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Pharmacy Technician I Certified, Pharm General - Full time


CHRISTUS Southwestern Louisiana




CHRISTUS Ochsner St Patrick Hospital


524 Dr Michael DeBakey Drive
Lake Charles, LA  70601
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Pharmacy Technician I Certified, Pharm General - Full time Job in Lake Charles

Job Description

**$2500 Hiring Incentive for External Hires**


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

Operational Duties and Responsibilities
• Pharmacy Technicians perform ONLY non-judgmental technical duties under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.
• 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 non-sterile pharmaceuticals. Provides services efficiently and in a timely fashion.
• Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law and institutional policies.
• 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.
• Completes all competency/skills assessment requirements.
• Specialty area - Serves as the technician in specialty areas such as the operating 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.
• 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.
• 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).


A. Education/Skills

· High School Diploma or equivalent required

B. Experience

· Pharmacy experience preferred

C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications

· Registered Pharmacy technician in the State of practice required

· Certified pharmacy technician preferred

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Work Type:

Full Time

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Pharmacy Technician I Certified, Pharm General - Full time