Pharmacy Messenger Pipeline (multiple positions and shifts)

Sep 01, 2021
Oct 06, 2021
Full Time
Under the direct supervision of the Pharmacy Technician Supervisor and Pharmacy Leadership, the Messenger assists in routing and delivering dispensed/prepared medications using the most efficient means possible. Will carry out various distributive and communicative functions for patient care areas, such as notification that meds need to be routed to various units, circulating medications from one unit to another when required, etc. Will also assist the pharmacists and technicians in procedural areas for packaging, maintaining the cleanliness of medication delivery systems, equipment, and devices, distribution of floor stock, and clerical record-keeping duties. The Messenger is expected to perform all functions/duties efficiently and to comply with all regulatory bodies and requirements including HIPAA, DC Law, JCAHO and Hospital Policy and Procedures.


Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED

Minimum Work Experience
1 year

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Previous experience as a pharmacy messenger highly preferred (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Decision Making and Judgment -Professional competence and common sense.
Equipment -Basic knowledge of computer applications (i.e. MS Word, E-mail, etc.).
Physical - ability to lift up to 30 pounds and stand and walk for long periods of time.
Ability to work in a distribution type of environment.

Functional Accountabilities

1. Deliver medications to patient care areas as needed within established specified timeframes using elevators, stairs, etc.
2. Assist the pharmacists and technicians, according to assignment, to include: stocking and maintaining medications, and supply inventory par levels in all work areas, as well as in drug carts.
3. Assist with delivering and packaging medication as directed, often in emergent situations requiring expediency, accuracy, etc.
4. Remain abreast of departmental communications via emails, staff meeting minutes, hospital intranet, and distributed literature.
5. Comply with all regulatory bodies and requirements including HIPAA, DC Law, JCAHO, and Hospital / Departmental Policy and Procedures.

Customer Service
1. Perform duties under the auspices of CNMC values 3 C's (Commitment, Connection, and Compassion)
2. Display friendly, helpful behavior and sensitivity to the needs of patients, visitors, and coworkers
3. Treat others with consideration, courtesy, and respect; demonstrate judgement and tact when dealing with others
4. Perform duties willingly and with initiative
5. Remain calm and continue to work effectively in stressful situations
6. Demonstrate appearance and hygiene appropriate to the delivery of quality service.
7. Communicate effectively with patients, visitors, and coworkers specific to age and level of development
8. Cooperate with other CNMC departments or work groups
9. Demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences
1. Foster mature professional relationships with fellow employees

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility 1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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