Company: STG International
Posted on: June 14, 2019
STG International is accepting resumes of qualified candidates for
the Pharmacy Technician position to work full-time providing
medical care to detainees in custody in support of ICE Health
Service Corps at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Medical
Facility. STG International is in an active bidding process for
this position which is contingent upon STG International, Inc.
being awarded the contract.
The ICE Health Services Corps (IHSC) exists within the
organizational structure of the United
States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and
(ERO) under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security
(DHS). The United States
Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Officers, civil
service staff and contractors comprise the healthcare professionals
working together to provide quality healthcare services.
IHSC serves as the medical experts for ICE for detainee health
IHSC s mission is to provide medical care to maintain the health of
individuals in the custody of
ICE through an integrated health care delivery system, based on
nationally recognized correctional, detention and residential
health care standards. The Agency is committed to providing
healthcare services to protect the nation s health, reduce global
disease and provide medical support for the law enforcement mission
of the safe apprehension, enforcement and removal of detained
individuals involved in immigration proceedings. IHSC is committed
to ensuring a system of care that is ethical, responsible, and
accountable through rigorous surveillance and monitoring
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Performs all duties related to preparation and dispensing of
* Provides direct care to patients within discipline Scope of
Practice and performs functions in accordance with current accepted
practice, licensure, certification, credentialing and or granted
* Provides treatment of persons throughout the life span as
appropriate to discipline and facility setting.
* May be expected to respond to and or coordinate response to
* Reads individual prescriptions and determines the name of the
drug, strength, and dosage of drugs to be dispensed. Correlates
instructions on the prescription with pharmacy policy limitations
and notes such on the prescription.
* Sets up prescriptions by obtaining the correct drug stock,
counting the correct amount of medication, and placing this
medication in smaller containers. After the prescription has been
filled, all contents and the label are set aside in order for a
final check by a pharmacist.
* Consults with the Clinical Services Manager or clinical
pharmacist directly to clarify a prescription problem. This
indicates that the technician has the knowledge and experience to
recognize a problem in which a physician or a pharmacist must be
contacted to clarify or change a medication order.
* Required to use judgment and experience to determine when a
pharmacist is to be immediately alerted to a therapeutic
* When the technician is asked to act on dispensing instructions
from a prescription, they can act and prioritize the requests.
* The technician has sufficient experience with the type of
requests and their critical nature to be able to know when to
proceed and when to immediately alert a pharmacist for
* Sets up medications needed for new orders and arranges for a
pharmacist to check all preceding steps.
* Receives supplies and checks receipts against requisitions.
* Checks for shortages, breakage, deterioration and expiration
dates. Discrepancies found are reported to the pharmacist.
* Performs computer entry of vouchers or invoices into various
program applications for monitoring pharmacy expenditures and
generating reports. Determines appropriate stock levels as well as
the critical nature of different drugs and the consequences of
being short on these supplies.
* Consults with a pharmacist to prevent inventory problems and
prepares requisitions accordingly.
* Withdraws outdated drugs, determines proper disposition
(destruction or credit returns) and prepares necessary paper work
to initiate proper action.
* Places supply orders through mandatory government and
non-government sources, which include data entry into computer
applications for figuring the total dollar value and generating a
quarterly report, and determine the kind of packaging and shipping
required for such items.
* Makes necessary changes to quantities requested depending on
stock levels to avoid total depletion and notifies a pharmacist of
any discrepancies found in the requisition.
* Packages bulk drugs, which include liquids, tablets, capsules,
ointments and creams, etc. into specific quantities and various
* Operates various types of equipment such as tablet and capsule
counting machines and labeling machines.
* Records all prepackage information including lot number,
expiration date, manufacturer, current date, initials (incumbent),
and sets them aside for final check by a registered pharmacist.
* On a daily basis checks the medicine cabinet and all areas of the
clinic where night pharmacy service is available. Responsible for
refilling any missing pharmacy drugs or supply items used during
* Inspects and logs the temperature of all refrigerators that
contain any type of pharmaceutical reports problems.
* As directed, or in conjunction with a pharmacist, conducts
orientations, for new staff, to pharmacy policy and practice within
* Keeps staff appraised of changes in protocols, drug recalls, etc.
that may affect patient safety.
* Utilizes a personal computer to enter and tabulate data for the
monthly workload record.
* Manipulates data spreadsheet software in order to provide
statistical analysis of the workload. Prepares quarterly reports,
which identify trends in usage, peculiarities, and
* Collects daily as required or works with a pharmacist to provide
workload data, tabulates onto workload sheets, prepares figures for
entry into a statistical program, and enters data into that
* Is familiar with the statistical program that has been designed
specifically for this location as well as others for basic
spreadsheet capabilities and uses standard techniques.
* Is fully familiar with all aspects of the program to include
adding new patients, doctors, and drugs to the databases as well as
editing prescriptions and querying the program for data related to
drug usage and workload statistics.
* Adds new patients to the pill line and updates current patients
when orders are renewed.
* Prepares computer generated medication administration record
(MAR) for patients on the pill line.
* Adds new patients to the Isoniazid tuberculosis prophylaxis
directly observed therapy (DOT) list (if separate from the regular
* Clean equipment and work areas in the pharmacy.
* Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program
policies and position.
* Maintains functional proficiency and ease of use utilizing
electronic health records as required by, and appropriate to,
* Completes and passes all discipline specific competencies
testing, initially and annually.
* Completes all initial, annual and ad hoc training as
* Maintains patient confidentiality, and confidentiality of medical
records, in compliance with the Privacy Act and HIPAA regulations
in all work activities.
* Adheres to, and maintains awareness of, IHSC Policies,
Procedures, Directives, Operational Memoranda and accreditation
standards as prescribed by ICE/IHSC.
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