Pharmacy Technician Certified, Pharmacy Department, Jewish Hospital

Clinical Support
2019-R0216883 Requisition #
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3rd Shift,  Full Time,  Jewish Hospital

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80

Job Summary / Job Purpose
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.

Essential Functions

·         Assists pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical care to include (but not limited to):

o   Preparing, filling and distributing medication

o   Screening phone calls/orders and alerting the pharmacist to patient-specific data indicating

·         Pre-packages tablets, capsules and liquids into single-dose units. Prepares labels with medication name, strength, lot number and expiration date.

·         Obtains narcotics from Pyxis vault. Prepares narcotics for rounds and files required paperwork. Participates daily in narcotic audits on the units.

·         Oversees and troubleshoots Pyxis console

o   Communicates changes to pharmacy staff

o   Serves as liaison between Pyxis and Pharmacy

o   Manages Pyxis security, adding and deleting users

o   Trains staff on system changes and upgrades

o   Notifies vendor/CHI of system problems

o   Maintains adequate levels of stock drugs in Pyxis dispensing system on nursing units

·         Prepare IV medications under the supervision of the pharmacist

o   Prepares IV admixtures, TPNs, chemotherapy IVs, IV piggybacks, and syringes.

o   Utilizes aseptic technique in the preparation of all sterile products.

o   Performs end-product testing quality assurance

o   Documents completed work by initialing all labels/logs/etc as required.

o   Completes IV room re-certification process by assigned deadline.

o   Cleans and documents as assigned.

o   Credits to the patient and restock usable IVs returned to the inpatient pharmacy.

o   Inventories and orders selected supplies.

o   Follows the ordering/restocking system to stock/restock IV room medications and supplies.

o   Prepares and appropriately labels stock sterile products.

o   Coordinates the supply of investigational products.

·         Repackages and labels bulk oral solid and liquid drugs into unit-dose form under pharmacist supervision. Reconstitutes drugs and prepares compounds under pharmacist supervision.

·         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.

·         Performs monthly patient care area inspections and reports as assigned by the manager.

·         Completes charges/credits daily for billing.

·         Checks and restocks patient care and special care stock supplies (i.e. emergency drugs to crash carts and heart carts) under pharmacist supervision.

·         Performs duties in documented accordance with requirements of all regulatory and governing bodies. Mandatory education from a system and department level is completed.

·         Maintains work areas and equipment/utensils in a neat, clean, and orderly appearance.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by management. 

Job Requirements / Qualifications 

Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):

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 (required and preferred):

One year pharmacy tech experience preferred.

About Us

Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic

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