Pharmacy Technician

Our very own Pharmacy on the ship, enables us to prepare and dispense over-the-counter and prescription medications directly to our patients and Crew.

Department

Hospital Support Services

Commitment

Min. 8 weeks

Department

Hospital Support Services

Commitment

Min. 3 Months

About this Role

 

The Pharmacy Technician works under the direction of the Senior Pharmacist to provide pharmacy services, ensuring safe, effective, and cost-effective use of drugs. Additionally you will help manage stock and distribution to individuals and work areas. This position may also be filled by a pharmacist.

What You Will Contribute

• Assist in daily functions of the pharmacy on the Global Mercy

• Prepare and aid in dispensing over-the-counter and prescription medications

• Resupply work areas on a regular basis and assist in maintaining accurate/current inventory and usage figures for each of the work areas.

• Alert Senior Pharmacist of any noticeable change in usage patterns that threaten sufficient stock levels

• Attend and participate in all Hospital receptions, devotions and meetings as needed

• Support other departmental filling roles in ever-changing staffing levels and field service rotations, in a time of need.

 

For This Role, You Will Need

• To be supportive of Mercy Ships mission and vision, and committed to its core values

• Experience as pharmacy technician in home country (certification preferred but not required)

• Computer skills essential to perform this role, including proficiency in Outlook and Excel. Knowledge of PDX, Omnicell, or Sea Care software are beneficial

• The ablility to move heavy boxes of medications and irrigation/IV fluids from off-site storage or shipments into the Pharmacy

• A self-starter, servant leadership mentality, detail-oriented and accurate, able to work collaboratively with integrity and accountability and respond to requests and obtain information in a timely manner.

• To live in and contribute to community life, requiring stable and healthy interpersonal skills, flexible and sensitive to language & cultural diversity 

• Fluency in verbal and written English.

Full job description available upon request.