Reads, interprets, profiles and fills all physician orders and prescriptions including oral, topical, and injectable medications
using QS/1 (or any other) software for filling prescriptions. Performs a variety of technical duties under the general guidance
of a pharmacist. Contacts patients monthly to assess need for medication refill. Meets the qualifications to provide care for
patients on their assigned clinical area. Reports to the pharmacy manager and, ultimately, to the Director of Clinical Pharmacy
Operations, CareSite Specialty Rx. Acts as a resource and teacher for technician, pharmacist and student staff. Works independently,
conveys new ideas and reports finished projects to the pharmacy manager. Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient
care and maximize patient satisfaction. Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of the Geisinger Health System in its
efforts to provide quality pharmaceutical care and patient satisfaction.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Must be able to communicate effectively, perform mathematical calculations, use computers for spreadsheets and word processing,
and follow instructions. A working knowledge of medical terminology and pharmaceutical and/or chemical names is required.
Demonstrates superior knowledge, skill, vision and commitment. Demonstrates ability to work independently.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Must have passed the pharmacy technician certification board’s national certification exam or take and pass the exam within one
year of employment. If necessary, consideration provided for up to two additional attempts due to a previous failure. If additional
attempts to pass are necessary, registration and additional attempt to pass must happen within 6 months of the previous attempt.
Failure to obtain certification after three attempts would result in a termination
Must accrue enough continuing education credits to maintain the certification.
One year of experience in a specialty or retail setting is strongly preferred.
Qualifications meeting the Pharmacy Technician II and III levels will be considered at appropriate compensation.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
This position works in a closed-door pharmacy environment. Position required repetitive use of hands and fingers for telephones
and computers. Part of the workday is spent on their feet and moderate lifting is involved at times
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
GEISINGER WYOMING VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER: (GWV), located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is an acute care hospital that is licensed for 274 beds, and houses the only Level II Trauma center in Luzerne County. The campus includes the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center, The Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital, the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Unit, a transplant program and the Brain & Spine Tumor Institute. Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is GWV’s ambulatory campus.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us onFacebook, Instagram, LinkedInand Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.