Overview 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 CHAMP 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, being a resource for the pharmacist and assisting nursing and physicians with medication related requests. The position also ensures safety and regulatory compliance for the medication storage locations on the patient care units.
High School diploma required. Successful completion of academic or military pharmacy technician training course and certification by the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) required. College degree desirable.
Total of 3 years of pharmacy technician experience required. Preference for prior experience taking patient medication histories or patient contact.
Must be registered or eligible for registration as a Pharmacy Technician in the State of Connecticut as outlined by the Deptartment of Consumer Protection. 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 perform pharmaceutical compounding including manipulation of raw drug products, chemotherapy agents, and solutions using appropriate and aseptic technique where appropriate; ability to work with computer and technology equipment including the ability to perform basic troubleshooting functions. Strong knowledge base with automated compounding machines. Must be able to prioritize competing demands, work independently, show flexibility and teamwork. Demonstrate good communication skills to customers and team members.
Yale New Haven Hospital is a destination hospital for patients from around the corner, around the country, and around the world. As a Magnet-recognized*, tertiary medical center, with 1,500+ beds, we are the 4th largest hospital in the country, with two acute care campuses and three emergency departments, including a Level I trauma center. We’re ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report, which is a testament to the unrivaled expertise, compassion and character of our staff, and as the primary teaching facility for Yale Schools of Medicine and Nursing, we are nationally recognized for our commitment to teaching and clinical research.
Located on the Connecticut shoreline, Yale New Haven Hospital includes Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.
*Yale New Haven Hospital’s York Street campus and associated ambulatory sites are Magnet-designated by the ANCC.