Certified Pharmacy Technician - West Campus (FT days)

 
Position: Certified Pharmacy Technician - West Campus (FT days)

Job ID: 153079

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: WC PHARMACY

Talent Area: Pharmacy

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7a - 3:30p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children in one of the city’s most rapidly growing communities in the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station, Texas. Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, our 515,007-square-foot hospital houses the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in the Greater West Houston area, four operating rooms, 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 46 acute care beds, advanced imaging services including MRI and CT scans, a neurophysiology sleep lab, a pathology lab and a full-scale pharmacy.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for a Certified Pharmacy Technician– someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll assist the pharmacist in the preparation, filling, and delivery of medications, and other tasks associated with dispensing. This role requires someone with excellent knowledge of current hospital and departmental standards for the handling of pharmaceuticals.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • 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
  • 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 timeframe standards
  • Maintains adequate stock of medications/supplies and follows procedures established for stock replacement
  • 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 pickup reminders to increase patient compliance
  • 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


Qualifications:

  • 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.)
  • Ability to operate equipment used in the preparation of sterile products
  • Two years of pharmacy technician experience and IV certification highly preferred


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