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CommonSpirit Health Certified Pharmacy Tech in DES MOINES, Iowa

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

GENERAL SUMMARY :

Provides technical support in the delivery of pharmaceutical care to clients of Mercy Medical Center. Technical support includes the preparation and delivery of medications and sterile products, review of charts for specific information/audits, stocking and ordering of drugs and other products. Technical work is performed under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Prepares patient drug orders.

  • Delivers medications and IV admixtures to patient rooms, critical care areas, and other ancillary areas.

  • Reviews patient MAR and care plans to determine need to return medication to the pharmacy for credit.

  • Picks up medication orders from nursing areas and distributes for processing.

  • Credits to the patient and restocks usable medications/IVs returned to the pharmacy.

  • Files medication orders.

  • Fills unit-dose exchange envelopes.

  • Processes medication drawers and orders files for admissions, discharges, and transfers.

  • Assists the pharmacists with audits.

  • Completes assigned unit inspections.

  • Restocks automated medication dispensing machines (AcuDose or Pyxis).

  • Enters fill stock requisitions for other departments.

  • Restocks tackle boxes and cart inserts (crash carts, airway carts, latex carts), and completes check in/out process.

  • Communicates stock utilization and ordering needs.

  • Checks medication expiration dates and alerts pharmacist when needed.

  • Compounds and labels extemporaneous liquid and solid products for patients according to procedure.

  • Answers telephone and processes requests according to procedures.

  • Prepares IV admixtures including TPNs, chemotherapy IVs, IV piggybacks, and syringes. In doing so, always follows strictly described, specific policies and procedures. This includes those intended to comply with USP 797 and hazardous drug regulatory requirements. In addition, inventory and orders selected supplies; prepares and appropriately labels stock sterile products; coordinates the supply of investigational products.

  • Charges and credits individual patient accounts from pharmacy file lists.

  • Provides training and mentoring to new employees and assists in directing workflow as needed

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Registered or eligible to register as pharmacy technician with the State Board of Pharmacy Examiners within 30 days of hire date.

Pharmacy Technician Certification required

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Requisition ID 2020-144036

Employment Type Full Time

Department Pharmacy

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-DSM

Shift Evening

Standard Hours Evening

Work Schedule Varies

Location IA-DES MOINES

Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ 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.

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