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Pharmacy Automation Coordinator-Atrium Health Enterprise Packaging/Med Center Air

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 11727
Job Family: Pharmacy Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 51011028339616-Pharmacy Packaging
Location: Corp-Pharmacy-APC Bldg J Ste E - 4400 Golf Acres Dr

Overview

Job Summary

Performs as an information and systems coordinator for the Pharmacy Department. Develops, implements, maintains and trains of all pharmacy information systems and applications. Performs special information system projects. Functions as a pharmacy technician when needed.



Essential Functions

  • Solves problems independently utilizing policies & procedures.
  • Provides accurate shift to shift communication regarding unsolved situations
  • Educates the pharmacy and nursing staff regarding functionality of the automate dispensing machines, Pyxis Connect, Secure Vault, MedCarousel, Connect Rx
  • Serves as a liaison between Pharmacy and Information System (IS) regarding factors impacting computer system administration.
  • Audits automated dispensing machine charge discrepancy reports and responds to discrepancies; Sends out informational letters to nurses to correct errors.
  • Acts as a primary troubleshooter for hardware and software problems for operations and staff. On call as needed for hardware and software problems. Responsible for software testing, training, and documentation of the automated dispensing machines.
  • Manages inventory, including shortage notification, restocking, invoice discrepancies, and par levels. Troubleshoots problems relating to drug distribution.
  • Coordinates changes, updates, and system requirements with related departments.
  • Maintains passwords and IDs; Prints reports and archives data.
  • Responsible for maintaining formulary changes to the automated dispensing machines.
  • Takes necessary corrective action to resolve problems or arrange for repair of departmental equipment and automated dispensing machines.
  • Manages monthly unit inspections and completes documentation. Maintains, documents. Makes monthly unit inspection assignments and ensures other pharmacy team members have performed their monthly unit inspections. Alerts management if unit inspections are not done timely.
  • Serves as a trainer and resource for all pharmacy team members.

     

Physical Requirements

 

Works primarily in the pharmacy. Delivers medications to nursing units. Requires considerable walking, standing, pushing mobile cart of 50 lbs. maximum and lifting 25 pounds of material. May be required to frequently stretch, bend, twist, squat, or kneel to perform job. Exposure to cancer chemotherapy agents. Otherwise, hazards are very minor such as minor cuts, bruises, and non-contaminated needle pricks. Exposed to various conditions throughout the workday such as walking on hard surfaces, climbing stairs and changes in temperature and humidity. Must be able to perform manipulative skills such as writing, typing, and data entry into the computer and automated dispensing machines. Must have use of both hands, can see clearly and read small type such as that on unit-dose medication packages and syringes. Must be able to speak and be understood by others. Must be able to hear normal sounds with moderate background noises. Involves rotating shifts.



Education, Experience and Certifications

High School Diploma or GED required. 12 months within the System as a pharmacy technician II preferred and 3 years' experience in pharmacy computer systems required. Pharmacy Technician Certification preferred. Pharmacy Automation experience with Omnicell and/or Pyxis is desired.