Pharmacy Tech - Pharmacy
Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Variable Shifts
Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. For 2020-21 Parkwest received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Top 10” hospitals in Tennessee.
The Pharmacy Department is open 24 hours a day seven days a week. We provide all medication needs throughout the hospital to include all procedural and patient care areas. Out staff consist of Licensed Pharmacist and Registered Pharmacy Technicians, currently we are about 50:50 techs to pharmacist ratio. The pharmacist and techs work closely together to meet the needs of our patients. The pharmacy is newly renovated with Omnicell Carousels in the main Pharmacy and Omnicell nursing medication cabinets and anesthesia work Stations. The pharmacy also has a newly renovated IV Room and that is both Chapter 797 and 800 compliant and soon to have completed renovation of our OR Pharmacy Satellite also with a Chapter 797 IV Room. The pharmacy department is also highly involved in Medication Reconciliation on all of our admitted patients. This task is conducted by our Pharmacy Technicians working in conjunction with the nursing, pharmacy and medical staff out of the Emergency Department. Services provided include but not limited to: Pharmacokinetic dosing of medications, Renal Dosing of medications, Antibiotic Stewardship, formulary and auto-substitution of many medications as approved by the medical staff. We have a good relationship with the medical staff who provide a lot of leeway for the Pharmacy to expand and assist in patient care. Restocking of medications in all Omnicells throughout the house is also conducted by the pharmacy department.
Schedules: rotating shifts and weekends. Some of the staff work seven on seven off during the late evening and overnight shifts.
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.
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: One (1) year experience or state approved certification when available.
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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