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Pharmacy Tech

St Joseph Health Bryan, Texas
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The posted compensation range of $12.80 - $17.60 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-343986 Employment Type Full Time Department Pharmacy Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Sunday-Monday weekend rotation Remote No Category Pharmacy
Overview

Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in preparing and distributing medications, maintaining the drug inventory, and maintaining patient records. Pharmacy technicians work only under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. They do not perform duties that can legally be performed only by a registered pharmacist.

CHI St. Joseph Health – College Station/Bryan TX Since 1936 CHI St. Joseph Health has been caring for the communities in Bryan College Station Brenham Hearne Navasota Caldwell Madisonville and Bellville. With the area’s only Level II Trauma Center the first Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center and the first accredited Chest Pain Center in the Brazos Valley; CHI St. Joseph Health is a leader in critical care and the largest provider of cardiovascular care in the region. As an integrated healthcare system CHI St. Joseph Health includes a comprehensive network of over 100 employed providers including primary care physicians specialists and advanced practice clinicians. The network includes more than 20 ambulatory clinics featuring primary care a freestanding Emergency Room Express Clinics and imaging and diagnostic services.


Responsibilities
  • Procures and distributes medication orders per physician request, pharmacist request, or prearranged work assignment according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
    • Fills physician orders, medication surgical kits, medication carts, or stock requisitions accurately. 
    • Replenishes medications in emergency crash carts or floor stock areas accurately. 
    • Delivers medications and supplies to patient care and ancillary areas accurately per established schedule. 
  • Maintains adequate stock of medications and supplies according to established policies and procedures. 
    • Assists in ordering, receiving, unpacking, and storing pharmaceuticals and supplies in appropriate locations. 
    • Rotates stock to ensure use before expiration date. 
    • Identifies and replaces outdated and unusable drugs. 
    • Restocks medication and IV dispensing areas accurately within specified time periods.
    • Repackages bulk medications in unit dose packages accurately per established procedures. 
  • Contributes to the effective operation of the department. 
    • completes all assigned medication storage area inspections in a timely manner
    • Picks up orders, requisitions, and medications for return from patient care areas when on delivery rounds. 
    • Enters charges and credits for patient medications accurately. 
    • Generates reports, pick lists, and labels as required. 
    • Answers the telephone, identifying self and department. Directs calls to appropriate personnel. 
    • Answers requests in the department and makes stat deliveries to patient care areas when requested
    • Maintains logs, records, and other required documentation accurately. Files documentation in appropriate locations. 
    • Demonstrates good oral and written communication. 
    • Keeps pharmacy areas clean, neat, and well-organized. Keeps pharmacy equipment clean. 
  • Participates in the quality improvement activities of the department. 
    • Completes and documents all assigned medication storage area inspections at least monthly. Identifies and replaces outdated and unusable drugs. 
    • Collects data, conducts quality monitors, and completes documentation as assigned. 
  • Maintains competence required for current job title/position. 
    • Maintains current technician certification. 
    • Attends pharmacy staff meetings. 
    • Participates in orientation, education, and training programs. Reviews literature and other materials as assigned. 
    • Completes all competence/skills assessment requirements (see attached competence assessment/skills list).

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience

  • Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Required Licensure and Certifications

  • Texas State Board of Pharmacy Licensed Pharmacy Technician. Nationally certified as Pharmacy Technician per Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Sterile Compounding Certification. ACPE Nationally Certified.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Training

  • Medication automation duties involving maintaining of patient accounts, resolving medical discrepancies and providing nurse access.
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While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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