Pharmacy Technician at FCI Danbury

Location: Danbury, CT, United States
Date Posted: 07-19-2018
GHG is seeking Pharmacy Technicians for an available contract opportunity to provide services to individuals who are under the custody and care of the Federal Bureau of Prisons within a secure correctional environment. 
Available Position: Two (2) Pharmacy Technicians

Place of Performance: Services will be performed in the Health Services Department of the FCI, 33 ½ Pembroke Station, Route 37, Danbury, CT, 06811

Facility Information:  FCI Danbury is a low security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp. Inmate Gender: Female offenders. Population: 309 inmates.

Work Schedule: Each Pharmacy Technician contractor will normally work eight (1) hours per day, 5 days per week, excluding Federal Holidays. Work hours will be at a time mutually agreed upon between the contractor and the Health Services Administrator or their designees. These hours may be adjusted to meet the needs of the institution. The Pharmacy Technician contractors shall not normally exceed 40 hours per week each.

Period of Performance:  This is a five (5) years contract (a one year base performance period and four additional one year performance periods at the unilateral discretion of the Government).

Basic Scope of Work (includes but it is not limited to): The Pharmacy Technician will provide services for inmate patients referred to them by the Health Services Department at the Federal Correctional Institution.  Services rendered shall be professional in nature, provided consistent with community standards of care.  The Pharmacy Technician shall adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local regulations during the performance of duties.   
Services will include the following: 
(1) Maintenance of BEMR (bureau electronic medical records) clinic.
(2) Contractor shall make medical record entries (on forms provided by the institution medical staff) that provide all information pertaining to the services rendered.  This includes record keeping, management of reports and communication of reports to health care providers. 
(3) The clerical assignments can include: Answering phones,sorting mail, Inventory and other duties assigned.
(4) Reporting any problems arising in regards to pharmacy technician services to the COR or the Health Services Administrator.
(5) Assisting with distribution and administration of medication under direct one to one supervision in the pharmacy.
(6) Perform other duties assigned by Health care providers, HSA, & Administrative staff to assist with performing health care functions.

The clinical responsibilities can include:
(1) Reading and interpreting prescriptions and medication orders written by medical staff, selection and retrieval of medications of correct strength and dosage from prescribed, transcribing prescription data to labels using typewriters or computer systems, preparing prescriptions for review by a BOP/Public Health Service (PHS) Pharmacist prior to dispensing, and giving pertinent patient instructions when appropriate. 
(2) The Pharmacy Technicians will not fill, issue and/or deal in any way with DEA controlled substances.
(3) The Pharmacy Technicians will not administer medication to inmates (conduct pill line), but may distribute medications to inmates after receiving training. 
(4) Pharmacy Technicians will assist the Pharmacist in ensuring the only medications listed in the approved BOP Formulary are dispensed ad will ensure that request for Non-Formulary medications are initiated and submitted to the Pharmacist for approval. 
(5) Pharmacy Technicians should be proficient in maintaining adequate inventories of all medications and medical supplies and preparing the proper paperwork for replenishment of inventory, as well as maintaining an expiration date log to ensure that no outdated or expired stock remains in the inventory. 
(6) Pharmacy Technicians will assist in updating patient education literature, assisting in improvement of performance studies and also assist the Pharmacist in meeting policy guidelines for the inmates.
(7) Pharmacy Technicians will maintain cleanliness in the pharmacy, which may include such activities as cleaning the pharmacy area, returning medication to stock, properly disposing of medications, shredding paperwork, and other designated tasks.
(8) The Pharmacy Technicians will restock (or prepare medications for restocking) the electronic medication cabinet devices (Pyxis or OmniCell).
(9) Will prepare recommended supply lists to orders pharmaceuticals, maintain the pharmacy areas in a clean and orderly fashion, maintain stock of appropriate forms utilized in the pharmacy department, and shall, in the absence of the Pharmacist, maintain the Pharmacy operation, within guidelines governing the duties of Pharmacy Technicians. 
(10) Prescriptions must be reviewed by a Pharmacist prior to dispensing to the inmate population. 
(11) Pharmacy Technicians should be able to accurately input and process minimum of 25 prescriptions per hour.

The minimum qualifications for pharmacy technicians are:
Experience: Minimum of six to twelve months experience in respective specialty, preferred.
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent AND documented technical training as a Pharmacy Technician.
Licensure: Not Required
Certification: Must have a Pharmacy Technician Certification  (CPhT) and Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
Citizenship: Must be a US citizen.

Ana Rowling
Recruiter Manager
2151 Linglestown Road, Suite 180 ‚óŹ Harrisburg, PA 17110
Inquiries about this position must be sent by email.
GHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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