Catholic Health Initiatives Certified Pharmacy Technician, Jewish Hospital in LOUISVILLE, Kentucky
Certified Pharmacy Technician, Jewish Hospital
Evenings, Part Time
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.
- Assists pharmacist in
providing pharmaceutical care to include (but not limited to):
a) Preparing, filling
and distributing medication
b) Screening phone
calls/orders and alerting the pharmacist to patient-specific data indicating
- Pre-packages tablets,
capsules and liquids into single-dose units. Prepares labels with medication
name, strength, lot number and expiration date.
- Obtains narcotics
from Pyxis vault. Prepares narcotics for rounds and files required paperwork.
Participates daily in narcotic audits on the units.
- Oversees and
troubleshoots Pyxis console
a) Communicates changes
to pharmacy staff
b) Serves as liaison
between Pyxis and Pharmacy
Pyxis security, adding and deleting users
d) Trains staff on
system changes and upgrades
e) Notifies vendor/CHI
of system problems
f) Maintains adequate
levels of stock drugs in Pyxis dispensing system on nursing units
- Prepare IV
medications under the supervision of the pharmacist
a) Prepares IV
admixtures, TPNs, chemotherapy IVs, IV piggybacks, and syringes.
b) Utilizes aseptic
technique in the preparation of all sterile products.
c) Performs end-product
testing quality assurance
d) Documents completed
work by initialing all labels/logs/etc as required.
e) Completes IV room
re-certification process by assigned deadline.
f) Cleans and documents
g) Credits to the
patient and restock usable IVs returned to the inpatient pharmacy.
h) Inventories and
orders selected supplies.
i) Follows the
ordering/restocking system to stock/restock IV room medications and supplies.
j) Prepares and
appropriately labels stock sterile products.
k) Coordinates the
supply of investigational products.
- Repackages and labels
bulk oral solid and liquid drugs into unit-dose form under pharmacist
supervision. Reconstitutes drugs and prepares compounds under pharmacist
- 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
- Performs monthly
patient care area inspections and reports as assigned by the manager.
- Completes charges/credits
daily for billing.
- Checks and restocks
patient care and special care stock supplies (i.e. emergency drugs to crash
carts and heart carts) under pharmacist supervision.
- Performs duties in
documented accordance with requirements of all regulatory and governing bodies.
Mandatory education from a system and department level is completed.
- Maintains work areas
and equipment/utensils in a neat, clean, and orderly appearance.
- Performs other duties
as assigned by management.
Education /Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):
Registered as pharmacy technician with the
State Board of Pharmacy Examiners.
national certification. Certification not required for second year pharmacy
students and/or licensed pharmacy interns.
Experience(required and preferred):
One year pharmacy
tech experience preferred.
Job Clinical Support
Primary Location KENTUCKY-LOUISVILLE-JEWISH HOSP 200 ABRAHAM FLEXNER
Daily Schedule 2
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 64
Weekends Required Occasional
Req ID: 2018-R0158086