Pharmacy Technician – Full-Time – Physician Affiliate Group of NY

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Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is comprised of nearly 3,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), the largest public health system in the United States. Our practitioners are highly skilled professionals with outstanding credentials who deliver the highest level of quality healthcare to patients throughout New York City. EOE M/F/D/V

Besides providing administrative and human resources services, PAGNY also fosters an environment in its partner hospitals that allows healthcare professionals to identify and implement best practices across institutions; promote training, academic, and research opportunities; develop multidisciplinary integrated clinical service lines; build new systems of care; and address the impact of anticipated major changes in the nation’s healthcare system.

With approximately 65,000 admissions per year and 10,000 average daily population, the NYC jail system is among the largest in the nation. The Division of Correctional Health Services (CHS) of New York City Health + Hospitals (H+H) is responsible for the delivery of medical care, mental health care, and discharge planning in the jail system. Approximately 25% of new admissions per year to the NYC jail system will receive care on the mental health service. This service strives to provide safe, holistic and evidence-based therapeutic interventions for the diverse range of mental health issues that face the population, from serious mental illness to the natural struggles that accompany incarceration. The service provides some of the most comprehensive and unique treatment modalities in the country, including specialty housing units for individuals with serious mental illness, a 24-hour on-call psychiatric service, robust creative arts programming, a strong DBT training program, clinics in each of the facilities, substance use treatment, integrated re-entry services, and relationships with multiple training institutions throughout the city.

Our pharmacy department is open seven days a week 24 hours a day. Our pharmacy department works with our medical, mental health and nursing staff to provide our patients with pharmacy services while they are with us and when they are being discharged.

The Pharmacy Technician performs all technical tasks in the unit dose, carry and out-patient drug distribution systems as well as other related duties of a satellite pharmacy. The Registered Pharmacist approves all work performed by the Pharmacy Technician. Position is part time 4 days/week with weekend work required. Must be able to work rotating schedules, evenings and weekends. Travel to Rikers Island, Manhattan’s Chinatown, Downtown Brooklyn and Hunt’s Point area of the Bronx are required. Principally classified as medium duty work with frequent travel/walking between facilities. Frequent lifting of up to 20 pounds. Will be required to help push and/or pull medication carts weighing up to 300 lbs down long hallways and lift up to 35 pounds when needed. The pharmacy is fully computerized (Ascend). We utilize the Pyxis system at each of our clinics. We are currently embarking on a computerized inventory system.
• Picking up patient medication orders from clinic, mini-clinic areas, etc. on a routine basis
• Scan medication orders to other buildings or central pharmacy
• Assists in maintaining accurate patient profiles
• Fills and labels patient cassettes with non-carry and carry system medication bags from computer generated fill lists, and/or original drug orders
• Fills and labels patient discharge medications from a prescription order
• Fills and labels DOT medications
• Obtains court medication list from General Office
• Reviews distribution list to see if patient will be getting medication in morning
• Reviews what is in Pyxis – if medication is not in Pyxis, provides dose for morning court medications
• Assists the pharmacist by entering number of patients receiving methadone keep and detox into the statistics in the RX Daily Stats Activity Report form in the computer
• Reviews methadone distribution books
• Files completed fill lists, updates lists, distribution lists, methadone sheets and other materials according to procedure
• Checks, rotates and restocks all drug stock areas. Fills Pyxis machines as require
• Delivers emergency boxes and other requested items to clinic or infirmary areas as needed
• Prepares weekly pharmacy stock order by utilizing par levels and building usage patterns for review by the pharmacist
• Enters orders into IDWhere and transmits on both a daily and weekly basis to packaging
• Reconciles packing slip or invoice against items received
• Prepares and records the prepackaging of extemporaneous unit dose medication
• Records daily statistics on the RX Daily Stats Activity Report form in the computer
• Keys data into the pharmacy system (compliance and OTC requests) and retrieves data from the computer as directed by the pharmacist and permitted by law
• Monitors the quality of patient care through quality assurance/improvement mechanisms
• Distributes medication that has been checked and approved by the pharmacist
• Refers to the pharmacist or clinic any patient who requires further information concerning their medication, is non-compliant, or is having difficulty tolerating their medication
• Maintains, sets up and operates liquid and solid unit dose repackaging machines
• Handle other duties as necessary and directed by the Pharmacist
• High School Diploma/GED
• Must be Certified Pharmacy Technician – CPHT (PTCB)
• Must have knowledge of brand/generic names and drug uses
• Demonstrated pharmacy competence and independent decision making process.
• Must be able to lift 35 pounds, and push/pull medication carts weighing 600 pounds.
• Demonstrated pharmacy competence and independent decision making/problem solving abilities
• Must have knowledge of brand/generic names and drug uses
• Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
• Working knowledge of the pharmacy and medical computer systems
• Proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required prior to hire

Salary: $62,029.50

Please be advised that proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire.

This position will require a background check, security clearance and/or drug screening. PAGNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status.

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ID: 2022-7405

Department: Allied Health

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Street: 3 West 5th St

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