Pharmacy Tech I

Requisition ID
2021-153950
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Pharmacy
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
Every other weekend and other shifts as available
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 is responsible for assisting the Pharmacist in the operations related to medication preparation and distribution. Medication preparation requires extreme accuracy and attention to detail.  The pharmacy technician has high level security clearance with access to all medication storage areas, procedural areas, surgical suites, etc.  The pharmacy technician works in a highly regulated environment and must take care to abide by all state and federal regulations that relate to the practice of pharmacy including record keeping and infection prevention standards.  Responsibilities include accurately performing pharmaceutical calculations, compounding non-sterile dosage forms, and effectively utilizing inventory management systems and automated dispensing cabinets. 

 

The pharmacy technician practices in a fast paced and often high stress environment with constant interruptions, phone calls, requests from clinical staff and requests from pharmacists.  The pharmacy technician must be flexible and must constantly prioritize work, responding to acute critical patient needs in addition to scheduled duties.  The pharmacy technician must demonstrate initiative and be willing to work as a cohesive member of a team. 

 

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 medication dispensing cabinets and fill first doses
  3. Perform duties required in processing medications at patient discharge and transfer
  4. Perform duties required for patient specific medication delivery
  5. Perform duties required for narcotic distribution and assist in discrepancy resolution
  6. Process credits and restock returns
  7. Record waste
  8. Answer phone and determine order status; triage calls for appropriate resolution
  9. Review anesthesiology records and extract pharmacy charges; reconcile controlled substances with anesthesia department
  10. Ensure current dating of all supplies and medications
  11. Replenish and deliver drug anesthesia drug trays
  12. Assist in training new personnel
  13. Perform duties required for preparation and dispensing of IV solutions
  14. 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
  • Excellent knowledge of drug names desired with the expectation of continuing education on new drugs

Experience

  • Pharmacy experience desired, hospital experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Licensure or Certification:

  • AR Board of Pharmacy
  • National Certification

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