical activities associated with the preparation and distribution of medications such as filling routine prescription orders, prepackaging pharmaceuticals and other related duties
PHARMACY PRACTICE - Have basic understanding of pharmacology and basic knowledge of appropriate pharmacy references
PHARMACY PRACTICE - Know medical and pharmaceutical terminology, symbols, and abbreviations used in the practice of pharmacy and components of a prescription
PHARMACY PRACTICE - Know trade and generic names for medications frequently dispensed by the pharmacy
PHARMACY PRACTICE - Understand federal and state laws and regulations that affect pharmacy practice; specific regulations which address the use of supportive personnel and technicians
PHARMACY PRACTICE - Understand pharmaceutical calculations necessary for the preparation and dispensing of drug products manufacturing, preparation, packaging, labeling and proper storage of drug products dosage forms and routes of administration
POLICY & PROCEDURE - Participate in the development and implementation of policies and procedures and/or guidelines within assigned area
RECORDS - Maintain logs to include narcotic inventory and other controlled substance records; maintain records on prescriptions dispensed
REPORTS - May assist with preparation and maintenance of a variety of reports; analyze and interpret reports as required
INPT - Count, package and deliver controlled substances under the supervision of a pharmacist; maintain narcotic inventory; order narcotics under the supervision of the charge pharmacist
INPT - Learn and become efficient with automated pharmacy systems (i.e.) DoseEdge, Logistics, Pharmacy Keeper, Cerner, and BD Pyxis Enterprise/Med station
INPT - Perform unit and/or in- house inspections and medication safety audits
INPT - Process refills with correct drug, dose, and dosage form. Review pharmacy label before placing on medication for pharmacist approval for new orders or when stock outs occur, delivery of patient specific medications to include intravenous medications
OUTPT CASHIER - Perform basic cashiering duties; collect money for prescription and related purchases; close and balance register
OUTPT - Fill medication with correct drug, dose, and dosage form. Review pharmacy label before placing on medication for pharmacist approval
OUTPT - Learn and become efficient with the pharmacy management system to enter patient information, allergies, medical conditions, and patient insurance plans
OUTPT - Type prescription information to include drug name, dosage, and directions on how to take medication
OUTPT - Adjudicate claims to patient's insurance plan/s, manufacturer coupons, and patient assistance programs
OUTPT - Monitor paid claims and troubleshoot all rejected claims to ensure proper plan reimbursement is received and the appropriate copay is presented to the patient
OUTPT - Weigh, measure and mix ingredients; compound and prepare medication, emulsions, suspensions, liquids, powders and ointments by using graduates, balance, mortar, pestle and funnels
OUTPT - Obtain and document prior authorization from patient health plan before medication administration
OUTPT - Send message to provider to request a new prescription for patient
OUTPT - Receive patient prescription refill requests; fax or call in completed prescription refills; document prescription refill requests for provider approval
OUTPT - Assist with planning and coordinating of special projects, events and the area quality improvement program; provide and coordinate staff training
OUTPT - Perform return to stock for prescription not picked up within 7 days.


High School or GED Equivalent
Program Graduate
Education specialization:
Complete Hospital Pharm Tech Training or Equiv
Pharmacy Tech

1 year directly related experience

Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo Bilingual English/Spanish

Certified Pharmacy Technician in NM w/in 60 days
National Board Pharmacy Technician Certification w/in 60

Physical Conditions:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

Working conditions:
Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE

Department: Clinical Care

Keywords: University of New Mexico - Hospitals, Albuquerque , PHARMACY TECH II - CASUAL POOL, Healthcare , Edgewood, New Mexico

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