Northwell Health Coordinator, Pharmacy Patient Care- Westchester in Tarrytown, New York

Req Number 001PLM

Job Category Nursing Support

Job Description

Coordinates and assists in implementing/evaluating pharmacy patient care. Assists in preparing, compounding and repackaging of medications. Assists in maintaining records and reports. Maintains sufficient inventories at workstations.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Obtains and documents medication and supplement history for patients prior to (and/or during) admission from contacting multiple sources including patient, patient family/care-giver, outside pharmacies, physician offices, nursing/assisted-living facilities and other hospitals. Attempts to clarify as many uncertainties and compile as complete a medication history as possible.

  • Assists in coordinating discharge planning including, but not limited to �

  • Identifying patients unable to afford medication

  • Identifying rejected pharmacy claims at patients’ preferred pharmacy

  • Initiates the prior authorization process

  • Participates in implementing and evaluating related Quality Assurance, Performance Improvement and Compliance programs.

  • Assists Registered Pharmacist in the non-professional (non-judgmental) aspects preparing and dispensing medication.

  • Fills, packages, labels and stocks unit dose cart from computerized pick list; brings cart to nursing unit according to predetermined schedule.

  • Makes other deliveries, as required.

  • Fills bottles or other package forms with measured amount of medication either manually or mechanically.

  • Labels containers of drugs according to department specification, either manually or mechanically.

  • Assists in clean air room, using sterile technique in filling and labeling injectable prescriptions, where required.

  • Assists in preparation and/or labeling of IV additives.

  • Fills medication orders in inpatient area.

  • Packages sudden, unexpected medication requests, as required.

  • Assists Registered Pharmacist in maintaining a variety of records and reports.

  • Maintains IV records with Pharmacist direction.

  • Maintains records for medication in inpatient area.

  • Maintains records of preparation of extemporaneous medications.

  • Assists in the maintenance of statistics and records for all medication orders.

  • Enters orders into computer terminal for refill purposes.

  • Maintains sufficient inventory at workstations in Pharmacy.

  • Transports required pharmacy material, as necessary.

  • Receives and maintains records of stock and inventory control.

  • Assists in material control by maintaining records and inventories.

  • Maintains placement of sufficient daily inventory of supplies to all areas of the Pharmacy to assure efficient operating conditions.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in Pharmacy Technology, Nursing or Science field, required.

  • Active Certified Pharmacy Technician (CER-PHT) from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), required.

  • Minimum of three (3) years hospital or retail pharmacy experience, required. Retail experience, required.

  • Strong working-knowledge of medications including generic/brand names, standard doses, and classes of drugs used for various conditions, required.

  • Demonstrates exceptional communication and organizational skills.

  • Ability to display compassion to patients, families, and co-workers.

  • Ability to use advanced settings of a variety of computer programs including standard Microsoft Office applications.

  • Ability to learn computerized hospital pharmacy system

  • Must be able to do physically strenuous work.