Reads, interprets, profiles and fills all physician and dietician orders and prescriptions including oral, topical, and injectable medications using QS/1 (or any other) software for filling prescriptions. Performs a variety of technical duties under the general guidance of a pharmacist. Contacts patients monthly to assess need for medication refill. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients on their assigned clinical area. Reports to the pharmacy manager and, ultimately, to the director of pharmacy for GMMC Diversified Services. Acts as a resource and teacher for technician, pharmacist and student staff. Works independently, conveys new ideas and reports finished projects to the pharmacy manager. Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction.Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of the Geisinger Medical Management Corporation in its efforts to provide quality pharmaceutical care and patient satisfaction.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Must be able to communicate effectively, perform mathematical calculations, use computers for spreadsheets and word processing, and follow instructions. A working knowledge of medical terminology and pharmaceutical and/or chemical names is preferred. Demonstrates superior knowledge, skill, vision and commitment. Demonstrates ability to work independently.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
Must have passed the pharmacy technician certification board’s national certification exam or take and pass the exam within one year of employment. Must accrue enough continuing education credits to maintain the certification.
One year of experience in a specialty or retail setting is strongly preferred.
Must pass the Pharmacy Technician Proficiency Examination with at least an 85 percent.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule. Must be able to stand or walk for approximately 70 percent of the shift.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
GEISINGER WYOMING VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER: (GWV), located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is an acute care hospital that is licensed for 274 beds, and houses the only Level II Trauma center in Luzerne County. The campus includes the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center, The Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital, the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Unit, a transplant program and the Brain & Spine Tumor Institute. Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is GWV’s ambulatory campus.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.