Company: Northern Light Health
Posted on: November 19, 2023
Northern Light Pharmacy
Department: Retail Pharmacy - Fore River
Position is located: Mercy Medical Office Building
Work Type: Full Time
Hours Per Week: 40.00
Work Schedule: Variable
Sign on bonus: This position is eligible for a $500 sign on
*Current employees of any Northern Light Member Organizations or
those with a service break less than one year are not eligible.
Assist pharmacists in medication preparation and distribution while
ensuring a high degree of quality and accuracy during daily tasks.
Pharmacy Technicians coordinate with co-workers and other staff
members, including RNs, CNAs, Pharmacists, etc. to ensure correct
and timely filling and distribution of patient medication orders.
Pharmacy Technicians are responsible for preparing and
manufacturing medications, as prescribed following established
protocols and procedures. Technicians also participate in the
creation and management of medication histories in the electronic
health records. Meets requirements of Pharmacy Technician I
Provides excellent customer service and answers the phone in a
timely manner (within 3 rings)
Requires supervision by pharmacist and relies on Pharmacy
Technicians III and IV for questions
Position intended for learning and potential advancement to
Technician III the approval/recommendation of the immediate
Prepare for and participate in inventory count preparation and
processed as required (cycle counts)
Remove outdated or recalled products in a timely fashion for return
to the appropriate vendor
Alert manager to any problems or situations as they occur and
enlist his/her help if necessary
Maintain clean and adequate inventory levels of supplies
A pharmacy technician may engage in the practice of pharmacy at a
pharmacy only under the direct supervision of a pharmacist as
defined in Chapter 1, Section 14 of the board's rules.
Assists in orientation/training of students, technicians and
Able to"trouble-shoot" Pyxis problems and request a Pyxis FST if
Monitors product usage trends and communicates to buyer or
Participates in meetings, projects, and committee work as
Able to prioritize workload and establish a daily work load
Oversees pharmaceutical inventory using PYXIS system and assists
with processing patient charges and preparation of medications for
Selects correct medications and quantities.
Accurately restocks medications to the correct pocket
Outdates medications as necessary
Documents charges when necessary.
Performs Pyxis functions accurately and timely.
Delivers stock in a timely manner.
Troubleshoots issues with machines.
Performs monthly unit inspections using appropriate documentation
Prepares compounds and dispenses medications, and sterile compounds
upon physician's orders.
Selects correct solutions and medications and performs accurate
Follows appropriate hand hygiene and garbing procedures
Appropriately compounds sterile preparations Low and Medium Risk
sterile preparations Chemotherapy sterile preparations (chemo
certified technicians only)
Adheres to inspection control procedures for IV room and maintains
Documents appropriately including charges/credits.
Restocks returned medications when appropriate.
Delivers medications in a timely manner.
Completed and Passed Semi-Annual Sterile Compounding competency
Maintains accurate control substance inventory
Selects correct medications and quantities.
Documents discrepancies when necessary.
Reviews the CII safe to Pyxis Report at close of shift.
Assists nursing in review of discrepancies
Assists in maintaining appropriate stock levels
Supplies reorder information to Pharmacy Buyer.
Orders IV solutions and other supplies utilizing the Online
Restocks work areas as necessary.
Receives wholesale and direct orders in the absence of the Pharmacy
Cleans and dusts medications storage areas as necessary.
Documents borrow/loan transactions.
Removes outdates from shelves
Performs additional duties as required or assigned
--- A pharmacy technician may not perform any of the following
tasks: o Clinically evaluate a patient profile relative to drugs
that have or will be dispensed; o Make decisions that require the
education and professional training of a pharmacist; or o Sign any
federally-required controlled substance or inventory form. --- A
pharmacy technician shall carry the wallet-sized license card
issued by the board at all times the technician is on duty and
shall produce the card upon request of the pharmacist in charge, a
pharmacist on duty or an agent of the board. --- Active Maine
pharmacist technician license in good standing --- Current
licensure as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) licensure from
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or ExCPT through the
National Healthcare Association (NHA) --- Must be
familiar/proficient with computer use --- Prior
experience/proficiency with i.e. Microsoft Office --- Must have
ability to adapt to work situations such as independent work and/or
team environments Core Skills: --- Demonstrate system values and
integrates them into daily organizational practice. --- Actively
support patient-centered care with sensitivity and respect for the
diversity of human experience. --- Ability to work independently
and in a team atmosphere. --- Basic computer related skills to send
and receive emails, type general correspondence, and enter data
into spreadsheets or other software applications. --- Knowledge of
drug names, medical terminology, the metric system and ability to
perform math calculations. --- Ability to prioritize workflow. ---
Demonstrate successful use of critical thinking and problem solving
Competencies and Skills
Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line
with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by
example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and
how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.
Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values
differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion,
empowerment and cooperation.
Demonstrates Adaptability: Learns quickly when facing a new problem
or unfamiliar task; is flexible in their approach with changing
priorities and ambiguity. Manages change effectively and does not
give up during adversity. Capable of changing one's behavioral
style and/or views in order to attain a goal. Absorbs new
information readily and puts it into practice effectively.
Exercises Sound Judgment & Decision Making: Understands and
processes complex information, which allows for appropriate and
accountable conclusions. Does not react too quickly or slowly.
Balances facts, goals, and potential approaches taking the
appropriate criteria into account. Makes active decisions and
commits oneself by communicating confidently and respectfully.
Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work
environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for
processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not
only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a
timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a
team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone
No previous experience required.
Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is
available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and
strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.
Provides Patient-Centered Care: Demonstrates understanding of
patient care quality and service as organizational priority.
Proactively supports change to improve patient experience and
results. Exhibits the ability and willingness to find out what the
patient wants and needs and to act accordingly, taking the
organizational and outside resources into account. Cooperates,
collaborates, communicates, and integrates care within and between
teams to ensure that care is continuous and reliable.
- Required Pharmacy Technician
- Required High School Diploma/General Educational Development
(GED)--- Current licensure in good standing as a Pharmacy
Technician in the State of Maine --- Current licensure as a
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) licensure from Pharmacy
Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or ExCPT through the National
Healthcare Association (NHA)
Prolonged periods of sitting.
Prolonged periods of standing.
Extend body and limbs to reach items.
Lifting, moving and loading 20 to 30 pounds.
Work with computers, typing, reading or writing.
Position Pharmacy TechnicianLocation Northern Light Pharmacy -
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