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SIDRA3168 - Pharmacy Technician – Ambulatory Services

Department: Pharmacy Div
Division: Outpatient Clinic Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 30-Sep-2018
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Once fully operational by mid-2018, Sidra Medicine will handle 275,000 outpatient appointments, 11,000 procedures, 100,000 emergency attendances and deliver over 9,000 babies per year, adding capacity to a rapidly growing population and delivering world-class specialist care.

The hospital will include 10 operating theatres, 400 beds, 100 percent single rooms with a private bathroom, a birthing center and an emergency department.

Department Profile & Job Summary:

Department Profile:

The Department of Pharmacy provides world class pharmaceutical care to a diverse patient base of women and children of both local and international origin. Our expert staff is dedicated to the provision of world class specialized pediatric and maternal health pharmaceutical care in an empathetic and caring clinical environment.  We provide the highest level of care in both inpatient and ambulatory settings in a 400 bed facility utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and technologies.

Job Summary:

The Pharmacy Technician – Ambulatory Services is responsible for assisting the pharmacists in the preparation and distribution of drugs, medications, and intravenous admixtures.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Maintains sufficient inventory of material supplies and equipment for performance of duties and reports shortage of materials to supervisor in a timely manner
  • Assists the pharmacist in preparation and dispensing of medications and ensures that the medications are prepared accurately under the supervision of a pharmacist
  • Calculates and compounds the ingredients required to prepare extemporaneous preparations under pharmacist supervision
  • Performs dosage calculations for medication orders and undertakes multiple checks on prepared medications
  • Complies with local rules and regulations in regard to pharmacy activities, including but not limited to preparation, labeling and delivery of medication and other pharmaceutical supplies 
  • Follows appropriate procedures for dispensing medication prescriptions, as applicable
  • Maintains the required records of dispensing medication
  • Follows proper aseptic technique and intravenous room procedures in preparation of intravenous admixtures
  • Assists in the inspections of nursing units to ensure safe and secure storage of medications
  • Operates and maintains pharmaceutical equipment according to policies and procedures
  • Conducts checks and calibration of equipment as required. Recognizes, reports and advises on discrepancies in performance and initiate remedial action in the light of this information
  • Ensures that the equipment is used in the correct manner to obtain optimal results
  • Informs supervisor of equipment malfunction and/or need for repair
  • Maintains cleanliness of equipment taking into consideration general organization hygienic and sterilization rules and regulations
  • Participates in the medication distribution process as applicable
  • Provides drug information and education resources for patients, students, colleagues, medical and nursing staff, and other healthcare professionals
  • Responds to incidents, adverse drug reactions, medication errors, and report appropriately
  • Performs shift duties as assigned, including weekends and public holidays
  • Ensures safe and competent use of equipment, patient appliances and aids in their service area
  • Reports all  incidents and complaints  at service level immediately for appropriate action to be taken, as per organization’s policy
  • Ensures that medications are stored appropriately and securely and maintains proper storage conditions
  • Ensures internal and external quality controls as applied in assigned service area are within the required parameters
  • Complies with all regulations for environmental safety and infection control, amongst others
  • Ensures patient confidentiality
  • Ensures implementation of medication management and use policies and procedures related to their service area
  • Complies with all regulatory, safety and quality control program and procedures for their service area as applicable, including but not limited to regulatory, licensing, accreditation standards, organizational policies and procedures, etc.
  • Participate in staff meetings, as assigned
  • Maintains professional knowledge by attending lectures, seminars or on-line education courses
  • Keeps abreast of all developments pertaining to pharmaceutical care and other specialty related matters
  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

Essential Requirements:
  • Vocational/Technical Education from an accredited school of Pharmacy
  • 2+ years  registered or licensed practice after completion of primary qualification as a Pharmacy Technician
  • Valid professional Pharmacy Technician Certifications and license in country of origin
  • Demonstrated to work in a detail oriented manner
  • Extensive knowledge of pharmacological terminology
  • Great attention to detail and carefulness
  • Outstanding customer service orientation
  • Expert in mathematical calculations
  • Proven ability to follow written instructions and specific directions
  • Flexibility in managing schedules
  • Good supply management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
Preferred Requirements:
  • Graduate of an accredited Pharmacy Technician program
Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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