Covenant Health

Job Title
Pharmacy Tech ADV-Pharmacy
ID
3556289
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
PHARMACY

Overview

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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.

 

Position Summary: 

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  

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.
  • 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 oncology population served.
  • Accurately performs calculations to prepare, compound and dispense chemotherapy medications.
  • Assists pharmacists in preparing compounds, chemotherapy, and intravenous medications upon physician's orders.
  • Responsible for pharmaceutical inventory stocking, restocking and management of chemotherapy medications and supplies; reconciles invoices.
  • Maintains clean and safe operation of biological safety cabinets by performing daily hood cleaning/decontamination.
  • Maintains clean and safe operation of the facility’s clean rooms by performing monthly air and surface testing for microbial surveillance. Exhibits understanding of the gauges used to read the air pressure of the negative pressure room, positive pressure room, and ante room and the proper action needed if readings are outside acceptable levels.
  • Responsible for appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the preparation of chemotherapy agents.
  • Adheres to the guidelines for safe handling of hazardous waste (Chemotherapy Hazardous Waste Spill Policy).
  • Maintains Investigational Drug supply with strict adherence to regulatory requirements.
  • 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.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

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 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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