Automation Technician
at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 3/31/2017

Job Description

Job:  Pharmacy

Organization:  Adventist Health System Corporate Office

Shift:  Day

Job Posting:  Apr 6, 2017, 3:11:19 PM

If you want to be a part of a place that provides nothing less than extraordinary compassionate care, then Adventist Health System is the place for you!

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a Automation Technician position that will be based in our Rx Plus Pharmacy department.  This position is based in Sanford, FL.

The Pharmacy Automation Technician performs a wide range of supportive duties to assist the Pharmacist in preparing and dispensing medication so that patients receive consistent care. Duties include, operating pharmacy automation system, filling prescription orders, packing and shipping medications. In addition, this position also assists the Pharmacist in maintaining inventory and patient records. This position provides workflow distribution, day-to-day work oversight, reporting, subject matter expertise, and troubleshooting of the Pharmacy automated fulfillment system as assigned. Works only under the supervision of a registered Pharmacist and does not perform duties that can only be legally performed by a registered Pharmacist.

Specific job duties include:
  • Supports departmental and organizational Mission through appropriate use of resources, providing assistance to team members, accepting work or scheduled assignments and participating in process and performance improvement.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient, employee relations, medical staff, departmental and administrative information.
  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity of assigned manual pick area, keeping area neat and organized; follows up with purchasing technicians on any inventory issues as necessary.
  • Assures tasks are completed with high quality and efficiency.  Ensures that all committed deadlines are met for all assignments and tasks and communicates with Automation Specialist to make sure all totes are filled in a timely manner throughout the day.
  • Operates and maintains complex pharmacy automation dispensing/computer equipment used to prepare and dispense pharmaceuticals according to pharmacy processes, ensuring a smooth flow of totes through the fulfillment process.
  • Follows standard filling procedure guidelines such as scanning the correct drug and labels, notifying automation administrator when account has been locked. Keeps filling errors to a minimum, exceeding industry standards.
  • Proactively updates Automation Supervisor on staffing, team status, operational bottlenecks, or any other issues.
  • Actively analyzes system to provide accurate and efficient prescription fulfillment in manual processing area, communicating any concerns to Automation Supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Performs minor mechanical troubleshooting tasks and daily cleaning, Kirby Lester maintenance, and filling of manual picking areas.
  • Works with purchasing technicians to assure high quality inventory levels are established and maintained for manual filling areas and automation robot as assigned.
  • Responsible for monthly medication date checks, ensuring that all medications in active inventory are within Pharmacy’s established product expiration date range; works with purchasing technicians to process any necessary medication returns.
  • Responsible for restocking the shelves with daily drug order, rotating stock accordingly and placing drugs in appropriate assigned areas.
  • Refills automation medication canisters according to pharmacy processes, documenting the appropriate quantity added, LOT #, and Expiration Date of all medications scanned into the automated machine.
  • Troubleshoot automation system/computer equipment quickly and effectively, limiting the break in production flow and communicate any issues impacting the fulfillment process to Manager in a timely manner.
  • Completes USPS, SmartPost and FedEx processes for proper shipment in a timely manner and communicates any order discrepancies to the appropriate staff member.
  • Packs all medications appropriately according to pharmacy packing policy to assure no damage during shipping and the integrity of the medication is maintained.
  • Completes accuracy check to confirm the correct medication is sent to the correct member with the correct paperwork at all times and no HIPPA/PHI violations occur.
  • Always works within registered pharmacy technician mandated scope of practice guidelines.

Job Requirements

Education Requirements:
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • A current Florida Board of Pharmacy Technician Registration, RPT; or to be obtained within first year of employment as a technician. Must complete state required continuing education requirement for registration  

Experience Requirements:        

  • 1 year of retail or mail-order pharmacy setting.

If this position sounds like a great match for your skills set and experience, please apply online now!

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Sanford, FL
  • Job Type: Sales
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 3/31/2017

About Us

About Adventist Health System

Who We Are

We are one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.

Who You Are

You are a compassionate, talented professional who wants to work in an environment where you can live out your faith and your values. You are excited about being part of a team that uses the latest technology and medical research to ensure patients receive quality care, but who also recognize that great care is always personal. You enjoy going out of your way to make each patient and their family feel special, and are passionate about guiding them toward optimal health.

Our Community

Our community is global and so is our reach. From coordinating medical mission trips in Ethiopia to planting school gardens in Florida, we are constantly seeking ways to go beyond hospital walls in improving the health of our communities. As a member of our team, you will be encouraged to use your talents in fun, meaningful ways that bring joy and healing to people around the world.

Our Mission

Part of this worldwide network, Adventist Health System was founded in 1973 to support and strengthen the Seventh-day Adventist health care organizations in the Southern and Southwestern regions of the United States. Today it is a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, comprised of 46 hospital campuses and nearly 77,000 employees.

Although separated by geography, each of our facilities is united by the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Today we continue the tradition of whole-person care by practicing and sharing CREATION Health, a blueprint for living a healthy, happy life based on the principles given in the Bible’s creation story: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal relationships, Outlook and Nutrition.

We provide comprehensive benefits, training and advancement opportunities. We care for our employees as well as we care for our patients.