Catholic Health Initiatives Pharmacy Tech (Certified), PRN, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in LOUISVILLE, Kentucky

Pharmacy Tech (Certified), PRN, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital

Description

Days, PRN

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

2.

Pre-packages

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

medication name, strength, lot number and expiration date.

3.

Obtains

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

paperwork. Participates daily in narcotic audits on the units.

4.

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

5.

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.

6.

Repackages

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

pharmacist supervision. Reconstitutes drugs and prepares compounds under

pharmacist supervision.

7.

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.

8.

Performs

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

9.

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 (requiredand preferred):

One

year pharmacy tech experience preferred.

Join us at KentuckyOne Health, andbecome a part of our faith-based health system.

Job Clinical Support

Primary Location KENTUCKY-LOUISVILLE-ST. MARY AND ELIZABETH HOSP.

Daily Schedule 1

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0155365