Pharmacy Tech II

Requisition ID
2020-117149
Employment Type
Part Time
Department
Pharmacy
Hours / Pay Period
40
Shift
Evening
Standard Hours
Varies
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Vincent Health
Location
AR-LITTLE ROCK

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

  • Shall possess the personal characteristics necessary for successfully fulfilling his/her responsibilities. These characteristics include good communication skills, initiative, and attention to detail, flexibility, and cooperation.
  • Should demonstrate competency in all Pharmacy Technician I skills. 
  • Demonstrates proficiency and has responsibility for:
    • Accurately  performs pharmaceutical calculations on injectable medications with a narrow therapeutic index
    • Preparing IV admixtures using aseptic technique, following USP797/800 requirements, using LAWs or CAIs
    • Preparing all batch medications and documenting appropriately on IV compounding log
    • Accurately labels and assigns expiration dates on IV admixtures prepared
    • Managing inventory, ordering meds and supplies based on patient needs, managing par levels
    • Managing expired IV medications, returns and credits
    • Monitoring and documentation of environmental conditions
    • Maintaining LAWs and CAIs according to manufacturer specifications
    • Performing cleaning procedures for LAWs and CAIs, IV work surfaces and IV rooms as defined by USP797/800, accurately documenting daily, weekly, and monthly requirements
    • Appropriate use of PPE
  • Must have training in:  applicable EHR, pharmacy automation, sterile compounding, and computer applications including Microsoft Word. 

Qualifications

Education:         

  • High school diploma or GED, Metropolitan Test or equivalent required.
  • Graduate of ASHP accredited Pharmacy Technician Program, Associates Degree, or Equivalent Experience preferred.
  • Biennial completion of 20 hours of ACPE-certified, Pharmacy Technician Specific Training (pharmacy interns exempt)
  • Excellent knowledge of drug names desired with the expectation of continuing education on new drugs
  • Completion of IV Admixture Training Program, with successful completion of quality controls such as media fill, fingertip testing, etc

Experience

  • Pharmacy experience required (pharmacy interns exempt). Hospital pharmacy experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel preferred. 

Licensure or Certification:

  • AR Board of Pharmacy
  • National Certification
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