Geisinger Health System Pharmacy Technician I in WILKES BARRE, Pennsylvania
JOB TITLE: Pharmacy Technician I
LOCATION: Geisinger Specialty Clinic
DEPARTMENT: Caresite Specialty Pharmacy
WORK SCHEDULE: Days
WORK TYPE: Full Time
Reads, interprets, profiles and fills all physician orders and prescriptions including oral, topical, and injectable medications using QS/1 (or any other) software for filling prescriptions. Performs a variety of technical duties under the general guidance of a pharmacist. Contacts patients monthly to assess need for medication refill. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients on their assigned clinical area. Reports to the pharmacy manager and, ultimately, to the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Operations, CareSite Specialty Rx. Acts as a resource and teacher for technician, pharmacist and student staff. Works independently, conveys new ideas and reports finished projects to the pharmacy manager. Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction. Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of the Geisinger Health System in its efforts to provide quality pharmaceutical care and patient satisfaction.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Must be able to communicate effectively, perform mathematical calculations, use computers for spreadsheets and word processing, and follow instructions. A working knowledge of medical terminology and pharmaceutical and/or chemical names is required. Demonstrates superior knowledge, skill, vision and commitment. Demonstrates ability to work independently.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Must have passed the pharmacy technician certification board’s national certification exam or take and pass the exam within one year of employment. Must accrue enough continuing education credits to maintain the certification.
One year of experience in a specialty or retail setting is strongly preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
This position works in a closed door pharmacy environment. Position required repetitive use of hands and fingers for telephones and computers. Part of the workday is spent on their feet and moderate lifting is involved at times
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.
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.