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Pharmacy Technician II – Pediatric Pharmacy – Orlando - AdventHealth for Children in Orlando, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 5/16/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
  • Date Posted:
    5/16/2019
  • Job ID:
    280954
  • Job Family
    Pharmacy
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    Day
  • Application Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Orlando

Job Description



Pharmacy Technician II – Pediatric Pharmacy – AdventHealth for Children

AdventHealth For Children seeks to hire a Pharmacy Technician II who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.



Facility Profile:

Since opening our doors in 1908, AdventHealth has offered one of the most comprehensive children’s health programs in Central Florida. Today, we continue this legacy of pediatric excellence at the Magnet® recognized Walt Disney Pavilion at AdventHealth for Children. Our campus is home to 30 pediatric sub-specialties led by a team of 400+ nurses and physicians. We provide specialized care in various state-of-the-art settings, including an 81-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with private family-centered rooms, an Advanced Center for Pediatric Surgery handling nearly 4,000 cases each year, and one of the few pediatric oncology programs in the area. We’re also Central Florida’s only pediatric provider for bone marrow transplant, kidney transplant, Gamma Knife services, trilogy radiation and Level III epilepsy care. But perhaps most exciting of all, is that this is the first—and only—hospital to bear the Disney® name.



Department Profile:

The Pharmacy Department is open 24 hours a day and is staffed with approximately 130 employees, including pharmacists, technicians, a medication safety coordinator, inventory control specialists, and an administrative coordinator. The entire pharmacy team works together to assure patients receive the highest quality pharmaceutical care possible. From our central pharmacy and 6 satellite pharmacy locations, we dispense 15,000 doses of medication daily. Through Cerner Millennium CPOE and Pharmacy management system, the Pharmacy processes more than 10,000 orders per day. Pyxis dispensing cabinets help distributes 90% of the medications for administration. The Pharmacy department manages a $55 million-dollar drug budget. Lexicomp serves as the system drug information



Work Hours/Shifts:

Monday through Friday, every other weekend; 6:45-7:15



Job Summary:

The technician will be responsible for but not limited to the following: Assists the pharmacist with all duties of preparing and dispensing of medication. Prepares sterile products such as IV solutions, piggyback containers, irrigation’s, TPN’s, prefilled syringes, reconstituting of medications under aseptic conditions. Keeps work area and equipment clean and neat. Performs various clerical and specialized duties. Helps in the training of pharmacy technician I and newly hired pharmacy technicians. Accurately refills Pyxis Med Station; accurately conducts inventory of Pyxis Med Station and accurately loads and unloads medications to/from Pyxis as directed by the Director or Supervisor. Assists IV pharmacist with recording and distribution of large and small volume IV solutions. Performs all necessary tasks related to front reception area. Performs all duties necessary to provide for the effective daily operation of all department services and programs. Serves the needs of neonatal, pediatric, adult, adolescent, and geriatric patients. Specific age groups are identified in the position responsibilities. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.



Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Starting January 1, 2011 must have 1500 hours work experience under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist or must have completed a Board of Pharmacy approved training program OR be a graduate of a non-US college of pharmacy
  • Hospital pharmacy experience (Preferred)
  • Some knowledge of medical terminology (Preferred)
  • Skills in aseptic technique (Preferred)


Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • Must be registered with the State of Florida Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician (after Jan 1, 2010) OR
  • be enrolled as a pharmacy technician student in a Board of Pharmacy approved training program. The technician student shall wear identification that indicates his or her status OR
  • be a graduate of a non-US school of pharmacy possessing a valid Florida Pharmacy Intern registration


Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.

  • Consistently assist the pharmacists in all inpatient functions as needed.
  • Maintains accuracy in assisting pharmacists to ensure that all orders are processed, dispensed and delivered promptly. Correctly fills and accurately exchanges cassettes in a timely manner. Always obtains pharmacists’ verification before distribution of any medication. Always follows correct procedure for filling, recording and distributing pharmacy trays.
  • Mixes sterile products as required, using aseptic technique under the laminar flow hood. Follows clean room guidelines and accurately prepares IV solutions and other sterile products including TPN. Cleans the laminar flow hood and work area thoroughly, wears appropriate attire and signs laminar flow hood log. Contacts patient care areas regarding unclear, expensive, short dated or problem IV medication orders. Provides documentation of attendance of at least one seminar on aseptic preparation of Parenteral products.
  • Accurately performs various functions involved in Pharmacy Department. Prepacks oral solid/liquid medication into unit-dose packaging in accordance with procedures and guidelines. Maintains appropriate levels of control floor stock items and accurately replaces medications in Pyxis device. Carries out special projects or assignments as directed by supervisor.
  • Interact with patients and caregivers to ensure that medication histories are collected and accurately documented in the patient’s medical record.
  • Screens and refers all incoming calls and department visitors to ensure that accurate and timely departmental communications are facilitated and that the department is presented in a positive manner.
  • Keep pharmacy areas clean, stock, neat and well organized as expected.
  • Functions as a trainer for new staff.
  • Understands how to handle process and appropriately dispose of all waste materials, including all levels of hazardous waste, within the department. Knowledgeable about the appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Chemo Spill Kits in the event of a cytotoxic spill.
  • Employee will receive appropriate training in the handling of hazardous waste during initial training into the department, and then will receive an annual update thereafter.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Pharmacy Technician II opportunity with AdventHealth For Children and apply online today.



Job Keywords:

Pharmacy Technician II, Pediatric Pharmacy, AdventHealth for Children



Position Location:  Orlando
Job:  Pharmacy
Organization:  AdventHealth Central Florida
Primary Location:  US-FL-Orlando
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Entry Level
Education Level:  None
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  May 16, 2019, 10:02:38 AM

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