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Pharmacy Technician Specialist

Aurora, CO, United States


SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

World Class, Patient-Centered Care
The Medical Center of Aurora, the first community hospital in the Denver Metro area to receive two-time Magnet designation for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), is an acute care hospital with specialization in cardiovascular services, neurosciences, surgery, orthopedics and women’s services.

The Medical Center of Aurora is comprised of four campuses in Aurora and Centennial, Colo., including the Main Campus, located at Interstate 225 and Mississippi, the North Campus Behavioral Health facility, Centennial Medical Plaza and Saddle Rock ER.

The Main Campus facility is a Level II Trauma Center with Primary Stroke Certification and Chest Pain Center accreditation, serving the eastern metro area and I-70 corridor. Licensed for 346 beds, The Medical Center of Aurora was recognized as the #4 hospital in the Denver metro area and the #4 hospital in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015), and was one of only nine hospitals in the country to receive the Lantern Award for Excellence in Emergency Room Care by the Emergency Nurses Association (2013).

The Medical Center of Aurora and its affiliated campuses are part of the HealthONE System of Excellence.


Pharmacy Technician Specialist

Full Time

Position Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Pharmacy/Pharmacy Manager, and day to day direction of a Pharmacist, performs functions related to Medication Reconciliation for admitted patients. These activities may include but are not limited to: daily interaction with admitted patients and family members to gather home medication information, contact outpatient pharmacies and other healthcare facilities to gather patient-specific medication information, complete phone calls to pre-op patients prior to scheduled surgery, documentation of all interactions in electronic medical record and pharmacy tracking system, work closely with overseeing pharmacist to identify interventions, collaborate with other Medication Reconciliation technician/s.

In addition to the duties outlined above, the individual may be asked to perform all basic and advanced pharmacy technician functions. These activities may include duties associated with Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs) and other duties as assigned by the pharmacy management team or supervisor.

Schedule may vary according to the needs of the medical center/department and may include weekends, holidays, on-call and additional hours.


Position Requirements:
A. Licensure/Certification/Registration:
Certified Pharmacy Technician or licensed Pharmacy Intern at time of hire.
B. Education:
Satisfactory completion of a formal technician training course preferred. CE required for continued certification.
C. Experience:
D. Two-four years’ experience as a pharmacy technician preferred. A combination of inpatient and outpatient experience preferred.

E. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Satisfactory completion of competencies associated with Medication Reconciliation Technician Specialist position. Individual must have the ability to complete accurate work with attention to detail. Familiarity with brand/generic names of commonly prescribed prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Typing and use of computer keyboards; reading of some technical medical information, physician orders, patients’ MARs, checklists, and directions; math skills: basic math, algebra; preparation of simple reports, completion of forms and logs, writing telephone messages; documentation of interactions in electronic medical record and other tracking systems; communication via telephone, computer and face to face with staff, patients, and small groups; able to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Lync, Meditech, EDM, CPW/Vigilanz; excellent interpersonal skills with patients and other health care professionals; good phone etiquette when communicating with other health care facilities, physician offices, and pharmacies. Exhibits all I-CARE values. Ability to work with electronic medical records (Meditech preferred) and automated systems (Pyxis). Granted Automated Dispensing System/Meditech access and privileges.

 Degree of Supervision Required:
All activities supervised by a pharmacist, primarily the ED Pharmacist. Works independently, concise instruction given when needed, duties outlined on hiring, works well with other pharmacy and Medication Reconciliation technician/s, complete patient specific pharmaceutical work checked by pharmacist as required by State and Federal Law.

Orientation Period: four to six weeks

Facility: The Medical Center of Aurora
Job ID: 03191-79306
Category: Pharmacy and Pharmacy Technician
Contract: Full-time
Shift: No Weekends
Job Class: Regular

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