Henry Ford Health System Pharmacy Technician - Contingent - Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The inpatient pharmacy technician works under the supervision of a pharmacist and assists in the preparation of medications for patients. The pharmacy technician receives medication orders, enters medication orders into the pharmacy computer system, prepares medications and labels for dispensing, delivers medications to patient care areas, maintains drug inventory in dispensing areas, maintains appropriate records and processes medication charges for services rendered.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Picks up medication orders and delivers medications to patient care areas on a routine and emergency basis.

  • Accurately interprets and enters medication orders into the pharmacy computer system.

  • Determines quantities needed to fill prescriptions and prepares prescription medications for dispensing following established policy and procedure.

  • Aseptically compounds and labels intravenous solutions according to prescription formula or instructions.

  • Fills unit dose cassettes with appropriate medications.

  • Generates appropriate computer reports in a timely fashion.

  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date admission, discharge, and transfer information.

  • Exchanges unit dose cassettes in patient care areas.

  • Checks expiration dates and returns items to their correct stock locations.

  • Processes discontinued drug orders and performs medication billing functions for services rendered.

  • Obtains necessary medications from pharmacy stock areas.

  • Performs drug packaging and labeling functions as needed.

  • Collects and records data as needed for workload statistics and maintains other necessary records.

  • Maintains a neat and clean work environment at all times.

  • Inventories and replenishes medication and supplies in dispensing areas.

  • Replenishes emergency boxes with needed medications.

  • Participates in the teaching and supervision of new pharmacy technicians and pharmacy technician students in each of the service areas.

  • Communicates effectively and courteously with patients, physicians, nurses, and other HFH staff.

  • Performs other duties as requested

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Requires high school diploma or GED

  • Requires a Pharmacy Technician License from the State of Michigan

  • 6 months pharmacy experience preferred

  • Must have the ability use a computer keyboard and type approximately 25 words per minute.

  • Must possess the personality and ability to work with a wide variety of people under sometimes stressful situations.

  • Must be motivated to provide high quality patient care.

    Overview

    Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

    care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes

    the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

    insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

    network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

    full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

    The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

    employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The

    health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com.

    Benefits

    Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

    making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

    Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

    Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

    dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

    and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

    employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

    (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness

    and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other

    benefits and services.

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

    Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.