All pharmacy technicians work under the direction of Clinical Pharmacists to provide pharmacy services with compassion, excellence and efficiency.
Assist Pharmacists with Medication Histories.
Train Tech I associates.
Prepares drug orders per physician request according to established policies, procedures and protocols.
Verifies computerized patient medication records accurately. Maintains, accurate, complete patient drug record.
Compounds pharmaceuticals including non-sterile and sterile products, chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition products accurately.
Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law and institutional policies.
Provides services efficiently and in a timely fashion.
Verifies the daily activities of the department are complete and recorded.
Maintains competency required for current job title/position
Maintains current technician license. Ensures applicable CE records and licensure are maintained in department files. Attends staff meetings.
Completes all competency/skills assessment requirements.
Serves as the technician in specialty areas such as the operating room, IV room, or pharmacy work areas outside the central pharmacy.
Provides ambulatory pharmaceutical care services as assigned such as but not limited to: anticoagulation clinics, intensive medical home, transition of care, Discharge Medication reconciliation, etc.
Performs outpatient distributive functions related to entering prescriptions orders, selecting the correct medications for new and refilled prescription orders, and coordinates delivery of medications for patient pick-up or delivery.
Ensures safe, appropriate, cost effective drug therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
Reads, extracts and interprets information in patient medical records accurately.
Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions accurately and in a timely manner.
Sustains the hospital drug formulary, minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols and promoting rational drug therapy selection.
Provides accurate, adequate and timely drug information to the hospitalâ€™s pharmacy associates.
Coordinates pharmacist drug education to patients and their families per institutional protocol.
Participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data, conducts monitors and inspections and maintains logs, records and other documentation as assigned.
Conducts designated interventions as defined in department Clinical Intervention activities (IV to PO, Renal Dosing, Pharmacokinetic dosing support, Anticoagulation)
Baseline departmental standards for reporting interventions for clinical productivity as defined by departmental goals.
Provides services efficiently and in a timely fashion
Required: High School Diploma
Certified Pharmacy Technician
ACPE accredited IV certification program, including hazardous (minimum 40hrs) not applicable to Ambulatory Care setting.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.