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Pharmacy Technicians

Posted: 07/26/2022

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Here's why St. Elizabeth Healthcare is the best place to work as a Pharmacy Technician!

U.S. News & World Report - Best Hospital Rankings - St. Elizabeth Edgewood ranked second in Kentucky and is recognized among the Best Hospitals in the Bluegrass Region (KY). St. Elizabeth Edgewood also ranked second among Greater Cincinnati hospitals - climbing three positions since 2016.

Only hospital in Greater Cincinnati accredited by the American Heart Association as a Cardiovascular Center of Excellence!

Compensation - Competitive Rates:

  • Entry Level (Qualified Tech) Base Rate: $15.00 - 22.75/hr: Higher rate of pay as you climb the career ladder!
  • Shift Differential: $2.50

Advance in Your Career, Right Here!

  • Career Ladder in the Inpatient Pharmacy:
    • Pharmacy Tech Qualified (includes on the job training) --> Pharmacy Tech I Certified --> Pharmacy Tech II Certified --> Pharmacy Tech III Certified
  • Career Ladder in the Outpatient Pharmacy:
    • Pharmacy Tech Qualified (includes on the job training) --> Pharmacy Tech Certified Opt --> Pharmacy Tech Advanced Opt

Health Benefits:

  • Health Insurance (Two Options) - Coverage starts the first of month after hire.
  • Dental Insurance (Three Options) - Coverage starts the first of month after hire.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health and Dependent Care Options.
  • Health Savings Account (HSA).
  • PTO (Paid Time Off) 22 days per year. Full time and part time associates are eligible and accrue from 1st day of employment.
  • No waiting period to use accrued time.

Lifestyle Benefits:

  • Flexible workplace opportunities including variable scheduling , part-time or PRN schedule.

Employee Recognition:

  • CareGram program for patients and visitors to recognize associates for outstanding service.
  • Individual and team recognition program.
  • ICARE Rewards for associates to recognize each other for outstanding behavior/performance.

Education Benefits:

  • Tuition Assistance - Full time associates, based on years of service, are eligible for up to $4,000 per calendar year. Part time associates (40 hours biweekly or greater) are eligible to receive up to $2,000 per year.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Review the minimum qualifications and duties of the role. Once you apply, a recruiter will reach out with next steps!

What You’ll Be Doing:

The Pharmacy Technician, under the direct supervision of a licensed Pharmacist and in accordance with all State and Federal laws, assists with the selection, procurement, storage, preparation, distribution, record keeping and financial reconciliation of all medications dispensed to patients of St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

Job duties:

  • Provide excellent customer service through interactions with doctors, nurses and patients who contact the pharmacy. Answering queries or directing the call to the appropriate person for resolution. Processes Epic messages in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assists the pharmacist in the dispensing of medications in a timely and accurate manner filling medication bins, and filling labels.
  • Ensures timely receipt and delivery of all patient medication related information and products by preparing each round and utilizing pneumatic tubing system or TUG to quickly send medications to appropriate units.
  • Certifies that all expiration dates for medications refilled/loaded in Talyst, the automated inventory storage system, have been checked and stock rotated to ensure shortest date is used first and expired medications are removed from supply. Assist with cycle counts in Inventory Management software on a monthly basis. Processes returns correctly while checking expiration dates before returning items to stock.
  • Perform nonsterile compounding, including that of oral solutions, creams and ointments. Prepare products for Medical Village Pharmacy and other facilities as needed.
  • Participate in the Process Improvement Program and comply with all policies and procedures related to Infection Control and Safety to improve the quality of patient care and outcomes.

Qualifications

Education, Creditionals:

  • High School graduate
  • Registered with the Board of Pharmacy for the state you're working in (or obtain registration immediately after hired into position)
  • Must sit for the CPhT Certification exam once eligibility requirements are met (i.e.once 500 hours of experience are obtained).
  • Must be actively working towards national certification and obtained within 8 months after hire

Specialized Knowledge:

  • Typing / Computer Keyboarding

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