Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Pharmacy Technician Specialist - Operating Room, Full-time, Rotating in Chicago, Illinois
The *Pharmacy Technician Specialist* reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organizations Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards. Under the direction of a licensed pharmacist, this role performs all technical duties associated with the operations of the dispensing areas. Additionally, the Pharmacy Technician Specialist maintains stock levels of medications, intravenous solutions, and supplies, monitors expiration dates of medications, and prepares appropriate reports on areas of responsibility. *Scheduling Details:* This position works full-time, 40 hours weekly, with a mix of both eight (8) hour and ten (10) hour shifts. The schedule is rotating with an earliest possible start time of 5:30am and a latest possible start time of 2:30pm. *Responsibilities:* * Performs all Pharmacy Technician III responsibilities. * Maintains appropriate inventory par levels, processes expired medications and removes them from the area. * Anticipates medication needs of satellite and orders appropriately. * Communicates any inventory problems to pharmacist staff, practice coordinator, and to manager * Evaluates monthly cost transfer reports for correctness. * Resolves ordering discrepancies and maintains excellent communication with the storeroom. * Performs pharmacy satellite inspections monthly and documents expired medications or any problems. * Responds to recall notices in a timely and efficient way; communicates key information to the staff * Identifies areas of improvement in the work flow or inventory control and communicates to the practice coordinator or manager. * Maintains emergency boxes and cart medication supplies. * Ensures compliance with pharmaceutical waste collection and disposal requirements. * Maintains documentation of completion for media fill and fingertip testing. * Assists in the development and training of new technicians. * Assists in the controlled substance audits to ensure accurate record keeping. * Returns outdated or unused controlled substances to the pharmacy storeroom. * Ensures on-time deliveries within department standards. * Maintains adequate inventory and accurate records for all drug studies. *Required:* * Licensed Illinois Pharmacy Technician (IDFPR) * Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification through PTCB or ExCPT * High School Diploma * Previous experience as a Pharmacy Technician *Preferred:* * 1 - 2 Years of college * Completion of a pharmacy technician training program Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.