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Certified Pharmacy Technician

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   10/18/2017
Job Title: 
Certified Pharmacy Technician
Job Category:   Clinical:Pharmacy Tech/Assistant
Location:   Lexington
Kentucky
 
Job Description:   **Certified Pharmacy Technician** **Description** **POSITIONSUMMARY** 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. **AdditionalResponsibilities:** + Demonstratesa commitment to service, organization values and professionalism throughappropriate conduct and demeanor at all times. + Adheres toand exhibits our core values: **Reverence:** Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for allcreation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God andacknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. **Integrity:** Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honestyand sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. **Compassion:** Feeling with others, being one with others intheir sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members ofthe human community. **Excellence:** Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue;continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality. + Maintainsconfidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times. + Adheres toorganizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines. + Workscollaboratively and supports efforts of team members. + Demonstratesexceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians,patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health carecommunity. **Qualifications** **ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS** 1. Assists pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical care to include (but not limited to): a. Preparing,filling and distributing medication b. Screeningphone calls/orders and alerting the pharmacist to patient-specific dataindicating 2. Pre-packages tablets, capsules and liquids into single-dose units. Prepares labels with medication name, strength, lot number and expiration date. 3. Obtains narcotics from Pyxis vault. Prepares narcotics for rounds and files required paperwork. Participates daily in narcotic audits on the units. 4. Oversees and troubleshoots Pyxis console a. Communicateschanges to pharmacy staff b. Servesas liaison between Pyxis and Pharmacy c. ManagesPyxis security, adding and deleting users d. Trainsstaff on system changes and upgrades e. Notifiesvendor/CHI of system problems f. Maintainsadequate levels of stock drugs in Pyxis dispensing system on nursingunits 5. Prepare IV medications under the supervision of the pharmacist a. PreparesIV admixtures, TPNs, chemotherapy IVs, IV piggybacks, and syringes. b. Utilizesaseptic technique in the preparation of all sterile products. c. Performsend-product testing quality assurance d. Documentscompleted work by initialing all labels/logs/etc as required. e. CompletesIV room re-certification process by assigned deadline. f. Cleansand documents as assigned. g. Creditsto the patient and restock usable IVs returned to the inpatient pharmacy. h. Inventoriesand orders selected supplies. i. Followsthe ordering/restocking system to stock/restock IV room medications andsupplies. j. Preparesand appropriately labels stock sterile products. k. Coordinatesthe supply of investigational products. 6. Repackages and labels bulk oral solid and liquid drugs into unit-dose form under pharmacist supervision. Reconstitutes drugs and prepares compounds under pharmacist supervision. 7. 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. 8. Performs monthly patient care area inspections and reports as assigned by the manager. 9. Completes charges/credits daily for billing. 10. Checks and restocks patient care and special care stock supplies (i.e. emergency drugs to crash carts and heart carts) under pharmacist supervision. 11. Performs duties in documented accordance with requirements of all regulatory and governing bodies. Mandatory education from a system and department level is completed. 12. Maintains work areas and equipment/utensils in a neat, clean, and orderly appearance. 13. Performs other duties as assigned by management. **Education/ License / Certification:** 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:** One year pharmacy tech experience preferred. **Job** Licensed/Registered Medical Professionals (Non-Nursing) **Primary Location** KENTUCKY-LEXINGTON-SAINT JOSEPH HOSPITAL **Daily Schedule** 1 **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 80 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0133686
Job Features:   

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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