Situated between Denver and Colorado Springs, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital is a new, 50-bed acute care hospital (opened in 2013) and Level III Trauma Center providing comprehensive health care to the greater Castle Rock community and surrounding areas. From experienced emergency services to delivering babies in our innovative and comfortable Birthplace, this hospital was built as a true community partnership between Centura Health and the people of Castle Rock. In the short time since it has been open, area residents not only look to this hospital for care, but enjoy visiting its community gardens, outdoor spaces and restaurant. The ER is one of the busiest in the area and staffed with board-certified emergency physicians and specialty-trained emergency nurses. We have on-site imaging that includes MRI, CT, ultrasound, X-ray and digital mammography as well as on-site laboratory services. If you are looking for the close-knit feel of a modern, neighborhood hospital in a picturesque, family-oriented community that offers the very best of Colorado living, we invite you to explore our opportunities. For more information about Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, visit http://www.castlerockhospital.org/.
Assist pharmacists in promoting an organized and functional pharmacy service. Prepares medications for dispensing and maintains records.
High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience Requirements
1 year hospital or retail pharmacy experience as applicable (completion of an Accredited Technician training course may substitute for experience)
Working knowledge of computer systems.
Position Duties (Essential Functions, Include % of Time)
MEDICATION DISPENSING - 40%
Accurately and in a timely manner fills unit dose cart, floor stock, medication orders, and delivers to patient care areas to ensure availability of ordered drugs and supplies. Is knowledgeable in the use and stocking of automated medication cabinets.
Accurately prepares I.V. admixtures, using sterile technique.
Accurately and in a timely manner, prepares prescriptions for pharmacist review and dispensing.
Accurately compounds specialty items.
Pre-packages and labels bulk medications for unit dose / unit of use dispensing with computer and associated equipment.
Checks floor stock and / or pharmacy stock for outdates, overstock, and proper storage on a monthly basis to ensure the use of high quality medications.
Maintains cost effective inventory of bulk items, utilizing soon to expire items quickly, and decreasing overstock of inventory.
Demonstrates technical skill level in utilizing a variety of pharmaceutical competencies including, but not limited to, calculations, aseptic technique and cytotoxic drug properties.
DOCUMENTATION - 40%
Maintains patient and other records using pharmacy computers and manual systems to ensure timely and accurate patient billings and compliance with regulatory agencies.
Facilitates maintenance of adequate supplies by logging needs in Want book.
Processes daily IV slips, assisting the administrative secretary with workload statistics.
COMMUNICATION - 20%
Alerts pharmacy director, coordinator, clinical coordinator, or pharmacist of immediate problems requiring corrective action in a timely manner. Screens nursing and physician inquiries and phone calls by directing to appropriate pharmacist to ensure accurate and timely communication.
Performs special projects, including the training of new technicians and overseeing their activities, and other activities as assigned to increase and improve level of service, skill level, and productivity.
Attains professional growth by attending or participating in a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education annually.
* This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.
Light work - (Exert up to 20lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 10lbs frequently) Medium Work -
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