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Rush University Medical Center Pharmacy Tech 3 Certified - Pyxis in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title:

Pharmacy Tech 3 Certified - Pyxis


Pharmacy - Outpatient




Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)


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Job Description:

Pharmacy Tech 3 Certified - Pyxis

Rush University Medical Center is one of the country's leading medical centers pushing the boundaries of healthcare services with innovative, compassionate, and accountable team members. Are you ready to challenge and grow your skills, contribute to providing top quality patient care, and enhance your career? Rush is a diverse and inclusive culture, and offers a competitive salary, and a valuable compensation package including health, dental and vision benefits, retirement, health savings accounts, and tuition assistance to invest in your future.

The IV Pharmacy Technician III, under a pharmacist's supervision, performs technical and clerical tasks associated with the preparation, labeling and dispensing of medications and chemotherapy admixtures. In addition, performs tasks pertaining to pharmacy quality control, management of pharmacy records, inventory control and preparation of orders for drugs. Such medication orders are prepared up to the point of final checking and dispensing by registered pharmacists. Provides training for technicians. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assists pharmacists in coordinating and scheduling preparation of sterile admixtures.

  • Recognizes, distinguishes and applies proper billing plan codes.

  • Assists pharmacists in computer order entry, resulting in label and billing generation.

  • Organizes assigned workload to facilitate its accomplishment.

  • Prepares and compounds sterile admixtures, including but not limited to antibiotics, chemotherapy, hydration, narcotic analgesics, using aseptic techniques and under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

  • Ensures the I.V. preparation room and related equipment are cleaned and maintained per organizational policy and procedure.

  • Participates with the pharmacist and Coordinator - Product Support in monitoring and maintaining drug inventories and preparing orders for drugs and related supplies.

  • Places orders with Hospital Pharmacy Storeroom, SPD, wholesalers and direct accounts.

  • Accurately manages cash receipts when required.

  • Participates in departmental QA activities as requested.

  • Completes batch and compounding records and other Pharmacy records as indicated.

  • Assists in monthly pharmacy floor stock inspection of designated clinics.

  • Trains other technicians in all areas, including aseptic technique, I.V. admixture, computer order entry, and inventory management.

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

  • Attends designated department meetings as scheduled.

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

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications Include:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • Valid State of Illinois Pharmacy Technician license required.

  • Valid PTCB Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) preferred.

  • Successful completion of an approved/accredited Pharmacy technician training program desirable.

  • Experience in the aseptic preparation of large and small volume parenterals, parenteral nutrition, antibiotics and chemotherapy desirable.

  • Knowledge of basic drug terminology, pharmaceutical calculations, drug use and aseptic technique.

  • Excellent data entry skills.

  • Flexibility with work schedule.

  • Excellent 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:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

  • Rush University Medical Center was ranked among the top 20 best hospitals to work at in 2019 by Indeed.

  • All three hospitals in the Rush University System for Health have been designated a "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" in the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.