Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years.
Here, the nation’s brightest nurses, physicians, scientists, researchers, therapists and care providers are creating the future of child health. With an optimist’s outlook, a trailblazing spirit and a celebrated history, we’re making new strides every day.
We’ve been Magnet-designated three times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and are consistently recognized among the nation’s top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
As a national leader in pediatric care, we serve children and families from all over the nation. Our System of Care includes four pediatric hospitals, 12 specialty care centers, 400+ outreach clinics and 7,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric care specialties.
We need your expertise.
A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child. Here, it’s different. Do you have what it takes?
Department: Pharmacy Hours per week: 1 Shift: PRN technician position- Shift hours include 5am-130pm, 600am-230pm, 830 am-500pm, 2-1030pm and 3-1130pm. Availability for weekend and holidays required.
Under the supervision and direction of a licensed pharmacist and following established policies and procedures, performs a variety of technical procedures to support hospital pharmacy operations.
Fast-paced inpatient pharmacy environment. Core responsibilities of this role include:
Non-sterile and sterile compounding.
Pharmaceutical math calculation proficiency.
Transporting prescriptions and pharmacy equipment (for example, IV’s, injectables, etc) to clinics or nursing floors.
Answer, screen, and triage phone calls.
Help in training new pharmacy technicians.
Help other technicians in the pharmacy.
Repackage bulk medication stock into individually packaged units.
Carry out other duties and responsibilities as directed by the hospital pharmacist or pharmacy leadership.
Communication and collaboration skills.
POPULATION SPECIFIC CARE
a.) Neonate - <30 days
b.) Infancy - >30 days to 1yr
c.) Toddlers - >1yr to 3yrs
d.) Pre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrs
e.) School age - >5yrs to 13yrs
f.) Adolescent - >13yrs to 18yrs
g.) Adult - >18yrs to 65yrs
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.
Accurately and safely selects and prepares medications for dispensing, and delivers patient medication as directed by a licensed pharmacist.
Performs non-sterile compounding and packaging including nonhazardous and hazardous drugs.
Answers telephone calls and triages appropriately.
Performs inspections for medication outdates.
Assures medication needs for patient care are met through inventory management, maintenance of work areas and equipment, stocking Omnicells, receiving and stocking medications and supplies throughout the pharmacy areas.
Maintains environmental cleanliness in accordance with regulatory and policy requirements.
Fills requests for controlled substances and accurately maintains all required records.
Enters patient charges.
Teaches, trains and/or mentors new employees, students and other healthcare professionals according to standard operating procedures.
Maintains daily workflow to meet established priorities and production requirements.
Documents activities according to hospital and department policy, and in accordance with regulatory requirements.
Sustains quality and safety initiatives and practices in the department and throughout the hospital. Reports adverse drug events and medication variances using the hospital variance reporting program (QSRS).
Performs sterile compounding which may include chemotherapy.
Sustain, maintain, and look for ways to improve the medication barcoding system.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Maintains knowledge and proficiency of all pharmacy computer systems, applications, and Omnicell.
Passes all required competencies and skills assessments.
Maintains competency in sterile and non-sterile compounding, formula compounding, pharmaceutical calculations, generating computerized batch reports and other miscellaneous computer functions.
Maintains knowledge of department and hospital policy, procedures and documentation requirements.
Maintains knowledge and proficiency of all pharmacy hardware and equipment.
SCOPE AND LEVEL
GUIDELINES: Trains in the field and assists higher level personnel to acquire learning through practical experience.
COMPLEXITY: Performs routine and/or basic tasks common to the field. Procedures, methods, and techniques to be used are well established with options to be considered well defined. Tools, work aids, and materials to be used are specified.
DECISION MAKING: Duties assigned are primarily routine, repetitive, and restricted in intricacy with little or no discretion in how they are carried out.
COMMUNICATION: Contacts with team members, clients or the public where factual information relative to the organization or its functions are received, relayed, or a service rendered according to established procedures or instructions.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Under close supervision, the employee receives training to develop skills and abilities in a specific line of work or general occupational area. Work product is subject to close, continuous inspection.
EDUCATION – High School Diploma or Equivalent
CERTIFICATION(S) - State of Colorado Pharmacy Technician License (PHAT or PHATP) and 2) Certificate through a nationally recognized certification board or body approved by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) such as the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or National Healthcare Association (NHA)
Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job
Audio-Visual: Color Discrimination: Good
Audio-Visual: Hearing: Good
General Activity: Stand/Walk: 6-8 hrs. per day
Motion: Bend: 1/3 or more of time
Motion: Carry: 1/3 or more of time
Motion: Lift: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Push: 1/3 or more of time
Motion: Reach: 1/3 or more of time
Motion: Squat/Crouch: 1/3 or more of time
Others: Occupational Hazards - Must be able to meet scheduling demands during all weather conditions
Use of Hands/Feet: Both Hands - Precise Motor Function (Or Fine Manipulation)
Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: Up to 50 pounds: Up to 1/3 of time
Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Occasional.
Exposure: Exposure to chemicals: Regular/Frequent
Exposure to hazardous and nonhazardous drugs: regular/frequent
Exposure: Exposure to skin irritations: regular/frequent
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Independent discretion/decision making.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under pressure.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.
What makes working at Children's Hospital Colorado different? Is it our pioneering spirit, family-centered culture of caring or opportunities to be part of something bigger? Our team members say it's all the above, combined with a supportive environment that inspires them to do their best work. Learn more about our workplace culture.
Internal Number: 66102
About Children's Hospital Colorado
Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16 Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.
A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.