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Company: Sparrow Health System
Location: Ionia, MI
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Opportunity Job ID: 22555 Positions Location: Ionia, MI   Job Description     General Purpose of Description:

Positions Location: Ionia, MI


Job Description



General Purpose of Job:  

Compounds and dispenses medications accurately and according to established operations.  Processes information and prepares retail prescriptions.  The certified technician will assist the Pharmacists with various other related duties

Essential Duties:

This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis.  Associates may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.

  • •Answers the telephone, receiving and relaying messages as needed.

    •Receives new and refill prescription orders and processes them in a timely manner.

    •Collects information needed to fill prescriptions and records information used in filling prescriptions.

    •Must abide by federal, state and local laws to collect and prepare patient information.

    •Enters data into computer considering patient safety and confidentiality

    •Keeps all prescription forms after prescriptions are dispensed.

    •Assists pharmacist in safe preparation and delivery of IV's and medications.

    •Follows pharmacist instructions and directives in performing daily duties.

    •Verifies all orders with the Pharmacist on duty and informs the Pharmacist of any medications that do not                     seem in line with the patient's condition or previous medications.

    •Assists in maintaining a clean and safe work environment.

    •Assists pharmacist in preparing prescriptions by counting, packaging, pouring medications and labeling containers

    •Orders medication from wholesaler or manufacturer; also orders ancillary pharmacy supplies

    •Communicates with pharmacist regarding all prescriber and patient questions and medication warnings or interactions.

    •Receives, prices, and stocks all orders from wholesalers and manufacturer.  Updates drug prices as needed.

    •Organizes outdated or overstocked medications to ship back to manufacturers for credit. 

    •Helps maintain various daily logs according to JCAHO guidelines.

    •Checks crash carts, restocks Pyxis machines, and distributes medications to nursing units.

    •Mixes IV additive solutions and chemotherapy as required using aseptic technique.

    •Compounding of Non-Sterile medications up to and including Moderate Compounding as defined by USP<795> & Sterile Medications up to and including Medium Risk as defined by USP<797>, including Hazardous Drugs.

    •Compounding caregivers adhere to the prescription or medical order for the strength, quality and purity of compounding preparations.  Compounded products are packaged, labeled and dispensed according to current laws & regulations.

Job Requirements General Requirements• Certified as a Pharmacy Technician (PTCB) • State of Michigan Pharmacy Technician License Work Experience• Experience with IV preparation preferred • Experience with Pyxis preferred • Pharmacy Technician PreferredEducation• High School EducationSpecialized Knowledge and Skills• Excellent oral & written communication skills • Excellent time management skills • Strong departmental team player • Strong interpersonal skills • Must be able to work well under pressure

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Job Family Clinical Professional/Technical/Allied Health Requirements: Shift Match Any Degree Type / Education Level High School / GED Status Full-time Facility Sparrow Ionia Hospital Experience Level New Grad

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