Covenant Health

Job Title
Pharmacy Tech Advanced
ID
3334730
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
PHARMACY

Overview

Parkwest

 

Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy

 

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Shifts Varie 

Ability to work day and evenings and rotating holidays

 

Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of the pharmacist, performs functions pertaining to the dispensing of medications.  Technical functions are expanded to include IV process proficiency, problem solving skills and quality improvement involvement.  Leadership skills are required to include demonstrated written and verbal communication that supports the overall objectives of the department.#CB

Responsibilities

  • Performs all position accountabilities and performance criteria for level I and level II technicians.
  • Assists the pharmacist in the training of technicians in levels I and II.
  • Initiates and/or coordinates improvement activities as appropriate.
  • Performs inventory tracking.
  • Inspects/Maintains equipment integrity (cords, casing, etc.).
  • Performs minor equipment checks: 1) functionality of alarms/display 2) integrity of casing and cords 3) Volumetric checks 4) Occlusion checks.
  • Performs cleaning/disinfecting of equipment in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Maintains separation of clean and dirty equipment.
  • Appropriately tags and bags patient ready equipment.
  • Quarantines malfunctioning equipment and returns to manufacturer as appropriate.
  • Assists in the implementation of new projects including the development of policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency in providing for age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience: 

Three (3) years experience or two (2) years with State approved certification.  Prefer pharmacy experience and computer data entry skills. Hospital or retail experience preferred. Able to work with the nursing staff, pharmacy staff and other ancillary departments.

 

Licensure Requirement: 

The Tennessee Board of Pharmacy requires newly hired probationary employees to be licensed by the end of their first 90 days of hire and to maintain their Technician License in active status thereafter. 

 

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