Rush University Medical Center  Pharmacy Tech Entry - Per Diem in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Pharmacy Tech Entry - Per Diem

Department: POB Pharmacy

Shift: 1st

Full/Part: Active Regular Restricted PT (1 to 39 hours per pay period)


Job Number: 2018-0852

Job Description:

General Summary :

The Pharmacy Technician Entry–Per Diem, under the direction of the Pharmacy Technician Manager and/or Pharmacy Unit Manager and under the general supervision of registered pharmacists, performs duties such as labeling, preparing and filling of medication orders for patients of the retail pharmacy. Such medication orders are prepared up to the point of final checking and dispensing by registered pharmacists. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recognizes and identifies various classes of drugs, and their generic and trade names.

  • Performs pharmaceutical math with understanding and accuracy.

  • Fundamental math functions.

  • Common apothecary and metric conversions.

  • Pharmaceutical dose calculations.

  • Parenteral dose calculations.

  • Familiar with abbreviation symbols and equivalents used in pharmacy communications.

  • Understands various drugs' storage requirements, dosage forms and compounding techniques.

  • Understands and performs basic computer functions, such as order entry, label generation, drug pricing, and third party billing.

  • Recognizes various billing plan codes and which drugs are covered under these different plans.

  • Refers questions regarding drug information or patient specific questions to a pharmacist.

  • Remains alert to customer needs and provides prompt, courteous customer service.

  • Responds to and resolves patient/customer problems in an appropriate and timely fashion using proper channels.

  • Knows how to operate ScriptPro, including daily usage report generation, drug verification, refilling of cells and vials, daily restart and shutdown, and replacing ribbons and labels.

  • Handles cash receipts with accuracy and efficiency. Completes all cash, check and credit card transactions per the established cash and check handling procedures.

  • Maintains work area in an organized and orderly fashion, including facing of shelves and returning medications to shelves.

  • Checks and maintains adequate supply of stock necessary to fill prescriptions.

  • Attends department meeting as scheduled.

  • Prepares UPS, FedEx and overnight deliveries for daily courier pick-up.

  • Attends department meetings as scheduled.

  • Arrives at workstation and begins work in a timely fashion.

  • Performs within the framework of RUMC/HDM, L.L.C. policies and procedures.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • Valid State of Illinois Pharmacy Technician license required.

  • Two years experience in a customer service oriented pharmacy environment, or related field is desired.

  • Excellent data entry skills.

  • Flexibility with work schedule.

  • Good problem solving skills and the ability to work independently and quickly in responding to and resolving a wide range of problems.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills.

  • Dependable in attendance and job performance.

  • Good organizational and time management skills.

  • Team player with a positive attitude and work ethic.

Company Highlights:

  • RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.

  • Rush's 14-story hospital Tower is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, and is the symbol of a philosophy-an evolution in the delivery of patient-centered care.

  • Rush University Medical Center is a four time Magnet facility, the highest recognition given for nursing excellence. Rush was also the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status.

  • Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds

Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reason prohibited by law.