Certified Pharmacy Technician III

  • The Christ Hospital Health Network
  • 4460 RED BANK RD CINCINNATI Ohio 45227-2172 United States
  • Posted: Apr 17, 2019
Full-time Allied Health

Job Description

Title:  Certified Pharmacy Technician III
Shift:  Full-Time, Days
This position will be located in our Red Bank office, 4460 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227.
Job Overview:  The Pharmacy Technician III provides support to pharmacists, clinical specialist, and managers in all aspects of providing pharmacy services.  It is the Technician III that helps identify and improve pharmacy operations and serves as a leader in their area of expertise.  The Technician III participates in quality improvement initiatives within the department.  The Technician III has a history of qualitative consistency and productivity in multiple core areas and works with minimal supervision and guidance.
The Certified Pharmacy Technician III may perform the following duties:
  • Under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist, prepares medications according to prescription or physician order.
    • Includes the following activities:
      • Unit Dose: Includes filling, packaging, distributing, labeling and scanning medications. Weighs, measures and mixes ingredients, emulsions, liquids, powders, and ointments using proper equipment and technique. Ability to sign in, load and refill automated dispensing machines. Basic inventory of CII safe.  Perform routine functions as well as trouble shooting on automated dispensing equipment. Ability to print and compare reports in CII safe.
      • IV room-Using aseptic technique prepares and labels intravenous admixtures and other sterile products. Fills syringes and reconstitutes small volume injectable pharmaceuticals for subsequent check and dispensing by a pharmacist.
      • *limited to staff that are trained in Outpatient RX area- Selects prescription items for customers. Rings the register and completes the Ohio State Board requirements with each sale.
    • In addition, Technician III must be trained in at least one specialty area or receive and maintain an IV Sterile Compounding Certification.
      • OR; Able to perform daily activities in the OR pharmacy. Activities include preparation and control of narcotic kits, preparation of antibiotics, irrigations and ophthalmic preps, and maintaining proper inventory.
      •  Oncology; Able to perform daily activities in the Oncology Department. Activities include preparation and restocking of chemotherapeutic agents. Understands and complies with reconstitution standards.
      • Compounding of specialty items (Batching of syringes/ TPN)  : Able to enter the orders and operate the Baxa compounder. Verifies all orders and issues with pharmacist
      • Assistant Buyer: Able to place order for medications thru wholesaler. Knowledge of inventory and needs of department. Aware of items that are special ordered. Ordering of narcotics.
      • Drug Diversion Tech- Reviewing unreconciled reports, reviewing discrepancies in pyxis and RX Auditor reports.
  • Uses technology in the department.
    • This includes the following:
      • Patient information lookup in Epic
      • In-Basket RX messages in Epic for unit dose medications
      • Compounding Repackaging in Epic
      • Printing of labels in Epic and wasplabeler DP tracker
  • Delivery: Includes the transportation of medications from the pharmacy to areas outside the pharmacy. This includes medication cart delivery, IV run and unit dose run. Runs delivered at the correct “run time”, and delivered to the correct area, refrigerator vs cart.
  • Assists the Pharmacist in daily activities.
  • Answers telephone, receiving and relaying messages as needed.
  • Assists in the orientation, teaching and guidance of other pharmacy supportive personnel. Shows leadership.
  • Assist in projects.
  • Shows initiative for quality improvement
  • Re-orders drugs and supplies when stock is low or predetermined stock level indicated. Rotates stock, checks expiration dates and cleans assigned area.
  • Performs as a receptionist at the RX window. Distributing medications and orders for the correct department and patient. Fills out appropriate paperwork for distribution of medications, RX pads, and RX computer paper.  Answers and directs phone calls and assists with any issues.
  • Maintains a safe environment according to policy and procedure.
  • Maintains the department in a neat, clean and orderly manner.
  • Follows departmental and hospital safety policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary by the Director of Pharmacy, Assistant Director, Pharmacy Managers, and Pharmacists.
Education:  High School Diploma or GED
License & Certification
  • The person has passed an examination approved by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, PTCB/ CPhT.
  • Person must register as Technician in Training with Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, if not currently registered with the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.  Upon completion of training period the person must complete registration as Certified Technician with the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy. The person must keep active certification with the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.
Experience:  At least three years of Hospital Pharmacy experience.
Required Skills & Knowledge
  • Must meet all minimum qualifications for a Technician II:
  • Performance appraisals documenting the following:
    • A work history of qualitative consistency, productivity and appropriate interdependence.
    • A work history of initiative, motivation, and flexibility
    • A work history of above average quality, quantity, and knowledge of work
    • A work history of above average attendance and reliability

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VALUE - a robust employee package that provides you the ability to maintain a healthy work-life balance, competitive compensation, flexible and meaningful benefits, development opportunities so you can be your best self, and a culture of compassion.
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