Certified Pharmacy Tech - Retail Pharmacy
Company: CHI Saint Joseph Health
Posted on: November 10, 2019
Full Time, 7A-3:30P, Saint Joseph Hospital Job Summary / Purpose
Responsible for centralized compounding work using safe IV room
practices, large volume end-product batching (IVPB, syringes,
etc.), compounding total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and peripheral
parenteral nutrition (PPN), and end-product quality assurance.
Oversees Pyxis console. Performs the manual technical tasks
involved with the proper storage, distribution, packaging and
labeling of drugs, associated record keeping and patient charging
systems. Works under the supervision of a Registered Pharmacist.
Follows proper procedures for the operation of equipment and use of
supplies. Maintains and coordinates systems to ensure that
pharmacy operations run efficiently on a day-to-day basis.
Essential Key Job Responsibilities 1.
Assists pharmacist in
providing pharmaceutical care to include (but not limited to): 2.
Preparing, filling and
distributing medication 3.
calls/orders and alerting the pharmacist to patient-specific data
Pre-packages tablets, capsules and liquids into single-dose units.
Prepares labels with medication name, strength, lot number and
expiration date. 5.
Obtains narcotics from Pyxis vault. Prepares narcotics for rounds
and files required paperwork. Participates daily in narcotic audits
on the units. 6.
Oversees and troubleshoots Pyxis console 7.
Communicates changes to
pharmacy staff 8. Serves
as liaison between Pyxis and Pharmacy 9.
Manages Pyxis security,
adding and deleting users 10. Trains staff on
system changes and upgrades 11. Notifies
vendor/CHI of system problems 12. Maintains
adequate levels of stock drugs in Pyxis dispensing system on
nursing units 13. Prepare IV medications under
the supervision of the pharmacist 14. Prepares
IV admixtures, TPNs, chemotherapy IVs, IV piggybacks, and syringes.
15. Utilizes aseptic technique in the
preparation of all sterile products. 16.
Performs end-product testing quality assurance 17.
Documents completed work by initialing all
labels/logs/etc as required. 18. Completes IV
room re-certification process by assigned deadline. 19.
Cleans and documents as assigned. 20.
Credits to the patient and restock usable IVs
returned to the inpatient pharmacy. 21.
Inventories and orders selected supplies. 22.
Follows the ordering/restocking system to stock/restock IV room
medications and supplies. 23. Prepares and
appropriately labels stock sterile products. 24.
Coordinates the supply of investigational products. 25.
Repackages and labels bulk oral solid and liquid
drugs into unit-dose form under pharmacist supervision.
Reconstitutes drugs and prepares compounds under pharmacist
supervision. 26. Delivers medications, IV’s and
controlled substances on a daily basis to replenish inventory
levels. Requires interpretation and judgment to assure accurate and
practical inventory levels. 27. Performs monthly
patient care area inspections and reports as assigned by the
manager. 28. Completes charges/credits daily for
billing. 29. Checks and restocks patient care
and special care stock supplies (i.e. emergency drugs to crash
carts and heart carts) under pharmacist supervision. 30.
Performs duties in documented accordance with
requirements of all regulatory and governing bodies. Mandatory
education from a system and department level is completed. 31.
Maintains work areas and equipment/utensils in a
neat, clean, and orderly appearance. 32.
Performs other duties as assigned by management. 33.
Safe handling/disposal / packaging for Transport
of Pharmaceutical Waste/ Hazardous Materials/Bio- Hazardous
Regulated Medical Waste. 1) Completes the Resource Conservation
Recovery Act (RCRA) and Hazardous Waste education during employee
orientation. 2) Tri –annually education for the D.O.T training. 3)
is knowledgeable of the process for identifying the proper waste
stream and uses the appropriate container to dispose of waste. 4)
Knowledgeable regarding the process to contact the emergency
response coordinator for hazardous waste/pharmaceutical
release/spill clean-up. 34. Other Duties as
assigned by management. Required Education High School Diploma/GED
Required Licensure and Certification Registered as pharmacy
technician with the State Board of Pharmacy Examiners. PTCB
certification or Intern registration with the Kentucky Board
of Pharmacy. Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the standards, techniques and tools relating to
pharmaceutical patient care. Knowledge of the regulatory
requirements applicable to pharmaceutical patient care. Knowledge
of the standards, procedures and tools relating to an automated
medication distribution system. Ability to mix oral powders and
compounded drugs and to prepare intravenous admixture and other
parental drugs. Ability to understand and use/apply I.V. admixture,
automated distribution systems, outpatient services and
decentralized pharmacy services. Knowledge of mathematical
functions, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, basic
algebra and calculations. Knowledge of the sources and availability
of medications, bio-technology products, pharmaceutical supplies
and equipment and related items. Ability to understand and apply
standards, procedures and techniques to the work assignment.
Ability to identify and resolve discrepancies in a timely and
effective manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective
working relationships as required by the duties of the position.
Adequate conversational English is required in order that the
individual be able to take direction from management, understand
how to complete job tasks, communicate adequately with patients and
co-workers as necessary, understand and follow safety guidelines,
and organizational policies. Ability to use office equipment and
automated systems/applications/ software at an acceptable level.
PREFERRED Qualifications One year pharmacy tech experience
preferred Additional Information Requisition ID: 2019-R0257223
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job Market: CHI Saint Joseph Health
Keywords: CHI Saint Joseph Health, Lexington , Certified Pharmacy Tech - Retail Pharmacy, Other , Lexington, Kentucky
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