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Pharmacy Tech

CHI Saint Joseph Health System Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
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Requisition ID 2021-193961 Employment Type Full Time Department Pharmacy Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Varied Standard Hours 2nd Shift
Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY / PURPOSE
Performs the manual technical tasks involved with the proper storage, distribution, packaging and labeling of drugs,
associated record keeping and patient charging systems. Works under the supervision of a Registered Pharmacist.
Follows proper procedures for the operation of equipment and use of supplies. Maintains and coordinates systems to
ensure that pharmacy operations run efficiently on a day-to-day basis.
ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assists pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical care to include (but not limited to):
a. Preparing, filling and distributing medication
b. Screening phone calls/orders and alerting the pharmacist to patient-specific data
2. Prepares labels with medication name, strength, lot number and expiration date.
3. Performs monthly patient care area inspections and reports as assigned by the manager.
4. Completes charges/credits daily for billing.
5. Maintains the various work areas of the department and equipment/utensils in a neat, clean, and orderly
appearance.
6. Restocks special care stock supplies (i.e. emergency drugs to crash carts and heart carts) under pharmacist
supervision.
7. Performs duties in documented accordance with requirements of all regulatory and governing bodies.
Mandatory education from a system and department level is completed.
8. Safe handling/disposal / packaging for Transport of Pharmaceutical Waste/ Hazardous Materials/Bio- Hazardous
Regulated Medical Waste. 1) Completes the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) and Hazardous Waste
education during employee orientation. 2) Tri –annually education for the D.O.T training. 3) is knowledgeable of
the process for identifying the proper waste stream and uses the appropriate container to dispose of waste. 4)
Knowledgeable regarding the process to contact the emergency response coordinator for hazardous
waste/pharmaceutical release/spill clean-up.
9. Other duties as assigned by management.


Qualifications

Required Education for Staff Job Levels High school/GED
Required Licensure and Certifications

Registered or eligible to register as pharmacy technician with the
State Board of Pharmacy Examiners

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the standards, techniques and tools relating to
pharmaceutical patient care.
Knowledge of the regulatory requirements applicable to
pharmaceutical patient care.
Knowledge of the standards, procedures and tools relating to an
automated medication distribution system.
Ability to mix oral powders and compounded drugs and to prepare
intravenous admixture and other parental drugs.
Ability to understand and use/apply I.V. admixture, automated
distribution systems, outpatient services and decentralized pharmacy
services.
Knowledge of mathematical functions, including addition, subtraction,
multiplication, basic algebra and calculations.

Knowledge of the sources and availability of medications, bio-
technology products, pharmaceutical supplies and equipment and

related items.
Ability to understand and apply standards, procedures and techniques
to the work assignment.
Ability to identify and resolve discrepancies in a timely and effective
manner.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as
required by the duties of the position.
Adequate conversational English is required in order that the
individual be able to take direction from management, understand
how to complete job tasks, communicate adequately with patients
and co-workers as necessary, understand and follow safety
guidelines, and organizational policies.
Ability to use office equipment and automated systems/applications/
software at an acceptable level.

PREFERRED Qualifications

Previous Pharmacy Technician experience preferred

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here.

CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.