This position is 7:30pm-6:00am (10 hour shift), rotating weekends. IV Certification is required.
Under the direct supervision of the Pharmacy Technician III and Pharmacist, this job is responsible for preparing unit dose medications, compounds, sterile I.V. admixtures and TPN solutions, for filling unit dose patient cassette units, for computer order entry, and for providing technical support as needed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Prepare drug products for checking and dispensing by pharmacist, preparation includes selecting and preparing unit dose medication, compounding, repackaging and drawing up patient-specific doses; assure accuracy of the preparation for checking by pharmacist; maintain professional/ethical standards by complying with laws and regulations related to pharmacy practice, using good professional judgment, exhibiting reliability and credibility, demonstrating empathy for patients, and maintaining confidentiality; complete required documentation; and prepare meals for IV and cartfill needs..
- Answer department telephones and assist pharmacist with responding to inquiries.
- Perform computer entry for missing doses, patient charge and credits and other documentation.
- Deliver or restock medications; deliver pharmacist code box; assist in maintaining overall cleanliness and organization of work areas as well as maintaining a continuous level of readiness for inspection by external groups; perform other duties and special projects as required.
- High school diploma or equivalent is required; one year vocational/technical school degree is preferred.
Licenses & certifications
- Registration as a Pharmacy Technician by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, required.
- Maintenance of CPhT, required.
- IV Certification, required.
- No experience is required, however, one to two years of previous experience is preferred.
Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
- Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.
- Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
- Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
- Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
- Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
- Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
- Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
- Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
- Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
- Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
- Light - Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally, 10 lbs. frequently, or negligible amounts constantly and may require walking or standing to a significant degree.