Company: NYC Health + Hospitals Kings County
Posted on: May 3, 2021
About NYC Health + Hospitals
Kings County Hospital Center has a rich legacy for its pioneering
role in medicine. Today, with over 625 beds, our hospital remains
on the cutting edge of technology and provides the most modern
procedures with state-of-the-art equipment. Built in 1831 as a one
room infirmary for publicly supported care of the sick, Kings
County Hospital Center continues to be a leading healthcare
facility whose mission is to provide care to everyone regardless of
their ability to pay. The hospital provides a wide range of health
services, and specialties are offered in all fields of modern
medicine. More than 200 clinics provide a wide array of ambulatory
Shift : Rotating
Purpose of Position: Under the direct supervision of a
registered Pharmacist in unit dose, out-patient prescriptions and
assisting in the preparation of drugs in accordance with
established procedures as outlined in Part 29.7 of the pharmacy
handbook. Performs related work.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Counts dosage units of drugs and places unit doses in appropriate
cassette for dispensing. Dosage units are verified by medication
name, formulation, dose, route and frequency.
Receives written/electronic prescriptions, types prescription
labels and affixes.
Types and retrieves prescription data from a computer generated
file for review.
Able to operate and refill robot for inpatient and outpatient
Prepares manual dispensing records for approval by a
Maintains and retrieves pharmacy records using automated and I or
Obtains drugs from stock, returns them to stock and rotates
Performs pharmacy related clerical tasks.
Make round of nursing units to pick up pharmacy orders or return
Performs unit dose cart exchanges as scheduled, or related
Prepare and replace Emergency Trays;
Maintain appropriate records for all controlled and non-controlled
Prepackage and label drugs;
Receive drug items from suppliers or mailroom, process invoices
accordingly and scan medication into system;
Re-order supplies and drugs proactively
Maintain knowledgeable regarding proper handling of hazardous
Shall ensure the overall cleanliness of work area.
Attend educational programs and department staff development
Participate in Pharmacy/Nursing Committee and other committees as
Check e-mail daily at beginning of shift for announcements
Attend staff meetings and/ or read minutes- in order to be
knowledgeable of Department policies and protocols;
Perform monthly nursing unit inspections pharmacy, storeroom and
other related areas as assigned per designated inspection
Performs assignments under the supervision of Pharmacists Levels I,
II & III and management team
Delivers and refills medications, for the automated dispensing
machines, i.e. drawer recovery, review and removal of outdated
Maintains and inspects inventory of automated dispensing
Compounds batch medications in a sterile environment under the
supervision of a Pharmacist.
Assist maintaining refrigerator or freezer logs and other documents
Answer telephone call and assist as needed
Aids in the general operation of pharmacy and assists pharmacist as
Maintains knowledge of Joint Commission standards for medication
Escalate any issues/problems identified to pharmacist or management
Properly discard medication waste or expired medications.
Demonstrates proficiency in Retail Pharmacy Department counts,
pours, labels and prepares medication for Pharmacist to review,
performs pick up and payment tasks.
Demonstrates proficiency in Retail Pharmacy Department software,
reviews patient information, enter prescription information,
adjudicates claims, and prints label.
Performs compounding and other drug preparation functions.
1. High school graduation or evidence of having passed an
examination for a High School Equivalency Diploma and six months
pharmacy experience performing the major duties described above;
2. Enrollment in a School of Pharmacy accredited by the American
Counsel on Pharmaceutical Education; and
3. Successful completion of an on-the-job and/or classroom training
Strong background in the use of computers and basic Microsoft
Knowledge of 340B Federal Drug Program
How To Apply
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