CERTIFIED PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

Shift: Evening
Schedule: Full - Time Regular

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for conducting technical functions of the pharmacy department in an effective and safe manner.  Works closely under the supervision of the pharmacist and works closely with the nursing staff.

 

JOB COMPETENCIES  

  • Personal Effectiveness - Meets established timelines; follows through to ensure completion of assigned objectives, seeks feedback to improve performance, and demonstrates a positive, “can do” attitude
  • Innovation and change - Looks for opportunities to improve processes and services, makes an effort to learn and develop new skills, and is resourceful and enthusiastic in responding to new challenges
  • Fostering Teamwork - Is open and honest in dealing with others, demonstrates commitment to team objectives, and sees challenges facing department and helps the team to address them
  • Quality Services - Delivers high-quality services to internal and external customers, accepts responsibility and takes action to address quality issues, and helps operations & services respond to the needs of caregivers
  • Integrity - Adheres to a standard of ethical conduct that promotes trust and open communication, earns trust by living up to commitments, and can be counted on to keep confidences

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES :  

  • Required to work a minimum of four shifts per four-week period in their home unit.
  • Required to work one major holiday per year (winter: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year). This holiday must be scheduled on the Associate’s home unit. Must observe principles of universal protocol
  • Under the supervision of a pharmacist, prioritize and fills medication orders, automated dispensing machines, and other medication delivery devices accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Practice in accordance with federal, state and local laws and in compliance with the requirements of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy and Seton regulations and code of conduct. 
  • Accurately restocks and replenishes Pharmacy with received inventory from wholesaler as well as received returns from floor and automated dispensing machines.
  • Reviews pharmacy charges and credits to ensure correct and accurate billing; takes action to correct or remedy billing discrepancies.
  • Prepares sterile intravenous admixtures aseptically and in compliance with USP regulations, State Board regulations, and institutional policies.
  • Ensures all expired, damaged, or compromised medication in Pharmacy, automated machines, and floor stock are removed and segregated from active inventory.
  • Maintains the pharmacy in a neat, organized and clean manner
  • Performs additional technical tasks as requested by the pharmacists on duty

 

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:  

  • Possess good organizational skills and pays attention to detail.
  • Ability to participate as a member of a team; and reliability and punctuality
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information
  • Demonstrated proficient communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills
  • Receptive to both verbal and written directions

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS : 

  1. A.   Education/Skills/Experience:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Minimum of one (1) year of hospital experience to include experience with automated dispensing machines, IV admixture service (including TPN compounding) preferred

 

  1. B.   Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications: 
  • Current Pharmacy Technician Certification from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy is required
  • BLS through the American Heart Association.

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