Certified Pharmacy Technician II - Pharm General - PRN Job in San Marcos
All pharmacy technicians work under the direction of Clinical Pharmacists to provide pharmacy services with compassion, excellence and efficiency.
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – San Marcos, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. Our staff of more than 700 Associates works with more than 300 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. For more than 20 consecutive years, we have been named The Best Hospital in Hays County in the annual “Best of Hays” publication released by the San Marcos Daily Record. In addition to interventional cardiac services, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – San Marcos is a Certified Chest Pain Center and an accredited Primary Stroke Center. We lead the region in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and offers a variety of specialty care services including medical imaging, rehabilitation, hospice, women’s services and more.
• 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.
• 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
• 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.
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