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Pharmacy Technician

Johns Hopkins University

January 13, 2018
Job location:
Lutherville, Maryland

Healthcare, Staff/Administrative


The Department of Oncology is looking to hire a Full Time Pharmacy Technician at Green Spring Station. Under general supervision of the Sr. Administrative Manager, the employee performs those clinical activities necessary for the smooth flow of patients. The function is consistent with the standards and guidelines of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and other regulatory agencies. The technician will perform variety of tasks to assist in the care and safety of the patients of the Medical Oncology suite at Green Spring Station.

Responsibilities and tasks:
   » Prepare patients for physicians, chemotherapy, nurse visits by taking vital signs, height, weight, and assess the need for and perform orthostatic vital signs. Complete significant use questionnaire with patient and enter into EPIC.
   » Assist patients to exam room and prepare them for exam/diagnostic procedures.
   » Obtain blood samples. Label all specimens and forward to appropriate laboratory. (expertise must be signed off by senior clinical nurse.)
   » Converts peripheral IVs to heplocks and visa versa.
   » Initiates IV fluids for chemotherapy.
   » Assist with adverse drug reactions.
   » Keep exam rooms neat and organized. Change table paper and prepare needed supplies between patients. Responsible for changing linens in treatment room as needed.
   » Maintains aseptic technique.
   » Assist in preparation, maintenance and pre-visit auditing of medical records.
   » Responsible for maintenance of inventory of clinical and paper supplies and linen in exam/consult rooms and in treatment area. Determine when items are needed, following established par level system. Receive items ordered. Open boxes and restock supply rooms, exam/consult rooms and treatment area.
   » Assist physician with procedures, as required. Chaperone exams if needed.
   » Observe and reports conditions of IV sites, including central catheters.
   » Perform dressing changes on all catheters.
   » Order x-rays, outside films, lab results and reports as needed.
   » Perform skilled tasks such as venipuncture and starting IVs. (expertise must be signed off by the senior clinical nurse.)
   » Assist patients with transfer to/from wheelchairs, stretchers, etc.
   » Requests for prescription refills, taking/relaying telephone messages, and entering data into the patients' chart in EPIC.
   » Direct patient flow and run errands.
   » Ensure proper disposal of potentially infectious waste.
   » Troubleshoot infusion pumps.
   » Check and record for malfunctioning medical equipment, daily.
   » Participate in skill development.
   » Perform copying and faxing.
   » Directs and assist very ill patients to the treatment area.
   » Function as part of the collaborative practice group.
   » Gather teaching materials and constructs educational packets.
   » Assist in preparation, maintenance and pre-visit auditing of electronic medical records.
   » Scan all outside ancillary reports into EPIC. Audit the documents to ensure proper indexing.
   » Delivers stock medications
   » Prepares medications for patients use accurately following established departmental and area procedures.
   » Documents preparation and distribution of medications in patients' medical records, and when applicable, in research documentation.
   » Operate various machines i.e. Nucleus, computer software, etc.
   » Replenish stock medications.
   » Maintain area equipment and supplies.
   » Accurately stages medications for dose preparation.
   » Fills new drug orders prior to pharmacist final check.
   » Prepares injectable medications according to established procedures prior to pharmacist final check.
   » Prepares chemotherapeutic agents/hazardous drugs according to established procedures prior to pharmacist final check.
   » Labels container/packages prior to pharmacist verification.
   » Initials product labels according to area policy.
   » Acts as an ambassador to the pharmacy.
   » Plans everyday activities with the pharmacist and lead technician according to the needs of patients.
   » Maintains clean work environment according to state regulations.
   » Adheres to Confidentiality Statement and HIPPA regulations
   » Works cooperatively within the unit and with other units and departments
   » Willingly exchanges appropriate and professional information with co-workers

Physical Demands :
   » Speak in a clear, pleasant, and understandable manner via telephone and/or in person.
   » Demonstrate active listening expertise.
   » Listens to co-workers and customers and responds in a courteous and tactful manner.
   » Manually operate a personal computer and use complex software to access and manually input data.
   » Lift charts, files and boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.
   » Walk and or stand up to seven hours a day.
   » Requires attention to details. Reads and understands instructions for product preparation.
   » Employee will be required to wear protective clothing or gear such as masks and gloves.
   » Perform other tasks as assigned.

Appropriate qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED required. Pharmacy Technician Certification required. MUST maintain certification for the duration of employment in this position. Phlebotomy certification preferred.

function/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CB
income: $12.51 - $16.43
Status: Full-Time
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30-5:00pm/40 hrs
Department: Oncology
Job location:Green Spring

The prosperous candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, Contact Us by the HR Business Services Office at E-Mail: TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide continuing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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