PURPOSE OF POSITION: To assist pharmacists with the preparation of medications for dispensing to infant, children and adolescent patients and patient care areas. To perform related technical and supportive tasks necessary to provide pharmacy services.
·Compliance - Patient Services Staff Sustain a working understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Support leadership in efforts to meet and sustain the regulatory compliance efforts of the department and hospital. Be mindful and judicious in monitoring safety and departmental policies and procedures. Ensure all individual certifications and Safety College requirements are fulfilled in a timely basis. Work with department managers, nurse council and magnet representatives to identify and share safety best practices. Be mindful of CCHMCs processes and compliance with CMS standards and freely communicate safety and compliance concerns to leadership team members.
·Medication Orders Prepare unit dose, ambulatory and sterile dosage forms for dispensing. Interpret physician orders, prepare dispensing records, type labels and calculate doses and drug volumes for drug dosages. Fill and deliver medication carts/drawers to patient care areas. Account for any missing medications. Prepare batch labels and repackage drugs from stock solutions. Prime administration tubing for central IV lines using setup for Hickman Protocol. Prepare total parenteral nutrition admixtures using automated equipment or manually.
·Systems and Documentation Interact with pharmacy and hospital computer systems as necessary to maintain records, generate billing, labels and reports. File orders and D/C patient files.
·Inventory Management Credit returned medications. Maintain inventory and stock levels and equipment as necessary.
Skills & Competencies
·Clerical Abilities Ability to perform clerical functions with accuracy and attention to detail
·Communication - Intermediate Good verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
·Follow Instructions - Adv Ability to follow complex written and verbal instructions
·Dexterity Possess finger dexterity, manual dexterity and motor coordination necessary to manipulate necessary tools/objects
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