Strength Through Diversity
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Roles & Responsibilities:
Assist registered pharmacists, as directed, in compounding, preparing, labeling, or dispensing of drugs used to fill valid prescriptions or medication orders, on in compounding, preparing, labeling in anticipation of a valid prescriptions or medication order, where such tasks require no clinical judgment.
Maintains an accurate, current census, including cassette bin labels, for all assigned areas. Completes documentation as required. Maintains adequate inventory of medications, supplies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Maintains an accurate, current census, including cassette bin labels, for all assigned areas.
2. Maintains adequate inventory at all times, such as medications, intravenous supplies. Maintains stock of satellites, automated dispensing machines, urgent stock.
3. Returns reusable medications to stock before the end of the shift, including processing of controlled substance returns.
4. Prepares medications and puts into cassettes, automated dispensing, urgent stock; these medications must be checked by a pharmacist. Accurately fills these medication needs and performs statistical count of all doses when needed.
5. Exchanges cassettes/patient-specific bins per schedule established by management.
6. Assists in exchange of crash cart trays and auxiliary stock.
7. Conducts all required deliveries and other patient care area rounds in a timely fashion as directed by management.
8. Repackages medications as per departmental policy.
9. Prepares parenteral products under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, after appropriate training. This may include reconstitution of medications with appropriate diluents and adding to infusion bags using aseptic technique, defrosting frozen medic
10. Prepares labels and affixes to product as required. Prepares medications for review by a pharmacist.
11. Obtains required signatures when delivering/provisioning controlled substances, prescription pads.
12. Performs inspections of pharmacy, nursing unit and/or clinic locations. Checking of refrigerator temperature and documentation therein.
13. Routinely checks for and removes expired medications from inventory.
14. Completes all required documentation and maintains records.
15. Completes audits of controlled substances as directed.
16. Assists in reporting and resolving controlled substance discrepancies.
17. Assists in quality control projects as assigned within the department.
18. Effective communication with nursing and other services in person and via telecommunications.
19. Maintains work environment in a clean, neat and orderly fashion.
20. Conducts all required functions under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist.
21. Under the supervision of a pharmacist and after appropriate training, obtains medication information/history from patients and/or their caregiver for input into the electronic medical record.
High School graduate or equivalent.
Successful completion of a technician training program, or equivalent experience (as determined by the Director).
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together. We invite you to participate actively as a part of the Mount Sinai Health System team by:
- Using a lens of equity in all aspects of patient care delivery, education, and research to promote policies and practices to allow opportunities for all to thrive and reach their potential
- Serving as a role model confronting racist, sexist, or other inappropriate actions by speaking up, challenging exclusionary organizational practices, and standing side-by-side in support of colleagues who experience discrimination
- Inspiring and fostering an environment of anti-racist behaviors among and between departments and co-workers
- We work hard to acquire and retain the best people and to create an inclusive, welcoming and nurturing work environment where all feel they are valued, belong, and are able to professionally advance. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, contribute to the patient experience and quality of patient care.
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Who We Are
Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai Morningside ( Formerly St Luke’s), and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides a salary range to comply with the New York City Law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range for the role is $32.96 - $32.96 Hourly. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, education, and hospital need. The salary range or contractual rate listed does not include bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation or benefits.