Pharmacy Tech - Ambulatory (Travel) - Tyler Job in Tyler
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.
- 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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