Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 140-year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is ranked in all 10 specialties by the U.S. News & World Report.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Assists clinical pharmacists in the day to day operations of the department. Coordinates the work activities and training of pharmacy technicians and assists in their performance appraisals. Takes on and maintains responsibility for special projects under the guidance of the senior clinical pharmacists.
Various roles are available and is dependent on the candidate's prior experience and area of interest. Will determine placement during the pre-screening phone interview.
Pharmacy Technician Ladder:
- Selects, prepares and/or compounds non-intravenous medications for patients under the direction of a registered pharmacist.
- Follows aseptic technique and procedures for handling non-hazardous and hazardous medications, according to USP 795 and USP 800 regulations.
- Fills medication carts and delivers medications to patient care areas.
- Fills automated dispensing machines in patient care areas.
- Prepackages bulk medications into unit dose packages as needed.
- Selects, prepares and/or compounds intravenous medications for patients under the direction of a registered pharmacist.
- Follows aseptic technique and procedures for handling non-hazardous and hazardous medications, according to USP 797 and USP 800 regulations.
- Cleans hoods and calibrates pumps according to established procedures.
- Assist pharmacist with medication preparation during codes.
IV Chemotherapy Specialist
- Selects, prepares and/or compounds non-intravenous and intravenous antineoplastic (chemotherapy) medications under the direction of a registered pharmacist
- Follows aseptic technique and procedures for handling non-hazardous and hazardous medications, according to USP 795, USP 797 and USP 800 regulations.
Additional duties for all roles:
- Orders, receives, and monitors drug inventories.
- Follows all pharmacy-controlled medication policies and procedures.
- Participates in quality assurance and quality improvement activities of the department.
- Triages calls and electronic pharmacy information system messages.
- Assists with the work activities and training of new pharmacy technicians.
- Participates in peer evaluation of other pharmacy employees.
- Adheres to all hospital, departmental and regulatory policies and procedures.
- Completes all assigned mandatory education and competencies on an annual basis.
- Rotate through various work areas of the pharmacy and shifts.
- Required to work weekends and holidays.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
- Completion of two years of college with at least one general mathematics course preferred.
- Licensure or eligibility for licensure as Registered Pharmacy Technician in the State of Illinois.
- Certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
- Must be able to read, write and speak English.
- Must have good interpersonal and communication skills to function within the team concept and interact with tact and courtesy with all hospital employees and customers.
- Must have good manual dexterity. Must be able to differentiate colors. Must be able to left at least 10 pounds.
- Multiple shift opportunities
- New hires typically start on evening shift first until day shift openings become available.
- May need to cover overnight shift when dedicated overnight technicians have PTO. Shifts are filled with volunteers first and are then assigned by seniority.
High School Diploma/GED (Required)
For full time and part time employees who work 20 or more hours per week we offer a generous benefits package that includes:
Medical, dental and vision insurance
Employer paid group term life and disability
Employer contribution toward Health Savings Account
Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays and Paid Parental Leave
403(b) with a 5% employer match
Various voluntary benefits:
- Supplemental Life, AD&D and Disability
- Critical Illness, Accident and Hospital Indemnity coverage
- Tuition assistance
- Student loan servicing and support
- Adoption benefits
- Backup Childcare and Eldercare
- Employee Assistance Program, and other specialized behavioral health services and resources for employees and family members
- Discount on services at Lurie Children’s facilities
- Discount purchasing program
Lurie Children’s and its affiliates are equal employment opportunity employers. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, order of protection status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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