Pharmacy Technician - PRN

Description

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.

• 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 1 year of hospital experience.
  • IV Certified

Education Required

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

Additional Information

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) preferred.
  •  Registered Pharmacy Technician in State of Texas
  •  IV Certification.
  • Current CPR certification