Pharmacy Technician Lead Certified

Clinical Support
2019-R0211410 Requisition #
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Pharmacy Services,  Jewish Hospital

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

1st Shift, Full Time

Job Summary / Job Purpose
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. Maintains and trouble-shoots Pyxis dispensing system. 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. Responsible for orientation and training of new technicians, daily work assignments and scheduling, and adjustment of staffing to ensure smooth operation and appropriate staffing.
Essential Functions

1.    Monitors work performed and services provided by the Pharmacy to aid the pharmacist in organizing work efforts to maximize efficiency and productivity.

2.    Assists in the orientation and training of new pharmacy technicians as assigned by pharmacy supervisory staff.

3.    Identifies and notifies manager of any subordinate whose performance is below standards or who is in violation of hospital/departmental policy.

4.    Performs routine non-technical maintenance and cleaning of all pharmacy computer systems. Assists the pharmacist in communicating with affiliated computer companies and implements activities dictated by these communications.

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

a.    Preparing, filling and distributing medication

b.    Screening phone calls/orders and alerting the pharmacist to patient-specific data

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

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

8.    Oversees and troubleshoots Pyxis console

a.    Communicates changes to pharmacy staff

b.    Serves as liaison between Pyxis and Pharmacy

c.    Manages Pyxis security, adding and deleting users

d.    Trains staff on system changes and upgrades

e.    Notifies vendor/CHI of system problems

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

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

11. 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.

12. Completes charges/credits daily for billing.

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

14. Performs duties in documented accordance with requirements of all regulatory and governing bodies.

15. 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 required

       PTCB national certification required

Experience (required and preferred):

Three years 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 employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. 

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