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

Certified Pharmacy Tech, Pharmacy, Jewish Hospital


2nd Shift, Full-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

  • Assists pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical care to include (but not limited to):

o Preparing, filling and distributing medication

o 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

o Communicates changes to pharmacy staff

o Serves as liaison between Pyxis and Pharmacy

o Manages Pyxis security, adding and deleting users

o Trains staff on system changes and upgrades

o Notifies vendor/CHI of system problems

o Maintains adequate levels of stock drugs in Pyxis dispensing system on nursing units

  • Prepare IV medications under the supervision of the pharmacist

o Prepares IV admixtures, TPNs, chemotherapy IVs, IV piggybacks, and syringes.

o Utilizes aseptic technique in the preparation of all sterile products.

o Performs end-product testing quality assurance

o Documents completed work by initialing all labels/logs/etc as required.

o Completes IV room re-certification process by assigned deadline.

o Cleans and documents as assigned.

o Credits to the patient and restock usable IVs returned to the inpatient pharmacy.

o Inventories and orders selected supplies.

o Follows the ordering/restocking system to stock/restock IV room medications and supplies.

o Prepares and appropriately labels stock sterile products.

o 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 supervision.

  • 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.

  • 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):

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.

*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.

Job Clinical Support


Daily Schedule 2

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0169376

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.