Catholic Health Initiatives Certified Pharmacy Tech, Pharmacy Plus, Various Shift, PT and Full-time, Jewish Hospital in LOUISVILLE, Kentucky

Certified Pharmacy Tech, Pharmacy Plus, Various Shift, PT and Full-time, Jewish Hospital

Description

Job Description

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.

Qualifications

Requirements

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 Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Primary Location KENTUCKY-LOUISVILLE-FRAZIER REHAB INSTITUTE

Daily Schedule Various

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Every Other

Req ID: 1800001019

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.