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Pharmacy Technician Job In Longview, Texas

Pharmacy Technician II Certified - Longview Pharmacy - Full Time

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Company: CHRISTUS Health Profession/Specialty: Pharmacy Technician Location: 700 East Marshall Avenue
Longview, Texas 75601
Type of Facility: Hospital
Job Description
Description

Summary:

All pharmacy technicians work under the direction of Clinical Pharmacists to provide pharmacy services with compassion, excellence and efficiency.

Responsibilities:

• Meets expectations of the applicable OneCHRISTUS Competencies: Leader of Self, Leader of Others, or Leader of Leaders.
• Must be 18 years or older.
• Pharmacy Technicians perform ONLY non-judgmental technical duties under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

Operational Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist Pharmacists with Medication Histories.
• Train Tech I associates.
• Prepares drug orders per physician request according to established policies, procedures and protocols.
• Verifies computerized patient medication records accurately. Maintains, accurate, complete patient drug record.
• Compounds pharmaceuticals including non-sterile and sterile products, chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition products accurately.
• Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law and institutional policies.
• Provides services efficiently and in a timely fashion.
• Verifies the daily activities of the department are complete and recorded.
• Maintains competency required for current job title/position
• Maintains current technician license. Ensures applicable CE records and licensure are maintained in department files. Attends staff meetings.
• Maintain IV certification and competencies.
• Completes all competency/skills assessment requirements.
• Specialty area
• Serves as the technician in specialty areas such as the operating room, IV room, or pharmacy work areas outside the central pharmacy.
• Ambulatory care
• Provides ambulatory pharmaceutical care services as assigned such as but not limited to: anticoagulation clinics, intensive medical home, transition of care, Discharge Medication reconciliation, etc.
• Retail
• Performs outpatient distributive functions related to entering prescriptions orders, selecting the correct medications for new and refilled prescription orders, and coordinates delivery of medications for patient pick-up or delivery.

Clinical Duties and Responsibilities
• Ensures safe, appropriate, cost-effective drug therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
• Reads, extracts and interprets information in patient medical records accurately.
• Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions accurately and in a timely manner.
• Sustains the hospital drug formulary, minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols and promoting rational drug therapy selection.
• Provides accurate, adequate and timely drug information to the hospital’s pharmacy associates.
• Coordinates pharmacist drug education to patients and their families per institutional protocol.
• Participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data, conducts monitors and inspections and maintains logs, records and other documentation as assigned.
• Conducts designated interventions as defined in department Clinical Intervention activities (IV to PO, Renal Dosing, Pharmacokinetic dosing support, Anticoagulation)
• Baseline departmental standards for reporting interventions for clinical productivity as defined by departmental goals.
• Provides services efficiently and in a timely fashion

Occupational Hazards
• Potential for exposure to hazardous and toxic substances (including chemotherapeutic, cytotoxic drugs and cleaning solutions), sticks or cuts by needles and other sharp items.
• Risk 0 exposure category.
• Potential for musculoskeletal injuries if proper lifting and carrying techniques are not used. Potential exposure to biologic material when participating in direct patient care activities (e.g. patient education, code attendance).

Requirements:

Education/Skills

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required 

Experience

  • 3-5 years of pharmacy technician experience preferred
  • Meet all criteria of Pharmacy Technician I 

Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications

  • Registered Pharmacy Technician in the state of practice required. 
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician preferred. 
  • ACPE accredited IV certification program, including hazardous (minimum 40 hours); or meet minimum State requirement. Not applicable to Ambulatory Care settings or Retail settings.

Work Schedule:

TBD

Work Type:

Full Time


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About CHRISTUS Health

CHRISTUS Health is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures.

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, the mission of CHRISTUS Health is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

To support our healthcare ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on staff who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.

EXTENDING THE HEALING MINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST

We are inspired by our mission, vision and core values to deliver compassionate, high quality health care, improving the health of the communities we serve. Above all, we are committed to providing our customers and their family members with a truly unique healing experience, one that embodies our values and respects the dignity and worth of each person. Creating a health care system that is truly excellent in all areas is an ongoing effort.

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