Pharmacy Technician - ICE
Full Time Under Contract Bid
Pharmacy Technician - ICE - (ICEYAPT)
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Job Title: Pharmacy Technician - ICE
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Yuma, AZ. Tucson AZ. Tornillo, TX. Laredo, TX. Donna, TX. Del Rio, TX
Education: 2 Year Degree
The Pharmacy Technician shall provide medical services as relevant to their provider scope of work and as outlined in the job description below. This position will support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the provision of health care services to ICE detainees. Medical services shall include; but, are not limited to: arrival screening, infectious disease screening and treatment, emergent, acute and chronic care, on-site sick call, dental services and mental health services. Services are provided 24 hour per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year in soft-sided detention facilities near ICE and/or U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operation centers.
**This position is notional and contingent upon contract award.**
Graduate from a pharmacy technician program accredited by The American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). Degree issuing institution and or program must be accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Minimum of one-year experience as a Certified Pharmacy Technician.
Certified by The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
This position does not require privileging by the client.
Maintains BLS for Healthcare Providers® certification through the American Heart Association.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Personnel Security Unit (PSU) must render a Preliminary Favorable Fitness Determination to be considered a qualified candidate.
A Complete Favorable Fitness Determination must be rendered by PSU upon completion of initial and subsequent background investigations to meet the requirements of this position.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Critical thinking skills
Integrity and honesty.
Meet the requirements of the contract for all immunizations.
Verbal and written proficiency in Spanish.
Experience in a detention/correctional or residential healthcare setting.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Knowledge of (1) pharmaceutical nomenclature, (2) formulas, strengths, and dosage forms of drugs; (3) pharmaceutical systems of weights and measures; (4) operation and care of a variety of pharmaceutical equipment; (5) receipt, storage, and order of pharmaceuticals, bulk compounding, preparation of sterile solutions, and setting up prescriptions for a final check by a pharmacist.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment.
Ability to utilize telephonic interpreter/translation services to complete assigned duties if not fluent in a language the patient understands.
Ability to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and flexibility in work requirements.
Ability to communicate proficiently in English (verbal and written) in order to develop positive rapport with patients, co-workers and other stakeholders.
Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships in a multidisciplinary environment.
Ability to navigate in an electronic work environment including electronic health records, web-based training and communications.
Knowledge of, and moderate proficiency in, common Microsoft Office programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint.
Knowledge of regulations (HIPAA/Privacy Act) regarding the confidentiality of patient medical records and information as well as Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
Performs all duties related to preparation and dispensing of medication orders.
Provides direct care to patients within discipline Scope of Practice and performs functions in accordance with current accepted practice, licensure, certification, credentialing and or granted privileges.
Provides treatment of persons throughout the life span as appropriate to discipline and facility setting.
May be expected to respond to and or coordinate response to medical emergencies.
Reads individual prescriptions and determines the name of the drug, strength, and dosage of drugs to be dispensed. Correlates instructions on the prescription with pharmacy policy limitations and notes such on the prescription.
Sets up prescriptions by obtaining the correct drug stock, counting the correct amount of medication, and placing this medication in smaller containers. After the prescription has been filled, all contents and the label are set aside in order for a final check by a pharmacist.
Consults with the Clinical Services Manager or clinical pharmacist directly to clarify a prescription problem. This indicates that the technician has the knowledge and experience to recognize a problem in which a physician or a pharmacist must be contacted to clarify or change a medication order.
Required to use judgment and experience to determine when a pharmacist is to be immediately alerted to a therapeutic problem.
When the technician is asked to act on dispensing instructions from a prescription, they can act and prioritize the requests.
The technician has sufficient experience with the type of requests and their critical nature to be able to know when to proceed and when to immediately alert a pharmacist for follow-up.
Sets up medications needed for new orders and arranges for a pharmacist to check all preceding steps.
Receives supplies and checks receipts against requisitions.
Checks for shortages, breakage, deterioration and expiration dates. Discrepancies found are reported to the pharmacist.
