Pharmacy Technician - HealthBridge Children's Hospital, Houston - PRN

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Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director Pharmacy, the Pharmacy Technician will fill routine orders for unit dose, prepare pre-packaged pharmaceuticals per demand and demonstrate proficiency in delivering care to assigned age-specific patient population.

Job Specific Responsibilties:

  • ·         Demonstrates ability to effectively work with Administration team and nursing staff.
  • ·         Review and provide cost analysis for medications on pre-admission evaluations.
  • ·         Ensures medications are available upon admission.
  • ·         Communicates with physicians to facilitate use of formulary.
  • ·         Reads and interprets physician orders.
  • ·         Manipulates pharmaceuticals in preparation for dispensing.
  • ·         Exhibits appropriate usage of equipment necessary for compounding, preparing, labeling, and dispensing drugs.
  • ·         Integrates pharmacy department operations into the hospitals mission, vision and values.
  • ·         Processes orders, prepares and monitors the use and administration of medication therapies in the hospital as required by applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with accepted standards of practice.
  • ·         Maintains a clean, organized pharmacy at all times.
  • ·         Counts, packages, and labels unit doses for inspection by pharmacist and fills routine orders for non-prescription pharmaceuticals.
  • ·         Assists pharmacist as directed including filling orders, preparing labels, and computer related work.
  • ·         Assists with IV preparation and delivery.
  • ·         Logs controlled drugs delivered to the pharmacy, puts away and rotates stock as needed.
  • ·         Prepares and makes deliveries to patient units and ancillary departments.
  • ·         Works with the pharmacist to fill and exchange unit does containers and to refill stock.
  • ·         Maintains department records, reports, and files as required.
  • ·         Maintains appropriate performance improvement processes.
  • ·         Provides on-call coverage after hours or at times other than scheduled shifts.
  • ·         Communicates effectively with professional colleagues and vendors.
  • ·         Presents self in a professional manner when representing the facility.
  • ·         Resolves areas of concern or conflict with patient’s families, co-workers or external customers in a professional, proactive and courteous manner.
  • ·         Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to pharmacy.
  • ·         Orients and trains department employees and nursing staff to achieve and maintain high standards of care.
  • ·         Communicates and collaborates with other clinical service departments to achieve cohesion and effectiveness.
  • ·         Participates in monthly staff meetings to ensure appropriate information is reported and communicated.
  • ·         Communicates operational concerns and needs to the Director of Pharmacy, when necessary.
  • ·         Demonstrates respect of patient privacy on consistent basis.

Position Qualifications:

EDUCATION:

  • ·         High School or equivalent.
  • ·         Certified Pharmacy Technician with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

EXPERIENCE:

  • ·         Prefer 1 year of hospital experience.
  • ·         IV Certified

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • ·         Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPht)
  • ·         Registered Pharmacy Technician in State of practice
  • IV Certification
Location
Houston, TX
Position Reports To
Director of Pharmacy

Job Requirements

Experience

Prefer 1 year of hospital experience.
IV Certified

Education Required

High School or equivalent.
Certified Pharmacy Technician with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.
Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPht)
Registered Pharmacy Technician in State of practice
IV Certification

Category: clinical | Sub Category: pharmacy