PHARM TECH CERT

Requisition ID
2020-124734
Department
Pharmacy
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
Varies
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St Francis Health
Location
MN-BRECKENRIDGE

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

Pharmacy Technicians assist pharmacists in providing medication and pharmaceutical services to patients, nurses, providers and other facility personnel.  Certified Pharmacy Technicians work within the scope of practice as defined by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy only under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.   Performs the technical tasks involved with the proper storage, distribution, packaging and labelling of medications.  Follows proper procedures for the operation of equipment and use of supplies.  Maintains and coordinates systems to ensure pharmacy operations run efficiently on a day-to-day basis.

 

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Assists pharmacists in providing pharmaceutical care including but not limited to the preparation, filling and distribution of medications including outpatient hospice prescriptions, screening phone call/orders and alerting pharmacists to patient specific data
  2. Pre-packaging and labeling of tablets, capsules and liquids into unit of use preparations
  3. Works with an automated dispensing system including stocking of controlled and non-controlled substances while maintaining adequate levels of stock
  4. Prepares IV admixtures under the supervision of a pharmacist including but not limited to TPN/PPN, IV piggybacks, IV syringes and other infusions while following guidelines of USP 797. Aids in maintaining inventory of IV products, stocking of products, cleaning of equipment and labeling of product.
  5. Delivers medications to respective units and performs audits/inspections of medication storage areas, including crash carts.
  6. Maintains adequate stock of medications and supplies.
  7. Maintains certification and competency required in accordance with all regulatory and local requirements.

 Non-essential Job Responsibilities

  1. Other duties as assigned by management

Qualifications

Requirements

Registered in the state of Minnesota or eligible

Certified pharmacy technician as determined by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

Able to perform work accurately with attention to detail within specified time periods

Can work cooperatively with health-system and pharmacy staff

Able to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule

Can set priorities and solve problems

Can respond quickly to emergency requests

Able to communicate effectively (orally and written)

Able to assist in meeting the pharmaceutical care needs of the populations served

 

Preferred

One (1) year of pharmacy experience preferred

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