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.
Downers Grove, IL
General hours: M-F, 7:00 - 4:00 and on average 2 weekends
(Saturdays) a month rotation. When a Saturday is
worked, hours within the week are adjusted accordingly .
High School Graduate.
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
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
Must have high attention to detail and demonstrates ability to
work independently, maintain confidentiality, and take
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
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.
This job description indicates the general nature and level of
work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be
required to perform other related duties.
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.
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 and techniques based
on specialized sk
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