Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, one of the nation’s leading health care networks. A not-for-profit, 749-bed, premier teaching institution with more than 1,200 affiliated physicians, Christ Medical Center is one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest for a number of specialties, including cancer care; cardiovascular services; heart, kidney and lung transplantation; neurosciences; orthopedics; and women’s health. The hospital provides emergency care for more than 100,000 patient visits annually and has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois.
Christ Medical Center
Lead Pharmacy Technician
Oak Lawn, IL
Fulltime Perm (PM) Shift is7:30pm-7:30am 7 on and 7 off
High school diploma or GED equivalent
4~5 years of experience as a hospital pharmacy technician
Passed pharmacy department exams to show competency as a pharmacy technician
Basic knowledge of a typewriter or computer keyboard
Ability to perform basic math calculations
Ability to perform aseptic technique in a laminar flow hood
Good interpersonal skills
Registered as a pharmacy technician in Illinois
Certification through the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board if initial license is obtained after 1/1/2008. Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to prepare and dispense medications aseptically.
Ability to read small print on medication labels.
Ability to measure small quantities accurately.
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize work to complete urgent tasks preferentially.
Mobility to deliver medications to nursing units and various departments throughout the hospital.
Ability to do light lifting to restock work areas, delivers IV solutions and medications.
Ability to transport carts containing large quantities of medications or IV solutions for delivery to multiple nursing areas.
Ability to work a variety of shifts to meet the staffing needs of the department.
Ability to prepare potentially toxic medications utilizing medication precaution procedure.
Prepare medications and sterile products for patients under the direction of a registered pharmacist. Complete documentation and follow procedures to satisfy legal and regulatory requirements and to maintain a safe environment. Provide training to new individuals.
Prepare and deliver medications providing customers with accurate and prompt products and service.
Prepare sterile products using aseptic technique and application of infection control health and safety of associates and customers. Consistently enforce established aseptic technique policies and procedures.
Oversight of the application of procedures to specific situations, communication, participation in projects and teams to provide quality customer services, training of technicians, assist with technician development plans, provide written input on evaluations, and address administrative needs of the pharmacy department.
Maintain medication and supply inventory to prevent stockouts, limit overstock, minimize waste, and provide efficient customer service.
Utilize automation and technology to maintain equipment in effective and safe working condition.
Follow procedures and documentation as required to satisfy legal, regulatory, and department requirements of pharmacy practice.
Oversight of the application of procedures to specific situations, communication, participation in projects and teams to provide quality customer services, training of technicians, assist with technician development plans, provide written input on evaluations, and address administrative needs of the pharmacy department. (Accountability C continued...)
About Advocate Health Care
Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.