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Pharmacy Tech- Nexus Specialty Hospital- Shenandoah, TX

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the supervision of the Director Pharmacy, the Pharmacy Technician will fill routine orders for unit dose, prepare pre-packaged pharmaceuticals per demand and demonstrate proficiency in delivering care to assigned age-specific patient population.

JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Demonstrates ability to effectively work with Administration team and nursing staff.
• Review and provide cost analysis for medications on pre-admission evaluations.
• Ensures medications are available upon admission.
• Follows procedures to order medications via the wholesaler / vendor to include, but not limited to: Ordering on-contract / least expensive; reconcile and sign invoice upon receipt.
• Reads and interprets physician orders.
• Manipulates pharmaceuticals in preparation for dispensing.
• Exhibits appropriate usage of equipment necessary for compounding, preparing, labeling, and dispensing drugs.
• Maintains Pyxis according to best practice to include, but not limited to: stocking appropriate quantities, checking expiration dates; rotating stock; loading medications; establishing par levels; checking return bin; resolving discrepancies.
• Processes orders, prepares and monitors the use and administration of medication therapies in the hospital as required by applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with accepted standards of practice.
• Maintains a clean, organized pharmacy at all times.
• Counts, packages, and labels unit doses for inspection by pharmacist and fills routine orders for non-prescription pharmaceuticals.
• Assists pharmacist as directed including filling orders, preparing labels, and computer related work.
• Assists with IV preparation and delivery. Follows USP 797 / best practice guidelines.
• Logs controlled drugs delivered to the pharmacy, puts away and rotates stock as needed. Completes / signs DEA 222 form upon receipt. Completes / signs all Pyxis reports to include, but not limited to: discrepancies; delivery, return, and refill.
• Prepares and makes deliveries to patient units and ancillary departments.
• Checks for bulk items in blue-bin or refrigerator for refill.
• Removes medications from patient blue bins / refrigerator upon patient discharge.
• Reconciles IV’s and medications not administered before printing IV batch.
• Reconciles any medications not given via Refill list.
• Maintains department records, reports, and files as required to include, but not limited to: temperature logs in Pharmacy and Nursing stations; IV hood cleaning; controlled substance use; discrepancy reports.
• Presents ideas to improve services and efficiencies.
• Prints and distributes daily Pyxis reports to appropriate departments / individuals.
• Performs monthly medication area inspections.
• Processes recall notices.
• Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to pharmacy.
• Communicates and collaborates with other clinical service departments to achieve cohesion and effectiveness.
• Participates in monthly staff meetings to ensure appropriate information is reported and communicated.
• Communicates operational concerns and needs to the Director Pharmacy, when necessary.
• Ensures there are no “unknown” drug descriptions in Pyxis.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

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Job Requirements

Experience

• Prefer one (1) year of hospital experience.
• IV Certified

Skills

• Registered Pharmacy Technician in State of Texas
• Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPht) preferred
• IV Certification
• Current AHA Healthcare BLS/CPR certification

Education Required

• High School or equivalent.
• Certified Pharmacy Technician with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.