CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
SUMMARY / 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.
ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
1. 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 indicating
2. If working with controlled substances, obtains narcotics from Pyxis vault. Prepares narcotics for rounds and files
required paperwork. Participates daily in narcotic audits on the units. Documents on DEA form 222 for ordering
Schedule II medications
3. If working with 340B
a) Auditing of prescription data from multiple computer systems at on-site and off-site locations
b) Reconciling invoices from multiple wholesalers
c) Providing feedback and requested information to multiple contract pharmacies, wholesalers, program
d) Review daily reports to validate information used for the program
e) Maintain prescription files and records for the program required time frame
f) Knowledgeable about wholesaler ordering platform and place and receive daily pharmacy orders
4. If working as a packager:
a) Pre-packages tablets, capsules and liquids into single-dose units. Prepares labels with medication name,
strength, lot number and expiration date.
5. If working with automated dispensing:
a) Loading, refilling, removing, outdating, barcode scanning and inventorying medications and runs reports
for automated dispensing cabinets
b) Adding, removing, inventorying and outdating medications in the carousel system
c) General maintenance as required on pumps and other devices used in preparing medications for
dispensing and assists in resolving equipment failures
6) If working in Quality Assurance:
a) Maintains accurate documentation on packaging and compounding logs and sterile compounding area
b) Responds to electronic refrigerator temperature monitoring system in a timely manner and documents
response to temperature alerts
c) Documents unit inspection results accurately and in a timely manner on unit inspection form.
d) Maintains accurate documentation of other activities as requested.
7) If working as Inventory Control:
a) Monitor contract compliance with drug companies and wholesalers
b) Oversee completion of annual inventory
b) Maintaining inventory levels of drugs and other supplies
c) Replace stock to various Pharmacy exchange carts, anesthesia rays and filling internal requisitions for
drugs and supplies to various departments within the hospital
8) Other duties as assigned by management.
Hight School Diploma
Required Licensure and Certification
Registered as pharmacy technician with the State Board of Pharmacy
Examiners. PTCB national certification. Certification not required for
second year pharmacy students and/or licensed pharmacy interns.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Adequate conversational English is required in order that the
individual be able to take direction from management, understand
how to complete job tasks, communicate adequately with patients
and co-workers as necessary, understand and follow safety
guidelines, and organizational policies. Ability to use office equipment
and automated systems/applications/ software at an acceptable level.
Minimum of 2 years pharmacy experience preferred.
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