Pharmacy Tech II

Requisition ID
2021-152210
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Pharmacy
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
As Needed
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Vincent Health
Location
AR-LITTLE ROCK

Overview

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in early 2019, is proud to be the first hospital in Arkansas to achieve Magnet designation and our resignation for our continued commitment to nursing excellence and patient care. 

Many of our co-workers call CHI St. Vincent their home and their team family. As we look forward, we have established an empowering environment for CHI St. Vincent co-workers where professional development is encouraged and supported.

 

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

The Pharmacy Technician II is responsible for assisting the Pharmacist in the operations related to Compounding intravenous admixtures for patients.  This includes managing IV room and compounding equipment and controlled environments.  Pharmacy preparation of IV medications is high risk because of the irretrievability and the extended beyond-use dating, which exponentially increases the potential to introduce contaminants and cause life-threatening infections in patients. 

 

The pharmacy technician II has a thorough knowledge of USP 797/800 and AR Board of Pharmacy regulations, and is responsible for maintaining the controlled work environment, including performing and documenting disinfection and cleaning of the IV rooms, anterooms, buffer areas, laminar airflow workbenches (LAWs), and Compounding Aseptic Isolators (CAIs). The pharmacy technician II also monitors and documents controlled environmental conditions, such as particle counts, temperature, air pressure, and humidity. The pharmacy technician II understands the basis and consistently follows regulations regarding donning and doffing, aseptic technique, etc.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Perform all duties of a pharmacy technician in accordance with established policies and procedures related to the preparation and distribution of medication
  2. Perform duties required to restock IV room
  3. Perform duties required in processing IV credits, restocking returns, and documenting waste
  4. Perform duties required for preparation and dispensing of IV solutions
  5. Perform duties required for narcotic distribution and assist in discrepancy resolution
  6. Answer phone and determine order status; triage calls for appropriate resolution
  7. Ensure current dating of all supplies and medications
  8. Assist in training new personnel
  9. Maintain all records and documents in accordance with state and federal regulations

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 (pharmacy interns exempt)

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