Advanced Pharmacy Technician- Medication Reconciliation
PRN/OCC, Variable Shifts
Pharmacy technicians at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center have many exciting opportunities to provide excellent service. They work with state-of-the-art automated technology such as pharmacy carousels and automated dispensing machines. Some technicians work in the IV room compounding IVs and chemotherapy for patients. Other positions include pharmacy buyers, automation specialists, narcotic surveillance, surgery satellite pharmacy, and medication reconciliation.
Under the direct supervision of the pharmacist, performs functions pertaining to the dispensing of chemotherapy medications. Technical functions are expanded to include IV process proficiency, problem solving skills, admixture of hazardous medications and quality improvement involvement. Leadership skills are required to include demonstrated written and verbal communication that supports the overall objectives of the department.
Under the supervision of a pharmacist, the Medication Reconciliation Technician will obtain admission medication histories. Interviews will be conducted with patients to obtain or verify medication histories. Phone calls to the patient’s retail pharmacies and physician offices may be done to verify medications. The successful candidate should be proficient in using computer systems for data retrieval and data entry, plus, display good decision-making skills. Effective communication with other healthcare professionals and patients is vital. Retail pharmacy experience is desirable.
If you have any questions please contact Recruiter: Kimberlin Woods || 865-374-5403 || kwoods8@COVHLTH.COM
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 of experience in the storage, handling, and disposal of chemotherapy drugs or two (2) years of experience with State approved certification. Two years pharmacy experience with PTCB certification
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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