DATE POSTED: Updated on February 15, 2023
POSITION TITLE: PHARMACY TECHNICIAN – FULL PERFORMANCE
STATUS: Varies. See below available positions.
SALARY: $3,984 per month at 1.0 FTE | HE06 | BU10
LOCATION: These positions are located in the Pharmacy departments of the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) Kaua’i Region. Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH), and The Kaua’i Region Clinics, which consist of The Clinic at Waimea, The Clinic at Port Allen, The Clinic at Kalāheo, The Specialty Clinic at Kalāheo, The Clinic/Urgent Care at Po’ipū, and The Clinic at Kapa’a, are all part of a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.
The Pharmacy department compounds and dispenses (properly labeled) drugs and chemicals; maintains drug formulary; controls and provides proper storage for narcotics, alcohol, and other controlled drugs, chemicals, and biologicals; provides staff education and development; and submits budgetary requirements.
JOB FUNCTIONS: At the full performance level, the Pharmacy Technician is primarily responsible for assisting the Pharmacists in providing pharmaceutical services in accordance with established procedures and methods. Candidates may be required to work on shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
- 13 paid holidays each year (14 during election years)
- 21 paid vacation days per year
- 21 paid sick days per year
- Medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans
- Retirement and Deferred Compensation plans
Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital – Kapa’a, Kaua’i, HI
- #59859 – Permanent / Part-Time (0.50 FTE) – posted on 01/24/2023
- #59862 – Permanent / Part-Time (0.60 FTE) – posted on 02/15/2023
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience are credited based on a 40-hour workweek.
Experience and Essential Knowledge and Abilities:
One (1) year of work experience in a pharmacy setting (i.e., community pharmacy, hospitals, other medical institutions) which provided a basic knowledge of pharmaceutical nomenclature; pharmaceutical system of weights and measures (e.g., milligrams, milliliters, cubic centimeters, etc.); commonly used pharmaceutical preparations used in the treatment of illnesses; dosage requirements; storage requirements; routes of drug administration; and practices and procedures employed in filling pharmacy prescriptions; and the ability to perform basic arithmetic computations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division); and transcribe accurate medication profiles;
One (1) year of work experience assisting a licensed pharmacist in a hospital which required receiving and reading prescription and medication orders from physicians; performing arithmetic computations to determine proper measurements/quantities of pharmaceutical components required; measuring, counting, packaging, and labeling items and arranging them for final professional review. The work experience must have demonstrated knowledge of commonly used pharmaceutical preparations used in the treatment of illnesses, dosage requirements, dosage forms, and storage requirements; experience in receiving and reading requisitions from pharmacists; measuring, counting, packaging, and labeling items; aseptic techniques; routes of drug administration; pharmaceutical nomenclature; pharmaceutical system of weights and measures; procedures and operations relating to aseptic compounding and parenteral admixture operations; arranging medication for final professional review; maintaining accurate inventory records; State and Federal pharmacy regulations; applicable hospital/unit policies and procedures; and the ability to provide pharmaceutical services in accordance with established procedures and methods; measure drug doses accurately; maintain records and prepare reports; and communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Preferred Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Workers from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Desirable Qualifications: Ability to learn quickly; be a “team player” and get along well with others; be self-motivated; use a computer to enter and retrieve data; good memory; and be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Applicants must be physically able to perform, efficiently and effectively, the essential duties of the position which typically require the ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters, glasses permitted, and the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, or the ability to compensate satisfactorily. Disabilities in these or other areas will not automatically result in disqualification. Those applicants who demonstrate that they are capable of performing the essential functions of the position will not be disqualified under this section.
Mental/Emotional Requirements: All applicants must possess emotional and mental stability appropriate to the job duties and responsibilities and working conditions.
COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT
COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation. After receiving a conditional offer of employment, all prospective new HHSC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. New employees are required to provide confirmation of their full vaccination status by presenting their CDC vaccination card or VAMS Certificate prior to their start date.
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