Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, located on Chicago’s North Side, is one of the state’s largest, most comprehensive nonprofit medical centers. Illinois Masonic Medical Center offers a wide range of medical specialties and is nationally recognized for its medical expertise, use of the most innovative technologies and dedication to patient safety, quality and service. A commitment to community, medical education and ongoing clinical research affirms our mission of providing patients the highest quality care in Chicagoland, as illustrated by our many honors, including being named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics.
Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Pharmacy Cancer Center
Pharmacy Technician Specialist
Libertyville, IL Fulltime-Perm
Position Requirements: Education Required: High School Graduate. Experience Required: Typically requires 3 years of experience in providing services as a Pharmacy Technician having exposure with sterile product compounding, IV medication preparation and/or operating room services. Demonstrates proficiency and knowledge of complex pharmaceutical equipment and techniques. Demonstrates accurate admixture/dilution of chemotherapy following hospital policy and procedure. Demonstrates practical knowledge of handling of controlled substances with proper accountability, record keeping requirements, and operation of C~11 Safe. Knowledge of medications and their properties. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Possess strong mathematical skills. Exceptional customer service, problem resolution and process development skills. Must have high attention to detail and demonstrates ability to work independently, maintain confidentiality, and take initiative. Proficient computer skills including experience with prescription processing software (PDX or similar software), Microsoft office applications, electronic health information records, and electronic mail. Previous experience in billing third~party insurance. Pharmacy Technician certification (CPhT) issued by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Must be able to stand up majority of the workday. Will occasionally lift and carry up to 10 lbs, and rarely lift and carry up to 25 lbs. Lifts, carries and/or pushes/pulls various items (bags, boxes, carts, etc.) while utilizing proper technique. Must have functional speech, vision, and hearing. Will be exposed to chemical hazards therefore, must have the ability to wear protective clothing as needed. Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.
Purpose: Provides high level patient care services a majority of the time which includes, but is not limited to, medication history collection, IV therapies, chemotherapy preparation, dispensary operations, specialty drug therapies, and/or operating room pharmacy services. Acts as a system resource for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and support staff inquiring about the feasibility and possibilities associated with prescribing and dispensing complex and compounded products.
Accountabilities: Performs services and functions within assigned area(s) where complex pharmaceutical processes require the utilization of advanced skills and knowledge beyond those obtained as a Pharmacy Tech. Works in atypical environments such as sterile compounding and IV labs, operating rooms, or medication history. Under the supervision of the pharmacist, performs a variety of the following based on the primary environment compounds prescription medication requiring the calculation of appropriate concentrations and amount of ingredients, compounds both non~cytotoxic and cytotoxic doses and prepares IV admixtures in the sterile IV lab, dispenses and monitors appropriate concentrations and dosages of medication(s) in the operating room. Operates appropriate equipment and utilizes technology to build compounding products in prescription processing software, maintains and creates compounding logs and records, utilizes aseptic technique appropriate for a laminar flow hood, and compiles accurate and complete medication lists under the guidance of licensed pharmacist, registered nurse or provider. Offers quality or process improvement ideas.
About Advocate Health Care
Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.