Collective Bargaining Unit: RWDSU Local 200 PTECHS
Posting Salary: $64.67 -HOURLY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
Cook County Health will seek to fill the positions by means of the Hiring Fair Process.
Note: Onsite interviews will be held at John H. Stroger: 1950 West Polk Street - 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60612. The only opportunity to interview for this position will be onsite Tuesday, January 24, 2023, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. You must attend onsite at the Hiring Fair (and sit for an interview if qualified) to be considered for the position.
As a reminder, please bring your resume, driver license, and any applicable certifications.
RWDSU LOCAL 200
LOCATION: PROVIDENT HOSPITAL
SHIFT: VARIOUS SHIFTS
Provides pharmaceutical care to Inpatient Pharmacy Services. Supervises the performance of pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students in the pharmacy setting. Provides daily communication with physicians, nurses, and other health care providers, to provide comprehensive patient care.
Performs day-to-day activities of the assigned work area and be responsible for its efficient operation including main inpatient medication order verifications, automated device filling checklists, sterile compounding, manufacturing, duties in Chemo Pharmacy and Operating Room (OR) Pharmacy, if applicable
Rotates among scheduled assignments
Identifies and resolves problems with personnel, services, or equipment relating computerized systems
Utilizes Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) for med order verifications checking for inappropriateness and patient safety
Advises physicians and nurses of proper drug selection and their side effects and remain current with the appropriate State Law & Regulations • Collaborates with staff, if requested by administrative staff, in certain situations on other shifts and in other work areas
Participates in preparation and presentation of educational programs for department and hospital personnel, e.g., CE, Annual Training, Quality Assurance, Hospital and Departmental Programs
Performs computer operations necessary to drug distribution and management functions; confirms computerized within the department; addresses problems encountered in their daily operation
Conducts or assists in conducting quality assurance and other management projects, if applicable
Carries out stock requisitions for storage areas, as needed
Receives and accounts for drugs and their proper storage; prepares and maintains the appropriate records that are required by Federal and State Laws and CCHHS policies
Attends seminars, professional settings, and participates in educational programs, as needed
Supervises pharmacy students or volunteers, as needed
Reads, interprets, evaluates, compounds or dispenses medication orders for patients including sterile products and controlled substances, in accordance with laws and regulations
Provides input on the preparation of the annual budget, as requested
Duties may vary based on area of assignment
Reporting Relationships Reports to the Pharmacy Supervisor IV
Must be licensed as a pharmacist in good standing in the State of Illinois, required (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Graduation from a college of pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education or equivalent, required (Must provide official transcripts at time of interview)
Previous experience in a hospital or retail pharmacy, required
A Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D), preferred (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Bilingual skills in English and Spanish, preferred
Previous experience with computerized physician order entry (CPOE) including basic knowledge and maintenance, PC-based word processing and Pyxis applications, preferred
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of hospital and pharmacy policies, procedures, and techniques, Federal and State Laws, and pharmaceutical entities available in the U.S. market and their proper nomenclatures
Knowledge of Pharmacokinetics, drug and poison information system, Drug Utilization Evaluation (DUE), and Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) reporting systems
Dexterity to manipulate drugs and containers and labeling
Skill to compound and package medicines
Skill to use computer keyboard for prescriptions entry and to use typewriter, typing twenty-five (25) word per minute accurately
Ability and skill to communicate with a wide variety of individuals or groups
Ability and skill to maintain accurate records, perform within reasonably established standards of accuracy within the department
Ability to withstand the computer typing, prolonged periods of staring at the screen, and troubleshooting hardware
Physical dexterity and mental alertness
Ability to work under tension and at times under crowded conditions • Ability to walk and stand prolonged periods
Ability to maintain composure when dealing with patients who may be irritable and in discomfort
Ability to lift heavy objects; eyesight must be correctable to provide visual acuity of reading accurately
Ability to work various shifts
Willingness and ability to work other stations, and perform additional work assigned by management
Physical and Environmental Demands
This position is functioning within a healthcare environment. The incumbent is responsible for adherence to all hospital and department specific safety requirements. This includes but is not limited to the following policies and procedures: complying with Personal Protective Equipment requirements, hand washing and sanitizing practices, complying with department specific engineering and work practice controls and any other work area safety precautions as specified by hospital wide policy and departmental procedures.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.
For purposes of the American with Disabilities Act, “Typical Duties” are essential job functions.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, “Are you a Military Veteran?”
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver’s License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER’S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW
MUST MEET REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION
*Degrees awarded outside the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER