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We are on the hunt for a Certified Pharmacy Technician for our Specialty Pharmacy—someone who can thrive in a fast-paced hospital environment. In this position you’ll be asked to assist the pharmacist in the preparation, filling, and delivery of medications, and other tasks associated with dispensing. We need someone with excellent knowledge of current hospital and departmental standards for the handling of pharmaceuticals.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
•Assists the pharmacist in ensuring the appropriateness of medication doses by obtaining and entering patient information at the prescription intake window including weight, allergies, and other medications
•Performs cashiering according to policy and procedure as evidenced by lack of over/short; pulls overdue prescriptions for credit
•Assists the pharmacists in ensuring patients receive correct written medication information on all new prescriptions
•Pulls the correct medication required to fill prescriptions and orders as verified by the pharmacist and as documented by a lack of dispensing errors
•Legibly initials all doses and obtains pharmacist initial/final checks
•Ensures medications/prescriptions are checked by a pharmacist before distribution
•Follows aseptic technique and infection control in the preparation of sterile products. Insists other technicians and pharmacists practice aseptic technique and infection control.
•Completes annual re-certification and scores at least 90% on the aseptic technique/infection control skills and written exam as documented by a qualified observer
•Assigns dilution and expiration dating labels to medications according to department standards
•Ensures communication of extemporaneously compounded ambulatory prescriptions is relayed to Compounding & Repackaging area
•Ensures medications/prescriptions are processed and delivered within department time frame standards
•Maintains adequate stock of medications and supplies. Follows procedures established for stock replacement. Follows non-formulary procedures
•Ensures an environment that is clean, neat, and organized according to departmental standards
•Completes and properly documents Daily and Monthly Activity checklists including expired drug checking, cleaning assignments, area inspections, and ordering supplies and forms
•Ensures counseling refusals are properly documented
•Performs and documents medication refill and pick-up reminders to increase patient compliance
•Keeps immediate supervisor informed of issues
•Checks all available means of communication including e-mail and mailbox every shift
•Answers the phone within departmental standards and limits personal phone calls so as to not interfere with patient care or operations
•Maintains patient confidentiality as documented by lack of complaints and observation by manager
•Demonstrates initiative when opportunities are presented as evidenced by successful completion of projects
•Registration with the State Board of Pharmacy to work as a technician in Texas
•Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPht) by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
•Knowledge of current hospital and departmental standards for the handling of pharmaceuticals
•Strong math, reading, communication, and computer skills
•Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.)
•Must be able to operate equipment used in the preparation of sterile products
Highly Preferred Qualifications:
•Two years of pharmacy technician experience