CERT. IV PHARMACY TECH - PHARMACY
Status: Full Time
Shift: Evening IV shift Monday through Friday
The Intravenous Admixture Pharmacy Technician assists pharmacists in preparing and distributing medication, and maintaining patient records. The Pharmacy Technician works only under the supervision of a Registered Pharmacist. The Pharmacy Technician does not perform duties that can legally be performed only be a Registered Pharmacist.
1. High school diploma.2. Pharmacy experience preferred.3. Typing skills and excellent math skills are essential.4. Current and valid certification with the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.AGE SPECIFIC CONSIDERATIONSIs involved in providing patient care for people of the following age groups:Neonates (Birth – 28 days)Peds (28 days – 8 years)Adolescents (9 – 17 years)Adults (18 – 60 years)Geriatrics (60 years and older)
1. Prepares sterile products for verification by pharmacist prior to dispensing.2. Makes daily rounds to patient care areas to assess intravenous admixture usage.3. Assists in training and orientation of new employees involved with IV sterile compounding.4. Maintains temperature logs in IV room and Chemotherapy room5. Cleans laminar flow hood daily and as required by hospital policy.6. Maintains quality assurance for IV Room as required by USP 797.7. Inspects medication storage areas monthly as assigned.8. Maintains inventory of intravenous admixture supplies and medications.9. Organizes expired or overstocked medications for return to appropriate vendors.10. Generates intravenous admixture labels and delivers IV batch.11. Credits, restocks and disposes of sterile products as needed.12. Performs other duties and assignments as assigned and maintains the department in a neat, clean and orderly manner.13. Performs duties with an awareness of patient’s age, growth, development, cultural and spiritual differences. (continued)14. Provides prompt, courteous services to all internal and external customers. Prioritizes and addresses customer needs and demands in a professional manner, providing follow-up and developing cooperative relationships.15. Identifies opportunities and recommends methods to improve customer services, work processes and financial performance. Assists in design and implementation of quality improvement initiatives on departmental and organizational levels.16. Assists team members in completion of task and assignments to ensure continuity of service. Orient new co-workers and actively support team development.17. Follows North Oaks Health System’s compliance programs and all Federal and State regulatory guidelines.