Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.
The Department of Pharmacy at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Pharmacy Assistant, Outpatient/Retail. The successful candidate will:
Assist Pharmacists in preparing and distributing medications, maintaining drug inventory and maintaining patient records as directed by the Associate Director of Pharmacy; enter all medication orders for verification.
Order, receive, and stock inventory from medication distributor daily; repack bulk pharmaceuticals.
Participate in inventory functions, such as conducting routine expired drug checks, including, but not limited to, to recall removal with communication to the Pharmacist.
Demonstrate competency in restocking, unloading, refilling, and discrepancy resolution; prioritizes work to ensure completion of all task prior to end of shift.
Maintain sanitary and orderly conditions; clean and maintain equipment with proper documentation in logs as per policy and procedures.
Utilize several information systems and interact with service providers, patients and family member while documenting call activity.
Process prescription refills and new orders, to include: obtaining appropriate information from patient, refill confirmation when appropriate, review pending refills with the supervising Pharmacist, generate refill documentation, and process third party claim adjudication.
Provide one stop resolution, demonstrating excellent customer service and problem-solving skills.
Dispense the required drug information paperwork for each prescription at point of sale, and offer counseling by a Pharmacist.
Deliver discharge medication to patient bedside through the meds-to-beds program, as needed.
Maintain competence required for current position; if PTCB certified at the time of hire, maintain certification in good standing; complete all ongoing education and training as assigned by the department.
Contribute to the organization’s overall process improvement activities; demonstrate critical thinking skills in identifying and analyzing problems and recommending solutions; demonstrate competency of all department policies and procedures.
Promote a culture of safety as it relates to identifying safety and security risks proactively, and working to prevent injuries and/or harm to patients, visitors, or members of the SUNY Downstate community; observe the patient safety goals and commit to safe behavior and standards.
Interact with others in a positive and friendly manner; adhere to patient experience philosophy and customer service standards; represent SUNY Downstate in a positive manner, focusing on institutional core values, which drive innovation and discovery, respect of people, service to community; value integrity and embrace diversity and inclusion.
Demonstrate sensitivity to patient/family special needs, and be accountable for addressing each special need (unique personal history, physical limitations, belief system, language, communication style, literacy, health status).
Use ethical principles to guide decision and actions; recognize the value of each individual within a diverse and multicultural environment; treats others with respect and dignity.
Demonstrate/model effective communication skills when interacting with customers, visitors, patients and co-workers; give and accepts constructive feedback; welcome and assist with orientation of new staff.
Candidates must fulfill one of the following in order to meet minimum qualifications:
New York State Pharmacy Technician License and National Pharmacy Technician Certification.
National Pharmacy Technician Certification plus 6-months of Pharmacy Technician experience, and New York State Pharmacy Technician license within 6-months.
1-year of Pharmacy Technician experience (or successful completion of a military or other accredited Pharmacy Technician training program). Will be required to receive the National Pharmacy Technician Certification within 18-months of hire and New York State Pharmacy Technician License within 6-months of national certification.
Strong ability to work independently.
Proficient computer skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other basic programs.
Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 20 pounds frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly in order to move objects.
Fluency in Creole or Spanish.
Variable Days; Variable Hours
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
An approved COVID-19 vaccination.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at email@example.com.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.