Catholic Health Initiatives Certified Pharmacy Tech,Pharmacy, Jewish Hospital, Days, PRN in LOUISVILLE, Kentucky
Certified Pharmacy Tech,Pharmacy, Jewish Hospital, 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
I. Essential Functions
- 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
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
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
- 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.
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.
- Repackages and
labels bulk oral solid and liquid drugs into unit-dose form under pharmacist
supervision. Reconstitutes drugs and prepares compounds under pharmacist
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.
- 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.
II. KentuckyOne HealthCore Expectations
Health, we expect all our employees to live the values of Reverence, Integrity,Compassion and Excellence at work by:
- Honoring and caring for the dignity of all persons in mind, body, and
Ensuring the highest quality of care for those we serve
Working together as a team to achieve our goals
Improving continuously by listening, and asking for and responding to
Seeking new and better ways to meet the needs of those we serve
Using our resources wisely
Understanding how each of our roles contributes to the success of
III. Core JobCompetencies
Skills,Knowledge or Abilities .
- Knowledge of the standards, techniques and tools
relating to pharmaceutical patient care.
- Knowledge of the regulatory requirements applicable to
pharmaceutical patient care.
- Knowledge of the standards, procedures and tools
relating to an automated medication distribution system.
- Ability to mix oral powders and compounded drugs and to
prepare intravenous admixture and other parental drugs.
- Ability to understand and use/apply I.V. admixture,
automated distribution systems, outpatient services and decentralized
- Knowledge of mathematical functions, including
addition, subtraction, multiplication, basic algebra and calculations.
- Knowledge of the sources and availability of
medications, bio-technology products, pharmaceutical supplies and equipment
and related items.
- Ability to understand and apply standards, procedures
and techniques to the work assignment.
- Ability to identify and resolve discrepancies in a
timely and effective manner.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships as required by the duties of the position.
conversational English is required in order that the individual be able to
take direction from management, understand how to complete job tasks,
communicate adequately with patients and co-workers as necessary, understand
and follow safety guidelines, and organizational policies.
- Ability to use office equipmentand automated systems/applications/ software at an acceptable level.
Education /Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):
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.
- For those hired after November 14, 2016, KentuckyOne Health
will verify education required by the position, through primary source
verification, prior to beginning employment. Education verification will also
include the collection of a high school diploma or equivalent, transcript, or
other written validation of education.
Demonstrates acommitment to service, organization values and professionalism throughappropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
Adheres to andexhibits our core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for allcreation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God andacknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty andsincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in theirsorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of thehuman community. Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continuallysurpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
Maintainsconfidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
Adheres toorganizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
Workscollaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
Demonstratesexceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians,patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health carecommunity.
CatholicHealth Initiatives and its organizations are Equal OpportunityEmployersCBKYONE
Primary Location KENTUCKY-LOUISVILLE-JHHS - JEWISH HOSPITAL
Daily Schedule 1
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0
Weekends Required Occasional
Req ID: 2017-R0116047