Pharmacy Technician - PRN - Nexus Specialty Hospital - Shenandoah, TX


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 Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Follows procedures to order medications via the wholesaler / vendor to include, but not limited to: Ordering on-contract / least expensive; reconcile and sign invoice upon receipt.
  • Reads and interprets physician orders.
  • Manipulates pharmaceuticals in preparation for dispensing.
  • Exhibits appropriate usage of equipment necessary for compounding, preparing, labeling, and dispensing drugs.
  • Maintains Pyxis according to best practice to include, but not limited to: stocking appropriate quantities, checking expiration dates; rotating stock; loading medications; establishing par levels; checking return bin; resolving discrepancies.
  • 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.  Follows USP 797 / best practice guidelines.
  • Logs controlled drugs delivered to the pharmacy, puts away and rotates stock as needed.  Completes / signs DEA 222 form upon receipt.  Completes / signs all Pyxis reports to include, but not limited to: discrepancies; delivery, return, and refill.
  • Prepares and makes deliveries to patient units and ancillary departments.
  • Checks for bulk items in blue-bin or refrigerator for refill.
  • Removes medications from patient blue bins / refrigerator upon patient discharge.
  • Reconciles IV’s and medications not administered before printing IV batch.
  • Reconciles any medications not given via Refill list.
  • Maintains department records, reports, and files as required to include, but not limited to: temperature logs in Pharmacy and Nursing stations; IV hood cleaning; controlled substance use; discrepancy reports.
  • Presents ideas to improve services and efficiencies.
  • Prints and distributes daily Pyxis reports to appropriate departments / individuals.
  • Performs monthly medication area inspections.
  • Processes recall notices.
  • Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to pharmacy.
  • 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 Pharmacy, when necessary.
  • Ensures there are no “unknown” drug descriptions in Pyxis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:


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


  • Prefer 1 year of hospital experience.
  • IV Certified


  • Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPht)
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician in State of Texas
  • IV Certification.
  • Current CPR certification
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