Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology. The position is located at the Center for Advanced Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position assists pharmacists with daily pharmacy operations in a supportive role, under the pharmacist’s direct supervision.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists with accurate preparation, labeling, and dispensing of patient take-home and oral medications. Includes timely delivery of medications to nursing staff and patients
Assists with order entry of take-home medications, electronic claims process of prescriptions, and able to operate cash register to collect payments from patients
Prepares and compounds sterile parenteral products including cytotoxic compounds using proper aseptic technique, assuring continuous quality control during preparation of admixtures. Performs required calculations and verification of doses
Assists with drug purchasing and inventory management; communicates with drug vendors and suppliers for cost effective drug and material purchasing. Includes monitoring inventory for expired medications and assisting with return of expired drug products. Replenishes stock when drug inventory is low. Obtains office supplies when needed for pharmacy operations
Assists with quality assurance monitoring programs including but not limited to temperature monitoring of pharmacy refrigerators and freezers, IV hood cleaning documentation, filling Nucleus stock, checking for expired medications, checking stock for recalled medications, updating the “Borrow and Loan” records, checking eye wash stations, and filing prescriptions
Participates in pharmacy continuing educational programs, seminars, and all required training and certifications to maintain job status and/or pharmacy licensure as required by law
Ensures update of educational reference material, answers telephone, assists customers at pharmacy counter/door, and assists pharmacists with any requested pharmacy duties. Assist with keeping pharmacy neat, clean, and orderly
Makes learning an expectation to acquire information/competencies needed to exceed customer expectations
Follows appropriate guidelines in difficult situations
Maintains required skills and competencies through participation in education programs, staff meetings, in-services or classes
Offers constructive solutions to challenges and process improvement initiates
Communicate effectively using positive verbal/non-verbal techniques withal members of the health care community
Treat patients and visitors with respect and professionalism at all times
Adheres to attendance expectations as outlined in the department policies
Demonstrates flexibility in scheduling and adheres to policies regarding meal breaks
Records work time accurately
Wears appropriate identification
Exhibits adherence to department’s grooming/dress code policy
Maintain a working relationship with colleagues and all essential external contacts
Display a helpful, positive attitude at all times
Initiate and maintain professional relationships with patients and their families
Take action required to exceed customer expectation in a way that minimizes risk to patients, faculty, staff, and the organization
Equivalent of completion of high school diploma or GED).
3 or more years of experience in pharmacy operations, including IV admixtures and cytotoxic drug handling and general pharmacy experience.
Current Missouri Pharmacy Technician License.
Basic Life Support certification. (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
Pharmacy experience including IV admixture experience with demonstrated ability to ensure accurate drug dispensing; safe handling and preparation of cytotoxic and hazardous drugs.
Basic computer skills including typing.
Basic pharmacy skills.
Must be able to understand and follow complex written or verbal instructions.
Requires effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to organize time and work independently.
Able to handle confidential material.
The hiring range for this position is $15.85 to $19.43 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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