Catholic Health Initiatives Certified Pharmacy Technician, Jewish Hospital in LOUISVILLE, Kentucky

Certified Pharmacy Technician, Jewish Hospital

Description

Evenings, Part Time

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 Functions

  1. 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

  1. Pre-packages tablets,

capsules and liquids into single-dose units. Prepares labels with medication

name, strength, lot number and expiration date.

  1. Obtains narcotics

from Pyxis vault. Prepares narcotics for rounds and files required paperwork.

Participates daily in narcotic audits on the units.

  1. Oversees and

troubleshoots Pyxis console

a) Communicates changes

to pharmacy staff

b) Serves as liaison

between Pyxis and Pharmacy

c) Manages

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

  1. 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

as assigned.

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.

  1. Repackages and labels

bulk oral solid and liquid drugs into unit-dose form under pharmacist

supervision. Reconstitutes drugs and prepares compounds under pharmacist

supervision.

  1. 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.

  1. Performs monthly

patient care area inspections and reports as assigned by the manager.

  1. Completes charges/credits

daily for billing.

  1. Checks and restocks

patient care and special care stock supplies (i.e. emergency drugs to crash

carts and heart carts) under pharmacist supervision.

  1. Performs duties in

documented accordance with requirements of all regulatory and governing bodies.

Mandatory education from a system and department level is completed.

  1. Maintains work areas

and equipment/utensils in a neat, clean, and orderly appearance.

  1. Performs other duties

as assigned by management.

Qualifications

Education /Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):

High school/GED

Registered as pharmacy technician with the

State Board of Pharmacy Examiners.

PTCB

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