Performs computer entry of vouchers or invoices into various program applications for monitoring pharmacy expenditures and generating reports. Determines appropriate stock levels as well as the critical nature of different drugs and the consequences of being short on these supplies.
Consults with a pharmacist to prevent inventory problems and prepares requisitions accordingly.
Withdraws outdated drugs, determines proper disposition (destruction or credit returns) and prepares necessary paper work to initiate proper action.
Places supply orders through mandatory government and non-government sources, which include data entry into computer applications for figuring the total dollar value and generating a quarterly report, and determine the kind of packaging and shipping required for such items.
Makes necessary changes to quantities requested depending on stock levels to avoid total depletion and notifies a pharmacist of any discrepancies found in the requisition.
Packages bulk drugs, which include liquids, tablets, capsules, ointments and creams, etc. into specific quantities and various size containers.
Operates various types of equipment such as tablet and capsule counting machines and labeling machines.
Records all prepackage information including lot number, expiration date, manufacturer, current date, initials (incumbent), and sets them aside for final check by a registered pharmacist.
On a daily basis checks the medicine cabinet and all areas of the clinic where night pharmacy service is available. Responsible for refilling any missing pharmacy drugs or supply items used during the night.
Inspects and logs the temperature of all refrigerators that contain any type of pharmaceutical reports problems.
As directed, or in conjunction with a pharmacist, conducts orientations, for new staff, to pharmacy policy and practice within the clinic.
Keeps staff appraised of changes in protocols, drug recalls, etc. that may affect patient safety.
Utilizes a personal computer to enter and tabulate data for the monthly workload record.
Manipulates data spreadsheet software in order to provide statistical analysis of the workload. Prepares quarterly reports, which identify trends in usage, peculiarities, and discrepancies.
Collects daily as required or works with a pharmacist to provide workload data, tabulates onto workload sheets, prepares figures for entry into a statistical program, and enters data into that program.
Is familiar with the statistical program that has been designed specifically for this location as well as others for basic spreadsheet capabilities and uses standard techniques.
Is fully familiar with all aspects of the program to include adding new patients, doctors, and drugs to the databases as well as editing prescriptions and querying the program for data related to drug usage and workload statistics.
Adds new patients to the pill line and updates current patients when orders are renewed. Prepares computer generated medication administration record (MAR) for patients on the pill line.
Adds new patients to the Isoniazid tuberculosis prophylaxis directly observed therapy (DOT) list (if separate from the regular pill line).
Clean equipment and work areas in the pharmacy.
Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program policies and position.
Maintains functional proficiency and ease of use utilizing electronic health records as required by, and appropriate to, position.
Completes and passes all discipline specific competencies testing, initially and annually.
Completes all initial, annual and ad hoc training as required/assigned.
Maintains patient confidentiality, and confidentiality of medical records, in compliance with the Privacy Act and HIPAA regulations in all work activities.
Adheres to, and maintains awareness of, the client’s Policies, Procedures, Directives, Operational Memoranda and accreditation standards as prescribed by the client.
Adheres to, and participates in, the client’s Safety, Prevention, Infection and Control, Quality Improvement, Patient Education and other programs and collateral duties as appropriate to position.
Attends and participates in general/medical staff meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
May lead or participate in interdepartmental project groups or task forces to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, new task efforts, contract awards, and new policy requirements.
Supports marketing and sales objectives and efforts as requested.
May be asked to travel for client meetings, presentations, etc. Travel less than 25%.
Performs duties in a safe manner. Follows the corporate safety policy. Participates and supports safety meetings, training and goals. Ensures safe operating conditions within area of responsibility. Encourages co-workers to work safely. Identifies “close calls” and/or safety concerns to supervisory personnel. Maintains a clean and orderly work area.
Assists in active implementation of company initiatives to ensure compliance with OSHA VPP, ISO, JCAHO, AAAHC, and other mandated regulations/standards.
May serve on the OSHA VPP, Safety, and Wellness Committees.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Work involves sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time.
May require bending, stooping and lifting up to 15 lbs.
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