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

Certified Pharmacy Tech, Pharmacy Services, Jewish Hospital

Description

1st Shift, Full Time

Job Summary / Job Purpose

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

Job Requirements / 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 andpreferred):

One year pharmacy tech experience

preferred.

Job Clinical Support

Primary Location KENTUCKY-LOUISVILLE-JEWISH HOSP 200 ABRAHAM FLEXNER

Daily Schedule 1

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0179142

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.