Covenant Health

Job Title
Pharmacy Tech I
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name




Pharmacy Tech, Pharmacy

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Varied Shifts

Able to work rotating shifts to include some holidays and weekends


Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of the pharmacist, performs functions pertaining to the dispensing of medications.  


  • Fill medication orders and outpatient prescriptions to be verified by pharmacist.
  • Assists the pharmacists with the maintenance of the computerized patient profile system and related transactions.
  • Responsible for maintenance of a 24 hour inpatient medication supply.
  • Responsible for preparation of extemporaneous unit dose medications.
  • Verifies integrity of emergency carts throughout the medical center.
  • Communicates with patient-care areas to facilitate expedient medication delivery.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in aseptic techniques and basic IV preparation support.
  • Performs mathematical calculations for medication volumes and metric measurements.
  • Reconciles IV doses and documents discrepancies.
  • Transmits drug order to wholesaler.
  • Accurately stocks pharmacy inventory and rotates stock to ensure adequate supply.
  • Responsible for monitoring expiration dates on all medications.


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: None. Previous hospital or retail pharmacy experience a plus.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. Technician Certification a plus.


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