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Certified Pharmacy Tech II - Specialty Pharmacy


CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances




CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Tyler


800 East Dawson Street
Tyler, TX  75701
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Certified Pharmacy Tech II - Specialty Pharmacy Job in Tyler

Job Description


All pharmacy technicians work under the direction of Clinical Pharmacists to provide pharmacy services with compassion, excellence and efficiency.


  • Meets expectations of the applicable OneCHRISTUS Competencies: Leader of Self, Leader of Others, or Leader of Leaders.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Pharmacy Technicians perform ONLY non-judgmental technical duties under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

Operational Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Pharmacists with Medication Histories.
  • Train Tech I associates.
  • Prepares drug orders per physician request according to established policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Verifies computerized patient medication records accurately. Maintains, accurate, complete patient drug record.
  • Compounds pharmaceuticals including non-sterile and sterile products, chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition products accurately.
  • Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law and institutional policies.
  • Provides services efficiently and in a timely fashion.
  • Verifies the daily activities of the department are complete and recorded.
  • Maintains competency required for current job title/position
  • Maintains current technician license. Ensures applicable CE records and licensure are maintained in department files. Attends staff meetings.
  • Maintain IV certification and competencies.
  • Completes all competency/skills assessment requirements.
  • Specialty area
  • Serves as the technician in specialty areas such as the operating room, IV room, or pharmacy work areas outside the central pharmacy.
  • Ambulatory care
  • Provides ambulatory pharmaceutical care services as assigned such as but not limited to: anticoagulation clinics, intensive medical home, transition of care, Discharge Medication reconciliation, etc.
  • Retail
  • Performs outpatient distributive functions related to entering prescriptions orders, selecting the correct medications for new and refilled prescription orders, and coordinates delivery of medications for patient pick-up or delivery.

Clinical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures safe, appropriate, cost-effective drug therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Reads, extracts and interprets information in patient medical records accurately.
  • Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Sustains the hospital drug formulary, minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols and promoting rational drug therapy selection.
  • Provides accurate, adequate and timely drug information to the hospital’s pharmacy associates.
  • Coordinates pharmacist drug education to patients and their families per institutional protocol.
  • Participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data, conducts monitors and inspections and maintains logs, records and other documentation as assigned.
  • Conducts designated interventions as defined in department Clinical Intervention activities (IV to PO, Renal Dosing, Pharmacokinetic dosing support, Anticoagulation)
  • Baseline departmental standards for reporting interventions for clinical productivity as defined by departmental goals.
  • Provides services efficiently and in a timely fashion

Occupational Hazards

  • Potential for exposure to hazardous and toxic substances (including chemotherapeutic, cytotoxic drugs and cleaning solutions), sticks or cuts by needles and other sharp items.
  • Risk 0 exposure category.
  • Potential for musculoskeletal injuries if proper lifting and carrying techniques are not used. Potential exposure to biologic material when participating in direct patient care activities (e.g. patient education, code attendance).


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • 3-5 years of pharmacy technician experience preferred
  • Meet all criteria of Pharmacy Technician I 
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician in the state of practice required. 
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician preferred. 
  • ACPE accredited IV certification program, including hazardous (minimum 40 hours); or meet minimum State requirement. Not applicable to Ambulatory Care settings or Retail settings. 

Work Schedule:

  • TBD

Work Type:

Full Time

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Certified Pharmacy Tech II - Specialty Pharmacy