To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
As members of a High Reliability Organization (HRO), every employee should practice the Standards of Professional Behavior and strive to make patient safety a top priority. The job entails assisting with the medication reconciliation process by interviewing patients and contacting pharmacies and physician offices to obtain an accurate medication history. In addition, the position entails being a resource for the pharmacist and assisting nursing and physicians with medication related requests.
High School Diploma in combination with pharmacy experience OR High School Diploma and successful completion of an academic or military pharmacy technician training program. Certification by the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), or equivalent, required on or within 6 months of date of hire.
Successful completion of an academic or military pharmacy technician training program will be considered equivalent to two years of pharmacy technician experience. Candidates with 2-3 years of pharmacy technician experience may be hired as a Medication History Technician I.
Active Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification, or equivalent, is required on or within 6 months of date of hire. If certification lapses, employees have 60 days to show proof of recertification or employment may be terminated.
Must be registered or eligible for registration as a Pharmacy Technician in the State of Connecticut as outlined by the Deptartment of Consumer Protection. Must be able to prioritize competing demands, work independently and show flexibility and teamwork. Must demonstrate excellent communication skills to customers and team members. Proficiency in mathematical calculations; accuracy; problem solving; attention to detail; knowledge of computer applications including word processing and spreadsheets; ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment; ability to work with computer and technology equipment including the ability to perform basic troubleshooting functions.
Employee may be expected to work mandatory on-call shifts. Coverage extends to days and evenings. Employee is considered essential personnel and is expected to work during inclement weather.