Pharmacy Tech

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CHI Memorial Chattanooga


CHI Memorial Hospital, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, is once again the only hospital in the Chattanooga area to be named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be the regional referral center of choice providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.


Important Note: Nicotine is part of our pre-employment drug screen


The Pharmacy Technician is responsible for assisting the Pharmacist in medication preparation, compounding, inventory management, and distribution, requiring extreme accuracy and attention to detail. The Pharmacy Technician has responsibility for assisting with controlled substances management, meeting DEA, FDA, and state regulations, and has access to and manages medication storage areas using pharmacy automation.  The Pharmacy Technician applies pharmacy knowledge and experience to identify variances and outliers in clinical practice to prevent medication errors. The Pharmacy Technician fields and triages calls and questions regarding medication distribution, assisting other caregivers within their scope of practice. 

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Uses pharmacy automation to optimize safety and efficiency in drug distribution.
  2. Compounds non-sterile products accurately aseptically
  3. Repackages medication into unit dose following USP regulations
  4. Performs specialized narcotic distribution, maintains accurate perpetual inventories and identifies discrepancies
  5. Manages pharmaceutical and supply Inventory; completes cycle counts and monitors medication inventory levels and expiration dates; processes recalls
  6. Performs nursing unit/clinical area medication storage area inspections
  7. Retrieves and dispenses medication using barcode technology
  8. Performs pharmaceutical calculations accurately and independently
  9. Processing patient medication orders and billing
  10. Assists customers (patients, families, and other caregivers) within scope of practice
  11. Other duties as assigned by management


Currently enrolled in a Pharmacy Technician Training program or  Equivalent Experience,

Biennial Completion of 20 hours of ACPE-certified, pharmacy technician specific training


TN Board of Pharmacy Technician License

National Certification within 6 months of hire.  Licensure must be received within 60 days of employee eligibility for exam (completion of accredited technician training program).


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