Senior Pharmacy Technician

at Cardinal Health in Rumford, Maine, United States

Job Description

What Health System Pharmacy contributes to Cardinal Health

Pharmacy Operations is responsible for the safe, efficient and effective coordination of Cardinal Health’s pharmacy operations that service acute care hospitals, hospital retail customers, ambulatory care and alternate site facilities, oncology and cardiology practices as well as retail customers\.

Health System Pharmacy is responsible for providing customized pharmacy program solutions that reduce costs and improve patient care quality for hospitals, health systems and other integrated healthcare providers may also consult with and advise healthcare team on prescribed medications, supplies and related processes\.

Job Summary

The Senior Technician, Health Systems Pharmacy provides assistance to the Pharmacist in the daily operations of the pharmacy, including the preparation of and filling of prescriptions, taking pharmacy inventory, and processing product returns\. Applying a high degree of experience and capability as a pharmacy technician\. The Senior Technician ensures that all orders are reviewed by the Pharmacist and records all activity in compliance with regulatory and company guidelines\. This job frequently communicates with customers to ensure timely and accurate order fulfillment of all orders\.


+ Assists pharmacists in filling prescription orders, as permitted by State Boards of Pharmacy\.
+ Fills physician orders, medication surgical kits, medication carts, stock requisitions and automated dispensing system refill lists accurately\.
+ Replenishes medications in emergency drug containers and floor stock areas accurately\.
+ Rotates stock to ensure use before expiration date\.
+ Prepares intravenous admixtures and other sterile preparations safely and accurately using appropriate techniques including aseptic manipulations, garbing procedures, and aseptic work practices\.
+ Prepares chemotherapy intravenous admixtures and other sterile preparations safely and accurately using appropriate techniques including aseptic manipulations, garbing procedures, and aseptic work practices\.
+ Help train new technicians\.
+ Assist with the purchase of drugs and supplies in accordance with GPO bids and Cardinal Health best demonstrated practices\.
+ Assists in ordering, receiving, unpacking, and storing medications and supplies in appropriate locations\.
+ Inputs medical supply orders, patient data, and prescription information into the pharmacy information management system\.
+ Assist in the process for patient and department charges, and that they are accurately and timely posted to accounts\.
+ Generates reports, pick lists, and labels as required\.
+ Answers the telephone, identifying self and department; directs calls to appropriate personnel\.
+ Answers requests at the window and makes stat deliveries to patient care and ancillary areas when requested\.
+ Maintains logs, records, and other required documentation accurately; files documentation in appropriate locations\.
+ Demonstrates competence in automated dispensing equipment and adheres to established processes and procedures\.
+ Attends and participates in departmental meetings, in\-services, and quality improvement programs\.
+ Maintains all required training and education per department requirements \(e\.g\. mySpark, myLearning, Continuing Education\)\.
+ Adheres to hospital and departmental policies andprocedures\. Complieswith all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, fire, and infection control\. Complies with all applicable state, local and federal regulations\.
+ Other duties as assigned\.


+ High school degree or equivalent preferred\.
+ Maine Pharmacy Technician license/registration or ability to obtain\.
+ National pharmacy technician certification \(PTCB\) highly preferred\.
+ 2\+ years pharmacy technician experience preferred\.
+ Inpatient/hospital experience preferred\.
+ IV experience preferred\.
+ Chemotherapy experience preferred\.
+ Strong verbal and written communication skills\.
+ Strong customer service skills\.
+ Demonstrated ability to use technology such as computers, smart phones and tablets\.
+ A Covid\-19 vaccination or a legitimate accommodation is required in order to be employed in this position\. Covid\-19 vaccination includes: 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine\. Please Note: vaccines may be required for the position subject to federal, state and/or customer requirements\.

What is expected of you and others at this level

+ Applies knowledge and company policies to complete a variety of tasks\.
+ Demonstrates a working knowledge of jobs outside area of responsibility\.
+ Maintains appropriate licenses, training and certifications\.
+ Works on assignments that are moderately difficult requiring judgment in resolving issues\.
+ May assist in recommendation of processes on new assignments\.
+ Adheres to all quality guidelines\.
+ Works with limited supervision\.
+ Work occasionally involves review of output by work lead or supervisor\.
+ May provide general guidance or technical assistance to less experienced team members\.

Your safety is our top priority\. We regularly consult with medical professionals on best practices in COVID\-19 prevention to protect our employees\. We train our employees on these best practices and regularly clean our sites in accordance with CDC guidelines\. Please note: All individuals entering our facilities are required to complete a self\-health check, wear a mask and follow all posted guidelines\.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background\. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day\. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer\. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law\.

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We are a team of nearly 48,000 mission\-driven partners striving each day to advance healthcare and improve lives\. We are Essential to care\.

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc\. \(NYSE: CAH\) is a distributor of pharmaceuticals, a global manufacturer and distributor of medical and laboratory products, and a provider of performance and data solutions for health care facilities

We are a crucial link between the clinical and operational sides of care, working with more than 4,500 sourcing and manufacturing partners to deliver end\-to\-end solutions and data\-driven insights that advance healthcare and improve lives every day\. With deep partnerships, diverse perspectives and innovative digital solutions, we build connections across the continuum of care\.

With 50 years of experience, approximately 44,000 employees and operations in more than 30 countries, Cardinal Health seizes the opportunity to address healthcare’s most complicated challenges – now, and in the future\.

On Thursday, Jan\. 7, 2021, we celebrated the day our founder, Bob Walter, had the vision to start a business that became known as Cardinal Health\.

One of the most important ways we celebrated was by giving back to the communities where we live and work\. 2021 was a “Year of Service” for all Cardinal Health employees around the world\.

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Job Posting: JC234885219

Posted On: Feb 22, 2023

Updated On: Mar 23, 2023

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