Geisinger Health System Pharmacy Technician I in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Pharmacy Technician I

LOCATION: Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

DEPARTMENT: Pharmacy Services

WORK SCHEDULE: Evenings

WORK TYPE: Full Time (1.0 FTE; 80 hours biweekly)

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, fills all physician/dietitian orders/prescriptions which include all oral, topical, and injectable medications as well as nutrition. This is accomplished by using an automated medication distribution system, an automated inventory system, and a manual system. Demonstrates proficiency in more than one work area and is certified, through completion of internal department requirements, to work in an assigned area, when necessary.

Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of the Medical Center in its efforts to provide quality pharmaceutical care and patient satisfaction.

Reports to the Pharmacy Technician Supervisor, the Operations Director, and ultimately to the Director of Pharmacy.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively and follow instructions.

Demonstrates the ability to perform mathematical calculations and to use computers in the work area necessary for performing the functions of the job.

Demonstrates a working knowledge of medical terminology and pharmaceutical and/or chemical nomenclature.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or GED required.

Graduate of a Pharmacy Technician Program or other Medical training preferred

Experience working as a pharmacy technician preferred

Once Hired:

  1. Fulfills the new employee orientation and achieves internal department certification to work in an assigned area.

  2. Must complete all assigned ASHP pharmacy technician modules annually

  3. Must register and pass national technician certification exam within first year of employment, with, if necessary, consideration provided for up to two additional attempts due to a previous failure

If additional attempts to pass are necessary, registration and additional attempt to pass must happen within 6 months of the previous attempt.

Failure to obtain certification after three attempts would result in a termination.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Must have the ability to accommodate a flexible schedule of rotating shifts and the ability to stand or walk for an entire 8 or 10 hour shift. Must be able to work overtime, when needed, according to the department’s overtime practices.

Conforms to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center and departmental dress code.

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.

GEISINGER WYOMING VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER: (GWV), located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is an acute care hospital that is licensed for 274 beds, and houses the only Level II Trauma center in Luzerne County. The campus includes the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center, The Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital, the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Unit, a transplant program and the Brain & Spine Tumor Institute. Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is GWV’s ambulatory campus.

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.