Pharmacy Tech I Bonus Eligible

Catholic Health Initiative Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 3 months ago

Overview

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in early 2019, is proud to be the first hospital in Arkansas to achieve Magnet designation and our redesignation for our continued commitment to nursing excellence and patient care.

Many of our co-workers call CHI St. Vincent their home and their team family. As we look forward, we have established an empowering environment for CHI St. Vincent co-workers where professional development is encouraged and supported.

Responsibilities

1.Perform all duties of Pharmacy Technician Trainee:

a. Perform in accordance with established policies and procedures all packaging and other duties related to the preparation of medication for distribution to inpatients, subject to pharmacist check.

b. "Pick" or otherwise assemble doses of medication for distribution to inpatients, subject to pharmacist check, using computer-generated fill list or strip.

c. Restock supplies in IV room, assemble ingredients, organize workflow, maintain files; deliver completed IV admixtures.

d. Maintain all records and documents relating to controlled drug distribution and usage; conduct audits of all controlled substance storage areas as deemed necessary by Director.

e. Replenish, maintain records, and deliver drug supply carts to special care areas.

f. Restock, process charge vouchers, and assure current dating of all drug supplies contained in crash cart drug trays and emergency drug boxes.

g. Prepare floor stock and satellite orders, subject to pharmacist check.

h. Restock unit-dose medications; remove outdated products.

i. Fill medications from strips printed by the computer.

j. Deliver and exchange medication bins to patient room.

k. Credit all medications and return to stock.

l. Transfer medications and return to stock.

m. Pull medications from all discharged patient bins and issue proper credit.

n. Print identification for medication bins.

2.Dispense, receive, and reconcile substances daily with Anesthesiology department.

3.Review Anesthesiology records daily to extract all Pharmacy charges.

4.Restock cassettes for ophthalmology surgery and for cardiac surgery.

5.Perform monthly nursing station inspections.

6.Enter data into computer in order to reprint IV labels; process credit, record waste, and determine current status of specific IV orders.

7.Perform computer functions involving credits/charge in inpatient system.

8.Perform duties required in processing discharged/transferred patients' medications and records.

9.Prepare name cards for patient medication bins.



  1. File NCR copy of physicians' orders and other documents.

  2. Communicate with nursing and other personnel regarding distribution of medication; answer phone, refer calls, take messages, etc.

  3. Assist in training new personnel in duties related to area of specialty.

  4. Perform other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Education:

High school diploma or GED, Metropolitan Test or equivalent required.

Graduate of ASHP accredited Pharmacy Technician Program, Associates Degree, or Equivalent Experience preferred

Biennial completion of 20 hours of ACPE-certified, Pharmacy Technician Specific Training

Excellent knowledge of drug names desired with the expectation of continuing education on new drugs

Experience:

Pharmacy experience desired, community/ambulatory experience preferred

Excellent verbal and written communication

Licensure or Certification:

AR Board of Pharmacy

National Certification



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