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Early Career Transition Associate (ECTA) - PNC/UPMC Mercy Partner Up Program

Description

The Early Career Transition Associate (ECTA) is a role intended for the PNC Partner Up program!


The following positions are the three options to choose from:


Pharmacy Assistant: 

The Pharmacy Assistant provides pharmaceutical care to patients within the UPMC Health System by primarily assisting with the organization, stocking, and distribution of medications while under the direct supervisor of a licensed pharmacist. The Pharmacy Assistant services are provided in compliance with Department of Health, The Joint Commission, and State Board of Pharmacy regulations.

Transporter: 

The Transporter performs safe and efficient transport of patients and items to and from nursing units and other departments in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Food Service Host/Hostess: 

The Food Service Host is responsible for ensuring guest satisfaction with food service utilizing customer service skills. Delivers and serves nutritionally appropriate and attractive meals in a timely manner. Practices appropriate food handling techniques and food safety procedures in all aspects of job.   

 

Responsibilities:

 

Pharmacy Assistant:

  • Distribution: Develop and maintain positive and productive service relationship during medication distribution process.
  • Distribution: Participate in the distribution of medication including medication cassettes, emergency medication carts and the delivery of controlled substances per department policy and state and federal requirements. 
  • Distribution: Retrieve medications that have been discontinued and return (and credits if necessary) them to the appropriate pharmacy area. 
  • Filling: Assist in filling medication orders through correct labeling, counting and stocking practices.  Initial and date products as required. 
  • Filling: Assist in the preparation of the proper oral medications for the correct patient for administration at the appropriate time.  Use proper technique in the preparation of medications.General: 
  • Develop and maintain a clean, organized, and adequately stocked work environment.
  • General: Ensure that all medications in all areas have been safely and securely stored according to Department of Health, The Joint Commission, and State Board of Pharmacy regulations.
  • General: Maintain all pertinent documentation as required. This includes eye wash logs, refrigerator logs, perpetual inventory logs etc.
  • General: Practice appropriate hand hygiene both in the pharmacy and in the units. 
  • General: Provide and received information (via telephone, person-to-person, or written) to hospital personnel, patients and visitors.  Refer all drug information questions to Staff Pharmacists.
  • General: Use computer skills to process and maintain all patient information and records. 
  • General: comply with Federal and State laws such as HIPAA, regulations such as OSHA, and PBM contracting requirements such as FWA and CMS.
  • General: finalize sales using cash register, follow proper cash handling policies and procedures

 

Transporter:

  • Deliver supplies, equipment, and other materials to the patient units, and other designated areas in a safe, timely, and accurate manner.
  • Delivers supplies, equipment, medication and other materials to the patient units, and other designated areas in a safe, timely, and accurate manner.
  • Ensures that a handoff of medication occurs with the nurse.

 

Food Service Host/Hostess:

  • Adheres to department procedures regarding the operation of all food service equipment. 
  • Adheres to hand hygiene and infection control procedures on a consistent basis when interacting with customers.
  • Communicates customer complaints and concerns effectively with other health care team members. 
  • Displays customer service skills when responding to meal service requests, resulting in a satisfied customer. 
  • Distributes and collects menus from patients; obtains selected menus from patients according to departmental procedures. 
  • Performs sanitation for assigned work area in accordance with departmental procedures and health department guidelines.
  • Serves meals within established timeframes, adhering to departmental standards for appearance, food quality, and temperature control.
  • Serves patient meal tray using the designated department script, to include proper patient

 


Qualifications

Pharmacy Assistant:

  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent required. 
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire. 

 

 

Transporter:

  • HS Diploma/GED or one year previous job experience required in lieu of HS Diploma/GED.  
  • Requires the ability to follow written and verbal instructions in order to successfully complete Transport duties and the ability to use Transport equipment.  
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored or may transport medications when they transport patients.  
  • Transportation of medication is limited from one department to another.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Food Service Host:

  • HS Diploma/GED OR 1 YR previous job experience required in lieu of HS Diploma/GED

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