Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth - Orlando Outpatient Pharmacy
- Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando
Serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America
AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country
We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year
You Will Be Responsible For:
Demonstrates, through behavior, AdventHealth Orlando's service standards.
- Prescription processing: follow a systematic procedure for assisting with the flow of prescriptions through the pharmacy. Fill in patient information on all prescriptions. Obtain insurance information from patient and keep patient abreast of any insurance problems. Maintain current patient information in computer. Assure that patient has signed HIPAA release. Keep pharmacist aware of patient status and need for prescription check. Assure orders are processed, dispensed and delivered accurately and promptly. Always obtain pharmacists' verification before distribution of any medication.
- Prescription preparation: follows strict guidelines in preparing and dispensing medications under the immediate supervision of the pharmacist. Assist the pharmacist with all duties of preparing and dispensing of medication accurately and efficiently. Prepare various compounds using aseptic technique under the immediate supervision of the pharmacist. Prepare and label prescriptions for the pharmacist before dispensing. Obtain controlled substances for prescription filling under the immediate supervision of pharmacist. Double-count schedule II-controlled substances before dispensing. Place all dispensing materials for pharmacist final verification (i.e. stock container, original prescription(s), labeling, etc.). Demonstrate knowledge of the generic names of medications, medication uses, and a good understanding of mathematical principles.
- Communication: communicate with patients and other pharmacies regarding prescription transfers or clarification. Answer phone calls and determine nature of request. Respond to requests to determine if there are refills. Respond to needs of patients, physicians, and other healthcare practitioners regarding status of prescriptions and deliveries.
- Inventory management: maintain adequate current stock of medications. Maintain accuracy in inventory control including, but not limited to computer. Coordinate receiving, record keeping, stocking drugs and checking for shorts, discrepancies and outdated merchandise. Monitor inventory system to insure proper storage conditions for all pharmacy items. Check products for expiration date at least every month and before dispensing. Call hospital pharmacy to obtain needed drugs/supplies as requested by pharmacist. Respond to needs of patient, physician, nursing stations, and/or community pharmacists regarding special order or borrowing needs as requested by pharmacist. Adjust inventory stock levels and orders drugs in appropriate amount to replenish stock. Never run out of fast movers (top 50). Assure medications not ordered through EDI are entered into inventory.
- Expense management: perform all activities involved in the management of pharmaceutical expenses by reviewing and comparing generic costs. Seek additional vendors for hard to obtain pharmaceuticals whenever necessary. Identify changes in drug movement patterns to Manager or Pharmacy Director as needed to address issues that may impact pharmacy budget.
What You Will Need:
- Must be registered with The Florida Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy Intern
- High School graduate or G.E.D. certification.
- Retail Pharmacy experience, at least 2-3 years
- Experience with obtaining payment of prescriptions from insurance companies
- Technician certification (PTCB) or ability to obtain within two years
- Competent in medical terminology, medication names and medication use
- Proficient with prescription-filling software and other computer skills
The pharmacy technician performs a wide range of supportive duties to assist the pharmacist in preparing and dispensing medications so that patients will receive care consistent with the philosophy, goals, policies and procedures of the Retail Pharmacy and Florida Hospital Administration. Technician will perform all required duties/tasks necessary to provide for the effective daily operations of all department services and programs. Technician should be able to handle a high volume of work with minimal direct supervision and perform all level I and II job functions. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.