Over its nearly 40-year history, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital has evolved into a recognized national leader in health care. Good Samaritan Hospital has been named to the 100 Top Hospitals list six times and is the only health care organization in the state to earn the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, achieving the honor in 2010. Good Samaritan Hospital features DuPage County’s only Level I trauma center, a certified Level III neonatal intensive care unit and received the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. A range of services are offered at the hospital, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, gastroenterology, stroke care, obstetrics and gynecology, and low-dose diagnostic imaging. Good Samaritan Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care.
Good Samaritan Hospital
Pharmacy Technician II
Downers Grove, IL
AM's/PM shifts with weekday and weekend availability
High school diploma or GED equivalent.
1 year pharmacy tech experience Basic personal computer skills.
Familiar with basic medical terminology.
Good interpersonal skills to deal with a wide variety of individuals.
Basic math and problem solving skills.
Good communication skills to achieve understanding and acceptance.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Adaptable to performing multiple tasks.
Ability to prioritize orders.
Knowledge of pharmacy regulatory standards.
Maintenance of a professional appearance.
Licensure as a Registered Pharmacy Technician in the State of Illinois.
Current Pharmacy Technician Certification (PTCB). Ability to perform work accurate with attention to detail within specified time periods.
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize work to complete urgent tasks preferentially.
Ability to work rotating shifts and weekends. Schedule flexibility to meet the needs of the institution, adaptable to changes in workload and/or work schedule.
Ability to effectively communicate with various levels of hospital staff
Ability to travel to various operating units of the hospital. Ability to walk up / down stairs and use the elevators.
Ability to work in a stressful environment
Ability to use hands and fingers repetitively (ie. use of computer keyboard)
Ability to stand, sit, stoop, and kneel
Ability to do medium lifting (20~50 lbs occasionally, 10~25 lbs frequently, and 10 lbs. Consistently)
Ability to perform work and communicate with normal range of hearing and vision
Ability to physically operate the equipment used in the job
Potential for exposure to hazardous and toxic substances (including chemotherapy, cytotoxic drugs, and cleaning solutions).
Potential for stocks or cuts by needles and other sharp items.
Potential for musculoskeletal injuries if proper lifting and carrying techniques are not used.
Pharmacy Technicians II assist pharmacists in preparing and distributing medications / sterile products, maintaining the drug inventory, and maintaining patient records. Pharmacy Technicians II work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. They complete documentation and follow policies / procedures to comply with legal / regulatory, system, hospital, and departmental requirements to maintain a safe environment.
Additional job activities Pharmacy Technicians II participate in include:
maintains current Pharmacy Technician Certification (PTCB) serves as a preceptor for the orientation / training of new Pharmacy Associates, job shadow students, and College of Pharmacy students serves as an individual mentor to new Pharmacy Technician Associates completes departmental projects as assigned participates on departmental teams.
MAINTAINS COMPETENCE REQUIRED FOR CURRENT JOB TITLE / POSITION.
ASSISTS THE PHARMACIST IN THE PREPARATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MEDICATIONS ACCORDING TO ESTABLISHED POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND PROTOCOLS.
PREPARES IV ADMIXTURES, CHEMOTHERAPY, AND HYPERALIMENTATION SOLUTIONS ACCORDING TO ESTABLISHED POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND PROTOCOLS.
MAINTAINS ADEQUATE STOCK OF MEDICATIONS AND SUPPLIES ACCORDING TO ESTABLISHED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.
ADDITIONAL PHARMACY TECHNICIAN II JOB ACTIVITIES
UTILITIZES THE HOSPITAL AND PHARMACY COMPUTER SYSTEMS TO PERFORM DATA ENTRY AND MEDICATON BILLING FUNCTIONS.
CONTRIBUTES TO THE QUALITY AND EFFECTIVE OPERATION OF THE DEPARTMENT.
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.